December’s Record Club: BEST OF 2018 + Vinyl Secret Santa


Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 13th December at Glossop Labour Club, and to round off the year, you are invited to bring along your favourite new releases of 2018 and spin a track or two. No reissues! We’ll be checking those release dates…

We’ll also be indulging in a spot of Vinyl Secret Santa. Usual rules apply. Here’s a reminder.

vinylsecretsanta (1).jpg

Easy! If it’s not clear, just get in touch.

Also, please bring along a food donation for Glossopdale Foodbank if you can. There’s a  collection point at the labour club, so it couldn’t be easier. More details on the foodbank and what they need here.

BEST OF 2018

Thursday 13th December from 8pm

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


Click here for venue and travel details.

And that’s not all that’s happening in record club land in December! We’ll also be at The Crystal Ballroom (opposite the train station, above Harvey Leonards) on Saturday 29th December for RIP IT UP – a retro disco night playing top tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Buy advance tickets here or pay on the door on the night. It all kicks off at 8pm.


Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.

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.




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

Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Gizeh Records: records played


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.


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.

– all avaialble to buy at the Gizeh Records website.


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


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


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.


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

PUNK! Records played


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.




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


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


The Damned – New Rose (Stiff Records, 1976)


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)


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.

TONY WILSON NIGHT: Post-session review & records played


Tony Wilson was a man with many strings to his bow. We all saw him reading the news on TV, he was responsible for releasing some of the greatest post-punk and indie records ever, and he gave us the legendary Hacienda nightclub. But who would have guessed that he was also once spotted performing Bob Dylan songs at The Oakwood in Glossop?

That was just one of the many gems that came out of the Wilson stories that were told on another great night at Glossop Record Club.

Our main album was Joy Division’s debut Unknown Pleasures. It’s an album that many of us probably listened to in our bedrooms as teenagers, so it was a revelation to hear its power when played loud on a great system. It might be 36 years old now but Martin Hannett’s production still makes the album sound wonderfully timeless.

In a break from our usual two full albums format, the decks were thrown open for an extended free for all, and we got to hear a great selection of Factory classics, Hacienda favourites and other Wilson-related tunes. As ever with Record Club, the obvious choices were discarded in favour of the more obscure and interesting records. So nobody choose Blue Monday, but we did get to hear Ad Infinitum’s cover of Joe Meek’s Telstar. And Love Will Tear Us Apart was nowhere to be seen but we did – of course – have some Frank Sidebottom.

And where else apart from Glossop Record Club would you hear A Guy Called Gerald’s Hacienda classic Voodoo Ray followed up by some crooning from the first man ever to tread the boards at the Hacienda – none other than that indie favourite Bernard Manning.

A big thank you to everyone who chose a song to play or told an anecdote – you made it another memorable night. And thanks for listening.

Here are a few comments posted after the session:

The first time I have been really enjoyed myself looking forward to the next one.

Brilliant Tony Wilson night from . Great music and anecdotes – only wish I could’ve stayed longer.

A great night to a very dear man. Loved the stories the most. The lady that lived at Factory HQ made my jaw drop, in a good way.

Nostalgic night at Club. Who knew Tony Wilson used to hang out at playing Bob Dylan songs! -inghell

Congratulations on a wonderfully curated evening of Wilson and some great tales from all those who attended!

Had a great night thank u Steve &

Thanks for putting it on. Great to hear Unknown Pleasures so loud without fear of upsetting the neighbours (and wife).

Great evening with & celebrating Tony Wilson’s legacy. Lovely introduction by too.

Ace night gents. Great job, massively enjoyed it.

Loved last nights . Thanks Brought back loads of great memories of growing up in Manc + hanging out in the Hac.

Would’ve liked more Bernard Manning. I thought it was great!

We’ll be back on Thursday 8th October for SOUNDS FROM BEYOND, an evening of experimental, exotic and esoteric music (full details coming soon). See you then.



Joy Division – Digital
A Certain Ratio – Do The Du
Marcel King – Reach For Love (New York remix)
Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)
ESG – Moody
Durutti Column – How Unbelievable

JOY DIVISION – Unknown Pleasures (Factory Records, 1979)


SIDE ONE: Disorder/Day of the Lords/Candidate/Insight/New Dawn Fades
SIDE TWO: She’s Lost Control/Shadowplay/Wilderness/Interzone/I Remember Nothing

Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Club Mix)
New Order – Your Silent Face
Mike Garry & Joe Duddell – St. Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H Wilson
Frank Sidebottom – Oh Blimey It’s Christmas
Ian Dury ‎– Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Joy Division – Transmission
Miaow ‎– Break The Code
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
Magazine – Because You’re Frightened
New Order – Ceremony
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
Bernard Manning – Love Story
Ad Infinitum ‎– Telstar
The Source Featuring Candi Staton ‎– You Got The Love
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing
Happy Mondays ‎– 24 Hour Party People
The Adventure Babies – Camper Van
John Cooper Clarke – Evidently Chickentown/Conditional Discharge
The Railway Children ‎– Brighter
A Certain Ratio – Si Firmi O Grido
Joy Division – Atmosphere

Digital highlights part one.

Digital highlights part two.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

September’s Record Club: TONY WILSON NIGHT


So where do you start with Tony Wilson? TV newsreader, legendary record label founder, iconic nightclub owner, music conference organiser, gig promoter, writer, bar owner, professional promoter of Manchester and entrepreneur are just a few of the different hats that he wore.

He was a man of vision – someone who could see a glossy future for Manchester even when confronted by the grimy, run down reality of the city in the 70s. Countless Mancunians felt proud of him, and yet he was scorned in equal measure by the hordes that he loved to infuriate (especially on Merseyside). Never a shrinking violet, he was too big for his own boots, loved the sound of his own voice and would happily argue with anyone who disagreed with his strident views.

Although he might never have played on a note on a record, it’s hard to think of anyone who had a greater influence on the music scene of the North West from the days of punk through to the 90s. Factory Records, The Hacienda, his ‘So It Goes’ TV show, gigs at The Factory Club – Wilson’s fingerprints are everywhere. Maybe he is best described on his gravestone – as a cultural catalyst.

It’s now 8 years since Tony Wilson died. If he was still here now he’d be 65 – and no doubt Wilson the pensioner would be opening his big gob on a regular basis about the state of the country, the Northern Powerhouse of Manchester and, more likely, publicising himself. Now that Manchester has got round to naming a road after him and opening an arts centre in his honour, it seems an appropriate time to celebrate his life with a night dedicated to the huge musical legacy that he launched and nurtured.

We’re going to start the night with the album that paved the way for the future success of Factory Records – Unknown Pleasures, the iconic debut album by Joy Division. Wilson took a big gamble with his own personal finances to fund its recording, but his belief in the band was vindicated. Most of Joy Division famously hated Martin Hannett’s ground breaking production at the time, but that give it a timeless quality which still reverberates 36 years on.

As for the rest of the night – it’s up to you. We’ll play any tracks that you want – as long as the tune has some (even tenuous) Wilson connection then we’ll play it. It could be your favourite Factory track, a tune you heard in the Hacienda, a band you saw at the Factory Club or one that Wilson introduced on the TV. Don’t worry if you don’t have it on vinyl – get in touch and let us know in advance what you’d like to hear, and we’ll do our best to get our hands on a copy for you to play.

And if you have an anecdote about Wilson then please come along and share it. As Wilson is probably most famous for talking – especially about himself – then we’re sure it’s what he would have wanted!

Thursday 10th September, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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.