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FESTIVE FIFTY 2002

 

1 - SALOON - GIRLS ARE THE NEW BOYS
(A-side of single)
2 - Cinerama - Quick before it melts
(A-side of single)
3 - Miss Black America - Talk hard
(A-side of single)
4 - Nina Nastasia - Ugly face
(from The Blackened Air)
5 - Antihero - Rolling Stones T-shirt
(A-side of single)
6 - MASS - Hey Gravity
(A-side of single)
7 - Laura Cantrell - Too late for tonight
(from When The Roses Bloom Again)
8 - Pinhole - So over you
(A-side of single)
9 - Marc Smith V Safe And Sound - Identify the beat
(A-side of 12" single)
10 - Ballboy - All the records on the radio are shite
(A-side of single)
11 - Miss Black America - Miss Black America
(from Miss Black America)
12 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Bang
(from Master)
13 - Cinerama - Careless
(from Torino)
14 - Half Man Half Biscuit - The light at the end of the tunnel is the light of an oncoming train
(from Cammell Laird Social Club)
15 - White Stripes - Dead leaves and the dirty ground
(A-side of single)
(also Festive 50 2001 No. 25 from White Blood Cells)
16 - Low - In the drugs
(from Trust)
17 - Asa Chang and Junray - Hana
(from Jun Ray Song Chang)
18 - Low - Canada
(A-side of single)
19 - Coin Op - Democracies
(A-side of single)
20 - Belle and Sebastian - You don't send me
(Peel Session version recorded live @ Peel Acres)
21 - Datsuns - In love
(A-side of single)
22 - The Fall - Susan V Youth Club
(A-side of single)
23 - Jeffrey Lewis - The Chelsea Hotel oral sex song
(from The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane)
24 - Ballboy - Where do the nights of sleep go when they don't come to me
(A-side of single)
25 - Cornershop - Staging the plaguing of the raised platform
(from Handcream For A Generation)
(Edited version was A-side of single)
26 - Saloon - Have you seen the light
(A-side of single)
27 - White Stripes - Fell in love with a girl
(A-side of single)
(also Festive 50 2001 No. 6, from White Blood Cells)
28 - Cranebuilders - Your song
(A-side of single)
29 - Delgados - Mr Blue Sky
(cover of Electric Light Orchestra)
(Peel Covers Session version)
30 - Bearsuit - Drinkink
(A-side of single)
31 - Ladytron - Seventeen
(A-side of single)
32 - Boom Bip with DoseOne - Mannequin hand trapdoor I reminder
(from Seed To Sun)
33 - Von Bondies - It came from Japan
(from Lack Of Communication)
34 - Wire - 99.9
(Peel Session version)
35 - Mclusky - Alan is a cowboy killer
(from Mclusky Do Dallas)
36 - Low - (That's how you sing) Amazing Grace
(from Trust)
37 - Antihero - You Got Nothing
(Peel Session version)
38 - Half Man Half Biscuit - Breaking news
(from Cammell Laird Social Club)
39 - Cinerama - Cat girl tights
(from Torino)
40 - Mclusky - To Hell with good intentions
(from Mclusky Do Dallas)
41 - Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader
(from Please Pull Apart)
42 - Interpol - Obstacle 1
(A-side of single)
43 - Melys - So Good
(A-side of single)
44 - Delgados - Coming in from the cold
(A-side of single)
45 - Miss Black America - Infinite Chinese box
(A-side of single)
46 - Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Celebrate your Mother
(A-side of single)
47 - The D4 - Get loose
(A-side of single)
48 - Múm - Green grass of tunnel
(from Green Grass Of Tunnel)
49 - Aphrodisiacs - This is a campaign
(White Label)
50 - Dawn Parade - The hole in my heart
(from Electric Fence Your Gentleness)
Note: This is the Festive Fifty as broadcast, with the numbers as given. 
In the Festive Fifty subsequently posted on the John Peel Radio One website, 
the following were listed as being tied positions:
9=. Mark Smith v Safe & Sound - Identify the beat
9=. Ballboy - All the records on the radio are shite
11=. Miss Black America - Miss Black America
11=. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Bang
14=. Half Man Half Biscuit - The light at the end of the tunnel (Is the light of an oncoming train)
14=. White Stripes - Dead leaves and the dirty ground
19=. Coin-Op - Democracies
19=. Belle And Sebastian - You don't send me (PEEL ACRES VERSION)
24=. Ballboy - Where do the nights of sleep go (When they do not come to me)
24=. Cornershop - Staging the plaguing of the raised platform
27=. The White Stripes - Fell in love with a girl
27=. Cranebuilders - Your song
30=. Bearsuit - Drinkink
30=. Ladytron - Seventeen
30=. Boom Bip with DoseOne - Mannequin hand trapdoor I reminder
30=. Von Bondies - It came from Japan
35=. Mclusky - Alan is a cowboy killer
35=. Low - (That’s how you sing) Amazing Grace
37=. Antihero - You got nothing (PEEL SESSION TRACK)
37=. Half Man Half Biscuit - Breaking news
39=. Cinerama - Cat girl tights
39=. Mclusky - To Hell with good intentions
41=. Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader
41=. Interpol - Obstacle 1
44=. Delgados - Coming in from the cold
44=. Miss Black America - Infinite Chinese box
In previous years, John Peel has announced tied positions on air when they occur, 
and this makes an unprecedented amount of tied places if correct.
Note also that Peel erroneously played Boom Bip's Roads Must Roll in place of 
Mannequin Hand Trapdoor at no. 32 (or 30=). Roads Must Roll opens the album 
(Mannequin Trapdoor opens side 2 of the vinyl version), and is an instrumental track best 
known for accompanying a Lloyd's Bank advert, and was named from a Robert Heinlein 
short story. Mannequin Hand Trapdoor is the only track on the album to feature DoseOne.

InfoMan
Last updated 04 January 2006