Album of the Month | January 2021: Massive Attack ‘Protection’

Happy New Year! (?!)

If you hadn’t noticed, 2021 is upon us, which means our new ‘Album Of The Month‘ virtual sessions swing into action, when someone from the record club community will be choosing an album for us to listen to in full from the comfort of our own homes. To take part, you must sign up here.

Our first AOTM session takes place on Thursday 14th January, with Jarrod Hopkinson presenting Massive Attack’s ‘Protection’. Released in 1994, this was the Bristol band’s second album, featuring guest vocals from Tracey Thorn and Tricky. To help set the scene, Jarrod has put together a playlist of tracks by Massive Attack’s collaborators and contemporaries which you can listen to now in the run up to the session. He’s also uncovered a 1992 DJ set by MA’s Daddy G and their tour DJ Nick Warren for anyone who wants to explore the band’s roots further. Listen to that here.

HOW TO TAKE PART

We’ll be convening online via Zoom on the second Thursday of each month at 8pm. The session will begin with an introduction to the album by the person who’s chosen it, which we’ll then listen to in real time on whichever format is available to you – vinyl, CD or streaming (links will be provided for streaming services), coming back together on Zoom once the album has finished for a chat about what we’ve listened to.

A couple of days before the session you’ll receive an email with links for the Zoom meeting and streaming options for the album, plus a rough outline of how the session will work. The Zoom link will only be shared in this email, so if you do want to take part and join in, you must sign up in advance.

And remember: STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE.

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December’s Virtual Record Club: BEST OF 2020

I know, I know. This isn’t a year we particularly want to remember or celebrate. But for some of us, it has been a time where we’ve had the opportunity to take in more music, both new and old.

So to recognise that, this is a chance to share the music that you’ve been listening to most this year, whether that be a new release, an old favourite you’ve rediscovered or maybe just something old that’s new to you. These are strange times, so what the heck!

Some of you have already suggested tracks to play, but if you haven’t, there’s plenty of time to do that. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are the best places to get in touch, or you can drop us a line here if social media isn’t your thing.

And if you’re a Spotify user, you can add your tracks to our collaborative playlist too. Find it here.

Then join us online on Thursday 10th December at 8pm on Mixcloud to listen from the comfort of your own home. Just click this link and press play! https://www.mixcloud.com/live/GlossopRecordClub/

Yes – phones ARE allowed at this record club!

So remember, stay at home and listen online.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for our new ‘Album Of The Month’ virtual sessions starting in January 2021. Read the update here and sign up.

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RECORD CLUB UPDATE

Hello record clubbers, I hope you’re all safe, well and sane.

With each passing month it’s becoming increasingly clear that it’ll be quite a while before we can get together in the real world, so it’s time for a serious plan B to keep the record club turntable spinning.

Earlier in November, a few record club regulars got together for a video chat to discuss some ideas of things we can do until such time we can properly meet up. Although we’ve done a handful of pop-up themed sessions online throughout 2020, these are more akin to a radio show than record club.

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So to get back to our ‘full album’ roots, from January 2021, we’ll have an ‘album of the month’ chosen by someone from the record club community, for which we’ll convene online via Zoom on the second Thursday of the month at 8pm. We’ll begin with a short introduction about the album from the person who’s chosen it. We’ll then listen to the chosen album in real time on whichever device or format is available to you – vinyl, CD or streaming (links will be provided for streaming services), coming back together on Zoom once the album has finished for a chat about what we’ve listened to. There’ll also be supporting and collaborative Spotify playlists around each session to listen to in your own time.

Full details of how to participate and how it will work will be posted early in the New Year ahead of our first listening session, but you can sign up here right now (or click on the picture below).

We’ll also do the occasional themed pop-up radio show style session from time to time, and who knows, maybe even a quiz!

That just leaves December, so to see out the year we’ll be hosting one of our live online pop-up sessions via Mixcloud playing your favourite releases of 2020 and your most-listened to music of the year, regardless of the year it was released. Full details soon.

And as soon as we can get back in the labour club, you’ll be the first to know.

Simon

September’s virtual Record Club: 7th Birthday special

This September marks seven years since we started our monthly record club sessions, and while we haven’t been able to meet up like we usually do these last few months, we’ll be marking the occasion with another virtual online record club.

And as it’s our 7th birthday, the theme is SEVEN. Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Seven in a song or album title or lyric.
  • An artist’s seventh album or single.
  • The seventh track on an album.
  • Bands with seven members.
  • A year that ends in 7 (1957, 1967 etc, but only 1977 from the 70s will be valid)

Whatever the seven connection, make a suggestion. Over to you!

Some of you have already suggested tracks to play, but if you haven’t, there’s plenty of time to do that. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are the best places to get in touch, or you can drop us a line here if social media isn’t your thing.

Then all you have to do is open our live audio stream on Thursday night at 8pm. Just click this link and press play! https://www.mixcloud.com/live/GlossopRecordClub/

Yes – phones ARE allowed at this record club!

So remember, stay at home and listen online.

NB: we’ll be using Mixcloud for our live stream, which seems to work best on a computer or mobile browser, but there is an app too if you want to give that a try. We’ll see how it goes!


VIRTUAL RECORD CLUB: Seven
Thursday 10 September, 8pm
Click this link to listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/live/GlossopRecordClub/

VIRTUAL RECORD CLUB – Thursday 13 August 2020

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Hello record clubbers, hope you’re all doing well.

We don’t usually do a session in August, but these are different times, so we hope you can join us ONLINE on Thursday 13th August for an evening of music from the 1990s.

