NOTHING IS REAL: records played

The Dukes Of Stratosphear ‎– 25 O’Clock (Virgin Records, 1985)

dukes

SIDE ONE: 25 O’Clock/Bike Ride To The Moon/My Love Explodes
SIDE TWO: What In The World ??…/Your Gold Dress/The Mole From The Ministry

Arnold Corns (aka David Bowie, recorded 1971) (Krazy Kat Records, 1984)
Looking For A Friend/Hang On To Yourself

r-817152-1353841341-3727-jpeg

Dread Zeppelin ‎– Un-Led-Ed (IRS Records, 1990)

dreadzep

SIDE ONE: Black Dog/Heartbreaker (At The End Of Lonely Street)/Living Loving Maid/Your Time Is Gonna Come

Chris Morris – The Select Flexidisc (1992) including Pixies pastiche ‘Motherbanger’

chrismorris

BRETT’S SELECTION

Bad News – Warriors Of Genghis Khan (from ‘Bad News’, EMI, 1987)
Spinal Tap – Big Bottom (from ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, Polymer, 1984)
Jehosophat And Jones (aka The Two Ronnies) – Up Cat Pole Cat (from ‘Jehosophat And Jones’, Philips, 1973)

brettselection.jpg
The Barron Knights ‎– Call Up The Groups (from ‘Call Up The Groups’, Columbia, 1964)
John Shuttleworth – You’re Like Manchester (from ‘The Yamaha Years’,  Free Range Product, 2015 reissue)
Flight Of The Conchords ‎– Inner City Pressure (from ‘Flight Of The Conchords’, Sub Pop, 2008)

The Rutles – The Rutles (Warner Bros, 1978)
SIDE ONE: Hold My Hand/Number One/With A Girl Like You/I Must Be In Love/OUCH!/Living In Hope/Love Life/Nevertheless

rutles

SIDE TWO: Good Times Roll/Doubleback Alley/Cheese And Onions/Another Day/Piggy In The Middle/Let’s Be Natural

The HeeBeeGeeBees: David Bowwow  – Quite Ahead Of My Time (from ‘439 Golden Greats – Never Mind The Originals Here’s The HeeBeeGeeBees’, 1981)

bowwow


 

Listen to highlights here or click the player below.


Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

January’s Record Club: NOTHING IS REAL

grcnothingisrealresize

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.

dukes

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.

rutles

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

FREE ADMISSION


Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

December’s Record Club: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

XmasSocial2016.jpg

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

FREE ADMISSION


Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

Gizeh Records: records played

gspred

Big thanks to Rich from Gizeh Records and Claire from Shield Patterns for a great session. It’s rare that we have both label owner and artist as a guest to discuss their work. A fascinating insight into how’s where’s and why’s of setting up and running an independent record label, and of course some great music too.

sirich2

We’ll be back on Thursday 8th December for our annual Christmas Social with the help of the team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics. Details soon.



RECORDS PLAYED
– all avaialble to buy at the Gizeh Records website.

gizehcollage

Charles-Eric Charrier ‎– Petite Soeur (2014): Petite Soeur/No Closed To Be/8 Minutes

Brave Timbers – Hope (2016): Sun Through Leaves/Swimming In The Isar/Fledglings/Seasons Past

Fieldhead ‎– Riser (2010): Planks Of Wood

Sleepingdog ‎– With Our Heads In The Clouds And Our Hearts In The Fields (2011): He Loved To See The World Through His Camera

Richard Knox & Frédéric D. Oberland ‎– The Rustle Of The Stars (2011): Sleeping Land Part 1 (2011)

Farewell Poetry ‎– Hoping For The Invisible To Ignite (2011): All In The Full, Indomitable Light Of Hope (part II)/In Dreams Airlifted Out

Brave Timbers – Hope (2016): The Well Worn Path/Hands In The Earth/After The Rain/First Light

Ormonde ‎– Cartographer/Explorer (2014): Snake/Bled Out

Last Harbour ‎– Caul (2015): Horse Without A Rider

Christine Ott ‎– Only Silence Remains (2016): Danse Avec La Neige

Shield Patterns ‎– Mirror Breathing (2016): Dusk/Cerulean/Sleepdrunk/On Needing/Blue Shutters

shieldpatterns

Listen to highlights here or click the player below.


Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

November’s Record Club: GIZEH RECORDS

gizeh_vs_grc22

On Thursday 10th November, Richard Knox, founder of the Manchester-based independent record label Gizeh Records joins us to present an evening of music drawn from the label’s vinyl releases.

Richard is also one half of Shield Patterns (the other half being Claire Brentnall), whose latest album Mirror Breathing was released in September to a plethora of great reviews, and this is the album we’ll be hearing in full.

gzh68_sleeve2

I’m sure many of you will know Rich and Claire as regulars at record club, but this is a rare opportunity to hear music presented by the artists themselves and to find out more about its creation. There will also be a small selection of Gizeh releases to browse and buy.

More about Gizeh Records (from their website):

“Gizeh Records is an independent label based in Manchester, UK. Founded by Richard Knox in Leeds, 2004 and focusing on a fiercely DIY ethic, Gizeh has grown with it’s artists over the years to form a strong community of musicians and artists from around the world, most of them collaborating together over the years across various projects, helping the label and those involved progress and evolve in an organic, inspiring and galvanising way.

It is our aim to conduct ourselves with modesty and humility in an ever changing industry. We put love, care and passion into our records and our artists and continue to push our ideals and our collective as far as we can within the means that we have. We have no care for genres or pigeon-holes – simply the noise of harmony and the harmony of noise and the inspiration and spirit of the people who are making that noise.”

