July’s Record Club: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED

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You may not know it, but Glossop Record Club is a hotbed of musical talent. We’re not talking about the records that we listen to each month. No. We’re talking about the folk who bring the records!

It turns out many of us have been in bands or made music over the years. And many still do. Glossop is the hometown of C86 and Creation Records legends The Bodines and the recently reformed purveyors of power pop The Trend, not to mention Steve Roberts, Quiet Loner, Shield Patterns, Rhys Bloodjoy and Stickboy among others. Plus there are our friends from further afield like Lippy Kid.

So if you’ve ever been in a band or made your own music, recorded a demo, self-released a single or album or even landed a record deal, this night is for you!

If you have some sort of recorded evidence of your musical endeavours, dig them out to share at this special record club session (along with any photos, posters or other mementoes you might have) and tell us about the time ‘Opportunity Knocked’.

We’ll try and cater for all formats – vinyl, cassette, mini disc and for one night only… CD!!! But so I know what to expect – and if you have any unusual formats – please let me know in the ‘format chooser’ below what you’ll be bringing, and get in touch if it’s some weird format.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED
Thursday 13th July from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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May’s Record Club: HERE COME THE GIRLS Classic American Girl Groups

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 11th May, when record club regular Bernie presents HERE COME THE GIRLS – an evening of classic American girl groups – from The Andrews Sisters in the 1940s and The Chordettes in the 1950s, to the golden era of The Shangri-Las, The Shirelles, The Crystals and many more in the 1960s.

Bernie will be armed with a stack of records (33, 45 and 78) to tell the history of girl groups from their first flush of popularity during WW2 and how they evolved through the 1950s to become the ultimate post-rock & roll music makers of the early 1960s, telling the stories behind the groups and the songs and how they influenced the British beat groups of the time. Along with classic artists, we’ll also hear the productions of Phil Spector, Shadow Morton and Motown, as well as the songwriting skills of Goffin & King, Greenwich & Barry and Holland-Dozier-Holland among others.

And if you want to bring along to records to share, there’s just one rule – it’s gotta be by a girl (or girls)!

See you there.


HERE COME THE GIRLS – Classic American Girl Groups
Thursday 11th May from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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April’s Record Club: NICK CAVE ON VINYL

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 13th April for an evening of Nick Cave On Vinyl, curated and hosted by Lyn Lockwood. Lyn writes:

Nick Cave has been on an epic creative journey as a poet, artist, collaborator, novelist, essayist, actor, musician and vocalist. From Old Testament gothic punk preacher to New Testament observer of human fragility, he has built a world both of terrible violence and aching human love.

We’ll be listening to tracks from (almost) the very beginning as a young Australian art school drop out to the whole of last year’s astonishing album The Skeleton Tree. Johnny Cash, PJ Harvey, Shane McGowan and even a Mr L Cohen amongst others may also cross our paths along the way.

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NICK CAVE ON VINYL
Thursday 13th April from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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March’s Record Club: COVERS NIGHT

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We’re back on Thursday 9th March for COVERS NIGHT, a whole evening dedicated to the fine art of the cover version.

Often to be found lurking on b sides, charity compilations or deep within albums, the cover version is where an artist shows us a different side of themselves, whether wearing their heart on their sleeve, showing us they can have fun or indulging in some irony.

There are of course two albums of cover versions that we can’t ignore, both released by artists at the height of their early popularity back in 1973 – Bryan Ferry’s These Foolish Things and David Bowie’s Pin Ups. We’ll be pitching Ferry’s wide-ranging pop history collage against Bowie’s tightly focused tribute to his London Mod days, exploring how they both came to be made with parallel tales of fall outs, break ups and bitter rivalries. We’ll only play one of those albums in full, but the choice, as they say, will be yours.

We’ll also hear covers by bands whose songs feature on those two albums, alongside some groovy soul remakes of rock tunes, and of course there’ll be plenty of chances for you to share your favourite covers too.