It’s a decade we haven’t explored very much at record club, probably due to most of us buying stuff on CD or tape back then and neglecting poor old records. As a result, original 90s vinyl pressings now come with a hefty price tag. But we’re not going to let that stop us in the virtual realm!

From baggy, rave, grunge and Britpop, through to acid jazz, hip hop, drum & bass and more, tell us your favourite 90s artists, albums and tracks and we’ll play as many as we can on the night!

Some of you have already suggested tracks to play, but if you haven’t, there’s plenty of time to do that. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are the best places to get in touch, or you can drop us a line here if social media isn’t your thing.

Then all you have to do is open our live audio stream on Thursday night at 8pm. Just click this link and press play! https://www.mixcloud.com/live/GlossopRecordClub/

We’ll hopefully be hearing from some of the record club regulars who’ll be playing their favourite tracks from that decade alongside as many of the suggestions we’ve received. All you have to do is sit back and listen from the safety and comfort of your own home! We’ll be live tweeting throughout the night and doing our best to keep up with Facebook posts too, so please come and say hello.

Yes – phones ARE allowed at this record club!

So remember, stay at home and listen online.

NB: we’ll be using Mixcloud for our live stream, which seems to work best on a computer or mobile browser, but there is an app too if you want to give that a try. We’ll see how it goes!


VIRTUAL RECORD CLUB: The 1990s
Thursday 13 August, 8-11pm
Click this link to listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/live/GlossopRecordClub/

LISTEN AGAIN – June’s Virtual Record Club

If you missed our live streamed virtual record club on 11th June, or want to listen to any of it again, here it is.

Thanks to everybody who got in touch to suggest songs and those who got in touch throughout the live event. Big thanks also to Rachel, Paul, Jarrod, Gavin, Brett and Rich for coming on to share and talk about their choices.

VIRTUAL RECORD CLUB, 11 June 2020

Hello record clubbers, I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

It’s been three months since our last proper meet up, and although we’ve done a couple of pop-up radio shows in that time, we haven’t attempted anything resembling a regular record club session, so on Thursday 11 June, we’re going to give it a try and bring record club to you! Online, of course.

The theme for our virtual record club is 1980, and lots of you have already suggested tracks to play. There’s still time to do that if you haven’t done so already. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are the best place to do that, but you can get in touch through the website too if social media isn’t your thing.

Then all you have to do is open our live audio stream on Thursday night at 8pm. Just click this link and press play! https://livesets.com/glossoprecordclub/live

We’ll be hearing from some of the record club regulars who’ll be playing a few of their favourite tracks from that year alongside as many of the suggestions we’ve received. All you have to do is sit back and listen from the safety and comfort of your own home! We’ll be live tweeting throughout the night and doing our best to keep up with Facebook posts too, so please come and say hello.

Yes – phones ARE allowed at this record club!

So remember, stay at home and listen online.


VIRTUAL RECORD CLUB: 1980
Thursday 11 June, 8-11pm
Click this link to listen: https://livesets.com/glossoprecordclub/live


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Record Club update

Dear record clubbers,

As you may have expected, I have taken the decision to postpone our regular record club sessions for the foreseeable future and until such time it is same for us to resume.

Glossop Record Club is all about sharing music, and we’ll still be doing our monthly radio show for Radio Free Matlock, and we may even do some ad-hoc live shows in between. We’ll let you know if we do. We’ll asking for your shout outs and dedications for all of our radio shows. And of course, there are dozens of mixes from our seven years of meet-ups to keep you entertained on our Mixcloud page.

In the meantime, please support your favourite independent artists through Bandcamp rather than streaming services, and your favourite independent record shops by buying from them online. The same goes for our local shops and businesses.

But most of all, look after yourselves and help others where you can. Stay safe, stay healthy and we’ll see you soon.

Simon

RECORDS PLAYED: Depeche Mode 40 (March 2020)

All songs by Depeche Mode (on Mute Records) unless otherwise noted.

DEPECHE MODE INFLUENCES
Fad Gadget – Back To Nature/Lady Shave
Sparks – The Number One Song In Heaven
The Human League – Being Boiled
Kraftwerk – Computer Love/The Model
Gary Numan – Cars
The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
David Bowie – Heroes

Dreaming Of Me (7″, 1981)

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Violator (1990)

SIDE 1: World In My Eyes / Sweetest Perfection / Personal Jesus / Halo / Waiting For The Night

SIDE 2: Enjoy The Silence / Policy Of Truth / Blue Dress / Clean

Stripped (from Black Celebration, 1986)
Precious (from Playing the Angel, 2005)
Shake The Disease (from The Singles 81→85, 1985)
In Chains (Alan Wilder remix) / Behind The Wheel (Vince Clarke remix) / A Pain That I’m Used To (Jacques Lu Cont remix) / The Darkest Star (Monolake remix) (from Remixes 2: 81–11, 2011)
Everything Counts (live) (single, 1989)
Home (Ultra, 1997)
Heroes (live in Berlin) (bootleg 10″, 2018)

Listen to highlights of the records played here or click the player below.


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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March’s Record Club: DEPECHE MODE 40

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 12th March to celebrate Depeche Mode, with an evening of their music played on vinyl.

2020 marks the band’s 40th year together, and this March is the 30th anniversary of their seventh studio album ‘Violator’, probably their most accessible and celebrated album which includes the singles ‘Personal Jesus’ and ‘Enjoy The Silence’.

DM superfan Rachel Blackman hosts the session and will be playing tracks from throughout the band’s illustrious and turbulent career, alongside the ‘Violator’ album in full.

It all kicks off at 8pm. See you there!


DEPECHE MODE 40
Thursday 12th March, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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