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This podcast series & blog is inspired by the life of John Peel (1939-2004).

John reached millions of people around the world with his 40 plus years of broadcasting that was carried on the BBC, BBC World Service and countless subscribing radio stations the globe over. You could hear Peel everywhere from mainland Europe, India, Africa to the USA and of course all over the British Isles.

You'll be able to listen to everything great I get my hands on, from studio tracks, private live recordings, online only exclusives to forgotten vinyl gems.

The point is to allow people to listen to great music regardless of commercial intent. Peelie was too modest to want a show dedicated to him. It's always about the music. So from Lawrence, KS to everywhere we can possibly reach, let us remember what it's like to play music without boundaries and restrictions.

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Hey everyone,

Sorry about the lack of shows since October. I hate taking hiatus from the show but my recent job took all my spare time away. I was on the road up in Omaha (a wonderful city by the way) working on a Christmas feature film for next year. It was a blast, but it made me neglect the show. I'll be back after the new year, I promise. I really wanted to do a Xmas special podcast, but that too got canned.

Anyway, its Dec. 22nd. I always remember that date for its the birthday of great friend and its the day Joe Strummer left this good earth.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone. Take care and be safe.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am CDT

Spread your clam! While in Denver I found this nasty little LP of awesome rock instrumentals from the 50's and 60's called Loose Ends. Thought I'd share the abundance.

Loose Ends [Union Pacific Records 1972] (ZIP FILE)


Young John Watson - Space Guitar [1954]
Scotty Moore Trio - Have Guitar Will Travel [1958]
BB Cunningham Jr - Electrode [1958/59]
BB Cunningham Jr - Scratchin' [1958/59]
Eddie Skelton - Curly [1958/59]
The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle [1959]
The Virtues - Guitar in Orbit [1959]
The Vigilantes - Eclipse [1961]
Jerry Lee Lewis as The Hawk - In the Mood [1960]
The Vigilantes - Man in Space [1961]
The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne [1959]
Duane Eddy - Caravan Pt. 1 [1961]
Duane Eddy - Caravan Pt. 2 [1961]
Ronnie & the Rainbows - Loose Ends [1960]
The Fendermen - Torture [1960]
The Fireballs - Good Soul [1961]

Enjoy cadets.
Direct download: LooseEnds_-_Front_Cover_Small.jpg
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 3:51pm CDT

Finally, I can breath from under the recent workload and get my act together so that I can put out an awesome podcast, and what better day than Oct. 11th, Keep It Peel Day.

This show really did come together marvelously. Please enjoy it or I'll be sad.

Playlist -

The Vigilantes - Man in Space [1961]
LP Compilation: Loose Ends
Out of Print

The Black Lips - Step Right Up [2007]
Album: Good Bad Not Evil
Buy the album here.

Maladroit - I Kill D's [2006]
12" - Ketacore 002
Buy the EP here.

PJ Harvey - White Chalk [2007]
Album: White Chalk
Buy the album here.

Bearsuit - Foxy Boxer [2007]
Album: OH:IO
Buy the album here.

Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation [2007]
Album: Attack Decay Sustain Release
Buy the album here.

Sibylle Baier - Tonight [1970-73]
Album: Colour Green
Buy the album here.

Wareika Hill Sounds - Coconut Head Special [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy the album here.

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
- How Could I Be Such a Fool [1966]
Album: Freak Out
Buy the album here.

Luis Russell & His Orchestra - The (New) Call of the Freaks [1929]
Compilation: Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Vintage 78's
Buy the comp here.

knifehandchop - cut from John Peel Session mix [2003]
Recorded for John Peel Show. Broadcast March 25, 2003.
No releases available.

The Klaxons - Four Horsemen of 2012 [2007]
Album: Myths of the Near Future
Buy the album here.

The Particles - The Trumpet Song (live) [1982]
JJJ FM Australia Radio Session
No releases available, but you can download it below on this website.

