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DAVID PEEL is a survivor from a time in history when political anarchists were
considered heroes. David Peel came from a period when people were interested
in "fighting the system" instead of joining it....
A man once considered the "Woodie Gutherie of Yippie Politics", Peel has
changed with the times, adapting this music to the "Rock of the 80's". From
the man who wrote such classics as: "Up Against The Wall", "The Pope Smokes
Dope", and "I'm A Runaways', comes a continuation of the same raw, driving
force that forsaw the punk movement before JOHNNY LYDON (aka ROTTEN) or STIV
BATORS ever stepped onto a stage. (Some people claim that the CLASH song
"White Riot" is a direct swipe of the Peel song "I'm Going To Start Another
Riot") Unlike other rockers, David Peel chose NOT to live life as a typical
rock star, prefering to direct his profits into the good of his community,
namely, THE LOWER EAST SIDE.
His third album, The Pope Smokes Dope, produced
by JOHN LENNON and YOKO ONO, propelled him into celebrity status, given the
extremely rare honor/dishonor of being banned by every country in the world,
except America and Canada.
David Peel with Yoko Ono and John Lennon
David Peel has performed on a wide variety of venues with such acts as: THE
PLASTIC ONO BAND, CHUCK BERRY, IGGY POP & THE STOOGES, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER,
FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION, THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET, ROD STEWART,
MC5, STEVIE WONDER, and ALICE COOPER, as well as appearing on THE DAVID FROST
SHOW and THE DICK CAVETT SHOW.
David Peel with Mick Jagger
Aware of the pressure of censorship from the larger record companies that he
had recorded with (Peel was with both Electra and Apple), David Peel chose to
form his own independent label, ORANGE RECORDS LTD, free of the usual
restrictions considered taboo by the larger labels. ORANGE RECORDS has
successfully provided an alternative musical outlet for approximately ten
years. With the creation of ORANGE RECORDS WEST, these unique recordings can
now be obtained at more record stores now than ever possible. Musicians on
previous ORANGE RECORDS have included: JOHN LENNON, YOKO ONO, G.G. ALLIN,
WAYNE KRAMER, MOZARTS PEOPLE, LESLIE FRADKIN, CAPTAIN CRUNCH, and many others.
David Peel's album 1984 is a major highlight in what has been a very
colorful career in musical expression. Based on GEORGE ORWELL's classic
novel, this album offers an uncompromising vision of present day modern
technology. Produced by David Peel with G.G. ALLIN and ALAN CHAPPLE, this
record is a brilliant array of electronic sounds, featuring the lead guitar of
WAYNE KRAMER of the original MCS. This is truly heavy radical metal punk in
its finest hour....
DOUBLETHINK ABOUT IT..................
David Peel, Rock and Roll Outlaw...
The Hippie from New York City (a sing-along)
David has offered us much encouragement and good advice which has helped us
to get the "Global Electronic Music Marketplace" off the ground.
These pages are our homage to this patron saint of GEMM, to whom we are indebted.
Incidentally, David has placed his own music and memorabilia for sale in GEMM.
You can see these items by going to gemm.com, and just typing SELLER "ORANGE", or by just