David Gedge’s career is founded on his love of John Peel. Gedge is one of those people who obsessively records the festive fifty every year; he makes music to be played on John Peel’s show and it gets played. His audience is John Peel. For normal people he’s just someone who used to be in The Wedding Present, a band whose claim to fame is that they released the most singles in one year (with the exception of Elvis Presley). The record buying public says: ‘Who gives shit?’ John Peel likes him but that doesn’t stop him making really boring indie music. Cinerama’s Peel sessions aren’t that bad, but unlike a lot of Peel-ordained stuff, the revered DJ is the only reason that this has been released. Out Now.
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