See you there.


GIZEH RECORDS + Shield Patterns
Thursday 10th November 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION

PUNK! Records played

glcdnim

What a night! Thanks to everyone who came down to our PUNK session, great to see the Labour club packed out and buzzing.

After a scene-setting reel-to-reel tape of Top 20 hits recorded from the radio in October 1976 and an ear-blasting spin of The Damned’s New Rose to cleanse the air, we welcomed writer David Nolan, who, along with ‘surprise’ guest Ian Moss, took us back to June 1976 and the very first Manchester gig by the Sex Pistols, how it came about, the impact it had and the legacy it helped create.

That was followed with a fantastic run of punk singles (plus a couple of album tracks), all played at high volume, and came as close as we could get to recreating the visceral punk experience. The full list of records played is below, along with links to the podcast.

Thanks to Steve and Scotty for bringing their boxes of punk records for people to choose from and play, and also to everyone else who brought records along to share. And of course, big thanks to David and Ian for their fascinating insights and recollections.

Finally, thanks to all who generously brought food donations for the Bare Necessities Glossopdale Food Bank and for supporting We Shall Overcome.

Some comments…

Fantastic night-absolutely loved it…could have listened to Dave and Ian all night!

Another great night at club. Excellent talk from  

Fascinating Club Punk Vinyl night. Never heard Riff Raff before.

Punk. I swear I was there!

My ears are still ringing after last night’s punk session!

Thanks for a brilliant night.loved your Tony Wilson impression darling. Thanks to Ian Moss for his great insight.

thanks for a great night; Ian + are the best double act I’ve seen in a long time!

Great music and the Record Club just gets better and better & is fast becoming THE event for serious music lovers. Bravo.

We’ll be back on Thursday 10th November for an evening with Gizeh Records including a playback of the new Shield Patterns album. Details soon.


 

RECORDS PLAYED


TO SET THE SCENE…

Top 20 highlights – October 1976 (reel-to-reel tape recorded from radio)

76reel

The Ritchie Family – The Best Disco In Town / Chicago  – If You Leave Me Now / Bay City Rollers – I Only Wanna Be With You / Tina Charles – Dance Little Lady Dance / The Wurzels – I Am A Cider Drinker / Sherbet – Howzat / The Real Thing – Can’t Get By Without You / Rod Stewart – Sailing / Demis Roussos – When Forever Has Gone / Abba – Dancing Queen / Pussycat – Mississippi

AND THEN…

The Damned – New Rose (Stiff Records, 1976)

newrose

Charlie Drake ‎– Super Punk (Sol-Doon, 1977)
Joy Division – Warsaw (An Ideal For Living EP, 1978)
The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes (Anchor, 1977)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation (Sire, 1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Watching The Detectives (Stiff Records, 1977)
Public Image Limited – Public Image (Virgin, 1978)
Jerks – Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me (Underground Records, 1977)
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis (Mercury, 1973)
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (Virgin, 1977)
Buzzcocks – Boredom (Spiral Scratch EP, New Hormones, 1977)
The Nosebleeds ‎– Ain’t Bin To No Music School (Rabid Records, 1977)
Slaughter And The Dogs ‎– Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone (Decca, 1977)
Frank Sidebottom – Anarchy In The UK (Frank’s Firm Favorites EP, Regal Zonophone, 1985)

punksingles.jpg

Rats & Delicious ‎– No Time (State Records, 1979)
John Cooper Clark ‎– Psycle Sluts (Innocents EP, Rabid Records, 1977)
The Adverts – Bored Teenagers (Anchor, 1977)
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides (Virgin, 1978)
Buzzcocks – Lipstick (United Artists, 1978)
The Clash – Clash City Rockers/Jail Guitar Doors (CBS, 1978)
Sex Pistols – Friggin’ In The Riggin’ (Virgin, 1979)
The Killjoys ‎– Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven (Raw Records, 1977)
Nipple Erectors ‎– King Of The Bop (Soho Records, 1978)
Riff Raff – Romford Girls (I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut EP, Chiswick Records, 1978)
Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict (United Artists, 1977)
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet (CBS, 1978)
Sham 69 ‎– No Entry (Polydor, 1978)
The Stranglers – Straighten Out (United Artists, 1977)
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (Sire, 1978)
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK (EMI, 1976)

Listen to highlights of David’s talk and records played here or click the player below.


Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

October’s Record Club: PUNK!

grc_punk

We’re back on Thursday 13th October for a night of punk and new wave on vinyl, marking 40 years since musical anarchy all kicked off with The Damned’s ‘New Rose’.

The 7″ single was the format for defining punk statements, so rather than playing a full album, we’ll be working our way through a stack of punk and new wave records (album tracks allowed) and we need your help. Bring along your punk vinyl and feel free to share any stories or memories you may have of the punk wars.

punksingles

We’ll also be joined by writer David Nolan, author of ‘I Swear I Was There: The Gig That Changed The World’ – which gathers together detailed accounts of the Sex Pistols’ first gigs in Manchester by those who were there – to discuss the impact of these gigs on the people who saw them and how Manchester quickly became punk’s second city.

dnolanswear

Finally, we’re proud to have been invited to be part of this year’s We Shall Overcome series of anti-austerity events, so please bring food and cash donations in aid of Glossopdale Foodbank and Tameside Against The Cuts. Thank you.

wso

See you there!


PUNK!
Thursday 13th October from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.