ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: 21 Songs For John, a free album featuring Half Man Half Biscuit, Cuban Boys and more in celebration of Mr Peel

A whole load of very (very) fine bands and things have put together a free downloadable compiliation album thing in celebration of John Peel, and how good is it it hear his voice on that Cuban Boys track (Cuban Boys, remember them!, is about time we put the ORG back catalogue up on line?), our bodies throb in unison at the mere mention of those Cuban Boys, get down, deeper and down…. Besides those Cubans, you got some Cravats, some Half Man Half Biscuit, I’Ludicrous, Cornershop, oh there;s loads of stuff, twenty one tracks just click on the link, grab some Calvin Party and celebrate the great man….


Some words from Unwashed Territories

“I’ve only acted as a conduit in pulling this compilation together. Thanks go to the artists and record labels for taking time from their own often very busy schedules to provide us with a way of saying a massive thank you to John Peel for what he brought to our lives.

peel-21songsIt’s ten years since the great man left us and the idea for this compilation was to celebrate his legacy by getting together a number of bands and artists he championed and, in the spirit of the John Peel show, putting some of the great things those artists are doing now alongside a few great memories from the past. In doing so, we hoped to share some great music among those of us whose lives he touched. The bands and labels responsible for this have done so entirely for free, partly because that’s the kind of people they are and partly, of course, because the concept was one they keenly embraced.

My thanks to all of them and to my colleagues at Dandelion Radio who helped me gather this together. And thanks to you for joining us. The collection will be available until 30 November 2014, at which point it will be deleted. None of the artists has asked for this, but I hope you’ll continue to keep an eye out for what they’re doing after that point and support those whose music appeals to you in any way you can.

More specific information can be found in the credits but, as well as the artists, the following record labels deserve thanks for helping to get this compilation together and for their general commitment to great music: Audio Antihero, GM Sounds, Sugar Shack, Probe Plus, Parallax Sounds and Metal Postcard.

Thanks for the memories, John”.

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