COVERS NIGHT: records played

‘Soul Rocks’ mix

Bobby Womack – California Dreamin’ (The Mamas and The Papas)
Ramsey Lewis – Day Tripper (The Beatles)
David Ruffin – Feelin’ Alright (Traffic)
The Staple Singers – For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Ben E. King – Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
Bettye LaVette – Heart Of Gold (Neil Young)
Al Green – Light My Fire (The Doors)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Just Dropped In (Kenny Rodgers & The First Edition)
The Isley Brothers – Love The One You’re With (Stephen Stills)
Spanky Wilson – Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
Big Maybelle – 96 Tears (? and The Mysterians)

Simon’s Covers Selection

David Bowie – White Light/White Heat (The Velvet Underground)
(from Ziggy At The BBC bootleg LP, recorded 1972)
Bryan Ferry – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground)
(7″ single, Polydor, 1978)
Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm (Bob Dylan)
(from Blues & Soul Power, Atlantic, recorded 1965)
Richard Hawley – Some Candy Talking (The Jesus And Mary Chain)
(Hotel Room b side, Mute Records, 2006)
Frank White – Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
(7″ single, Fantasy, 1973)

Gavin’s Covers Selection

Big Daddy – Whip It (Devo)
(from What Really Happened To The Band Of ’59, Making Waves, 1983)
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (The Velvet Underground)
(7″ single, Cooking Vinyl, 1988)
The Wedding Present – Falling (Julee Cruse)
(Silver Shorts b side, RCA, 1992)
Spizzenergi – Virginia Plain (Roxy Music)
(Soldier Soldier b side, Rough Trade, 1979)
Frank Sidebottom – In The Summertime (Mungo Jerry)
(from Oh Blimey It’s Christmas 12″, Regal Zonophone, 1985)

Darren’s Covers Selection

Fatima Mansions – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams)
(b side of Manic Street Preachers 12″, Columbia, 1992)
Butthole Surfers – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan)
(from Piouhgd, Rough Trade, 1991)
Devo – (I Can’t Get Me No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
(from We Do ‘Em Our Way, MFP, 1980)
Mudhoney – Revolution (Spacemen 3)
(from This Gift 12″, Glitterhouse, 1989)


Brian Eno – The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (The Tokens)
(7″ single, Island, 1975)
The Wedding Present – Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme From Cheers) (Gary Portnoy)
(Montreal b side, Cooking Vinyl, 1997)

Bill’s Covers Selection

Elvis Presley – Lawdy. Miss Clawdy (Larry Williams)
(from Elvis, RCA, 1959)
Jerry Lee Lewis – Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)
(Sun Records, 1958)

Bryan Ferry v David Bowie

Bryan Ferry – These Foolish Things (Island Records, 1973)
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan)
River Of Salt (Ketty Lester)
Don’t Ever Change (The Crickets)
Piece Of My Heart (Erma Franklin)
Baby I Don’t Care (Elvis Presley)
It’s My Party (Lesley Gore)
Don’t Worry Baby (Beach Boys)


David Bowie – Pin Ups (RCA, 1973)
Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats)
Sorrow (The Merseys, also The McCoys)
Don’t Bring Me Down (The Pretty Things)
Shapes Of Things (The Yardbirds)
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (The Who)
Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (The Kinks)

BONUS TRACKS (courtesy of Brett, Anna and Beany)
Ian McShane – Avalon (Roxy Music)
(7″ single, Polygram TV, 1992)
Kate Bush – Rocket Man (Elton John)
(7″ single, Mercury, 1991)
The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love (Kate Bush)
(7″ single, 679 Recordings, 2o05)
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – Busy Doing Nothing (Bing Crosby)
(7″ single, Broken Records, 1983)
Jonathan King ‎– Space Oddity / Major Tom (Coming Home) (David Bowie / Peter Schilling)
(7″ single, Epic Records, 1984)
Dutch Uncles – Slave To The Atypical Rhythm (Grace Jones)
(12″ single, Memphis Industries, 2013)

Listen to highlights here or click the player below.

March’s Record Club: COVERS NIGHT


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!


Thursday 9th March from 8pm

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


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An evening with Paul Du Noyer: Post-session review


Armed with a notepad and a stack of records, our resident Parky*, Gavin Hogg, played the perfect host to our guest, music writer Paul Du Noyer, asking what he described as “a mix of vaguely insightful and plainly ridiculous questions.”

