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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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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December’s Record Club: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

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Join us at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 14th December, for our annual CHRISTMAS SOCIAL.

With us once again, the team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics will be on hand to spin some of their favourite charity shop vinyl finds throughout the evening as well as hosting the music quiz. We’ll also have a bit of fun with Vinyl Secret Santa.

If you want to take part in Vinyl 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. Vinyl Secret Santa. Charity Shop Classics DJ set. Beer. And you!

See you there.


Glossop Record Club’s CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Thursday 14th December from 8pm

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

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BEST OF 2017 – Records Played

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It was great to see a very busy labour club for our review of 2017 with Darren and Tom. Picking out their favourite tracks from a selection of albums, it was a well balanced mix of familiar and unknown names and of course all from vinyl of many different colours!

There was also time to fit in a few tracks from other people’s fave records of the year too. Thanks to all who came and especially to Darren and Tom who had the tough job of choosing what to play and what to leave out. Full list of records played is below. Listen to highlights here.

Here are a few post-session comments from the land of Twitter.

We’re back on December 14th for our annual Christmas Social complete with music quiz, some choice tunes from the Charity Shop Classics team and Vinyl Secret Santa. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

(DB – Darren, TL – Tom)

Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks (from Antisocialites, Transgressive Records) (DB)

LCD Soundsystem – Other Voices (from American Dream, DFA) (TL)

Jen Cloher – Analysis Paralysis (from Jen Cloher, Milk! Records) (DB)

Arcade Fire – Everything Now (from Everything Now, Sonovox Records) (TL)

Menace Beach – Give Blood (from Lemon Memory, Memphis Industries) (DB)

Everything Everything – Run The Numbers (from A Fever Dream, RCA Victor) (TL)

This Is The Kit – Bullet Proof/Hotter Colder/Moonshine Freeze (from Moonshine Freeze, Rough Trade) (DB)

Sleaford Mods – Big Trouble In Little Costa (7″, Rough Trade) (TL)

Sleaford Mods – Army Nights/Just Like We Do (from English Tapas, Rough Trade) (TL)

Oh Sees – Nite Expo (from Orc, Castle Face) (DB)

The Horrors – Something To Remember Me By (from V, Wolf Tone) (TL)

Idles – Well Done/Mother (from Brutalism, Balley Records) (DB)

Aidan Baker with Claire Brentnall ‎- Delirious Things (from Delirious Things, Pleasence Records/Gizeh) (TL)

TOM’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Future Islands – Time On Her Side/Ran/Beauty on the Road (from The Far Field, 4AD) (TL)

DARREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Jane Weaver – H>A>K/Did You See Butterflies?/Loops In The Secret Society (from Modern Kosmology, Fire Records) (DB)

Liima – Life Is Dangerous (from 1982, City Slang) (TL)

ALSO PLAYED

Timber Timbre – Velvet Gloves & Spit/Grifting/Skin Tone/Moment (from Sincerely, Future Pollution, City Slang)
The Left Outsides – Cry Of The Hunter/One Step At A Time/Into The Deep (from There Is A Place, Cardinal Fuzz)
Pye Corner Audio – The Spiral/Descent/It Is Real (from The Spiral EP, Death Waltz Originals)
Primus – The Scream (from The Desaturating Seven, ATO Records)
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination (from Holiday Destination, 1965 Records)
Gilroy Mere – Dunroamin’ (from The Green Line, Clay Pipe Music)


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