Singles Night II: post-session review


Thanks to everyone who came along to our second annual Singles Night. What a night! Classic ska, reggae, rockabilly, r’n’b, punk and indie; New Orleans party tunes; coloured vinyl, picture discs and flexi-discs; Max Bygraves, The Residents and Floella Benjamin (in that order!); Emu; a German glam rocker who married a pineapple…

What happened kind of defies description, definitely a case of ‘you had to be there’. But if you weren’t or would like to double-check what actually did occur, the full list of singles played is below, along with digital highlights to listen to at your leisure.

Big thanks to Gavin, Steve, Rick, John L, Trevor, Beany, Keith, Brett, Bernard, Martin The Mod, Bill, Steven, Amy, John W, Darren, Penny, Terry and everyone else who brought records to share.

Here are a few comments:

I love – where else would a Max Bygraves song about mining safety be followed by ‘ Satisfaction’ by The Residents?

Just played Satisfaction at club. Perfect response: mixture of wincing, outrage and laughter.

Great night at . Tonight’s singles – some good, some bad, some bloody awful!

Did last night really happen?!

And this from first-timer Trevor who recently moved up to the area from down south and heard about Glossop Record Club when I managed to get on The Chain on Radcliffe & Maconie’s BBC 6 Music show back in January (listen here if you missed it):

The idea of a meet-up in my new locality where people could share their passion in music was irresistible… Anyone that enjoys music and is broadminded enough to listen to a wide diversity of genres and tastes is well advised to give this club a go. Thoroughly recommended.

Thanks Trevor. Kind words indeed.

We’ll be back on Thursday 12th March for a record club exchange visit – The Cat Club join us from Pontefract and count writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton among their number. Ian will be leading the session, playing a few records and sharing a couple of stories from his books.



Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals
Suede – Metal Mickey
Flying Lizards – Money Bill Withers – Harlem


DSCF8285 – ddrhodes (grey vinyl)
Terry Edwards & The Scapegoats – Ice Cream For Crow (yellow vinyl)
Eat Lights Become Lights – Test Drive (Silver Apples Remix) (square green vinyl)



Professor Longhair – Big Chief
Lee Dorsey – Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)
The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko
Al Johnson – Carnival Time
Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras

The Skatalites – Latin Goes Ska
Joe White – Rodie All Around
The Upsetters – Eight For Eight
Hot Rod All-Stars – Lick It Back (Boss Sound)
John Holt – Rainy Night In Georgia (dub)

Beltane Fire – Excalibur (album sampler flexi-disc)
The Blue Cats – Wild Night
X-Ray Spex – The Day The World Turned Day-glo



Ramma Damma – Rammadamma (the German glam rocker who married a pineapple)

Free for all Part 1
It’s Immaterial – Ed’s Funky Diner (brought by Trevor)
Max Bygraves With Grimethorpe Colliery Band, The ‎– Do It The Safety Way (brought by Beany)
The Residents – Satisfaction (brought by Keith)
Floella Benjamin – Reggae Rita (brought by Brett)

The Dubliners – Maids, When You’re Young, Never Wed An Old Man
Vince Taylor And His Playboys – Brand New Cadillac
The Houghton Weavers – Blackpool Belle

Martin The Mod

Martin The Mod doing some nifty Ska moves

Laurel Aitken with The Boogie Cats – Boogie Rock
Lord Creator – Independent Jamaica Calypso
Inez Foxx – Mockingbird

Charlie Feathers – Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine
Charlie Feathers – That Certain Female

Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love… (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
The Jam – In The City
Stone Roses – Made Of Stone The Cribs – Burning For No One

Manuel – Manuel’s Good Food Guide
Marvin The Paranoid Android – Reasons To Be Miserable
Max Wall – England’s Glory Emu – Emu


Free for all Part 2
The Smiths – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before (brought by Amy)
The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (brought by John)
Snuff – The Tour Flexi (brought by Darren)
Carrie Cleveland ‎– Love Will Set You Free (brought by Rick)
The King Brothers – The Tupperware Brigade (brought by Penny)
The Wombles – Bungo’s Birthday (brought by Penny)
King Kurt – Zulu Beat (brought by Terry)
Mark Lanegan Band ‎– The Gravedigger’s Song
The Long Ryders – Looking For Lewis & Clark (brought by Terry)
The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket (brought by Amy)
The Stranglers – Walk On By (brought by Trevor)
Marcia Griffiths – Don’t Let Me Down (brought by Rick)
The Etheopians – The Whip (brought by Rick)
Bobby Francis – Chain Gang (brought by Rick)
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter (brought by Terry)
Simon G – In My Dreams (brought by Simon)


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