Paul graciously responded by talking about McCartney, Bowie, Deaf School, the difference between the musical cultures of Liverpool and London, his years in the music press, took loads of questions from the audience and told THE best Van Morrison anecdote you’ll ever hear. I bet we could have kept him talking all night. The pile of records was barely touched!


Listen to an hour of highlights here.


Some comments from the world of social media:

Great club w/ Paul du Noyer skillfully compered by Loved the Van Morrison story & the Jimmy Campbell tip.

Great night last night – very interesting. Loved the story of Dylan as a fanboy.

Very enjoyable and entertaining session tonight – Paul Du Noyer in conversation with . Great stories and insights.

Fab night!

Tremendous evening yesterday at c/o . Paul Du Noyer’s insights from a career in music journalism were fascinating.

Paul’s latest book Conversations With McCartney is available from Bay Tree Books in Glossop.

We’ll be back on Thursday 9th June for PRINCE ON VINYL with Lippy Kid. Details soon.



BILLY FURY – The World of Billy Fury (Decca, 1971)
Halfway To Paradise/Because Of Love/In Summer/Nobody’s Child/A Thousand Stars/Magic Eyes

ELVIS COSTELLO – Spike (Warner Bros, 1989)
…This Town…/Let Him Dangle/Deep Dark Truthful Mirror/Veronica/God’s Comic/Chewing Gum

Paul McCartney – Back Seat Of My Car (from Ram, 1971)
Wings – Dear Friend (from Wild Life, 1971)
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (single, 1972)

T.REX – Bolan Boogie (Fly Records, 1972)
Get It On/Beltane Walk/The King Of The Mountain Cometh/Jewel/She Was Born To Be My Unicorn/Dove

David Bowie – Golden Years (Station To Station, 1976)
Deaf School – Hi Jo Hi (2nd Honeymoon, 1976)
The Beatles – Let It Be (single, 1970)

XTC – Senses Working Overtime (single, 1982)
Anthony Newley – If She Should Come To You/Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (ep, 1960)
Keith West – Excerpt from a Teenage Opera (single, 1967)

*Michael Parkinson and not the local park keeper.

Photos courtesy of Lyn, Trevor and Lyla.

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BOWIE – A Vinyl Celebration: Music Played


Thanks to everyone who came along to our special David Bowie night and for sharing your stories and favourite tracks. Emotional and exhilarating in equal measure.

It was great to hear Peter’s recollection of the Bowie’s 1972 Preston gig just before he broke big with ‘Starman’, Melissa’s tale of how she discovered Bowie as a kid and Scotty’s encounter with Bowie at some traffic lights in Glossop in 1973 (en-route to Manchester after a gig in Sheffield). Not to mention songs from just about every part of Bowie’s lengthy career.

A full list of records played is below (along with a Spotify playlist), but for those who have been asking about the Young Americans outtake ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ and where to find it, it’s available on the 1991 and 2007 reissues of the Young Americans album and the 40th anniversary edition of the ‘Young Americans’ single. Find out more about the song here.


Here are a few comments posted on Twitter after the session:

Wonderful Bowie night with & much thanks to Simon who put my fave soul era Bowie on early so I could get my bus. Cheers mate!

Great night tonight. Interesting first half from thanks for the hard work. ★ sounded fantastic.

great night celebrating the life and work of David Bowie.

Many thanks Simon for the Bowie night and even more thanks to the lady who brought in “It’s gonna be me”. Simply stunning.

Great night. Had it all including ‘heated debate’ about how you pronounce Bowie!

We’re back on Thursday 10th March for an evening of classic Progressive Rock. Full details soon.


