Post by ME Forum Master on Jan 31, 2010 18:25:03 GMT
Modern English recorded two radio sessions for BBC Radio 1. One was broadcast on 11th November 1980 and included the album tracks Sixteen Days, Black Houses, Mesh and Lace and A Viable Commercial. The second was broadcast on 10th July 1981 and included the tracks Someone's Calling, Face of Wood & The Choicest View (named as Being Peeled for the session). The first two tracks appeared over a year later on the 'After The Snow' album and you get a feel for what the original tracks sounded like before producer Hugh Jones helped them create their more pop sound. Again it would be great if these sessions got released.
My vague recollection is that when Peel played that 2nd Modern English session, specifically after Being Peeled, he muttered something about never having them in for a session again. I don't think he was impressed by Being Peeled! I have another vague recollection that Gideon Coe might have played the session on his Radio 6 show in recent years.
I kinda like Being Peeled in an abstract soundscapey way. Never heard the first session.
Post by ME Forum Master on Aug 28, 2014 12:46:27 GMT
I think John Peel was making the comment in humour because 'Being Peeled' was a named after him. It is in fact an early version of 'The Choicest View' but the band changed its name, being influenced by the early Human League song 'Being Boiled' and named it 'Being Peeled' after John Peel. You can listen to both sessions here modernenglishdiscog.yolasite.com/john-peel-sessions.php