ENGLISH WEATHER: records played 

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A good roomful for record club. English Weather went down a um… storm!

In a break from our single artist album tradition, this record club session saw us playing a various artists compilation album for the first time. A double album at that! With autumn upon us and the nights drawing in,  October was the perfect month for Ace Records’ English Weather collection, expertly compiled and sequenced by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. The big hit of the night was Daevid Allen’s Wise Man In Your Heart, originally released in 1976 but still sounding like it’s been beamed in from the future.

Throughout the night (before, in between and after English Weather) we also got the chance to play Insane Times, a collection of British psych from the EMI vaults that could’ve almost been a prequel to our main album.

There’s no highlights podcast this month, but you can buy English Weather direct from Ace Records, and you might be able to track down Insane Times on the net somewhere (it was a Record Store Day 2017 release).

We’ll be back on Thursday 9th November when Darren and Tom will be taking us through some of their favourite releases of 2017. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present English Weather (Ace Records, 2017)

SIDE ONE: Caravan – Love Song With Flute / The Roger Webb Sound – Moon Bird / The Parlour Band – Early Morning Eyes / Scotch Mist – Pamela / Spring – The Prisoner (Eight By Ten)
SIDE TWO: The Orange Bicycle – Last Cloud Home / T2 – JLT / Bill Fay – ‘Til The Christ Come Back / Van Der Graaf Generator – Refugees / Aardvark – Very Nice Of You To Call

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SIDE THREE: John Cale – Big White Cloud / Belle Gonzalez – Bottles / The Way We Live – Watching White Stars / Offspring – Windfall / Camel – Never Let Go
SIDE FOUR: Daevid Allen – Wise Man In Your Heart / Matching Mole – O Caroline / Prelude – Edge Of The Sea / Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw – Evening Shade

Insane Times (21 British Psychedelic Artyfacts From Parlophone And Associated Labels) (Parlophone, 2017)

SIDE ONE: Kevin Ayers – Song For Insane Times / July – Dandelion Seed / Tomorrow – Real Life Permanent Dream / Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Strange Walking Man / The Gods  – Towards The Skies
SIDE TWO: The Penny Peeps – Model Village / The Idle Race – Hurry Up John / Orange Bicycle – Last Cloud Home / Jon – Is It Love? / The Brain – Nightmares In Red
SIDE THREE: Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – Equestrian Statue / Rainbow Ffolly – Sun Sing / Simon Dupree And The Big Sound Castle In The Sky / Tales Of Justine – Monday Morning / The Hollies – All The World Is Love / The Aerovons – World Of You
SIDE FOUR: The Lemon Tree – William Chalker’s Time Machine / The Parking Lot – World Spinning Sadly / Herbal Mixture – Please Leave My Mind / The Koobas – Barricades / The Yardbirds – Think About It

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October’s Record Club: ENGLISH WEATHER

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 12th October, and for the first time ever we’ll be playing a various artists compilation album in full!

Curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs and released on Ace Records earlier this year, ‘English Weather‘ is (to quote from the Ace website):

“The autumnal sound of Britain at the turn of the 70s, looking out through wet window panes to a new decade with a mixture of melancholy and optimism for what might come next. With the Beatles gone and the pound sinking, a new and distinctive sound emerges, led by flutes and Mellotrons.”

As Bob Stanley writes in the sleevenotes, it captures “the post-psychedelic, pre-progressive moment”, where elements of jazz and folk mingle with psych and the early strains of prog.

With 19 tracks spread over four sides of vinyl, the Saint Etienne crate-diggers have skilfully blended a handful of well-known acts (some previously featured at past record club sessions) in the shape of Caravan, Van Der Graaf Generator, John Cale and Camel alongside cult classics and evocative obscurities from  Daevid Allen (Gong), Matching Mole (Robet Wyatt), T2 and Bill Fay.

The album is already a hit with several record clubbers, your host (a prog sceptic) included. It’s the perfect soundtrack for autumn in Glossop. See you there!


ENGLISH WEATHER
Thursday 12th October from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


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THE SOUNDS OF 1967: records played

Lights courtesy of Matt

RECORDS PLAYED

Various Artists – Hit ’67 (Stax, 1967)

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SIDE ONE: Sam & Dave – Soul Man/Otis Redding – Let Me Come On Home/Carla Thomas – Something Good (Is Gonna Happen To You)/Eddie Floyd – Things Getting Better/Booker T & The MG’s – Groovin’/Otis Redding & Carla Thomas Knock On Wood

SIDE TWO: William Bell Eloise (Hang On In There)/Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp/Bar-Kays Soul Finger/Otis Redding – Glory Of Love/Booker T & The MG’s – Hip Hug-her/Sam & Dave – Soothe Me

