38 Years Ago: PUBLIC IMAGE LTD recorded their only Peel session

Daily Noise - Dec 10, 2017

38 Years Ago: PUBLIC IMAGE LTD recorded their only Peel session

38 Years Ago: PUBLIC IMAGE LTD recorded their only Peel session


Very, very good indeed that I think; most effective. And whether you like Public Image or not, and of course a lot of people don't judging from the music papers and so forth. You read a lot of critical letters and people write me a lot of critical letters as well. But you have to admit that you can't say they've been listening to anybody else, I mean they've evolved their own little area and work in it most effectively in my view.
- John Peel, regarding the PiL Session, 17 December 1980 programme

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD recorded their one and only Peel session on this day in 1979. John first aired the session the following Monday, 17th December, then twice in January 1980 and again in February 1986.

This was one of the last Peel sessions recorded in 1979. PiL were just one of many iconic groups to pass through the BBC that year, including: GANG OF FOUR, THE RUTS, SKIDS, PENETRATION, CRASS, SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, MAGAZINE, THE CURE, BUZZCOCKS, WIRE, KILLING JOKE, THE DAMNED, AU PAIRS, and BAUHAUS.