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.
Fantastic night-absolutely loved it…could have listened to Dave and Ian all night!
Punk. I swear I was there!
My ears are still ringing after last night’s punk session!
Great music and the Record Club just gets better and better & is fast becoming THE event for serious music lovers. Bravo.
TO SET THE SCENE…
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)
Listen to highlights of David’s talk and records played here or click the player below.
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