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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Singles Night II: post-session review

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Thanks to everyone who came along to our second annual Singles Night. What a night! Classic ska, reggae, rockabilly, r’n’b, punk and indie; New Orleans party tunes; coloured vinyl, picture discs and flexi-discs; Max Bygraves, The Residents and Floella Benjamin (in that order!); Emu; a German glam rocker who married a pineapple…

What happened kind of defies description, definitely a case of ‘you had to be there’. But if you weren’t or would like to double-check what actually did occur, the full list of singles played is below, along with digital highlights to listen to at your leisure.

Big thanks to Gavin, Steve, Rick, John L, Trevor, Beany, Keith, Brett, Bernard, Martin The Mod, Bill, Steven, Amy, John W, Darren, Penny, Terry and everyone else who brought records to share.

Here are a few comments:

I love – where else would a Max Bygraves song about mining safety be followed by ‘ Satisfaction’ by The Residents?

Just played Satisfaction at club. Perfect response: mixture of wincing, outrage and laughter.

Great night at . Tonight’s singles – some good, some bad, some bloody awful!

Did last night really happen?!

And this from first-timer Trevor who recently moved up to the area from down south and heard about Glossop Record Club when I managed to get on The Chain on Radcliffe & Maconie’s BBC 6 Music show back in January (listen here if you missed it):

The idea of a meet-up in my new locality where people could share their passion in music was irresistible… Anyone that enjoys music and is broadminded enough to listen to a wide diversity of genres and tastes is well advised to give this club a go. Thoroughly recommended.

Thanks Trevor. Kind words indeed.

We’ll be back on Thursday 12th March for a record club exchange visit – The Cat Club join us from Pontefract and count writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton among their number. Ian will be leading the session, playing a few records and sharing a couple of stories from his books.

 MUSIC PLAYED

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Simon
Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals
Suede – Metal Mickey
Flying Lizards – Money Bill Withers – Harlem

Gavin

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http://www.jz-arkh.co.uk – ddrhodes (grey vinyl)
Terry Edwards & The Scapegoats – Ice Cream For Crow (yellow vinyl)
Eat Lights Become Lights – Test Drive (Silver Apples Remix) (square green vinyl)

Steve

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Professor Longhair – Big Chief
Lee Dorsey – Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)
The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko
Al Johnson – Carnival Time
Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras

Rick
The Skatalites – Latin Goes Ska
Joe White – Rodie All Around
The Upsetters – Eight For Eight
Hot Rod All-Stars – Lick It Back (Boss Sound)
John Holt – Rainy Night In Georgia (dub)

John
Beltane Fire – Excalibur (album sampler flexi-disc)
The Blue Cats – Wild Night
X-Ray Spex – The Day The World Turned Day-glo

Simon

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Ramma Damma – Rammadamma (the German glam rocker who married a pineapple)

Free for all Part 1
It’s Immaterial – Ed’s Funky Diner (brought by Trevor)
Max Bygraves With Grimethorpe Colliery Band, The ‎– Do It The Safety Way (brought by Beany)
The Residents – Satisfaction (brought by Keith)
Floella Benjamin – Reggae Rita (brought by Brett)

Bernard
The Dubliners – Maids, When You’re Young, Never Wed An Old Man
Vince Taylor And His Playboys – Brand New Cadillac
The Houghton Weavers – Blackpool Belle

Martin The Mod

Martin The Mod doing some nifty Ska moves

Laurel Aitken with The Boogie Cats – Boogie Rock
Lord Creator – Independent Jamaica Calypso
Inez Foxx – Mockingbird

Bill
Charlie Feathers – Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine
Charlie Feathers – That Certain Female

Steven
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love… (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
The Jam – In The City
Stone Roses – Made Of Stone The Cribs – Burning For No One

Brett
Manuel – Manuel’s Good Food Guide
Marvin The Paranoid Android – Reasons To Be Miserable
Max Wall – England’s Glory Emu – Emu

