April’s Record Club: TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN

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We’re back on Thursday 11th April with Gavin Hogg at the helm to play what is considered to be one of the greatest albums of the 1980s on vinyl and in full – Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’ – along with a selection of cuts from their other albums. It’s a record we’ve wanted to play for quite some time, and following the recent death of the band’s vocalist and songwriter, Mark Hollis, we thought this would make a fitting tribute to a very distinctive and singular voice.

A year in the making, the album was released in 1988 to a rather muted response, but over time it’s reputation has grown and it’s now considered a classic, hugely influential on many bands and artists including Doves, Elbow and Wild Beasts among others.

Writing for The Guardian following Mark Hollis’s death, Jude Rogers described the album as a “long, meditative, immersive experience – extended journeys into the possibilities of ambient sound, influenced not by what surrounded their makers, but by the spaces between; of the improvised nature of jazz and modern classical composition, as well as strange, oblique poetry.” Read the full piece here. Also worth reading is this piece on The Quietus.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts 8.30pm. We hope to see you there.


TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN
Thursday 11th April
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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February’s Record Club: THE VOICES OF SCOTT WALKER

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 7th February (the first Thursday of the month for a change) for The Voices of Scott Walker.

From 1960s teen idol and 1970s MOR crooner to present day avant-garde explorer, we’ll be digging deep into 60 years of his music both solo and with The Walker Brothers, playing album tracks and b sides from across his career. Our full album will be Scott 4 from 1969, a flop at the time, but now considered a classic. And all on vinyl, of course! See you there.


THE VOICES OF SCOTT WALKER
Thursday 7th February
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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BUZZCOCKS – records played

Big thanks to all who came along to raise a glass to Pete Shelley and revel in his glorious music. Special thanks also to David Nolan for his wonderful and poignant introduction and to Steve McNamee for bringing along extra (but essential) records to round out the night.

We’re back on Thursday 7th February (one week earlier than usual) for The Voices Of Scott Walker. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

All tracks by Buzzcocks unless otherwise stated.

Spiral Scratch (New Hormones, 1977)

SIDE ONE: Breakdown/Time’s Up
SIDE TWO: Boredom/Friends Of Mine

16 (from Another Music In A Different Kitchen, United Artists, 1978)

Singles Going Steady (United Artists, 1979)

SIDE ONE: Orgasm Addict / What Do I Get? / I Don’t Mind / Love You More / Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?) / Promises / Everybody’s Happy Nowadays / Harmony In My Head

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SIDE TWO: Whatever Happend To? / Oh Shit / Autonomy / Noise Annoys / Just Lust / Lipstick / Why Can’t I Touch It? / Something’s Gone Wrong Again

Pete Shelley – Homosapien (from Homosapien, Genetic Records, 1981)
John Cooper Clarke – (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (from Disguise In Love, CBS, 1978)
The Tiller Boys – What Me Worry? (from Big Noise From The Jungle EP, New Hormones, 1980)

Hollow Inside / I Believe / Radio Nine (from A Different Kind Of Tension, United Artists, 1979)
E.S.P. / Sixteen Again (from Love Bites, United Artists, 1978)
Fast Cars / Moving Away From The Pulsebeat (from Another Music In A Different Kitchen, United Artists, 1978)


Listen to a selection of records played here or click the player below.


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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January’s Record Club: BUZZCOCKS

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We’re back for our first session of 2019 on Thursday 10th January with an all-vinyl doff of the cap to recently departed punk-pop genius Pete Shelley, founder of Buzzcocks, solo artist and a hugely influential figure in the history of punk.

Our main album will be Buzzcocks’ Singles Going Steady, which brings together the band’s first eight singles complete with B sides – an unparalleled run of perfect pop songs originally released between 1977 and 1979. We’ll have a handful of other tracks along the way too, including Buzzcocks’ self-released debut ep, Spiral Scratch, which set the template for punk’s DIY ethos. Plus, writer David Nolan makes a return visit to Glossop Record Club to talk about Pete Shelley’s influence and legacy.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club, Thursday 10th January. Doors 8pm, music starts 8.30pm and the usual record club listening rules apply – phones off, ears open and no talking while the music plays. See you there!


BUZZCOCKS
Thursday 10th January, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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November’s Record Club: 1968 – VINYL REVOLUTIONS

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 8th November for 1968: Vinyl Revolutions, exploring the music of this notoriously turbulent year that saw protests and riots on the streets of London, Paris and across the USA, unrest that found its way into the music of the time.

