September’s Record Club: BUDDY HOLLY

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Glossop Record Club returns on Thursday 8th September for an evening dedicated to Buddy Holly, whose short but prolific musical career left an inedilible mark on rock & roll and beyond.

Record club regular and rock & roll historian Bill Jubb will host the session, commemorating Holly’s 80th birthday by playing a selection of records from The Crickets to solo cuts and the home recordings Holly made on a tape machine in his apartment.

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Born on 7th September 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly’s career began in 1956 with a short, unsuccesful solo stint at Decca Records, moving on to find great success with The Crickets in 1957 and released records both on his own and with The Crickets until his death in a plane crash at the age of just 22 in February 1959. He was one of the first rock & rollers to write his own songs and have creative control over his recordings, and was so prolific that previously unheard songs were being released for 10 years after his death.

Join us, as Bill expertly guides us though Holly’s complicated discography, picking out a selection of songs and sharing stories of Holly’s life and career.

See you there.


BUDDY HOLLY 80th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL
with rock & roll historian Bill Jubb
Thursday 8th September from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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Krautrock! – Records Played

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‘Generation after generation of fans discover in Krautrock a peerless hallucinatory pageant for the mind’s eye, a sound in which absolute freedom and absolute disciplince coexist, a rejoicing cosmic “yes” delivered with the roaring attack of punk.’
(Simon Reynnolds foreword in Future Days by David Stubbs)

I can’t tell you how much of a buzz it was to play some of my favourite records, through big speakers, cranked up loud and seeing everyone getting into it. Every track sounded amazing – the kosmische of Tangerine Dream and the experimental pranks of Faust, the hypnotic motorik beats of Can and Neu! and the elektronische musik of Kraftwerk and Harmonia. I’ve never seen a room of people gripped by a piece of music in the way Can’s Mother Sky did. A night to remember and such a pleasure and privilege to share this music with you all. Thank you.

Here are a few comments posted online after the session.

Just listened to Mother Sky by Can on proper speakers at Glossop Record Club. That was some phenomenal shizzle.

Neu! & Faust on vinyl tonight at What a wonderful evening.

Krautrock night was enlightening. Can track was amazing and Neu ’75 was fantastic.

It was exhilarating to hear Hero by Neu! played GOOD AND LOUD last night at .

v good and a top nite had.

I’m now on the hunt for Can and Neu records!

This was amazing!

“Can’ sounded brilliant and just ordered the ‘Neu’75’ album.

Great night.

Extremely enjoyable evening, came away with some new inspiration and something to seek out, thank you all involved.

Don’t forget, we’re taking our annual break in August but back on September 8th, marking what would have been Buddy Holly’s 80th birthday with the help of our resident rock & roll historian Bill Jubb. Enjoy the summer and see you in September.

RECORDS PLAYED

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TANGERINE DREAM – Ricochet (from Ricochet, 1975)
FAUST – The Faust Tapes (first five minutes of side one) (1973)
CAN – Mother Sky (from Soundtracks, 1970)
KRAFTWERK – Autobahn (from Autobahn, 1974)
HARMONIA – Watussi/Sehr Kosmisch (from Musik Von Harmonia, 1974)

NEU! – NEU! 75 (1975)

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SIDE ONE
: Isi/Seeland/Leb’ Wohl
SIDE TWO: Hero/E-Musik/After Eight

CAN – Mushroom (from Tago Mago, 1971)
AMON DUUL II – In The Glassgarden/Pull Down Your Mask (from Tanz Der Lemminge, 1971)
KRAFTWERK – The Voice Of Energy/Antenna (from Radio-Activity, 1975)

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MICHAEL ROTHER –  Feuerland (from Flammende Herzen, 1977)
CAN – Uphill (from Delay 1968, recorded 1968, released 1981)
NEU! – Negativland (from NEU!, 1972)
JULIAN COPE – The Subtle Energies Commission (from Jehovakill, 1992)


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July’s Record Club: KRAUTROCK!

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On Thursday 14th July, we’ll be focussing on experimental German music of the 1960s and 1970s, commonly know as Krautrock or Kosmische music.

