July’s Record Club: KRAUTROCK 2

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On Thursday 12th July, we revisit Krautrock to further explore the experimental Kosmische music of the 1960s and 1970s. Picking up the thread from our first krautrock session in 2016, we’ll dig deeper and take in tracks by Amon Duul II, Faust, Can, Harmonia, La Dusseldorf and Neu!

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Our featured album will be Kraftwerk‘s overlooked 1975 classic Radio-Activity and we’ll also play a track from their seldom-heard debut.

If you want to know more about Krautrock, read the post for our last session (exactly two years ago) which explains all. See you there!


KRAUTROCK 2
Thursday 12th July, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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June’s Record Club: PSYCHEDELIC SOUL (1967-1974)

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We’re back on Thursday 14th June for a Psychedelic Soul trip. Focusing on the years 1967-74, our main album will be Sly & The Family Stone’s classic ‘Stand’, plus we’ll take you higher with cuts from The Temptations, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis and more, alongside a couple of funky soul covers of psychedelic rock tracks.

We’ll also have a special warm-up mix of far-out and funky deep cuts courtesy of Brooklyn’s boutique label Slice Of Spice Records.

So get on down and free your mind! See you there.

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PSYCHEDELIC SOUL (1967-1974)
Thursday 14th June, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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May’s Record Club: 2 TONE RECORDS

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 10th May for a session dedicated to 2 Tone Records.

Short-lived but hugely influential, the label was started by Specials keyboard player Jerry Dammers in 1979. Inspired by labels such as Tamla Motown and Stax , it released not just music by his own band but also other bands on the late 70s Coventry scene and beyond, who fused reggae, ska and punk.

Our guide for the evening will be 2 Tone completist John Walmsley, who will be winding the clock back to 1979 and picking out choice cuts from the label’s impressive run of 32 singles and 13 albums.

See you there!

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2 TONE RECORDS
Thursday 10th May, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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April’s Record Club: AN EVENING WITH DAVID HEPWORTH

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UPDATE: Our online ticket allocation for this event has now sold out. We have just two tickets left that will be available on the door on the night. Please get in touch if you would like to reserve them. THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT. Thank you.


On Thursday 19th April, we welcome veteran writer and broadcaster David Hepworth to Glossop Record Club to discuss his best-selling books ‘Uncommon People‘ and ‘1971: Never A Dull Moment‘ and his lengthy career as a music journalist, magazine editor and publisher with our host Gavin Hogg. We’ll play a few records relating to the books along the way as well as the chance to ask David your own questions.

If you’ve picked up a British music magazine in the last 40 years, you’ll have encountered David’s work. From the early days of Smash Hits, to founding Q, Mojo and The Word, he’s been an ever-present figure in some of the most successful and influential music magazines.

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As a presenter, he fronted Whistle Test in its final few years alongside fellow music journalist Mark Ellen and was also part of the presentation team for Live Aid in 1985. Along with Mark, he’s also the host of the excellent A Word In Your Ear podcast, where he discusses music books with their authors.

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AN EVENING WITH DAVID HEPWORTH
Thursday 19th April from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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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
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February’s Record Club: SINGLES NIGHT – Three of the best

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 8th February for our first session of 2018. And it’s the return of Singles Night!

As this will be our third singles-only session, we’re making it three of the best – three songs of your choosing, so long as they’re on 7″ and revolve at 45rpm.

From rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s; The Beatles, The Stones, Mod, Motown and Stax in the 60s; Glam, Punk and New Wave in the 70s; Factory, Rough Trade and 4AD in the 80s; to Sub Pop and Britpop in the 90. All these musical revolutions turned at 45, so bring yourself, bring your singles. And share the love of vinyl.

One final reminder… Don’t come looking for love, it’s not that kind of singles night!


SINGLES NIGHT – three of the best
Thursday 8th February, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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Happy New Year!

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A big thanks to you all for making 2017 another fantastic year at Glossop Record Club. Once again, with your help and involvement, we’ve covered a huge array of genres, eras and artists, playing full albums alongside singles and choice LP cuts, digging deep, sharing stories and uncovering many gems along the way.

If you want to listen back to highlights of this year’s sessions, they’re all here on Mixcloud, including Darren and Tom’s best of 2017, Bernie’s girl groups selections and not forgetting our own original music as played at Opportunity Knocked. As ever, the music is only half the story but it’s what brings us together each month. If you want the full story, you gotta be there! You can also listen back to our one-off live radio show which acted as a substitute when we were usurped by the general election. Pah.

There’s lots to look forward to in the coming year too including a special session to celebrate our 5th birthday in September! January’s session has been postponed, so our first gathering of 2018 will be on Thursday 8th February and the return of Singles Night. Full details nearer the time.

Happy New Year! See you in February.

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2018 Session Dates

11th January 2018 – **NO SESSION**
8th February 2018  – Singles Night III
8th March 2018 – The Fall
12th April 2018
10th May 2018 
14th June 2018 
12th July 2018
9th August 2018 – **NO SESSION**
13th September 2018  – 5th Anniversary Special
11th October 2018
8th November 2018
13th December 2018 – Xmas Social


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