November’s Record Club: GIZEH RECORDS


On Thursday 10th November, Richard Knox, founder of the Manchester-based independent record label Gizeh Records joins us to present an evening of music drawn from the label’s vinyl releases.

Richard is also one half of Shield Patterns (the other half being Claire Brentnall), whose latest album Mirror Breathing was released in September to a plethora of great reviews, and this is the album we’ll be hearing in full.


I’m sure many of you will know Rich and Claire as regulars at record club, but this is a rare opportunity to hear music presented by the artists themselves and to find out more about its creation. There will also be a small selection of Gizeh releases to browse and buy.

More about Gizeh Records (from their website):

“Gizeh Records is an independent label based in Manchester, UK. Founded by Richard Knox in Leeds, 2004 and focusing on a fiercely DIY ethic, Gizeh has grown with it’s artists over the years to form a strong community of musicians and artists from around the world, most of them collaborating together over the years across various projects, helping the label and those involved progress and evolve in an organic, inspiring and galvanising way.

It is our aim to conduct ourselves with modesty and humility in an ever changing industry. We put love, care and passion into our records and our artists and continue to push our ideals and our collective as far as we can within the means that we have. We have no care for genres or pigeon-holes – simply the noise of harmony and the harmony of noise and the inspiration and spirit of the people who are making that noise.”

See you there.

GIZEH RECORDS + Shield Patterns
Thursday 10th November 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

PUNK! Records played


What a night! Thanks to everyone who came down to our PUNK session, great to see the Labour club packed out and buzzing.

After a scene-setting reel-to-reel tape of Top 20 hits recorded from the radio in October 1976 and an ear-blasting spin of The Damned’s New Rose to cleanse the air, we welcomed writer David Nolan, who, along with ‘surprise’ guest Ian Moss, took us back to June 1976 and the very first Manchester gig by the Sex Pistols, how it came about, the impact it had and the legacy it helped create.

That was followed with a fantastic run of punk singles (plus a couple of album tracks), all played at high volume, and came as close as we could get to recreating the visceral punk experience. The full list of records played is below, along with links to the podcast.

Thanks to Steve and Scotty for bringing their boxes of punk records for people to choose from and play, and also to everyone else who brought records along to share. And of course, big thanks to David and Ian for their fascinating insights and recollections.

Finally, thanks to all who generously brought food donations for the Bare Necessities Glossopdale Food Bank and for supporting We Shall Overcome.

Some comments…

Fantastic night-absolutely loved it…could have listened to Dave and Ian all night!

Another great night at club. Excellent talk from  

Fascinating Club Punk Vinyl night. Never heard Riff Raff before.

Punk. I swear I was there!

My ears are still ringing after last night’s punk session!

Thanks for a brilliant night.loved your Tony Wilson impression darling. Thanks to Ian Moss for his great insight.

thanks for a great night; Ian + are the best double act I’ve seen in a long time!

Great music and the Record Club just gets better and better & is fast becoming THE event for serious music lovers. Bravo.

We’ll be back on Thursday 10th November for an evening with Gizeh Records including a playback of the new Shield Patterns album. Details soon.




Top 20 highlights – October 1976 (reel-to-reel tape recorded from radio)


The Ritchie Family – The Best Disco In Town / Chicago  – If You Leave Me Now / Bay City Rollers – I Only Wanna Be With You / Tina Charles – Dance Little Lady Dance / The Wurzels – I Am A Cider Drinker / Sherbet – Howzat / The Real Thing – Can’t Get By Without You / Rod Stewart – Sailing / Demis Roussos – When Forever Has Gone / Abba – Dancing Queen / Pussycat – Mississippi


The Damned – New Rose (Stiff Records, 1976)


Charlie Drake ‎– Super Punk (Sol-Doon, 1977)
Joy Division – Warsaw (An Ideal For Living EP, 1978)
The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes (Anchor, 1977)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation (Sire, 1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Watching The Detectives (Stiff Records, 1977)
Public Image Limited – Public Image (Virgin, 1978)
Jerks – Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me (Underground Records, 1977)
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis (Mercury, 1973)
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (Virgin, 1977)
Buzzcocks – Boredom (Spiral Scratch EP, New Hormones, 1977)
The Nosebleeds ‎– Ain’t Bin To No Music School (Rabid Records, 1977)
Slaughter And The Dogs ‎– Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone (Decca, 1977)
Frank Sidebottom – Anarchy In The UK (Frank’s Firm Favorites EP, Regal Zonophone, 1985)


