May’s Record Club: 2 TONE RECORDS

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 10th May for a session dedicated to 2 Tone Records.

Short-lived but hugely influential, the label was started by Specials keyboard player Jerry Dammers in 1979. Inspired by labels such as Tamla Motown and Stax , it released not just music by his own band but also other bands on the late 70s Coventry scene and beyond, who fused reggae, ska and punk.

Our guide for the evening will be 2 Tone completist John Walmsley, who will be winding the clock back to 1979 and picking out choice cuts from the label’s impressive run of 32 singles and 13 albums.

See you there!

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2 TONE RECORDS
Thursday 10th May, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


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PUNK! Records played

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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.


 

RECORDS PLAYED


TO SET THE SCENE…

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

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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

AND THEN…

The Damned – New Rose (Stiff Records, 1976)

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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)

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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.


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October’s Record Club: PUNK!

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We’re back on Thursday 13th October for a night of punk and new wave on vinyl, marking 40 years since musical anarchy all kicked off with The Damned’s ‘New Rose’.

The 7″ single was the format for defining punk statements, so rather than playing a full album, we’ll be working our way through a stack of punk and new wave records (album tracks allowed) and we need your help. Bring along your punk vinyl and feel free to share any stories or memories you may have of the punk wars.

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We’ll also be joined by writer David Nolan, author of ‘I Swear I Was There: The Gig That Changed The World’ – which gathers together detailed accounts of the Sex Pistols’ first gigs in Manchester by those who were there – to discuss the impact of these gigs on the people who saw them and how Manchester quickly became punk’s second city.

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Finally, we’re proud to have been invited to be part of this year’s We Shall Overcome series of anti-austerity events, so please bring food and cash donations in aid of Glossopdale Foodbank and Tameside Against The Cuts. Thank you.

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See you there!


PUNK!
Thursday 13th October from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


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