NOTHING IS REAL: records played

The Dukes Of Stratosphear ‎– 25 O’Clock (Virgin Records, 1985)

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SIDE ONE: 25 O’Clock/Bike Ride To The Moon/My Love Explodes
SIDE TWO: What In The World ??…/Your Gold Dress/The Mole From The Ministry

Arnold Corns (aka David Bowie, recorded 1971) (Krazy Kat Records, 1984)
Looking For A Friend/Hang On To Yourself

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Dread Zeppelin ‎– Un-Led-Ed (IRS Records, 1990)

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SIDE ONE: Black Dog/Heartbreaker (At The End Of Lonely Street)/Living Loving Maid/Your Time Is Gonna Come

Chris Morris – The Select Flexidisc (1992) including Pixies pastiche ‘Motherbanger’

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BRETT’S SELECTION

Bad News – Warriors Of Genghis Khan (from ‘Bad News’, EMI, 1987)
Spinal Tap – Big Bottom (from ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, Polymer, 1984)
Jehosophat And Jones (aka The Two Ronnies) – Up Cat Pole Cat (from ‘Jehosophat And Jones’, Philips, 1973)

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The Barron Knights ‎– Call Up The Groups (from ‘Call Up The Groups’, Columbia, 1964)
John Shuttleworth – You’re Like Manchester (from ‘The Yamaha Years’,  Free Range Product, 2015 reissue)
Flight Of The Conchords ‎– Inner City Pressure (from ‘Flight Of The Conchords’, Sub Pop, 2008)

The Rutles – The Rutles (Warner Bros, 1978)
SIDE ONE: Hold My Hand/Number One/With A Girl Like You/I Must Be In Love/OUCH!/Living In Hope/Love Life/Nevertheless

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SIDE TWO: Good Times Roll/Doubleback Alley/Cheese And Onions/Another Day/Piggy In The Middle/Let’s Be Natural

The HeeBeeGeeBees: David Bowwow  – Quite Ahead Of My Time (from ‘439 Golden Greats – Never Mind The Originals Here’s The HeeBeeGeeBees’, 1981)

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January’s Record Club: NOTHING IS REAL

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We kick off our 2017 sessions on Thursday 12th January with NOTHING IS REAL, a trip into the world of homage, parody, pastiche and pseudonyms.

The first of our featured albums will be 25 O’Clock by The Dukes Of Stratosphear. Released in 1985 by a well-known new wave band in disguise, the album is an homage to 1960s psychedelia and transcends mere pastiche and parody to be a brilliant piece of work in its own right.

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Much the same can be said of our second album, Neil Innes’ brilliantly realised songs for the spin-off Monty Python mockumentary The Rutles. Once you get past the ‘spot the Beatles’ references (of which there are loads crammed into every song), it’s actually a hugely enjoyable album, made with genuine love and affection that even the Fabs themselves approved of. Sadly their publishers didn’t. But that’s another story.

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And as these are both short albums, Brett will be sharing a few more records that fit the theme, including Spinal Tap and Bad News.

Plus, just who was Arnold Corns?!

See you there.


NOTHING IS REAL

Thursday 12th January from 8pm

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

FREE ADMISSION


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