Waterfowl Habitat - Vegetable Mountain [2007]
Their myspace.

Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have to Leave It [2007]
Album: Our Ill Wills
Buy the album here.

O.V. Wright - Everybody Knows (The River Song) [1965]
Compilation: Down & Out: The Sad Soul of the Black South
Buy the comp here.

Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang [1981]
Album: Penthouse and Pavement
Buy the album here.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler029.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17am CDT

The Particles - An awesome forgotten band from Sydney.

A while back I discovered The Particles, a devilishly twee pop band that recorded in Sydney during the late 70's and early 80's. One of their songs had been released on the compilation "Can't Stop It : Australian Post Punk '78-82" and I had to have more. It seemed there was merely one soul in all the universe that had a lead on the Particles' catalog of recordings. So with much thanks to the awesome Roger Griffin I would like to share the following MP3 recordings with you fine lot.

The band had 3 EP's.

"Colour In" [1980]
1. Driving Me
2. Apricot's Dream
3. Zigzag

"Advanced Colouring" [1981]
1. Truth About You
2. Bits of Wood
3. Remington Rand

"I Luv Trumpet" [1982]
1. The Trumpet Song
2. Dresses and Shoes
3. Observations

And they also recorded a superbly energetic live set for Triple JJJ Radio in Australia that is pompously beautiful and explodes beyond their twee sound and is a true gem of a session.

1982 The Wireless Studio 221, 2JJJ-FM.
1. introduction
2. Truth About You
3. Walking Talking
4. conversation
5. Bits of Wood
6. Remington Rand
7. The Trumpet Song

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:49am CDT

A short but ever so sweet aural tonic.

John Zorn - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly [1987]
Album: Filmworks 1986-1990
Buy the album here.

Grinderman - Honey Bee [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy the album here.

Virgil Griffin & Rhythm Kings - Forgotten Lover
Compilation: Down & Out: The Sad Soul of the Black South
Buy the album here.

Vampire Weekend - A-Punk [2007]
7" Single
Buy it here.

The Who - The Ox [1965]
Album: My Generation
Buy the album here.

Deep Turtle - Toothpaste Tastebred [1994]
Recorded live John Peel Session Oct. 9th, 1994.
EP: The John Peel Sessions
EP is OOP.
But their other recordings are here.

Mono in VCF - Escape City Scrapers [2007]
Their Website.

The Particles - Apricot's Dream [1979]
EP: Colour In
Reissued: V-A: Can't Stop It (Australian Post Punk)
Buy the album here.

Pisstank - untitled demo recording [2007]
His myspace.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler028.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42am CDT

Some awesome Tom Waits material Being an avid Tom Waits fan, I cruise by the much updated Waits blog, The Eyeball Kid.

Recently there have been some fun video link posts.

The first is a superb animated music video for "In the Belly of Whale" created by Gal Shkedi of Israel. The piece is somewhat reminiscent of that M. Ward video but only in style. Simply gorgeous.

The second is what I wish the Travel channel was, instead of Las Vegas hype content. Its a bizarre fishing program with John Lurie and Tom Waits in Jamaica.

Courtesy of the Eyeball Kid blog.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm CDT

ballboy live in Scotland 2002. Hey everyone, I came across this Scottish radio session for ballboy and insist on sharing it.

It was recorded Nov. 14th, 2002, but I'm not sure what station broadcast it. It's not a BBC session as far as I can tell.

The session was all acoustic.

1. Nobody Really Knows Anything
2. interview
3. I Gave Up My Eyes To a Man Who Was Blind
4. Meet Me at the Shooting Range

Download the MP3 ZIP file here.

If anyone knows the station that carried, I would like to know.


Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 4:48pm CDT

Well just about everyone is releasing an album right now, so let's see what they got? Brand new material from Arthur and Yu, Spoon, Gogol Bordello, and Chow Nasty. Plus more recent tracks from Battles, Melt Banana, Coat Party and much more.

