March’s Record Club: THE FALL


“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!


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.


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

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BEST OF 2017 – Records Played


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.


(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)


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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November’s Record Club: BEST OF 2017


We’re back on Thursday 9th November when Darren and Tom will bring us bang up to date by taking us through some of their favourite releases of the year. Among others, expect to hear music by Jane Weaver, Oh Sees, Sleaford Mods, Future Islands and many more. All on vinyl, of course!

Darren writes:

With so many traumatic events and losing so many musical titans, last year was often a difficult one for music lovers to live through. It felt at times like the world of music was getting a kicking. 

So has 2017 fought back? You bet it has! Like a Phoenix from the flames, music this year has provided plenty of hope and beauty for these troubled times.

Tom and I are hoping to provide an eclectic selection of tunes from 2017 to thrill, entertain and delight (or at the very least provoke some kind of toe-tapping reaction).

Expect everything from gentle folk-rock to shouty punk-pop and all the weird and wonderful noises in between.

Don’t forget to bring your own selections to play – there’s sure to be some time to give us a taste of your own “Best of 2017”.

Hope to see you all on Nov 9th 🙂


BEST OF 2017
Thursday 9th November from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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October’s Record Club: ENGLISH WEATHER


Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 12th October, and for the first time ever we’ll be playing a various artists compilation album in full!

Curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs and released on Ace Records earlier this year, ‘English Weather‘ is (to quote from the Ace website):

“The autumnal sound of Britain at the turn of the 70s, looking out through wet window panes to a new decade with a mixture of melancholy and optimism for what might come next. With the Beatles gone and the pound sinking, a new and distinctive sound emerges, led by flutes and Mellotrons.”

As Bob Stanley writes in the sleevenotes, it captures “the post-psychedelic, pre-progressive moment”, where elements of jazz and folk mingle with psych and the early strains of prog.

With 19 tracks spread over four sides of vinyl, the Saint Etienne crate-diggers have skilfully blended a handful of well-known acts (some previously featured at past record club sessions) in the shape of Caravan, Van Der Graaf Generator, John Cale and Camel alongside cult classics and evocative obscurities from  Daevid Allen (Gong), Matching Mole (Robet Wyatt), T2 and Bill Fay.

The album is already a hit with several record clubbers, your host (a prog sceptic) included. It’s the perfect soundtrack for autumn in Glossop. See you there!

Thursday 12th October from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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HERE COME THE GIRLS Classic American Girl Groups – Records Played

A big, big thank you to Bernie for a brilliant record club, exploring the origins and development of classic American girl groups from the 1940s through to the golden age of the 1960s, Phil Spector and Motown with  a top selection of records. The list was whittled down from over 60, down to 30, of which we got through about two thirds.

It was also fascinating to hear Bernie’s recollections of being a teenager in Glossop in the early 1960s, where he bought his records, what there was to do around town and beyond, plus tales of travels and work in Belgium, Spain and Germany, encounters with American soldiers and the Vietnam war. The records were only half the story for this session!

You can listen to all the records Bernie played here or by clicking the player at the bottom of the page.

A few comments from the world of Facebook and Twitter

Brilliant Club tonight. Sixties girl groups and reminiscence of life in Glossop back in the day.

Really enjoyed Bernie’s records & recollections. Had me in stitches. Also poignant stories how Spain changed & of friendships with black G.I.s.

One of the best. Really good night

Don’t forget, due to the general election there’s no record club in June, but we’ll be back on Thursday 13th July for OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED. Details soon.



The Andrews Sisters – Shoo Shoo Baby (from The Andrews Sisters In Hifi, Capitol, 1956, orig. 1943)
The Chordettes – Born To Be With You (London Records, 1956)
Patience & Prudence – Get Along Without You Now (1956)
The Chantels – Maybe (1957)
The Teddy Bears – Don’t You Worry My Little Pet/To Know Him Is To Love Him (London, 1958)
The Shirelles – I Met Him On A Sunday (from Golden Hour Of The Shirelles, Pye, 1973, orig. 1958)
The Fleetwoods – Mr Blue (Top Rank, 1958)
The Shirelles – Mama Said (Top Rank, 1961)
The Pony-Tails – Born Too Late (HMV, 1958)
Kathy Young & The Innocents – A Thousand Stars (Top Rank, 1961)


The Crystals – He’s A Rebel (London, 1962)
The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron (London, 1963)
The Ronettes – Be My Baby (London, 1963)
Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans – Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah (London, 1962)
Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans – Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts (London, 1963)
The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love (Tamla Motown, 1965)
Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing In The Street (Stateside, 1964)
The Velvelettes – He Was Really Saying Something (Tamla Motown, 1964)
The Shangri-Las – Long Live Our Love (Red Bird, 1966)
The Shangri-Las – Past Present Future (from Golden Hits Of The Shangri-Las, Philips, orig. 1966)

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April’s Record Club: NICK CAVE ON VINYL


Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 13th April for an evening of Nick Cave On Vinyl, curated and hosted by Lyn Lockwood. Lyn writes:

Nick Cave has been on an epic creative journey as a poet, artist, collaborator, novelist, essayist, actor, musician and vocalist. From Old Testament gothic punk preacher to New Testament observer of human fragility, he has built a world both of terrible violence and aching human love.

