It was an evening of firsts. Our first film night. Our first time playing a cassette. And of course, Glossop Record Club’s first birthday.
In the last 12 months we’ve played full albums by Roxy Music, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Rodriguez, The Velvet Underground, The Everly Brothers, Ultravox, David Bowie, The Beatles, Rockin’ Horse, The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, Mark Lanegan and The Cramps, and we’ve heard from lots of others (The Legendary Stardust Cowboy and Bruce Forsyth spring to mind). We’ve had 45s, 78s, flexi-discs, picture discs, coloured vinyl, reel-to-reel and cassette; Bowie buns, veggie burgers, popcorn, free tapes and northern soul dancing; visits from writers, filmmakers and music historians; we’ve been in the local papers, on local and national radio and in magazines…
We’ve covered a lot of ground since our first session, but we’ve barely scratched the surface!
Thanks to everyone for their support over the last 12 months – whether you’ve just been to the occasional session or haven’t missed a single one. Also, thanks to all those who have shared info about GRC, whether telling friends, sharing links or simply hitting ‘retweet’ (never underestimate the power of a retweet!). It really is appreciated.
And that brings us to our first film night and an answer to the question – why cassette?
Well, the likes of Cabaret Voltaire, Vice Versa and B.E.F. all put out cassette-only releases during the era the Made In Sheffield documentary covers (roughly 1978 to 1082). So in keeping with that era, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to roll out my old Sanyo personal stereo (also from the same era) and put it into service. And it didn’t let me down. 32 years old and still going strong! The prominence of cassette in that era also accounts for the free tape we gave away.
As for Made In Sheffield… We were lucky enough to have the person who made the film, Eve Wood with us on the night (along with her husband Richard) to introduce and talk a little bit about it. It gave us a fascinating insight into the whys and hows the film came to be made, what came after and what’s coming next. If you want to find out more about Eve’s three films on the Sheffield music scene, take a look at the Sheffield Vision website.
Some nice comments on Facebook and Twitter…
“Great night, brilliant idea to get the film AND director.”
“Great film at last nights
@GlossopRecord club. Fascinating portrait of a city’s music scene and also of the human desire to create. Loved it.”
“Thanks for the tape and poster! Had really good night.”
“This free Sheffield electronica tape from
@GlossopRecord is bleeping marvellous. It scared the wife & kids too!”
“Discovered Artery last night. Class band.”
And one from Eve:
@GlossopRecord for coming yesterday. It was nice to meet you all.”
We’ll be back on Thursday 9th October for JOHN PEEL NIGHT. Full details soon.
MADE IN SHEFFIELD compilation tape
The Human League – Being Boiled (Fast, 1978)
The Future – Pulse Lovers (from The Golden Hour of The Future)
Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag (Rough Trade, 1979)
Vice Versa – New Girls/Neutrons (Neutron, 1979)
2.3 – All Time Low (Fast, 1978)
Comsat Angels – Independence Day (Polydor, 1980)
I’m So Hollow – Touch (Illuminated Records, 1981)
Clock DVA – 4 Hours (Fetish Records, 1981)
Artery – Into The Garden (Armageddon Records, 1981)
Pulp – Refuse To Be Blind (John Peel session, 1981)
Heaven 17 – Height Of The Fighting (Virgin, 1981)
ABC – Tears Are Not Enough (Neutron, 1982)
MADE IN SHEFFIELD documentary (Sheffield Vision, 2002)
THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Reproduction (Virgin, 1979)
Side One: Almost Medieval/Circus Of Death/The Path Of Least Resistance/Blind Youth/The Word Before Last/Empire State Human
KRAFTWERK – The Man Machine (The Man Machine, 1978)
TONY CAPSTICK – Capstick Comes Home/The Sheffield Grinder (Dingle Records, 1981)
CABARET VOLTAIRE – Yashar (Rough Trade, 1982)
ABC – The Lexicon Of Love (Neutron, 1982)
Side One: Show Me/Poison Arrow/Many Happy Returns/Tears Are Not Enough/Valentine’s Day
THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Dare (Virgin, 1981)
Side One: The Things That Dreams Are Made Of/Open Your Heart/The Sound Of The Crowd/Darkness/Do Or Die
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