It’s a scene that never existed. A term concocted by British music journalists in the 1970s and made popular in the 1990s by Julian Cope’s Krautrocksampler, the Arch Drood’s essential guide to the albums made by this dispirate collection of bands and musicians, tied together by the coincidences of nationality and of producing experimental music during the same era. Some built up cult followings in the UK and across Europe, but nearly all languished in obscurity in their home country. However, like all the best underground music its importance has grown over the years, its influence reaching far and wide.

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Our foray into Krautrock will take in tracks by Faust, Can and Kraftwerk and our featured album will be Neu! 75, the duo’s third album, which pointed the way to punk, post-punk and ambient music and was also a huge influnce on David Bowie during his Berlin years (as were many German bands of that time).

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Time permitting, we’ll also feature the Kosmische of Tangerine Dream and Edgar Froese, the electronic and rock melting pot of Harmonia and the relatively conventional sounds of Amon Duul II and whatever else we can squeeze in.

For the curious and those wishing to know more in advance, David Stubbs’ comprehensive overview Future Days is well worth a read, as is the aforementioned Krautrocksampler by Julian Cope (if you can get your hands on it*). Or you can simply watch the BBC4 documentary from a few years back.

*There’s a PDF of Krautrocksampler out there if you look carefully.


KRAUTROCK!
Thursday 14th July from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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PRINCE ON VINYL: records played

Big thanks (as ever) to everyone to came down to our Prince night. Great to see some first-timers too. And of course special thanks to Lippy Kid for digging through his record collection to put together a superb selection of Prince and Prince-related music. Hearing the full Purple Rain album blasting out across the labour club was nothing short of a revelation. 

Some comments from the night…

Great Prince tunes tonight courtesy of . How good did those tracks sound through the big speakers?!

Thx & + all The Beautiful Ones last night! The Future never sounded better! 

Purple Rain sounded great last night enjoyed it so much.

Purple Rain was a standout track as were Sign of the Times and Kiss

We’ll be back on Thursday 14th July for KRAUTROCK! Full details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

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Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music/Family Affair (7″ singles)
Rick James – Superfreak (from Street Songs, 1981)
Little Richard – Good Golly Miss Molly (Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, 1977)
Kendrick Lamarr – These Walls (To Pimp A Butterfly, 2015)
The Stylistics – Betcha By Golly Wow (Greatest Hits, 1974)
James Brown – Sex Machine/Make It Funky/Cold Sweat (Soul Classics, 1972)
St. Vincent – Rattlesnake (St. Vincent, 2014)
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Off The Wall, 1979)

Prince – It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Sign “O” The Times, 1987)
Prince – 1999 (1999, 1983)

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION – Purple Rain (Warner Bros, 1984)

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SIDE ONE: Let’s Go Crazy/Take Me With U/The Beautiful Ones/Computer Blue/Darling Nikki
SIDE TWO: When Doves Cry/I Would Die 4 U/Baby I’m A Star/Purple Rain

Prince – Housequake/Sign “O” The Times (Sign “O” The Times, 1987)
HeeBeeGeeBees – Purple Pants/ (When) Two Songs (Sound The Same) (single, 1985)
Prince And The Revolution – Mountains/Kiss (Parade, 1986)
Prince & The New Power Generation – Gett Off (single, 1991)
Prince – The Future (remix) (12″ single, 1989)

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Chaka Khan – I Feel For You (12″ single, 1984)
Prince – Alphabet Street (Lovesexy, 1988)
Prince – Controversy (Controversy, 1981)
Prince And The Revolution – Girls & Boys (Parade, 1986)
Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend (Sign “O” The Times, 1987)
Prince And The Revolution – Sometimes It Snows In April (Parade, 1986)


 



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June’s Record Club: PRINCE ON VINYL

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Join us at Glossop Record Club on Thursday 9th June when our good friend Lippy Kid will be playing host to help us celebrate, and pay our respects to, the music career of the icon Prince Rogers Nelson.

From those who influenced him, to those who he influenced and collaborated with, we’ll be exploring the indelible thumbprint he’s left on the word of music.

