March’s Record Club: TRANS-EUROPE MUSICAL EXPRESS

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 14th March for TRANS-EUROPE MUSICAL EXPRESS.

“What’s all that about?” you may ask. Well, the aim will be to play as many different tracks from as many different European countries as possible. And that’s where you, dear record clubber, can play your part.

From French chanson to German kosmische, Italian house to Austrian oompah, Scandi pop to Liechtensteinian death metal, get digging through your collections and bring along music of a European origin to play.

For our purposes, the UK and Ireland are excluded, UNLESS it’s a British or Irish artist with a particular release recorded in Europe. David Bowie and Depeche Mode in Berlin? Yes! T.Rex and Elton John in France? Why not! Led Zeppelin in Stockholm? Maybe not… The same rule applies for acts from non-European countries. So that’s good news for Nick Cave, Donna Summer and Iggy Pop.

I’m sure you get the idea.

One more thing. It’s geographical, not political, so leave your politics at the door and enter a neutral zone. For one night only we’ll be like Switzerland, but without the Toblerones and bank accounts.

See you there!


TRANS-EUROPE MUSICAL EXPRESS
Thursday 14th March
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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February’s Record Club: THE VOICES OF SCOTT WALKER

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 7th February (the first Thursday of the month for a change) for The Voices of Scott Walker.

From 1960s teen idol and 1970s MOR crooner to present day avant-garde explorer, we’ll be digging deep into 60 years of his music both solo and with The Walker Brothers, playing album tracks and b sides from across his career. Our full album will be Scott 4 from 1969, a flop at the time, but now considered a classic. And all on vinyl, of course! See you there.


THE VOICES OF SCOTT WALKER
Thursday 7th February
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


Click here for venue and travel details.

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January’s Record Club: BUZZCOCKS

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We’re back for our first session of 2019 on Thursday 10th January with an all-vinyl doff of the cap to recently departed punk-pop genius Pete Shelley, founder of Buzzcocks, solo artist and a hugely influential figure in the history of punk.

Our main album will be Buzzcocks’ Singles Going Steady, which brings together the band’s first eight singles complete with B sides – an unparalleled run of perfect pop songs originally released between 1977 and 1979. We’ll have a handful of other tracks along the way too, including Buzzcocks’ self-released debut ep, Spiral Scratch, which set the template for punk’s DIY ethos. Plus, writer David Nolan makes a return visit to Glossop Record Club to talk about Pete Shelley’s influence and legacy.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club, Thursday 10th January. Doors 8pm, music starts 8.30pm and the usual record club listening rules apply – phones off, ears open and no talking while the music plays. See you there!


BUZZCOCKS
Thursday 10th January, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

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RECORD CLUB EXTRA: Rip It Up end-of-year retro disco

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Just when you thought record club was all wrapped up for 2018, we’re back for one last bash to see out the year, and it’s going to be a big one! We proudly present…

RIP IT UP – the Glossop Record Club end-of-year retro disco

Join us at the Crystal Ballroom (above Harvey Leonard’s in the old conservative club on Norfolk Street) on Saturday 29th December from 8pm for a night of quality tunes from the 60s to the 80s – a heady mix of Soul, Funk, Disco, Glam, New Wave, Synth Pop, Indie and more.

It’ll blow away the Christmas cobwebs and get you in the mood for New Year!

Advance tickets are £4.50 (plus booking fee) and are available here, or £5 on the door on the night.

See you there!


RIP IT UP – the Glossop Record Club Retro Disco

Saturday 29th December from 8pm
The Crystal Ballroom, 22 Norfolk Street, Glossop, SK13 8BS

Advance tickets £4.50 from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/454067 or £5 on the door


December’s Record Club: BEST OF 2018 + Vinyl Secret Santa

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 13th December at Glossop Labour Club, and to round off the year, you are invited to bring along your favourite new releases of 2018 and spin a track or two. No reissues! We’ll be checking those release dates…

We’ll also be indulging in a spot of Vinyl Secret Santa. Usual rules apply. Here’s a reminder.

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Easy! If it’s not clear, just get in touch.

Also, please bring along a food donation for Glossopdale Foodbank if you can. There’s a  collection point at the labour club, so it couldn’t be easier. More details on the foodbank and what they need here.


BEST OF 2018

Thursday 13th December from 8pm

Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

FREE ADMISSION

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And that’s not all that’s happening in record club land in December! We’ll also be at The Crystal Ballroom (opposite the train station, above Harvey Leonards) on Saturday 29th December for RIP IT UP – a retro disco night playing top tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Buy advance tickets here or pay on the door on the night. It all kicks off at 8pm.

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Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.

November’s Record Club: 1968 – VINYL REVOLUTIONS

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 8th November for 1968: Vinyl Revolutions, exploring the music of this notoriously turbulent year that saw protests and riots on the streets of London, Paris and across the USA, unrest that found its way into the music of the time.

The sunny optimism and idealism of the music of 1967 gave way to an array of different sounds. Pop turned in to rock as album sales overtook sales of singles in the UK for the first time. Some bands went deeper into psychedelia while others rejected the Summer of Love and went for a back-to-basics approach, embracing early rock & roll, Americana, folk and electric blues…

Our full album will be The Zombies baroque psych-pop masterpiece Odessey & Oracle, a flop at the time but whose reputation slowly grew over the years, gaining cult status and finally becoming acknowledged as a classic.

We’ll also be playing tracks from albums of a similar pedigree, alongside lesser-known cuts and established acts that were experimenting with new sounds and styles. And if you’ve got a favourite 1968 record you want to share, please bring it along.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club. Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm and it’s free admission. See you there.

1968: Vinyl Revolutions
Thursday 8th November, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

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Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

October’s Record Club: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin

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On Thursday 11th October we pay R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to Aretha Franklin with a whole night of the Queen of Soul on vinyl, concentrating on her late 60s/early 70s Atlantic Records purple patch when she was absolutely at the top of her game.

We’ll be playing Aretha’s classic 1967 album ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You‘ in full, which, alongside the title track also includes Respect and Do Right Woman, Do Right Man. An absolute stormer from start to finish. We’ll also play a side each of her essential live albums – ‘Amazing Grace‘ and ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West‘ – which capture Aretha in her element, delivering some truly astonishing performances. We’ll also have time to slip in some of her essential 45s and album cuts along the way.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club. Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm and it’s free admission. See you there.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin
Thursday 11th October, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

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Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.