We’ll be listening to tracks from (almost) the very beginning as a young Australian art school drop out to the whole of last year’s astonishing album The Skeleton Tree. Johnny Cash, PJ Harvey, Shane McGowan and even a Mr L Cohen amongst others may also cross our paths along the way.


Thursday 13th April from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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COVERS NIGHT: records played

‘Soul Rocks’ mix

Bobby Womack – California Dreamin’ (The Mamas and The Papas)
Ramsey Lewis – Day Tripper (The Beatles)
David Ruffin – Feelin’ Alright (Traffic)
The Staple Singers – For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Ben E. King – Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
Bettye LaVette – Heart Of Gold (Neil Young)
Al Green – Light My Fire (The Doors)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Just Dropped In (Kenny Rodgers & The First Edition)
The Isley Brothers – Love The One You’re With (Stephen Stills)
Spanky Wilson – Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
Big Maybelle – 96 Tears (? and The Mysterians)

Simon’s Covers Selection

David Bowie – White Light/White Heat (The Velvet Underground)
(from Ziggy At The BBC bootleg LP, recorded 1972)
Bryan Ferry – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground)
(7″ single, Polydor, 1978)
Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm (Bob Dylan)
(from Blues & Soul Power, Atlantic, recorded 1965)
Richard Hawley – Some Candy Talking (The Jesus And Mary Chain)
(Hotel Room b side, Mute Records, 2006)
Frank White – Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
(7″ single, Fantasy, 1973)

Gavin’s Covers Selection

Big Daddy – Whip It (Devo)
(from What Really Happened To The Band Of ’59, Making Waves, 1983)
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (The Velvet Underground)
(7″ single, Cooking Vinyl, 1988)
The Wedding Present – Falling (Julee Cruse)
(Silver Shorts b side, RCA, 1992)
Spizzenergi – Virginia Plain (Roxy Music)
(Soldier Soldier b side, Rough Trade, 1979)
Frank Sidebottom – In The Summertime (Mungo Jerry)
(from Oh Blimey It’s Christmas 12″, Regal Zonophone, 1985)

Darren’s Covers Selection

Fatima Mansions – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams)
(b side of Manic Street Preachers 12″, Columbia, 1992)
Butthole Surfers – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan)
(from Piouhgd, Rough Trade, 1991)
Devo – (I Can’t Get Me No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
(from We Do ‘Em Our Way, MFP, 1980)
Mudhoney – Revolution (Spacemen 3)
(from This Gift 12″, Glitterhouse, 1989)


Brian Eno – The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (The Tokens)
(7″ single, Island, 1975)
The Wedding Present – Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme From Cheers) (Gary Portnoy)
(Montreal b side, Cooking Vinyl, 1997)

Bill’s Covers Selection

Elvis Presley – Lawdy. Miss Clawdy (Larry Williams)
(from Elvis, RCA, 1959)
Jerry Lee Lewis – Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)
(Sun Records, 1958)

Bryan Ferry v David Bowie

Bryan Ferry – These Foolish Things (Island Records, 1973)
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan)
River Of Salt (Ketty Lester)
Don’t Ever Change (The Crickets)
Piece Of My Heart (Erma Franklin)
Baby I Don’t Care (Elvis Presley)
It’s My Party (Lesley Gore)
Don’t Worry Baby (Beach Boys)


David Bowie – Pin Ups (RCA, 1973)
Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats)
Sorrow (The Merseys, also The McCoys)
Don’t Bring Me Down (The Pretty Things)
Shapes Of Things (The Yardbirds)
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (The Who)
Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (The Kinks)

BONUS TRACKS (courtesy of Brett, Anna and Beany)
Ian McShane – Avalon (Roxy Music)
(7″ single, Polygram TV, 1992)
Kate Bush – Rocket Man (Elton John)
(7″ single, Mercury, 1991)
The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love (Kate Bush)
(7″ single, 679 Recordings, 2o05)
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – Busy Doing Nothing (Bing Crosby)
(7″ single, Broken Records, 1983)
Jonathan King ‎– Space Oddity / Major Tom (Coming Home) (David Bowie / Peter Schilling)
(7″ single, Epic Records, 1984)
Dutch Uncles – Slave To The Atypical Rhythm (Grace Jones)
(12″ single, Memphis Industries, 2013)

Listen to highlights here or click the player below.