Rats & Delicious ‎– No Time (State Records, 1979)
John Cooper Clark ‎– Psycle Sluts (Innocents EP, Rabid Records, 1977)
The Adverts – Bored Teenagers (Anchor, 1977)
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides (Virgin, 1978)
Buzzcocks – Lipstick (United Artists, 1978)
The Clash – Clash City Rockers/Jail Guitar Doors (CBS, 1978)
Sex Pistols – Friggin’ In The Riggin’ (Virgin, 1979)
The Killjoys ‎– Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven (Raw Records, 1977)
Nipple Erectors ‎– King Of The Bop (Soho Records, 1978)
Riff Raff – Romford Girls (I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut EP, Chiswick Records, 1978)
Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict (United Artists, 1977)
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet (CBS, 1978)
Sham 69 ‎– No Entry (Polydor, 1978)
The Stranglers – Straighten Out (United Artists, 1977)
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (Sire, 1978)
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK (EMI, 1976)

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October’s Record Club: PUNK!


We’re back on Thursday 13th October for a night of punk and new wave on vinyl, marking 40 years since musical anarchy all kicked off with The Damned’s ‘New Rose’.

The 7″ single was the format for defining punk statements, so rather than playing a full album, we’ll be working our way through a stack of punk and new wave records (album tracks allowed) and we need your help. Bring along your punk vinyl and feel free to share any stories or memories you may have of the punk wars.


We’ll also be joined by writer David Nolan, author of ‘I Swear I Was There: The Gig That Changed The World’ – which gathers together detailed accounts of the Sex Pistols’ first gigs in Manchester by those who were there – to discuss the impact of these gigs on the people who saw them and how Manchester quickly became punk’s second city.


Finally, we’re proud to have been invited to be part of this year’s We Shall Overcome series of anti-austerity events, so please bring food and cash donations in aid of Glossopdale Foodbank and Tameside Against The Cuts. Thank you.


See you there!

Thursday 13th October from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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BUDDY HOLLY with Bill Jubb – records played


Bill (left) with friend and fellow Buddy Holly fan Chris

Not only was it Glossop Record Club’s 3rd birthday, but with the help of rock & roll historian Bill Jubb we celebrated the 80th birthday of Buddy Holly with a selection of songs from throughout Buddy’s short but prolific career and plenty of stories along the way. Bill was ably assisted by friend and fellow Buddy Holly superfan Chris. We even had one attendee who was lucky enough to have seen Holly in concert at Sheffield City Hall in 1958 (and still has the ticket stub to prove it). We were also treated to live music by Steve Roberts with a song about his own connection to Buddy Holly.

We’ll be back on Thursday 13th October for a night of Punk, details soon.


All tracks by Buddy Holly unless stated.

Jerry Lee Lewis – Real Wild Child
The Beatles – Crying, Waiting, Hoping
The Everly Brothers – Love Is Strange
Bryan Ferry – Baby, I Don’t Care
The Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away
Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes
Chuck Berry – Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Little Richard – Ready Teddy
Fats Domino – Valley Of Tears
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
The Beatles – Words Of Love
The Everly Brothers – That’ll Be The Day

Two-Timin’ Woman (1949)
Bob Montgomery & Buddy Holly – I’ll Just Pretend (1952)
Don’t Come Back Knockin’ (1955)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (alternate take, 1956)

Buddy Holly With The Three Tunes ‎– Baby Let’s Play House (Rollercoaster Records)


Baby Let’s Play House/Bo Diddley/Blue Monday/Good Rockin’ Tonight

The “Chirping” Crickets (Coral, 1957)


Oh, Boy!/Not Fade Away/You’ve Got Love/Maybe Baby/It’s Too Late/Tell Me How/That’ll Be The Day/I’m Lookin’ For Someone To Love/An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)/Send Me Some Lovin’

Buddy Holly (Coral, 1958)


I’m Gonna Love You Too/Peggy Sue/Look At Me/Listen To Me/Everyday/Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues/Words Of Love/(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care/Rave On

Steve Roberts – Buddy Holly Sung The Songs (live performance) (free download here)

The Famous Apartment Tapes (Prism Records)


Learning The Game/Crying, Waiting, Hoping/Love Is Strange/Dearest/That’s What They Say

The Crickets – Think It Over
Midnight Shift


The Hollies – Tell Me How (from Buddy Holly lp, Polydor, 1980)
The Whirlwinds – Look At Me (from The Beat Merchants: British Beat Groups 1963-1964, United Artists, 1976)

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September’s Record Club: BUDDY HOLLY


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.


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.

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


‘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.



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)


: 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)


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!


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.


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).


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.

Thursday 14th July from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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