The sunny optimism and idealism of the music of 1967 gave way to an array of different sounds. Pop turned in to rock as album sales overtook sales of singles in the UK for the first time. Some bands went deeper into psychedelia while others rejected the Summer of Love and went for a back-to-basics approach, embracing early rock & roll, Americana, folk and electric blues…

Our full album will be The Zombies baroque psych-pop masterpiece Odessey & Oracle, a flop at the time but whose reputation slowly grew over the years, gaining cult status and finally becoming acknowledged as a classic.

We’ll also be playing tracks from albums of a similar pedigree, alongside lesser-known cuts and established acts that were experimenting with new sounds and styles. And if you’ve got a favourite 1968 record you want to share, please bring it along.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club. Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm and it’s free admission. See you there.

1968: Vinyl Revolutions
Thursday 8th November, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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September’s Record Club: THE SECRET SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE

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Join us on Thursday 13th September as we celebrate five years of Glossop Record Club with a special session dedicated to the secret songs of David Bowie.

Drawing on a wealth of demos, outtakes, live recordings and radio sessions, we’ll dig deep to reveal another face of Bowie’s career, with alternate versions of well-known songs rubbing shoulders with lesser-known cuts from the Dame’s back pages.

It’s also the story of how a 13 year-old kid fell down a Bowie-shaped rabbit hole and has yet to find a way out! Who could that be…?

David Bowie has been our most-requested artist since day one, and our two previous all-Bowie sessions have been among our most popular to date. So who are we to refuse?!

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 13th September to help mark our fifth anniversary. Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm and it’s free admission. See you there.


THE SECRET SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE
Thursday 13th September, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED – music played

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With a multitude of formats – 7″, 12″, CD, cassette, even streaming from a phone – and armed with photos, press clippings, gig posters and set lists, it was a record club session like no other. All the music played was made by the people there. And my! What a talented bunch!

It was great to hear not only the music, but also hear the stories behind the songs, how bands were formed and evolved, how songs were written and recorded and what became of those bands. Tales of euphoria and disappointment with no inbetween. For one night we came together, shared our dreams and remembered when opportunity knocked.

Listen to highlights here or click the player at the bottom of this post.

Also in the ‘music played’ list below are links to listen and/or buy/download some of the music played.

Huge thanks to Scott, Mark, Paul, Aidan, Steve M, Lyn, Matt, Gavin, Martin, Darren, Steve R, Jim and Scotty for bringing the tunes and telling their stories. And thanks to everyone else for coming and listening.

The dream is never over!

A few comments from the world of social media:

Great night listening to the home-made sounds from

Digging out my old music for ‘s “Opportunity Knocked” tonight has been brilliant.

loved tonights Rec club.Hearing of peoples hopes & dreams behind the tunes.Rec Club with peoples tales are the best for me.Another classic night.Thanks.

Thank you for giving us all the opportunity, really enjoyed it.

Top night. Great to listen to nuggets of people’s work. A lot of talent around and a great insight into misspent youth.

What a talented lot! Loved hearing all the fab songs and stories, thanks for a great evening

Very enjoyable night and me picking up the wrong tape meant you didn’t get to hear my vocals on the Crying Shame demo – win/win

What a brilliant mix of music & anecdotes!

Don’t forget, no record club in August but we’ll be back on Thursday 14th September for The Sounds of 1967. See you then!


MUSIC PLAYED

 

Wasting Asset – Total Desolation (rehearsal tape)
Four Small Custards – I Can Put My Bus Pass On My Chin
Wasting Asset – Laughing (live)/I Get The Shivers
Butter – I Adore You
Stanley – Got A Feeling (live)/Harrison (demo)
The Bacillus – Power Of Fear/I Can’t Adapt To This Prison You Call Society
The Soil Brothers – Crawdad Hole
One For Whitney – Presley’s Used Car Lot
Big Bad Squares – I’m Left Wondering
The Bellis – Or What
Grrr! – Truculent Galoshes
The Professionals – Starstruck
Frantic – Goodbye/Dummy Too Real
16 Tambourines – How Green Is Your Valley?
eaststrikewest – With One Last Breath
The Trend – Cool Johnny/Polly And Wendy/I Don’t Anymore
Suburban Daze – Suburban Daze


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