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Friday, October 7, 2005

He was spinning how fast?

I haven't been shy about writing about what a huge loss the death of BBC's John Peel was. I know a lot of other people feel the same way. But, for the love of Pete, there are some things that are just plain wrong. Just shoot me now, please. (Via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.)

Posted at 2:11 PM


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This is just wrong. What do any of those dinosaurs have to do with John Peel?

This is like Frank Sinatra paying tribute to Lester Bangs.

Posted by lilbro at 3:23 PM, October 7, 2005 [Link]

Yeah, or Andrew Lloyd Webber writing a musical based on the music of the Sex Pistols.

Posted by ralph at 8:20 PM, October 7, 2005 [Link]

Artists aside, it's also a poor choice for a tribute song (unless the idea is to highlight the music Peel spotlighted, which I doubt it is). It would seem instead of using these dinosaurs, they would get artists that were frequently on his show (I wonder if Elton could name even two that played on his show in the last twenty years).

Posted by Desmond and Molly at 1:29 AM, October 11, 2005 [Link]

I like the Buzzcocks, but the choice of song continues the trend among those "paying tribute" to pickle poor John in the juices of 1977. To listen to them, you'd think he never played anything else on the radio. I'd much rather hear Elton John on a cover of a Melt Banana song, or maybe Napalm Death's "You Suffer", the song that lasts three quarters of a second. In the spirit of paying proper tribute, and in order to fit everyone who wants to participate on the record, I supposed it would be okay if they extended "You Suffer" to a second and a half.

Oh well, at least they're not covering "Teenage Kicks"....

Posted by ralph at 10:01 AM, October 11, 2005 [Link]

As far as I'm concerned, if Elton does sing, I would much rather him do another re-write of "Candle In The Wind" (as he did when Diana was killed) rather than butcher a song that is so far removed from his genre. At least this way I would have absolutely no interest in hearing it (I just know if he does cover "Ever Fallen In Love", my curiosity will get the best of me and I'll listen to it and the song will be forever ruined to me).

Posted by Desmond and Molly at 10:46 PM, October 11, 2005 [Link]


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