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Of course, most of all, we’ll be playing the music Prince recorded and performed himself – those classic albums from the time it felt he ruled the world. To fit with this, we’ll be playing the whole of the Purple Rain album from vinyl and in full.

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So please come along and join us. Bring any Prince related music you have as we’ll try to create time for you to play it, plus share any Prince related stories you have

As always, there’s no dress code for the evening, but you’ll get many favourable glances should you find it in yourself to wear purple!


PRINCE ON VINYL with Lippy Kid
Thursday 9th June from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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An evening with Paul Du Noyer: Post-session review

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Armed with a notepad and a stack of records, our resident Parky*, Gavin Hogg, played the perfect host to our guest, music writer Paul Du Noyer, asking what he described as “a mix of vaguely insightful and plainly ridiculous questions.”

Paul graciously responded by talking about McCartney, Bowie, Deaf School, the difference between the musical cultures of Liverpool and London, his years in the music press, took loads of questions from the audience and told THE best Van Morrison anecdote you’ll ever hear. I bet we could have kept him talking all night. The pile of records was barely touched!

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Listen to an hour of highlights here.

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Some comments from the world of social media:

Great club w/ Paul du Noyer skillfully compered by Loved the Van Morrison story & the Jimmy Campbell tip.

Great night last night – very interesting. Loved the story of Dylan as a fanboy.

Very enjoyable and entertaining session tonight – Paul Du Noyer in conversation with . Great stories and insights.

Fab night!

Tremendous evening yesterday at c/o . Paul Du Noyer’s insights from a career in music journalism were fascinating.

Paul’s latest book Conversations With McCartney is available from Bay Tree Books in Glossop.

We’ll be back on Thursday 9th June for PRINCE ON VINYL with Lippy Kid. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

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BILLY FURY – The World of Billy Fury (Decca, 1971)
Halfway To Paradise/Because Of Love/In Summer/Nobody’s Child/A Thousand Stars/Magic Eyes

ELVIS COSTELLO – Spike (Warner Bros, 1989)
…This Town…/Let Him Dangle/Deep Dark Truthful Mirror/Veronica/God’s Comic/Chewing Gum

Paul McCartney – Back Seat Of My Car (from Ram, 1971)
Wings – Dear Friend (from Wild Life, 1971)
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (single, 1972)

T.REX – Bolan Boogie (Fly Records, 1972)
Get It On/Beltane Walk/The King Of The Mountain Cometh/Jewel/She Was Born To Be My Unicorn/Dove

David Bowie – Golden Years (Station To Station, 1976)
Deaf School – Hi Jo Hi (2nd Honeymoon, 1976)
The Beatles – Let It Be (single, 1970)

XTC – Senses Working Overtime (single, 1982)
Anthony Newley – If She Should Come To You/Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (ep, 1960)
Keith West – Excerpt from a Teenage Opera (single, 1967)


*Michael Parkinson and not the local park keeper.

Photos courtesy of Lyn, Trevor and Lyla.


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May’s Record Club: AN EVENING WITH PAUL DU NOYER

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On Thursday 12th May, we welcome respected author and music journalist Paul Du Noyer to Glossop Record Club.

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If you’ve picked up a British music magazine over the past 35 years or so, the chances are you’ll have read Paul’s work. He was a writer at the NME, editor of Q, founding editor of Mojo and associate editor of the greatly missed Word magazine.

He’s interviewed the likes of David Bowie, Mick JaggerMadonna, Pavarotti and nearly everyone with a strong connection to The Beatles, not least Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

He’s also written several books including definitive musical histories of Liverpool and London, plus tomes dedicated to John Lennon and seminal art-rock band Deaf School. His latest book, Conversations With McCartney, draws from the many interviews Du Noyer has conducted with Macca over the years.

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He’ll be in conversation with Gavin Hogg, no doubt discussing all of the above and playing a few records relating to his books along the way too. So get ready with your own questions but make sure you do your research!


AN EVENING WITH PAUL DU NOYER
Thursday 12th May from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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