Dig in. I insist.


Chow Nasty - Ungawa [2007]
Album: Super (Electrical) Recordings
Buy the album here.

Arthur & Yu - Absurd Heroes Manifestos [2007]
Album: In Camera
Buy the album here.

Black Lips - Dawn of the Age of Tomorrow [2004]
Album: We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow
Buy the album here.

Coat Party - Burn the House Down [2007]
Demo Recording
Their Myspace

Bong Ra - Kick Out the Jams [2002]
Recorded Feb. 21st, 2002, John Peel Session.
12" Vinyl Release - Out of Print.
Available for Download.
BBC Info.

Battles - Atlas [2007]
Album: Mirrored
Buy the album here.

Matt & Kim - Grand [2006]
Album: S/T
Buy the album here.

The Screamers - The Beat Goes On [1977]
Demo Recording.
Available on many bootleg records.

Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta [2007]
Album: Super Taranta
Buy the album here.

Marion Black - Who Knows [1970]
Re-released: Eccentric Soul - The Capsoul Label
Buy the album here.

Spoon - The Underdog [2007]
Album: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Buy the album here.

Melt Banana - Lock the Head [2007]
Album: Bambi's Dilemma
Buy the album here.

Subway - Persuasion / Soundhack - B1 [2007]
Album: V/A - Hot Chip Presents DJ Kicks
Buy the album here.

Hot Chip - (Just Like We) Breakdown [live 2006]
Recorded June 17th, 2006 Sonar Festival, Barcelona.
No official releases.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler027.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am CDT

Dear everybody, I declare this episode christened by the gnomes of completion. Don't anger them by not listening to the best in golden era screen divas, gypsy punk, dubster punk, blues, African highlife, rock, and alternative. Cheers!

The playlist -

Diana Dors - So Little Time [1964]
Fontana Single
Rereleased: V-A: Morrissey: Under the Influence
Buy it here.

Gogol Bordello - Not A Crime [2005]
Album: Gypsy Punks
Buy it here.

Basement 5 - Heavy Traffic [1980]
Album: 1965-1980
Buy it here.

Katja Khudolej - Katja [2002]
Compilation: Toxic Girls: Nightmare for (12) Unlucky Boystars
Out of Print

Grinderman - Love Bomb [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy it here.

Alhaji K. Frimpong - Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu! [199?]
Album: Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu!
Out of Print
But the great blog AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA is hosting the full album for download.

The Shackeltons - Your Movement [2007]
Album: Red Album
Buy it here.

Meanwhile, Back In Communist Russia - Blind Spot/Invisible Bend
Recorded live John Peel Session June 17th, 2001.
No commercial release available.

Blood on the Wall - I Feel Better Now [2004]
Compilation: V - A: They Keep Me Smiling
Buy it here.

The Krunchies - Lost Confused [2006]
Album: In de Winkel
Buy it here.

Cat-Iron - O, The Blood Done Signed My Name [1958]
Album: Cat-Iron Sings Blues and Hymns 
Buy it here.

Suzanne Vega - Stay Awake [1988]
Compilation: Stay Awake
Buy it here.

Direct download: TYS026.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20pm CDT

Song List -

- Hate the Police [1995]
Recorded live Aug. 27th, 1995 Reading Festival.
Broadcast John Peel show.
Album: Here Comes Sickness - The Best of the BBC
Buy the Album Here.

Patrick Wolf - Overture [2007]
Album: The Magic Position
Buy the Album Here.

Johnny Fortune - Dragster [1964]
Single: Sonet 7"
Out of Print

Grindhouse Theme [2007]
Album: Grindhouse Planet Terror OST
Buy the Album Here.

Eddie Beram - Riot in Thunder Alley [1967]
Rereleased: Death Proof OST
Buy the Album Here.

Delta Spirit - Crippler King [2007]
EP: I Think I've Found It
Buy the Album Here.

