SKOS in John Peel's festive 50 for 1985

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There's Sisters stuff in a fair few of the festive 50s from the early-to-mid eighties.
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Nice find, boss. Marian also made it in the FF that year, although both the Rose of Avalanche and The Three Johns were higher. Although many of the Girls' fans at the times thaought FALAA was a sell-out, they could still recognise the couple of good choons on the LP and voted for them.
Though for me, the highlight of the band's FF history was when the session version of Emma reached number 15, the first time a session track had made it so high IIRC, and the great man was much bemused (as he often was !).
The FF was one of those rights of passage moments, when instead of crowding round a transistor to hear how high your favourites has made it into the new official top 40, you'd be lying under the duvet waiting to hear if the track you'd voted for was going to make it into the FF at all amongst all the usual suspects (Fall/Cocteaus/Smiths/Bragg etc).
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote: The FF was one of those rights of passage moments, when instead of crowding round a transistor to hear how high your favourites has made it into the new official top 40, you'd be lying under the duvet waiting to hear if the track you'd voted for was going to make it into the FF at all amongst all the usual suspects (Fall/Cocteaus/Smiths/Bragg etc).
so true, so true...them were the days :D
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A bit off topic, but I used to listen to John Peel and when he would announce that the next song he was playing was on CD....and radio 1 was on medium wave...kinda pointless
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But John Peel's show was the only one which was always broadcast on FM as well back in the day when Radio 1 & 2 shared an FM frequency. That, the Top 40 and the Friday Rock show.
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blackandgold65 wrote:
Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote: The FF was one of those rights of passage moments, when instead of crowding round a transistor to hear how high your favourites has made it into the new official top 40, you'd be lying under the duvet waiting to hear if the track you'd voted for was going to make it into the FF at all amongst all the usual suspects (Fall/Cocteaus/Smiths/Bragg etc).
so true, so true...them were the days :D
Odd that for most of us at the time 'the usual suspects' were bands like Hawkwind, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, The Doors. Much more likely to hear them on Phil Easton rather than John Peel.

Mind you, you were equally likely to meet Peely or Easton at Anfield on a Saturday.
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Swinnow wrote:
blackandgold65 wrote:
Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote: The FF was one of those rights of passage moments, when instead of crowding round a transistor to hear how high your favourites has made it into the new official top 40, you'd be lying under the duvet waiting to hear if the track you'd voted for was going to make it into the FF at all amongst all the usual suspects (Fall/Cocteaus/Smiths/Bragg etc).
so true, so true...them were the days :D
Odd that for most of us at the time 'the usual suspects' were bands like Hawkwind, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, The Doors. Much more likely to hear them on Phil Easton rather than John Peel.

Mind you, you were equally likely to meet Peely or Easton at Anfield on a Saturday.
Lying under the duvet listening to the FF :D Been there, done that. A time when radio 1 was still worth listening....although I think I may be out of their target age demographic now :cry:

And Phil Easton, was that on the Great Easton Express show? I must admit I never listened to that.
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