Simon’s 10 from ’67

The Bonzo Dog Band – The Intro And The Outro (from ‘Gorilla’, Liberty, 1967)
The Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine (from ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’, Columbia, 1967)
David Bowie – She’s Got Medals (from ‘David Bowie’, Deram, 1967)
The Beatles – It’s All Too Much (from ‘Yellow Submarine’, Apple, 1969, recorded 1967)
The Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home (from ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’, Decca, 1967)
The Bee Gees – Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You (from ‘The Bee Gees 1st’, Polydor, 1967)
The Move – I Can Hear The Grass Grow (7″, Deram, 1967)
The Troggs – Night Of The Long Grass (7″, Page One, 1967)
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset (7″, Pye, 1967)
The Small Faces – Tin Soldier (7″, Immediate, 1967)

INTERVAL

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The Hollies – King Midas In Reverse (7″, Parlophone, 1967)
The Who – Pictures Of Lily (7″, Track Records, 1967)
Cream – Strange Brew (from ‘Disraeli Gears’, Reaction, 1967)
R. Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House (7″, Tamla Motown, 1967)
The Doors – The Crystal Ship (from ‘The Doors’, Elektra, 1967)
The Who – Armenia City In The Sky (from ‘Sell Out’, Track Records, 1967)
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit (7″, RCA, 1967)

Thanks to Penny for the show-stealing white rabbit!

MEMBERS’ PICKS

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Love – Alone Again Or (from ‘Forever Changes’, Elektra, 1967)
Spencer Davis Group – I’m A Man (7″, Fontana, 1967)
as chosen by Gavin

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band ‎– Dropout Boogie (from ‘Safe As Milk’, Buddah Records, 1967)
as chosen by Darren

The Kinks – David Watts/Death Of A Clown (from ‘Something Else’, Pye, 1967)
as chosen by Scotty

Esther & Abi Ofarim ‎– Cinderella Rockefella (7″, Philips, 1967)
The Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday (7″, RCA, 1967)
as chosen by Penny

FEATURED ALBUM
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Radio One Jingle (from ‘Radio One’, Castle, 1989)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced? (Track Records, 1967)

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SIDE ONE: Foxy Lady/Manic Depression/Red House/Can You See Me/Love Or Confusion
SIDE TWO: I Don’t Live Today/May This Be Love/Fire/3rd Stone From The Sun/Remember/Are You Experienced

ENCORE
The Beach Boys – Vegetables (from ‘Smiley Smile’, Capitol, 1967)
The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever (7″, Parlophone, 1967)
The King Brothers ‎- The Tupperware Brigade (from ‘There’s No Business – Like Our Business’ EP, 1967)

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September’s Record Club: THE SOUNDS OF 1967

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Glossop Record Club is back (after a little summer break) on Thursday 14th September for THE SOUNDS OF 1967.

Join us as we dig deeper than the usual Sgt Pepper, flower power and summer of love, with a stack of vinyl that changed the world, playing a mix of singles and album tracks, and of course, an album in full.

And when it comes to which album, we’re spoilt for choice, with classic long players from the likes of Cream, Love, The Who, The Kinks, Buffalo Springfield and The Mothers Of Invention among others to choose from. It was also an amazing year for debut albums with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Doors, Leonard Cohen and The Velvet Underground all making their mark (or trying to) on the music world. It’s from that roll-call of debut offerings that we’ll be selecting our full album to play on the night.

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So, relax your mind, open your ears and join us at Glossop Labour Club from 8pm. And don’t forget to dig through your records and bring your own sounds of 1967 to share. See you there!


THE SOUNDS OF 1967
Thursday 14th September from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED – music played

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With a multitude of formats – 7″, 12″, CD, cassette, even streaming from a phone – and armed with photos, press clippings, gig posters and set lists, it was a record club session like no other. All the music played was made by the people there. And my! What a talented bunch!

It was great to hear not only the music, but also hear the stories behind the songs, how bands were formed and evolved, how songs were written and recorded and what became of those bands. Tales of euphoria and disappointment with no inbetween. For one night we came together, shared our dreams and remembered when opportunity knocked.

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Also in the ‘music played’ list below are links to listen and/or buy/download some of the music played.

Huge thanks to Scott, Mark, Paul, Aidan, Steve M, Lyn, Matt, Gavin, Martin, Darren, Steve R, Jim and Scotty for bringing the tunes and telling their stories. And thanks to everyone else for coming and listening.

The dream is never over!

A few comments from the world of social media:

Great night listening to the home-made sounds from

Digging out my old music for ‘s “Opportunity Knocked” tonight has been brilliant.

loved tonights Rec club.Hearing of peoples hopes & dreams behind the tunes.Rec Club with peoples tales are the best for me.Another classic night.Thanks.

Thank you for giving us all the opportunity, really enjoyed it.

Top night. Great to listen to nuggets of people’s work. A lot of talent around and a great insight into misspent youth.

