Click on the link here for Audio Player – Catherine Wheel – In Session for John Peel – July 12, 1995 – BBC Radio 1
Another session tonight from one of my favorite bands of the 90s – Catherine Wheel, this time from 1995 for the inimitable John Peel.
As I said several months ago, I always felt Catherine Wheel were one of those sadly overlooked and underrated bands who provided a real backbone for the musical goings on in the 90s. Seeing them in concert was a very satisfying experience, and hearing their studio material set them apart from a lot of bands on the scene at the time. They were intelligent, engaging and were able to instill a vibrant and high energy sound both on stage and in the studio.
One of these days, if I ever get around to playing regular old records again, I will run some of their early albums and eps to give you an idea of how great they were in a studio setting.
But for now, it’s the sessions and this one, recorded on July 12, 1995 had them during a peak period.
It’s definite play-loud material – because that’s just the kind of band they were.