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Free for all Part 2
The Smiths – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before (brought by Amy)
The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (brought by John)
Snuff – The Tour Flexi (brought by Darren)
Carrie Cleveland ‎– Love Will Set You Free (brought by Rick)
The King Brothers – The Tupperware Brigade (brought by Penny)
The Wombles – Bungo’s Birthday (brought by Penny)
King Kurt – Zulu Beat (brought by Terry)
Mark Lanegan Band ‎– The Gravedigger’s Song
The Long Ryders – Looking For Lewis & Clark (brought by Terry)
The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket (brought by Amy)
The Stranglers – Walk On By (brought by Trevor)
Marcia Griffiths – Don’t Let Me Down (brought by Rick)
The Etheopians – The Whip (brought by Rick)
Bobby Francis – Chain Gang (brought by Rick)
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter (brought by Terry)
Simon G – In My Dreams (brought by Simon)

 

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February’s Record Club: SINGLES NIGHT II

SinglesNightIICOPY_resizeAfter last year’s hugely popular Singles Night session, at which we were enraptured by rare reggae records, introduced to the floppy world of flexi-disc collecting and played a spot of Dansette Roulette, we thought we’d do it all again!

So, on Thursday 12th February, the evening will once more revolve exclusively at 45 RPM, as we turn our attention to the single (and its close cousin the EP) of all vinyl shapes, sizes and colours… 7″, 12″, coloured vinyl, picture disc… You name it. If it’s a single, it’s in.

Doors open at 8pm, and from 8.30pm the session will be broken into chunks, so if you fancy claiming one of these chunks to spin three or four of your favourite singles and talk about them, get in touch.

But if you’ve just got a couple of things you want to play and not talk about, that’s fine. Just bring the records with you on the night and if needs be, elbow your way to the deck.

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!


Glossop Record Club’s SINGLES NIGHT II
Thursday 12th February, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


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February’s Record Club: SINGLES NIGHT

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Sometimes, rules are there to be broken. Or at the very least respectfully ignored…

Usually at Glossop Record Club, we ‘listen to albums, on vinyl, in full’ (as the slogan goes). But, on Thursday 13th February, the evening will revolve at 45 RPM, as we turn our attention to the single (and its close cousin the EP) of all vinyl shapes, sizes and colours… 7″, 12″, coloured vinyl, picture disc… We’ll even have the technology to play precious 78s.

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Taking pride of place alongside the usual record club hi-fi will be a fully-working early 1960s Dansette RG31, on which we’ll stack up some vintage 45s and play ‘Dansette Roulette’, a little game that involves watching the records drop down on top of each other and finding out which ones will play, and which ones will slip and slide. It’s great fun! The Dansette is also equipped with a stylus suitable for 78s if anyone wishes to share the shellac.

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From rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s; The Beatles, The Stones, Mod, Motown and Stax in the 60s; Glam, Punk, New Wave and 2 Tone in the 70s; Factory, Rough Trade and 4AD in the 80s; to Sub Pop and Britpop in the 90s… get digging through your 45s and bring some with you.

Doors open at 8pm, and from 8.30, the session will be broken into 20 minute chunks, so if you fancy claiming one of these chunks to spin some of your favourite singles and maybe talk about them, get in touch (via Twitter, Facebook or the comments section below). I’ll be devoting my slot to 1960s b sides and non-album tracks (plus making good use of the Dansette).

But if you’ve just got a couple of things you want to play and not talk about, that’s fine. Just bring the records with you on the night and if needs be, elbow your way to the deck.

Finally, we’ll end the evening by listening to one of three classic singles collections (all that getting up and down and changing records might get a bit too much). Either Buzzcocks ‘Singles Going Steady’, The Cure ‘Standing On A Beach’ or Squeeze ‘Singles 45s And Under’. No online poll this time, we’ll make a call on it on the night.

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I hope you can join us for what promises to be an eclectic and entertaining evening of music, all in celebration of the single.

One final note… Don’t come looking for love, it’s not that kind of singles night!

Glossop Record Club’s SINGLES NIGHT
Thursday 13th February, 8-11pm.
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT.
FREE ADMISSION.

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