September’s Record Club | SPARKS ‘No.1 In Heaven’ – Thursday 9th September

Glossop Record Club is back, back, BACK!

Join us at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 9th September for our first in-person record club of 2021. To ease us back in gently, we’ll be listening to Sparks’ 1979 album No.1 In Heaven in full. At a trim 33 minutes, it’ll also allow plenty of time for us to catch up throughout the evening as well.

Recorded in Germany and produced by Giorgio Moroder, this is Sparks in full-on synth-pop mode and an album that would prove hugely influential in the years that followed.

Doors open at 8pm and we’ll start the music at 8.30, so don’t be late! See you there.


SPARKS – No.1 In Heaven
Thursday 9th September, 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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Album of the Month | Thursday 10th June – LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ‘This Is Happening’

June’s Album of the Month: LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Thursday 10th June, 8-10pm
STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE

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

For our sixth ‘album of the month’ virtual session, record club regular Phil Kirkley has chosen LCD Soundystem’s 2010 album ‘This Is Happening’ for our shared listening pleasure. To help set the scene, check out the playlist Phil has compiled featuring bands that are name checked in the LCD Soundsystem song ‘Losing My Edge’.

To take part in this virtual session, you must sign up here. More details below.

With any luck, this will be our last virtual session. We’ll taking a break over the summer (July and August) and fingers crossed, back in the flesh in September. Look out for announcements nearer the time, and follow us on social media for updates (links at the bottom of this post).

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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Album of the Month | Thursday 13th May 2021: ADAM & THE ANTS ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’

May’s Album of the Month: Adam & The Ants – Dirk Wears White Sox
Thursday 13th May, 8-10pm
STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE

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

For our fifth ‘album of the month’ virtual session, record club stalwart Gavin Hogg has chosen Adam & The Ants 1979 debut album ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ for our shared listening pleasure. To help set the scene, check out the playlist which features artists that were an influence on the band, tracks by Ants off-shoots The Monochrome Set and Bow Wow Wow, alongside a few early non-album tracks by the band themselves. Gavin will be telling us more about the making of the album and the complicated early history of the band as part of the session.

To take part in this virtual session, you must sign up here. More details below.

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.

  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.
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  • Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.
  • Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

Album of the Month | Thursday 8th April 2021: RADIOHEAD ‘OK Computer’

April’s Album of the Month: Radiohead – OK Computer
Thursday 8th April, 8-10pm
STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE

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

For our fourth ‘album of the month’ virtual session, Tom Lyon has chosen Radiohead’s OK Computer for us to listen to in full. Released in 1997, it was the band’s third album and quickly became a fixture of “greatest albums ever” lists where it has remained since. A departure from the ‘British Grunge’ of their earlier work (or that’s what their record company tried to position them as!), it has a more expansive sound with influences ranging from Miles Davis (specifically Bitches Brew), Krautrock legends Can to the soundtrack work of Ennio Morricone.

To help set the scene, check out the playlist which includes a track each from Radiohead’s albums to date (excepting our featured album), solo tracks and collaborations, songs that influenced the band, a smattering of covers (including a handful from the Easy All Star’s dub and reggae take on the OK Computer album) and the Talking Heads track that gave the band their name.

To take part in this virtual session, you must sign up here. More details below.

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.

  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.
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  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.
  • Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.
  • Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

Album of the Month | Thursday 11th March 2021: GRACE JONES ‘Warm Leatherette’

March’s Album of the Month: Grace Jones – Warm Leatherette
Thursday 11th March, 8-10pm
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Hello record clubbers, hope you’re all keeping well.

For our third ‘album of the month’ virtual session, we’ll be listening to Grace Jones’ Warm Leatherette in full. Released in 1980, this was her fourth album and the first of three recorded at Compass Point studios in Nassau, featuring legendary Jamaican rhythm section Sly and Robbie among the core musicians playing on the album. Breaking away from the straight-ahead disco of her previous albums, Warm Leatherette mixes new wave, reggae and dub on a set largely consisting of covers, but Grace stamps her mark on each and every track.

To help set the scene, check out the playlist which includes tracks from Grace’s other Nassau albums, alongside a taste of her disco era, the original versions of the songs covered on Warm Leatherette and cuts by some of the musicians playing on the album.

To take part, you must sign up here. More details below.

Grace Jones, Warm Leatherette in High-Resolution Audio - ProStudioMasters

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.

  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.
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  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.
  • Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.
  • Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

Album of the Month | Thursday 11th February 2021: CORNERSHOP ‘England Is A Garden’

February’s Album of the Month: Cornershop – England Is A Garden
Thursday 11th February, 8-10pm
STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE

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

Firstly, thanks to everyone who joined our first virtual ‘album of the month’ session in January. Although we all missed the cosy surroundings of the labour club and the mighty volume of its sound system, it was great to see everyone (albeit on Zoom) and share a couple of hours with some great music at the heart of it all. It felt like record club!

For February’s AOTM session, we’ve invited Rob Prior from our record club cousins in Shipley to be our guest host and choose an album for our shared listening pleasure. The Record Club, as they are simply known, was established in 2011 and were very helpful in offering advice and tips when the idea to do a record club in Glossop was first mooted.

The album Rob’s chosen is Cornershop’s ‘Enlgand Is A Garden’, his favourite record of 2020, released on the band’s own label Ample Play. As a little introduction to the musical world of Cornershop (beyond Brimful Of Asha), here’s a handy playlist we’ve put together, with tracks from the band, side-project Clinton, some of the other bands on their label and a sprinkling of cuts from Tjinder Singh’s ‘Baker’s Dozen’ list of favourite albums he did for The Quietus.

To take part, you must sign up here. More details below.

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.

  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.
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  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.
  • Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.
  • Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

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.

  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.
  • ‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.
  • Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.
  • Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.
  • Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

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/