He loved stuff that was confrontational and difficult. Plus, at that time, Ken and myself were living in this small town in the Wirral, which is the other side of the Merseyside from Liverpool. Wirral is a peninsula that's surrounded by north Wales, Chester and Liverpool and it has elements of all those cultures, or whatever you want to call them. It's a very unusual place to be from. John Peel is from that town. If he'd looked in the sleeve he would have seen one our addresses on there, and he probably would have been very surprised.Bill Steer / Carcass interview, Vice, 2017
Their third album, Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious, was just under a year away, so this session is made up of songs from the first two - Reek of Putrefaction and Symphonies of Sickness.