What a talented lot! Loved hearing all the fab songs and stories, thanks for a great evening

Very enjoyable night and me picking up the wrong tape meant you didn’t get to hear my vocals on the Crying Shame demo – win/win

What a brilliant mix of music & anecdotes!

Don’t forget, no record club in August but we’ll be back on Thursday 14th September for The Sounds of 1967. See you then!


MUSIC PLAYED

 

Wasting Asset – Total Desolation (rehearsal tape)
Four Small Custards – I Can Put My Bus Pass On My Chin
Wasting Asset – Laughing (live)/I Get The Shivers
Butter – I Adore You
Stanley – Got A Feeling (live)/Harrison (demo)
The Bacillus – Power Of Fear/I Can’t Adapt To This Prison You Call Society
The Soil Brothers – Crawdad Hole
One For Whitney – Presley’s Used Car Lot
Big Bad Squares – I’m Left Wondering
The Bellis – Or What
Grrr! – Truculent Galoshes
The Professionals – Starstruck
Frantic – Goodbye/Dummy Too Real
16 Tambourines – How Green Is Your Valley?
eaststrikewest – With One Last Breath
The Trend – Cool Johnny/Polly And Wendy/I Don’t Anymore
Suburban Daze – Suburban Daze


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July’s Record Club: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED

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You may not know it, but Glossop Record Club is a hotbed of musical talent. We’re not talking about the records that we listen to each month. No. We’re talking about the folk who bring the records!

It turns out many of us have been in bands or made music over the years. And many still do. Glossop is the hometown of C86 and Creation Records legends The Bodines and the recently reformed purveyors of power pop The Trend, not to mention Steve Roberts, Quiet Loner, Shield Patterns, Rhys Bloodjoy and Stickboy among others. Plus there are our friends from further afield like Lippy Kid.

So if you’ve ever been in a band or made your own music, recorded a demo, self-released a single or album or even landed a record deal, this night is for you!

If you have some sort of recorded evidence of your musical endeavours, dig them out to share at this special record club session (along with any photos, posters or other mementoes you might have) and tell us about the time ‘Opportunity Knocked’.

We’ll try and cater for all formats – vinyl, cassette, mini disc and for one night only… CD!!! But so I know what to expect – and if you have any unusual formats – please let me know in the ‘format chooser’ below what you’ll be bringing, and get in touch if it’s some weird format.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED
Thursday 13th July from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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HERE COME THE GIRLS Classic American Girl Groups – Records Played

A big, big thank you to Bernie for a brilliant record club, exploring the origins and development of classic American girl groups from the 1940s through to the golden age of the 1960s, Phil Spector and Motown with  a top selection of records. The list was whittled down from over 60, down to 30, of which we got through about two thirds.

It was also fascinating to hear Bernie’s recollections of being a teenager in Glossop in the early 1960s, where he bought his records, what there was to do around town and beyond, plus tales of travels and work in Belgium, Spain and Germany, encounters with American soldiers and the Vietnam war. The records were only half the story for this session!

You can listen to all the records Bernie played here or by clicking the player at the bottom of the page.

A few comments from the world of Facebook and Twitter

Brilliant Club tonight. Sixties girl groups and reminiscence of life in Glossop back in the day.

Really enjoyed Bernie’s records & recollections. Had me in stitches. Also poignant stories how Spain changed & of friendships with black G.I.s.

One of the best. Really good night

Don’t forget, due to the general election there’s no record club in June, but we’ll be back on Thursday 13th July for OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

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The Andrews Sisters – Shoo Shoo Baby (from The Andrews Sisters In Hifi, Capitol, 1956, orig. 1943)
The Chordettes – Born To Be With You (London Records, 1956)
Patience & Prudence – Get Along Without You Now (1956)
The Chantels – Maybe (1957)
The Teddy Bears – Don’t You Worry My Little Pet/To Know Him Is To Love Him (London, 1958)
The Shirelles – I Met Him On A Sunday (from Golden Hour Of The Shirelles, Pye, 1973, orig. 1958)
The Fleetwoods – Mr Blue (Top Rank, 1958)
The Shirelles – Mama Said (Top Rank, 1961)
The Pony-Tails – Born Too Late (HMV, 1958)
Kathy Young & The Innocents – A Thousand Stars (Top Rank, 1961)

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The Crystals – He’s A Rebel (London, 1962)
The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron (London, 1963)
The Ronettes – Be My Baby (London, 1963)
Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans – Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah (London, 1962)
Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans – Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts (London, 1963)
The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love (Tamla Motown, 1965)
Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing In The Street (Stateside, 1964)
The Velvelettes – He Was Really Saying Something (Tamla Motown, 1964)
The Shangri-Las – Long Live Our Love (Red Bird, 1966)
The Shangri-Las – Past Present Future (from Golden Hits Of The Shangri-Las, Philips, orig. 1966)


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