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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An Evening with David Hepworth: podcast and photos

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It was our great pleasure to welcome David Hepworth as our guest on April 19th. Gavin Hogg was our host with the most, and steered David through a range of topics relating to his books, Whistle Test, Live Aid and of course Smash Hits. Add to that the Q&A (Benny Hill, Top Of The Pops and Van Morrison all got a look in there) plus a few records, it was a very entertaining evening. David was even presented a record from Beany by the Hepworth Band, a platter we’re sure he’ll treasure from this day forth (see David’s tweet about it below).

A big thank you to Lyn (door and photos) and to Steve (book stall and roadie) for their invaluable assistance on the night. If you want to find out more about George Street Community Bookshop and maybe even get involved, check out their Facebook page.

Stream the talk here, click the player below or download (minus music) here.

We’ll be back on Thursday 10th May for a session dedicated to 2 Tone Records with John Walmsley. Details soon.

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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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Photo courtesy of wholehoggblog

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
Admission: £3


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AN EVENING OF THE FALL: Records Played

Across the country in the last few weeks, in the back rooms of pubs and in small independent venues, people have been finding their own ways to commemorate the life and genius of Mark E Smith, play his music and share stories. Defiantly single-minded and fiercely independent to the end, this is how he deserves to be remembered, with DIY celebrations organised by those who loved his music.

And in a packed Glossop Labour Club, that’s exactly what we did, with the help of Gavin, Darren and Steve and several piles of records. With personal recollections and readings from a few choice books about Smith and The Fall, between them they managed to navigate 40 years of music – from the first EP to the last LP – each track and every tale reminding us why (despite or because of?) they were such a unique band. We were also lucky enough to welcome two ex-members – Simon Wolstencroft (drums 1986-1997) and Ben Pritchard (guitar 2001-2006) – who really brought to life what it was like to be in The Fall and work with Mark E Smith.

It’s a night we won’t forget.

Thanks to Gavin, Darren and Steve for putting this session together and also to Funky Si and Ben for being so generous with their time and stories.

Listen to some of the music played here or on the player at the end of this post.

 
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RECORDS PLAYED

GAVIN’S SELECTION (1978-1982)
Repetition (Bingo-Master’s Break-Out! EP, Step-Forward Records, 1978)
No Xmas For J. Quay (live) (Totale’s Turns (It’s Now Or Never), Rough Trade, 1980)
Printhead (Dragnet, Step-Forward Records, 1979)
Jawbone and the Air-Rifle (Hex Enduction Hour, Kamera Records, 1982)
Fit and Working Again (In: Palace Of Swords Reversed, Rough Trade, 1981)

DARREN’S SELECTION (1984-1988)
No Bulbs (458489 A Sides, Beggars Banquet, 1984)
My New House (This Nation’s Saving Grace, Beggars Banquet, 1985)
Living Too Late (Living Too Late, Beggars Banquet, 1986)
Hey! Luciani (John Leckie version) (Sounds Showcase 1 EP, Sounds, 1987)
Athlete Cured (The Frenz Experiment, Beggars Banquet, 1988)
Big New Prinz (Jerusalem/Big New Prinz, Beggars Banquet, 1988)

STEVE’S SELECTION (1999-2015)
Touch Sensitive (The Marshall Suite, Artful Records, 1999)
Dr Buck’s Letter (The Unutterable, Eagle Records, 2000)
Contraflow (The Real New Fall LP (formerly Country On The Click), Action Records, 2003)
Blindness (Fall Heads Roll, Slogan Records, 2005)
Dedication Not Medication (Sub-Lingual Tablet, Cherry Red, 2015)

Extricate (Cog Sinister, 1990)
First Half – Subjective, As Usual
Sing! Harpy / I’m Frank / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme Part 1 / Popcorn Double Feature
Second Half – Objective, Unusual
Telephone Thing / Hilary / Chicago, Now! / The Littlest Rebel / And Therein…

Fol De Rol (New Facts Emerge, Cherry Red ,2017)



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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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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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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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