Brakes - Porcupine Or Pineapple [2006]
Album: The Beatific Visions
Buy the Album Here.

Altered Images - Dead Pop Stars [1981]
7" Single Epic Records
Rereleased: I Could've Been Happy: The Best of Altered Images
Buy the Album Here.

Lloyd's All-Stars - Dread Dub (It Dread Out Deh Version) [19??]
Trojan Single
Rereleased V-A Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller
Buy the Album Here.

The Spook Lights - Teenage Maniac [2007]
Compilation: KJHK Presents Farm Fresh Sounds
Available for download here.
Their Myspace Page.

Otis Rush - Double Trouble [1958]
Essential Collection: The Classic Cobra Recordings 1956-1958
Buy the album here.

Yo La Tengo - Rocket No. 9 [1997]
7" Single Matador
Out of Print

Sweet Emma & Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band
- A Closer Walk with Thee [1964]
Album: S/T
Buy the album here.
Direct download: TYS025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

This episode was a lot of fun and I really love a lot of this music right now. No big spiel this week, but honestly these songs are amazing. Give em a listen, I think you'll agree.

Christian Smith and John Selway
- 15.5 [2000]
12": Tronic 15.5
Buy it here.

Islands - Where There's a Will, There's a Whalebone [2006]
Album: Return to the Sea
Buy it here.

The Arcade Fire - Bad Vibrations [2007]
Album: Neon Bible
Buy it here.

Howard Armstrong, Carl Martin, & Ted Bogan - French Blues [1972]
Album: The Barnyard Dance
Used Copy For Sale.

The Flirtations - Nothing But a Heartache [1969]
7": Deram Records
Reissued Compilation: The Original Northern Soul Selection
Buy it here.

Edelweiss - Sunday [1973]
7": Top Records
Reissued: Compilation: Mr. Toytown Presents
Obscure Psychedelic, Popsyke, & Soft-Pop 45s, 1969-1974
Buy it here.
Charlotte Dada - Don't Let Me Down [1971]
Compilation: Money Be No Sand
This website is offering it for download.

Les Rross Orchestra - The Bad Lit Road [1970]
Compilation: Money Be No Sand
This website is offering it for download.

Mark Mothersbaugh - Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op [2004]
Album: The Life Aquatic OST
Buy it here.

Peter, Bjorn & John - Start to Melt [2006]
Album: Writer's Block
Buy it here.

Boo & Boo Too - Couch on Fire [2006]
Compilation: KJHK Presents Farm Fresh Sounds
Available for download here.
Their Myspace page.

The Hot Snakes - Automatic Midnight [2004]
Recorded John Peel Session Oct. 14, 2004
7" Swami Records
Buy it here.

Softee - Sugar Vendor [2007]
Compilation: First Blood
Buy it here.
Softee on Myspace.

Low Frequency in Stereo - 21 [2006]
The Last Temptation of...
Buy it here.

Gruff Rhys - Lonesome Words [2007]
Album: Candylion
Buy it here.

Big Bill - How You Want It Done? [19??]
Okeh 78 RPM
Reissued: Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s 1926-1937
Buy it here.

Recording from The Conet Project - Shortwave Numbers Station
Available at archive.org

Direct download: TheYankSizzler024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18am CDT

I've redone a little bit on the site today and now all the non-podcast MP3 & ZIP files I've been sharing are permanent. In the old system they expired after 30 days, but no more. If a file is down, get in touch and I'll fix the link. Later everyone and enjoy the music.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am CDT

Hey everyone. Finally back in action with an hour long masterpiece of a podcast. Brand new music from Blonde Redhead, The Shins, Black Diamond Heavies, The Shebangs and the Ssion. Plus classics from Maladroit, The Clash, The Chills, and more.

Playlist -

Ssion - Street Jizz [2006]
Compilation: KJHK Presents Farm Fresh Sounds
Available for download here.

Blonde Redhead - 23 [2007]
Album: 23 (To be released mid April on 4AD)
Buy it here.

