7 comments on “Coyote Ugly

  1. Great track – the other time a Galaxie 500 track appeared in the fifty was when Galaxie 500 covered don’t let our youth go to waste, which by a happy coincidence is posted today over at the ‘Vinyl Villain.’

    I’m assuming that 1976 was intended pretty much as an all-time chart, and looking at the first six years or so, it seems that it continued to evolve until about 1982, when it took the shape it would have until 2004.

    Hope you’re well….ed

  2. Hi Ed, the point I’m making here is that Peel’s tastes continually evolved, and the 76-82 charts (with the first yearly chart appearing in 82 as well) were all-time, but that he undoubtedly expected his listeners to join him in thinking that here and now was all-time, which of course they didn’t. Consequently, all but one of the tracks from the 76 chart were from previous years. Which is counter to what he perceived the spirit of the show to be. That’s why he changed the chart from 82 onwards, otherwise he would have been playing the same records forever!
    Don’t quite follow your point about the Galaxie 500, unless you mean that Youth was a Richman cover, but did they ever do Roadrunner?
    Thanks for the best wishes, hope you and Sam are well too-keep in touch.

  3. Sorry Steve, that was my point, that it was the only other time a Richman track appeared in the Festive Fifty. Sorry! Brain turned to mush. Again.

    And thank God Peel’s tastes did evolve – otherwise the last thirty five years of music would have been very different. Which is what you have shown with this blog.

    Me and the missus are well, thanks, will be glad when the scottish winter is over…

  4. That quote from my article with Jonathan Richman was said by me in the article and not by Jonathan Richman, like it is suggested here.

    Here’s the full article:

    That’s taken completely out of context.

    I wouldn’t have stumbled upon this, but my novel comes out this week and we’re on blog and news alerts.

    Please remove the quote.

    I don’t mind being quoted in blogs and articles, but to use it this way is unethical and everything that’s wrong about bloggers who don’t have experience in newsrooms and with fact checking.

  5. Blimey. Thanks for the kicking, Tony, but from the article it does appear that Jonathan said it (since the words ‘Yes, Tony’ appear at the beginning): you see, I may not have worked in a newsroom but I can read, and I fail to see how the publicity would affect you except in a positive way. Anyway, quote removed, and best of luck with your novel. No offence intended from this poor blogger who obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
    Mind you, since we’re talking about right and wrong, I see that you have mentioned your new book not once but twice: clicking your picture takes one to a raft of laudatory reviews. So, is it any more ethical to use my blog to promote your work?

  6. Eduardo, I’ve updated the entry to reflect your comments. I wrote the first draft on painkliiers, which led to my ‘unethical’ and factually dubious comments. Thanks buddy!

  7. It’s funny to reflect that Peel’s listeners did perhaps become more conservative in the period up to ’82 in that they listened to punk and new wave and nothing else, hence his decision to abandon all-time charts. I’m sure he got fed up of spending days and days collating the charts only to have to play ‘anarchy’ and ‘atmosphere’ every year.

    Good read as always. Now, let me get back to TOTP…

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