November’s Record Club: GIZEH RECORDS

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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.

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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
FREE ADMISSION

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PUNK! Records played

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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.


 

RECORDS PLAYED


TO SET THE SCENE…

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

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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

AND THEN…

The Damned – New Rose (Stiff Records, 1976)

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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)

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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)

Listen to highlights of David’s talk and records played here or click the player below.


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