March’s Record Club: THE FALL

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“I curse your preoccupation with your record collection…”

In January, we lost another true icon of British music with the passing of the Hip Priest himself, Mark E Smith, and thus sadly the end of the fantastic life of The Fall.

Releasing over 30 studio albums spanning almost 40 years, plus a similar number of live albums and countless singles, EPs and compilations, the band scored just 3 UK top 40 singles with a highest chart placing of 30, but this mighty band with the ever-present Smith at the helm gained a large cult and devoted following for their incredible and often challenging music.

On Thursday 8th March, our resident Fall devotees Steve, Gavin and Darren, will guide us through the wonderful and frightening world of The Fall sound, from their weird and wired beginnings in the late 70s, through the Brix-era glam racket of the 80s and 90s and on, into the new facts of the recent offerings. We’ll round off the night by playing their 1990 Extricate album in full and of course, on vinyl. It’s what you need!

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We’ll also be joined by The Fall’s long-time drummer (1986 – 1997) Funky Si Wolstencroft, who’ll be telling us a little bit about his time with the band and also introducing our featured album, on which he plays.

Doors open at 8pm, but with so much to cram in we’ll be starting the music at 8.15 prompt, so don’t be late! See you there.

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AN EVENING OF THE FALL
Thursday 8th March, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


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SINGLES NIGHT 2018: Records Played

Thanks to everyone who came down to our third Singles Night, whether you brought records to play or just came to listen. As always, too many records and not enough time! Must work on that for next time… You can listen to highlights here (or click the player below).

We’ll be back on Thursday 8th March with a special session dedicated to Mark E Smith and The Fall, hosted by our resident Fall experts Gavin, Steve and Darren. More details soon.

Here’s the full list of records played:

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bell Bottoms (Matador, 1995)
Pavement – Cut Your Hair (Big Cat, 1994)
Beck – Steve Threw Up (Bong Load, 1994)
The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star (Polydor, 1981)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Drift (Virgin, 1985)
The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group – Rock Island Line (Decca, 1956)
Joe Tex – You Need Me, Baby (Dial, 1968)
The Fall – Totally Wired (Rough Trade, 1980)
Orchestra Of Radio Clube Of Mocambique & Joao Maria Tudella – Kanimambo (Gallotone, 1959)
Johnny And The Hurricanes – Traffic Jam (London, 1961)
Billy Fury – Wondrous Place (Decca, 1960)
Alan Jackson – Mercury Blues (Arista, 1993)
Barbara Randolph – I Got A Feeling (Soul, 1967)
Prefab Sprout – Cars And Girls (Kitchenware, 1988)
Simple Minds – Magic (BMG, 2018)
Simple Minds – Chelsea Girl (Zoom, 1979)
The Only Ones ‎- Another Girl, Another Planet (CBS, 1978)
The Walkmen – The Rat (Record Collection, 2004)
McEnroe & Cash With The Full Metal Rackets – Rock And Roll (Music For Nations, 1991)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege (Polydor, 2013)
Buddy Cagle – The Guitar Player (The Ballad Of James Burton) (Imperial Records)
My Bloody Valentine – Slow (Creation, 1988)
Generation X – King Rocker (Chrysalis, 1979)
My Chemical Romance ‎- Famous Last Words (Reprise, 2007)

 

 

 


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