“Heroes” (RCA, 1977)
SIDE TWO: V2 Schneider/Sense Of Doubt/Moss Garden/Neukoln



Waiting For The Man (outtake, 1967)
In The Heat Of  The Morning (BBC Session, 1968)
London Bye Ta-Ta (1970
Tired Of My Life (demo, 1971)
Bombers (Hunky Dory outtake, 1971)
Andy Warhol (BBC Session, 1972)
Velvet Goldmine (Ziggy Stardust outtake, 1971)
Candidate (demo, 1973)
Zion (demo, 1973)

PART 1 – The Early Years (1964-1969)


Davie Jones & The King Bees – Liza Jane (1964)
Davey Jones & The Lower Third – You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving (1965)
David Bowie & The Lower Third – Can’t Help Thinking About Me (1966)
David Bowie – The London Boys (1966)
The Riot Squad – Little Toy Soldier (1967)
Bowie & Hutch – Space Oddity (demo version) (1969)

INTERVAL: Music from ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ (montage #1)
Holst – The Planets Suite: Mars
Stomu Yamashta – Poker Dice
John Phillips – Hello Mary Lou (instrumental)


David Bowie – Blackstar (ISO, 2016)


SIDE ONE: Blackstar/Tis A Pity She Was A Whore/Lazarus
SIDE TWO: Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)/Girl Loves Me/Dollar Days/I Can’t Give Everything Away

INTERVAL: Music from ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ (montage #2)
Erik Satie – Enfantillages Pittoresques (performed by Frank Glazer)
Stomu Yamashta – Memories Of Hiroshima
Artie Shaw – Stardust

PART 3 – The big Bowie free-for-all


Hang On To Yourself (John I’m Only Dancing single, 1972)
It’s Gonna Be Me (Young Americans 40th anniversary picture disc, 2015)
Win (Young Americans, 1975)
The Barron Knights – Space Oddity (Live In Trouble, 1977)
Moonage Daydream (Ziggy Stardust, 1972)
When I Live My Dream (The World Of David Bowie, 1970)
Fantastic Voyage (Lodger, 1979)
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (12″ single, 1982)
Queen Bitch (Hunky Dory, 1971)
Boys Keep Swinging (Lodger, 1979)
Amsterdam (Bowie Rare, 1982)
Panic In Detroit (Aladdin Sane, 1973)
Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (Diamond Dogs, 1974)
Adam & Joe – Bathtime For Bowie (Song Wars Volume 2, 2010)
Flight Of The Conchords – Bowie (Flight Of The Conchords, 2008)
I’m Afraid Of Americans (NIN mix, 1997)

Listen to a playlist of songs played here.

You can also listen to Simon’s 2-hour David Bowie special for The Album Zone here.


Additonal thanks to Simon B for photos and researching the music used in ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’.

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February’s Record Club: BOWIE – A Vinyl Celebration


Join us at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 11th February to celebrate the music of David Bowie.

From Liza Jane to Lazarus, we’ll be playing records spanning his 52-year recording career, exploring his early R&B and mod days and listening to his final album ‘Blackstar’ in full.

We’ll also have time to share our favourite David Bowie (and Bowie-related) records throughout the session, so bring some Bowie vinyl along with you to play.

BOWIE – A Vinyl Celebration
Thursday 11th February from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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July’s Record Club: VINYL FEST 2014 live albums special


Glastonbury. Isle of Wight. Reading. T in the Park. Bestival. Cropredy… Festival season is in full swing, and you can bet that on any given weekend over the summer months, there’s one happening somewhere. Maybe even near you.

And we can now add to that illustrious list Glossop Record Club’s VINYL FEST 2014 on Thursday 10th July. One night of live music. On vinyl. No wellies or waterproofs required.

Who ‘headlines’ VINYL FEST is up to you. Vote in the poll below for the live album you want to hear in full on the night (you can choose as many of the albums as you like). The runners-up will be ‘support acts’.


The Beatles, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Ramones, Rolling Stones, The Cramps, Talking Heads and U2 are the choices so far. If you have a live album you want to add to the poll and bring on the night, just get in touch via the website, Twitter or Facebook and let me know.

As well as there being some more additions to the below poll, we’re pleased to announce that People’s Kitchen Glossop will be at VINYL FEST to give us some authentic festival flavours, serving a classic veggie burger complete with onions, relishes and salad. And best of all, it’s free!

The volunteer-run People’s Kitchen also hold a monthly event down at the labour club serving local, sustainable and affordable meals. Find out more on their website, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

‘Live’ music. Free food. Cheap beer. What more could you ask for?!


Glossop Records Club’s VINYL FEST 2014
Thursday 10th July, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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Memory of a free record club


It’s been two days since the BOWIE ON VINYL session, and I’m still stunned and somewhat slightly dazed. And that’s not just down to the effect of hearing The Legendary Stardust Cowboy at high volume and in close proximity (more about that later). It’s the sheer number of people who came along on the night.

