Rather than post a song that Peel turned me on to, I thought I'd post the track that turned me on to Peel. I found this, er, song at the tender age of 14, tucked away in the middle of some questionable bootleg along with a few other Fall covers that Sonic Youth did for Peel. Definitely not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, if nothing else, the track does show off the playful goofiness that doesn't always come through when the band is less relaxed (or drunk, based on the quality of the other covers.) Anyway, it's Sonic Youth doing an ungodly messy version of an already messy Fall song, it goes on for eight minutes, and it will probably earn me more negative feedback than I could ever recover from, but more than any other tune, it will always remind me of the peculiar genius of John Peel, who willingly allowed his good name be sullied by this kind of glorious nonsense. So here's to John, then: forever the coolest purveyor of good (and bad) taste.