John Peel approved, apparently

Friday tune time.

So, there’s been some amusement in the mainstream media that amongst John Peel’s amazing record collection there lurks stuff like Abba and A-Ha. Two examples of pop music genius. Why the fuck shouldn’t Peel love that stuff? It wasn’t all Throbbing Gristle and Leatherface, you know.

Anyway, Abba are one of my favourite bands of all time. If you don’t like Abba, there’s something wrong with you inside. Here is one of dozens of classics. Could’ve gone for ‘Dancing Queen’ or ‘The Winner Takes It All’, but everyone always picks them. So here’s ‘SOS’. Funny story, I was once in a band called Cheesegrater and we covered this in a Mudhoney style. Not that funny, I guess, you mibbes had to be there.

Anyway, enjoy!

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2 Responses to John Peel approved, apparently

  1. Fiona says:

    Great song choice. Have finished Hit and Run and give it a resounding thumbs up. I will certainly recommend it to my friends. Good work. Well written, well paced. I couldn’t find anything to quibble with which is unusual for me. Are you working on a new one?

    • doug johnstone says:

      Next book is already written, Fiona, out March next year with Faber. It’s another standalone thriller set in Edinburgh, this time involving a missing wife and some pilot whales. So glad you liked Hit & Run! All best, Doug.

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