July’s Record Club: USA 1969

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 11th July for USA 1969, when we’ll be going back exactly 50 year to explore from and inspired by America.

With the focus of our 1967 and 1968 sessions being primarily on UK music, this time we turn our attention to the USA, taking in tracks from the incendiary debuts by The Stooges and MC5 among others. From Detroit to Woodstock to Altamont, change was definitely in the air. We’ll also feature a few tracks by British artists under the influence of American soul, country and blues, who went so far as to record over there, resulting in some of their best work.

And it’s a Brit abroad that gives us our featured album  – Dusty Springfield’s ‘Dusty In Memphis’, recorded in Memphis and New York after signing to Atlantic Records in 1968. Surprisingly, the album saw no chart action in the UK, and only just scraped into the Billboard 100 in the USA. But, as with so many albums that flopped at the time, it’s reputation grew, and is now regarded as a classic, and Dusty’s definitive album.

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Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm. See you there!


USA 1969 – music from and inspired by America
Thursday 11th July
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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STACK-A-RECORDS – the new monthly Glossop Record Club radio show

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Just a quick post to let you know that ‘Stack-A-Records‘ – our new monthly radio show – starts tonight at 8pm on Radio Free Matlock.

We’ll be on the airwaves on the third Tuesday of every month with two hours of top tunes, mixing tracks from records played at record club over the years alongside new releases, reissues, box sets and old favourites. There’ll also be themed specials plus occasional co-hosts and special guests from time-to-time. A bit like record club!

Appropriately, our first show is a debut albums special, with tracks drawn from a list of around 160 suggestions that came in via our Twitter and Facebook followers. So if you told us your fave debut albums, be sure to tune in to see what made it to the playlist! We’ll be tweeting pictures of the records played throughout the show if you want to join us there too.

Listen live via the player on the Radio Free Matlock website and also check out their other shows during the week. There’s always something hip, happening and interesting to listen to (this week’s schedule is below). The show will also be up on Mixcloud the following day to listen to at your leisure.

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And here’s the song that gave our show it’s name and theme. Hope you can join us!


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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Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

June’s Record Club: 2019 – THE BEST RECORDS OF THE YEAR… SO FAR!

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We’re back on Thursday 13th June at Glossop Labour Club for our first ever mid-term review. Normally, we save our favourite records of the year for our annual end-of-year round up, but it’s often a case of too much music and not enough time. So this is our solution!

2019 has been a great year for new music so far, so this is your chance to come and share a few tracks from your fave new releases of the year, plus we’ll make room for any 2018 stragglers and Record Store Day 2019 releases you may have picked up. Then we’ll see how many tracks we can play!

Doors open 8pm and music starts at 8.30pm. Don’t be late.


In other news, we have a new monthly radio show beginning in June on the rather fab Radio Free Matlock. And the first one is a debut albums special with albums suggested by our Twitter and Facebook followers (thank you!). Tune in here on Tuesday 18th June at 8pm and find out what made the playlist. We’ll send out a reminder nearer transmission time.

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2019 – THE BEST RECORDS OF THE YEAR… SO FAR!
Thursday 13th June
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.

Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

May’s Record Club: CURTIS MAYFIELD

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Glossop Record Club is back On Thursday 9th May at Glossop Labour Club for a session dedicated to soul legend Curtis Mayfield.

We’ll be playing his 1970 solo debut album in full, alongside key tracks from his time with The Impressions in the 1960s, a few cuts from the album he produced for Baby Huey & The Babysitters and a selection of songs released on his own record label, Curtom Records.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts 8.30pm. We hope to see you there.

There’s another date for your diary in May too, as we return to the Crystal Ballroom on Norfolk Street for another RIP IT UP retro disco on Saturday 25th May. The last one was a sell out, so don’t miss out! Buy advance tickets here.

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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.


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.

Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

April’s Record Club: TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN

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We’re back on Thursday 11th April with Gavin Hogg at the helm to play what is considered to be one of the greatest albums of the 1980s on vinyl and in full – Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’ – along with a selection of cuts from their other albums. It’s a record we’ve wanted to play for quite some time, and following the recent death of the band’s vocalist and songwriter, Mark Hollis, we thought this would make a fitting tribute to a very distinctive and singular voice.

A year in the making, the album was released in 1988 to a rather muted response, but over time it’s reputation has grown and it’s now considered a classic, hugely influential on many bands and artists including Doves, Elbow and Wild Beasts among others.

Writing for The Guardian following Mark Hollis’s death, Jude Rogers described the album as a “long, meditative, immersive experience – extended journeys into the possibilities of ambient sound, influenced not by what surrounded their makers, but by the spaces between; of the improvised nature of jazz and modern classical composition, as well as strange, oblique poetry.” Read the full piece here. Also worth reading is this piece on The Quietus.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts 8.30pm. We hope to see you there.


TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN
Thursday 11th April
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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Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

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.


Click here for venue and travel details.

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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.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.