Playlist, WSUM, 2011-08-30, 6-8am

John Peel, as painted by Stuart Hampton. From Wikimedia Commons.
John Peel (1939-2004), as painted by Stuart Hampton.

Today is the birthday of John Peel. He taught me how to be a DJ back before I knew I wanted to be one. He championed many bands, including The Fall, The White Stripes, and Joy Division. “Peel Sessions” were and still are a label that I buy almost without question. If John Peel had you on his show, it meant you were worth listening to, and it meant that you were going to put on a good performance. Here’ s a letter that he wrote to one of his listeners. Today’s show is dedicated to him. We should all be so lucky to have great music in our lives. Thankfully, the BBC has kept up the archive of quite a few Peel Sessions.

Early Listener Bonus Tracks:

  • Church Pants by Hail Mary Mallon from Are You Gonna Eat That? [Rhymesayers]
  • Shutterbug by Big Boi from Sir Lucious Leftfoot–The Son Of Chico Dusty [Def Jam]

First Hour:

  1. Back To Life by Soul II Soul from Club Classics Vol. One [Virgin]
  2. Reggae Pie by Mister Heavenly from Out Of Love [Sub Pop]
  3. Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me) by Ford & Lopatin from Channel Pressure [Mexican Summer / Software]
  4. Benny And The Jets by TV Girl from Benny And The Jets [Self-Released]
  5. Benny And The Jets by Beastie Boys f. Biz Markee from The Sounds of Science [Grand Royal/Capitol]
  6. Monster Mask by Pomplamoose from Monster Mask [Self-Released]
  7. Utilitarian Demo by Spoon from Utilitarian Demo [Self-Released]
  8. Going And Going And Going by Icebird (RJD2 & Aaron Livingston) from The Abandoned Lullaby [RJs Electrical Connections]
  9. Baby Missles by The War On Drugs from Slave Ambient [Secretly Canadian]
  10. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) by Talking Heads from Speaking In Tongues [Sire]
  11. Gone For Good by The Shins from Chutes Too Narrow [Sub Pop]
  12. Know Your Rights by The Clash from Combat Rock [Epic/Sony]

Second Hour:

  1. Half A World Away by R.E.M. from Out Of Time [Warner]
  2. Sweetheart (aka Love You) by HTRK from Eat Yr Heart / Sweetheart
  3. Wall Street by Battles from Gloss Drop [Warp]
  4. Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise by Black Moth Super Rainbow from Eating Us [Graveface]
  5. Hanging On by Active Child from You Are All I See [Vagrant]
  6. One Hundred Other Lovers by DeVotchKa from 100 Lovers [Anti]
  7. Old Friend by Caveman from Coco Beware [Magic Man]
  8. Transmission by Joy Division from Peel Sessions [Strange Fruit]
  9. Van Lear Rose by The White Stripes from Peel Session 02-04-04
  10. Who’s To Say? by The White Stripes from Peel Session 02-04-04
  11. Helter Skelter by Siouxsie & The Banshees from The Peel Sessions [Strange Fruit]
  12. O.F.Y.C. Showcase by The Fall from Your Future Our Clutter [Domino]


Free Music/New Music:

 The Snake On The Lake Festival, presented by WSUM & WUD is Saturday, 10 Sept 2011, 4:30pm-12 midnight, on the UW-Terrace in Madison, WI. Here’s a link to the Facebook Event. Schedule follows:

  • Vieux Farka Toure – 10:30 pm – midnight
  • Prussia – 9:00 pm – 9:50 pm
  • Hustle Rose + K.Raydio – 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm
  • Defcee – 6:40 pm – 7:10 pm
  • Hit Mayne – 5:50 pm – 6:20 pm
  • The Choons 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • WSUM DJ – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm


  • TV On The Radio will play at The Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, on Thu, 01 Sept 2011, doors open @ 7:30pm, tix – $27.50
  • The Budos Band will play UW-Terrace, in Madison, WI, on Sat, 03 Sept 2011, @ 8:00pm, Also: 357 STRING BAND w/ Taalbi Brothers, FREE
  • RJD2 will play The Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI, on Sat, 03 Sept 2011, 9:00pm doors, 10:00pm show, Tix – $20.
  • White Rabbits will play at the UW-Terrace in Madison, WI, on Sun, 04 Sept 2011, at 22:00, FREE show. Also, fireworks.
  • Male Bonding will play at The Sett (UW-Union South) in Madison, WI, on Wed, 07 Sept 2011, 8:00pm show, w/ Love Inks, FREE
  • Tobacco and the rest of Black Moth Super Rainbow will play at theMajestic Theatre in Madison, WI, on Fri, 09 Sept 2011 @ 9:00pm, doors 8:00pm, tix – $15 adv, $18 day of show