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
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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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July’s Record Club: KRAUTROCK 2

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On Thursday 12th July, we revisit Krautrock to further explore the experimental Kosmische music of the 1960s and 1970s. Picking up the thread from our first krautrock session in 2016, we’ll dig deeper and take in tracks by Amon Duul II, Faust, Can, Harmonia, La Dusseldorf and Neu!

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Our featured album will be Kraftwerk‘s overlooked 1975 classic Radio-Activity and we’ll also play a track from their seldom-heard debut.

If you want to know more about Krautrock, read the post for our last session (exactly two years ago) which explains all. See you there!


KRAUTROCK 2
Thursday 12th July, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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June’s Record Club: PSYCHEDELIC SOUL (1967-1974)

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We’re back on Thursday 14th June for a Psychedelic Soul trip. Focusing on the years 1967-74, our main album will be Sly & The Family Stone’s classic ‘Stand’, plus we’ll take you higher with cuts from The Temptations, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis and more, alongside a couple of funky soul covers of psychedelic rock tracks.

We’ll also have a special warm-up mix of far-out and funky deep cuts courtesy of Brooklyn’s boutique label Slice Of Spice Records.

So get on down and free your mind! See you there.

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PSYCHEDELIC SOUL (1967-1974)
Thursday 14th June, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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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
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March’s Record Club: THE FALL

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“I curse your preoccupation with your record collection…”

In January, we lost another true icon of British music with the passing of the Hip Priest himself, Mark E Smith, and thus sadly the end of the fantastic life of The Fall.

Releasing over 30 studio albums spanning almost 40 years, plus a similar number of live albums and countless singles, EPs and compilations, the band scored just 3 UK top 40 singles with a highest chart placing of 30, but this mighty band with the ever-present Smith at the helm gained a large cult and devoted following for their incredible and often challenging music.

On Thursday 8th March, our resident Fall devotees Steve, Gavin and Darren, will guide us through the wonderful and frightening world of The Fall sound, from their weird and wired beginnings in the late 70s, through the Brix-era glam racket of the 80s and 90s and on, into the new facts of the recent offerings. We’ll round off the night by playing their 1990 Extricate album in full and of course, on vinyl. It’s what you need!

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We’ll also be joined by The Fall’s long-time drummer (1986 – 1997) Funky Si Wolstencroft, who’ll be telling us a little bit about his time with the band and also introducing our featured album, on which he plays.

Doors open at 8pm, but with so much to cram in we’ll be starting the music at 8.15 prompt, so don’t be late! See you there.

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AN EVENING OF THE FALL
Thursday 8th March, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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BEST OF 2017 – Records Played

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It was great to see a very busy labour club for our review of 2017 with Darren and Tom. Picking out their favourite tracks from a selection of albums, it was a well balanced mix of familiar and unknown names and of course all from vinyl of many different colours!

There was also time to fit in a few tracks from other people’s fave records of the year too. Thanks to all who came and especially to Darren and Tom who had the tough job of choosing what to play and what to leave out. Full list of records played is below. Listen to highlights here.

Here are a few post-session comments from the land of Twitter.

We’re back on December 14th for our annual Christmas Social complete with music quiz, some choice tunes from the Charity Shop Classics team and Vinyl Secret Santa. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

(DB – Darren, TL – Tom)

Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks (from Antisocialites, Transgressive Records) (DB)

LCD Soundsystem – Other Voices (from American Dream, DFA) (TL)

Jen Cloher – Analysis Paralysis (from Jen Cloher, Milk! Records) (DB)

Arcade Fire – Everything Now (from Everything Now, Sonovox Records) (TL)

Menace Beach – Give Blood (from Lemon Memory, Memphis Industries) (DB)

Everything Everything – Run The Numbers (from A Fever Dream, RCA Victor) (TL)

This Is The Kit – Bullet Proof/Hotter Colder/Moonshine Freeze (from Moonshine Freeze, Rough Trade) (DB)

Sleaford Mods – Big Trouble In Little Costa (7″, Rough Trade) (TL)

Sleaford Mods – Army Nights/Just Like We Do (from English Tapas, Rough Trade) (TL)

Oh Sees – Nite Expo (from Orc, Castle Face) (DB)

The Horrors – Something To Remember Me By (from V, Wolf Tone) (TL)

Idles – Well Done/Mother (from Brutalism, Balley Records) (DB)

Aidan Baker with Claire Brentnall ‎- Delirious Things (from Delirious Things, Pleasence Records/Gizeh) (TL)

TOM’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Future Islands – Time On Her Side/Ran/Beauty on the Road (from The Far Field, 4AD) (TL)

DARREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Jane Weaver – H>A>K/Did You See Butterflies?/Loops In The Secret Society (from Modern Kosmology, Fire Records) (DB)

Liima – Life Is Dangerous (from 1982, City Slang) (TL)

ALSO PLAYED

Timber Timbre – Velvet Gloves & Spit/Grifting/Skin Tone/Moment (from Sincerely, Future Pollution, City Slang)
The Left Outsides – Cry Of The Hunter/One Step At A Time/Into The Deep (from There Is A Place, Cardinal Fuzz)
Pye Corner Audio – The Spiral/Descent/It Is Real (from The Spiral EP, Death Waltz Originals)
Primus – The Scream (from The Desaturating Seven, ATO Records)
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination (from Holiday Destination, 1965 Records)
Gilroy Mere – Dunroamin’ (from The Green Line, Clay Pipe Music)


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