Glossop Record Club back on the radio!


Stack-A-Records, the monthly Glossop Record Club radio show is back on Radio Free Matlock TONIGHT from 8pm, and it’s a live albums special, as we pick out and play tracks from albums nominated by our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The only place you can listen live is via the Radio Free Matlock website, so make sure you follow this link

We’ll also be tweeting photos of the records played throughout the show, so keep an eye on our timeline from 8pm.

And if you missed our last show, you can listen here.

Hope you can tune in!

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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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.

Thursday 13th September, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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What happened @ VINYL FEST 2014

The VINYL FEST line up was the stuff of dreams. Mainly for the very simple that most of the acts who got played are no longer with us (the curse of Record Club claimed another victim with the passing of the last surviving original Ramone a couple of days after the session, sad news indeed).

The final results of the poll made for very interesting reading. The Cramps and Mark Lanegan tied for first place. Handy, as both their albums are mini albums, which meant we got to play both in full. Ramones, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, Talking Heads and Pearl Jam also did pretty well, and we played a side each by the first three in that list. Surprisingly, The Beatles received no votes whatsoever. Which is refreshing.


And so many of you brought live records along that we didn’t get chance to play all of them (sorry if that was you). But we did find time for Dr Feelgood, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, The Who, David Bowie, The Smiths and Echo & The Bunnymen (recorded live just up the road in Buxton no less). Frank Sidebottom also made a welcome return right at the end of the evening. A full list of the music played is below. Listen to highlights via Mixcloud.

A big thank you to:

• Brett from The Downstairs Lounge for his selection of live comedy records, including the very topical choice of Monty Python.

• Mathew and Steve for their additions to the poll

People’s Kitchen Glossop for the very tasty vegeburgers (bean and tofu if you were wondering) that brought the authentic festival flavour to the proceedings. They went down very well indeed.

And thanks to everyone who came, making the first Glossop Record Club VINYL FEST a resounding success.

Here are a few of the nice comments folk made on Twitter:

Great night at vinyl fest . Thx too

Wow – The Cramps, Ramones & Johnny Cash all in one night . Just needed The Fall too, then head would have exploded with delight.

Another fab night of vinyl, beer & food with .

Another great night at Club. Loved Mark Lanegan.

Just a reminder that there is no session in August. We’re back on Thursday 11th September for a screening of the documentary ‘Made In Sheffield’ and Q&A with its director, Eve Wood. Enjoy the summer and see you in September.




ROXY MUSIC – Viva! (Island, recorded 1973/74, released 1976)
Out Of The Blue/Pyjamarama/The Bogus Man

DAVID BOWIE – Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (RCA, recorded 1973, released 1983)
Moonage Daydream


VARIOUS – Concerts for the People of Kampuchea (Atlantic, recorded 1979, released 1981)
Queen – Now I’m Here/The Clash – Armagideon Time/Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick/The Specials – Monkey Man

KATE BUSH – On Stage (EMI, 1979)
Them Heavy People/Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake


RAMONES – It’s Alive (Sire, recorded 1977, released 1979)
Rockaway Beach/Teenage Lobotomy/Blitzkrieg Bop/I Wanna Be Well/Glad To See You Go/Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment/You’re Gonna Kill That Girl

JOHNNY CASH – Live At San Quentin (CBS, 1969)
johnny cash
San Quentin/San Quentin/A Boy Named Sue/(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley/Folsom Prison Blues

OTIS REDDING – At The Whisky A Go Go Los Angeles (Atlantic, recorded 1966, released 1968)
I Can’t Turn You Loose/Pain In My Heart/Just One More Day/Mr. Pitiful/(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction


DR. FEELGOOD – Stupidity (United Artists, 1976)
Going Back Home/I Don’t Mind/Back In The Night/I’m A Hog For You

VARIOUS – At The Cavern (Decca, 1964)
The Big Three – Bring It On Home To Me/Lee Curtis & The All-Stars – Skinny Minny

STEVIE WONDER – Looking Back (Motown)
Fingertips (Part II)


DAVID BOWIE – Birthday Celebration (Live in NYC 1997) (Vinyl Passion)
Waiting For The Man (with Lou Reed)

THE SMITHS – Rank (Rough Trade)
Bigmouth Strikes Again

THE WHO – Story Of The Who (Polydor)
Summertime Blues (from Live At Leeds)


MAX MILLER – You Can’t Help Liking Him (Hallmark)

FRANKIE HOWERD – At The Establishment & At The B.B.C. (Decca, 1963)


VARIOUS – The Secret Policeman’s Ball (Island, 1979)
Rowan Atkinson – School Master

MONTY PYTHON – Live At Drury Lane (Charisma, 1974)
Four Yorkshiremen


MARK LANEGAN – The Night Porter, Live In The House Of The Lord, Union Chapel, London, 18/8/2010 (no label, 2010)
Side One: When Your Number Isn’t Up/One Way Street/Wild Flowers/One Hundred Days
Side Two: Shadow Of The Season/Halo Of Ashes/Traveler

THE CRAMPS – Smell Of Female (Big Beat, 1983)
Side One: Thee Most Exalted Potentate Of Love/You Got Good Taste/Call Of The Wig Hat
Side Two: Faster Pussycat/I Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Gorehound/Psychotic Reaction



PEARL JAM – A Drop In The Park (Epic, recorded 1992, released 2009)
State Of Love And Trust

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – Shine So Hard (Korova, 1981)
Crocodiles/Zimbo/All That Jazz/Over The Wall

FRANK SIDEBOTTOM – Timperley EP (In Tape, 1987)
Born In Timperley (live version)

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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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