Auto Reverse Sept 2014

Well, that last mea culpa, back in May, deserves a mea cupla all of its own. But here we are, four months later. And we’ve finally coughed up a new entry in our Auto Reverse mixtape series. But it’s a good one: A tribute to the late, great BBC DJ and tastemaker John Peel.

In honor of what would have been Peel’s 75th birthday this past weekend, we’ve compiled two 45-minute sides featuring (mostly) recordings made for Peel’s BBC program that you can stream via Mixcloud, or download, at least for a limited time, courtesy of the link included below.

The only exception are the first two tracks of Side A, for which we’ve subbed in the actual recording, from Sept. 25, 1978, of Peel famously playing The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks” — his all-time favorite song — twice in a row. (The band would record eight sessions for Peel, but never play that song.)

Included on the tape are some of our favorite Peel Sessions recordings from the likes of The Smiths, Pixies, The House of Love, Joy Division, Billy Bragg, The Human League, Joe Jackson, Galaxie 500, Wire, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Only Ones, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.

Check it about below — and enjoy.


DOWNLOAD: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (September 2014)


1. The Undertones, “Teenage Kicks”
2. The Undertones, “Teenage Kicks”
3. The Fall, “Cruisers Creek” (Broadcast 6/3/85)
4. Pixies, “There Goes My Gun” (Broadcast 10/18/88)
5. The Beat, “Mirror in the Bathroom” (Broadcast 11/5/79)
6. The Psychedelic Furs, “Sister Europe” (Broadcast 7/30/79)
7. The Smiths, “Half a Person” (Broadcast 12/17/86)
8. The Cure, “Sinking” (Broadcast 8/7/86)
9. Dinosaur Jr, “Raisans” (Broadcast 11/14/88)
10. The Flaming Lips, “Life on Mars” (Broadcast 11/21/92)
11. The Human League, “Being Boiled” (Broadcast 8/16/78)
12. New Order, “Dreams Never End” (Broadcast 2/16/81)
13. Buzzcocks, “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” (Broadcast 10/23/78)


1. The Jesus and Mary Chain, “My Girl” (Broadcast 6/13/88)
2. Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Broadcast 12/10/79)
3. Tears For Fears, “The Hurting” (Broadcast 9/1/82)
4. Galaxie 500, “Submission” (Broadcast 11/4/90)
5. Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Hong Kong Garden” (Broadcast 2/23/78)
6. Wire, “The Other Window” (Broadcast 10/3/78)
7. Billy Bragg, “A New England” (Broadcast 8/3/83)
8. The Sisters of Mercy, “1969” (Broadcast 9/7/82)
9. Adam & The Ants, “Deutscher Girls” (Broadcast 1/30/78)
10. The Only Ones, “Another Girl Another Planet” (Broadcast 4/14/78)
11. Echo & The Bunnymen, “Villiers Terrace” (Broadcast 8/22/79)
12. Julian Cope, “Hobby” (Broadcast 6/11/84)
12. The Damned, “Neat Neat Neat” (Broadcast 11/30/76)
13. Joe Jackson, “Got the Time” (Broadcast 2/26/79)
14. The House of Love, “Fade Away” (Broadcast 12/15/91)






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