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
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.