A SHORT COMMERICAL BREAK John Peel Session 18th August 1982I know very little about, in fact next to sweet wotsit about A SHORT COMMERICAL BREAK… I know there was a suggestion that the session should not be aired as it conflicted with the BBC advertising guidelines. I don’t know if the suggestion ever got to the ears of John Peel, I suspect it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.
For some time I thought they were DOLLY MIXTURE in disguise, playing nothing but the soundtracks of adverts of the time. I know that there was a CAPTAIN SENSIBLE connection as I remember reading somewhere that Kirsty the vocalist was his girlfriend at some point at the end of 1970’s. They played live as well but I never witnessed them. There was a review that highlighted “They’re short, they’re not commercial & don’t deserve a break…” Which I think was a bit harsh. I think it would have been a great record; 40 minutes long, around 65 tunes… Every one recognisable!! So here is A SHIORT COMMERCIAL BREAK in all their glory..
- mp3: “A SHORT COMMERICAL BREAK John Peel Session 18th August 1982” originals… Linked to the tracks:
For those who didn’t live in the UK in the late 70’s/early 80’s, thanks to YOUTUBE here are the