Another in the occasional series made possible due to the wonderful exploits by some wonderful YouTube Up-loaders. I want to highlight some of those bands that John Peel had recorded sessions for his show over the years.
Cabaret Voltaire were one of my most influential electronic bands in shaping my music tastes. Even today their music still enthrals me. Initially they were less commercial than other Sheffield bands of the time. Though gradually they moved towards a very dance orientated output that caught the imagination a new audience around the world. Their music catalogue is vast and most has recently been overhauled by various labels so please go check what albums you’re missing. Even today the voice of the Cabs, Stephen Mallinder is releasing exciting material under various guises – with new material due in 2014. Whereas Chris Watson went on to have a successful career as a sound man with the BBC. According to the ‘Official’ Facebook page Richard H. Kirk is still recording under the name, though I have yet to hear any of this material.
25 June 1981 – Black Mask, Greensborough, Walls Of Jericho, Jazz The Glass
14 October 1984 – Sleep Walking, Big Funk,The Operative