So getting digging out that vinyl and see you there!


COVERS NIGHT

Thursday 9th March from 8pm

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

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February’s Record Club: NEW ORLEANS funk & soul

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We’re back on Thursday 9th February for a taste of the funky flavours and soulful sounds of New Orleans.

The Crescent City has long been a cultural melting pot, especially when it comes to music. The birthplace of jazz, home to the blues, not mention rhythm & blues and rock & roll, it has produced more than it’s fair share of influential musicians, songwriters and performers. We’d need more than just one evening to even begin to scrape the surface of all it has to offer, so instead we’ll be focusing on the soul and funk that emanated from New Orleans in the 1960s and 70s. And what better time to celebrate than during the month of Mardi Gras?

Several names loom large from this period – songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, singer Lee Dorsey, and funk legends The Meters, who also doubled up as the backing band on dozens of classic funk and soul tunes during this time – we’ll be playing records featuring all three. We’ll also hear from Mac Rebennack, the session pianist turned Night Tripper, better known as Dr John, with some heavy voodoo vibes, along with whatever else we can squeeze on the turntable.

See you there!


NEW ORLEANS – funky flavours and soulful sounds

Thursday 9th February from 8pm

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

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January’s Record Club: NOTHING IS REAL

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We kick off our 2017 sessions on Thursday 12th January with NOTHING IS REAL, a trip into the world of homage, parody, pastiche and pseudonyms.

The first of our featured albums will be 25 O’Clock by The Dukes Of Stratosphear. Released in 1985 by a well-known new wave band in disguise, the album is an homage to 1960s psychedelia and transcends mere pastiche and parody to be a brilliant piece of work in its own right.

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Much the same can be said of our second album, Neil Innes’ brilliantly realised songs for the spin-off Monty Python mockumentary The Rutles. Once you get past the ‘spot the Beatles’ references (of which there are loads crammed into every song), it’s actually a hugely enjoyable album, made with genuine love and affection that even the Fabs themselves approved of. Sadly their publishers didn’t. But that’s another story.

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And as these are both short albums, Brett will be sharing a few more records that fit the theme, including Spinal Tap and Bad News.

Plus, just who was Arnold Corns?!

See you there.


NOTHING IS REAL

Thursday 12th January from 8pm

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

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December’s Record Club: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

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On Thursday 8th December, it’s our second Glossop Record Club CHRISTMAS SOCIAL.

Kicking off at 8pm at Glossop Labour Club, it’s our end-of-year blow out – a chance to get together, have a chat over a pint about music and put the world to rights. Well, maybe not that last bit.

Of course, vinyl will be at the heart of the night with the team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics on hand to spin some of their favourite charity shop finds throughout the evening. Feel free to bring down any records you want to get onto the turntable too.

And as it’s Christmas, we’ll also have a bit of fun with a music quiz and Secret Santa.

If you want to take part in Secret Santa, you’ve gotta give to receive! Here’s how it’ll work:

  1. Choose a record, ideally an LP, maybe from a charity shop, a secondhand shop or even a spare from your own collection. Don’t spend more than a fiver.
  2. Don’t just get any old tat! It has to be something you wouldn’t mind having yourself. And please check that the record is in good condition. We don’t want any damaged styli!
  3. Wrap it up, bring it with you to record club and pop it in the Secret Santa record box.
  4. If you’ve put a record in, that means you’ll get one back! We’ll do the draw before the end of the session.

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

And don’t forget, there’s a Glossopdale Foodbank collection point at the labour club, so please bring along a food donation if you can. More details here: http://glossopdalefoodbank.info/how-to-help/donate/

So. That’s a music quiz. Secret Santa. Charity Shop Classics DJ set. Bring Your Own Vinyl. Beer. And you!

See you there.


Glossop Record Club’s CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Thursday 8th December from 8pm

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

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