The Cats - Swan Lake [1968]
BRI 7" Single
Rereleased: V-A: One Step Beyond (45 Classic Ska Hits)
Buy it here.

The Concretes - Lonely As Can Be [2004]
Album: S/T
Buy it here.

The Chills - Part Past, Part Fiction [1988]
John Peel Session Dec. 18th, 1988.
No commercial release.

Maladroit - Wiley's Lake of Dead Swans [2003]
12": Shallow End of the Theme Pool
Buy it here.

The Black Diamond Heavies - Fever in My Blood [2007]
Album: Every Damn Time
Buy it here.

The Spread Eagles - Don't Be a Drag [2006]
7" Erratic Records
Buy it here.

The Shebangs - Maybe Yes, Maybe No [2006]
7" Little Hits Records
Buy it here.

The Clash - One More Time [1980]
Album: Sandinista!
Buy it here.

The Shins - Sleeping Lessons [2007]
Album: Wincing The Night Away
Buy it here.

Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel [2006]
Album: The Pirate's Gospel
Buy it here.

Under Byen - Film Og Omvendt [2006]
Album: Samme Stof Som Stof
Buy it here.

Wise words from W!

Direct download: TheYankSizzler023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22am CDT

The good news is that a great out of town work trip has presented itself. The bad news is that I'm a lazy tool who won't be able to complete a new Yank Sizzler podcast until I get back around Feb 10th. I desperately wanted to do a new episode for you guys as I've come across some amazing music in the last week. But alas it will need to wait. This only reaffirms that I seriously need to invest in a laptop instead of this PC I use.

But don't fret, instead head on over to Dandelion Radio and make sure you catch the last week of programming this month because it is the new home to the Festive 50 countdown that Mr. John Peel loved so much. It's a great playlist and my voted track "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn & John made it to #5. Awesome people + awesome music = Dandelion Radio.


Michael Stoecker
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am CDT

This is a humble yet spectacularly awesome, only second to the heavens, show with lots of rare recordings. I dare you to give it a listen. You won't leave disappointed.

The Playlist -

A Whisper in the Noise - The Times They Are a-Changin'[2006]
Album: As the Bluebird Sings
Buy it here.

White Flight - The Condition (SayMyName Remix) [2006]
Album: V-A: Farm Fresh Sounds
Not available for sale.
Farm Fresh Sounds Myspace.
White Flight Myspace.

El Perro del Mar - God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) [2006]
Album: S/T
Buy it here.

Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs - Hold Me Tight Baby [1962]
Album: V-A: Money Be No Sand
Out of Print
This website is offering it for download.

Son House - Spoken Word Part 1 / Don't You Mind People Grinning in Your Face [1970]
Recorded John Peel Session July 06, 1970.
No commercial release available.

The Only Children - Love Is Not Having to Say You're Beautiful [2006]
7" Art of the Underground Label
Out of Print.
However, the label has packaged the song on
V-A: Single Series Year One Box Set

Jesse Somfay - Fabergé [2006]
Album: V-A:  Elektronische Musik Interkontinental Vol.5
Buy it here.

Bikini Kill - Double Dare Ya / Liar / Carnival [1992]
Buy it here.

The Sound of a Platypus

Direct download: TheYankSizzler022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47am CDT

Son House - John Peel Session July 06, 1970 Thank God that Son House was rediscovered after his initial career in music. Having thought he was forgotten, the renewed interest and what money there was came gladly. The best, simply the best in the blues.

He played for John Peel July 06, 1970 and recorded the following -

Death Letter (MP3)

spoken word part 1 (MP3)

Don't You Mind People Grinning In Your Face

spoken word part 2

My Good Gal

Unfortunately, the two spoken word segments I have are each incomplete and are only 30 sec. apiece. The original segments are longer. If someone can help me attain a copy of the complete spoken word interludes I would be very thankful.

Cheers everyone.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 5:34am CDT