Nirvana, Siouxsie and the Banshees, David Bowie and Hundreds More Peel Sessions Hit YouTube
Find Sessions from artists ranging from A Guy Called Gerald to XTC.
For listeners seeking a break from Instagram Live streams for new takes on familiar tunes, a YouTube user has just what you need. Blogger David Strickland has scoured YouTube for as many classic Peel Sessions as he could find. He found a lot—almost a thousand, at last count. It’s a pretty good number, considering Peel captured more than four thousand recordings from over two thousand artists over the years.
Compiling the links into this handy index, it’s an exhaustive list that delivers Peel Sessions from a wide range of acts, many of whom are represented with multiple sessions recorded over the years. Siouxsie and the Banshees, for example, have five different sets recorded in the years 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1986. The Cure is represented with four sessions ranging from 1979 to 1985. David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars’ famous 1972 session is in there, as are two vital Nirvana performances from 1990 and 1991.
Cocteau Twins, Roxy Music, A Guy Called Gerald, Stereolab, Pavement, Thin Lizzy, The Specials, The Verve, and Bikini Kill are just a handful of the many other bands found on the list. Dig through the whole thing yourself right here.