At around 35 people, it was our biggest crowd yet for Glossop Record Club, meaning that we had to quickly move the gear from our usual spot in the labour club’s snug and into the main bar so that everyone could be accomodated. It was great to see so many new faces alongside the regulars, but rather nerve-wracking for me when I stood up to introduce the first album.


I’d like to thank you all for coming, and most importantly, for listening and making it a brilliant night. Also, thanks to those who brought along Bowie and Bowie-related records to play. Special mention must go to Steve McNamee, who brought The Legendary Stardust Cowboy single ‘Paralyzed’, and for the very informative and entertaining story behind the record and it’s connection to David Bowie. However, for those of us who had never heard the song before (myself included), nothing could have prepared us for what lay in those grooves…

Another special addition to the night were the David Bowie buns, courtesy of my wife (those cake toppers were my Christmas present I’ll have you know). It was his birthday the day before after all (Happy Birthday Mr Bowie). But don’t expect to get fed every time!


The winner of the ‘Berlin Trilogy’ poll was Low, with “Heroes” and Lodger coming joint second. And finally, with a little bending of the vinyl-only rules, Frank Sidebottom made his third Glossop Record Club appearance with his brief but brilliant version of ‘Life On Mars?’. It’s definitely become a tradition (and a challenge) to get Frank in there somewhere.

Here are a few of the comments posted on Twitter after the session:

“Fantastic Bowie night at Glossop Record Club complete with David Bowie cakes!”

“Enjoyed a packed Glossop Record Club Bowie night. Had to run on the dot of 11pm but took my Bowie cupcake. Well in.”

“Loved Bowie Night at Glossop Record Club tonight. Just hope me playing the Legendary Stardust Cowboy doesn’t scare everyone away for next time…”

“I love sitting in a room with a load of strangers listening to vinyl records IN FULL. IN SILENCE. Long live Glossop Record Club.”

“last night was just perfect”

Our next session is SINGLES NIGHT on Thursday 13th February. Details coming soon.


BOWIE ON VINYL – music played

All songs by David Bowie unless stated otherwise.


Golden Years (7″, RCA Victor, 1975)

WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (BBC sessions bootleg): White Light White Heat/Let Me Sleep Beside You/Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed/The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud

CHANGESONEBOWIE (RCA Victor, 1976): Ziggy Stardust/Suffragette City/The Jean Genie

HUNKY DORY (RCA Victor, 1971)


Side One: Changes/Oh! You Pretty Things/Eight Line Poem/Life On Mars?/Kooks/Quicksand
Side Two: Fill Your Heart/Andy Warhol/Song For Bob Dylan/Queen Bitch/The Bewlay Brothers

Davy Jones & The King Bees – Liza Jane (7″, Decca, 1964/1978 reissue)

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (12″, Small Wonder, 1979)

Amsterdam (1973, Pin Ups bonus track on EMI 1990 reissue)

Helden (1977, from Bowie Rare, RCA, 1982)

Lou Reed – Vicious (1972, from New York Superstar compilation, Fame, 1978)

Hang On To Yourself (BBC session)/A Lad In Vain (outtake) (bootleg 7″)

Frank Sidebottom – Life On Mars? (Sci-Fi EP, Regal Zonophone, 1986)


The Legendary Stardust Cowboy – Paralyzed/Who’s Knocking on My Door? (7″, Mercury, 1968)


LOW (RCA Victor, 1977)


Side One: Speed Of Life/Breaking Glass/What In The World/Sound And Vision/Always Crashing In The Same Car/Be My Wife/A New Career In A New Town
Side Two: Warszawa/Art Decade/Weeping Wall/Subterraneans


Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing/Funtime (The Idiot, RCA, 1977)

Underground (Picture disc, EMI America, 1986)


The London Boys (Toy, 2000, bootleg)

David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Forbidden Colours (7″, Virgin, 1983)

The Man Who Sold The World (‘live’ version) (Strangers When We Meet 7″, RCA, 1995)


Absolute Beginners (12″, Virgin, 1986)

Listen to the BOWIE ON VINYL digital highlights mix on Mixcloud.