With Record Club’s October event falling on Hallowe’en this year we thought we’d put our own spin on the ghosts and ghoulies theme by holding a Heaven & Hell night, as we set out to discover whether the devil really does have all the best tunes or, as the Pixies put it, “In Heaven, everything is fine…”
Our central album will be Commune from Swedish fusion experimentalists Goat. Described as engimatic, psychadelic and astonishing, this album is also on “crazy splatter vinyl” and has been put forward by RC regular Andy. We’ll make sure we get a few pictures of that on the facebook page, for sure. We love a crazy splatter vinyl record at Record Club.
That won’t be all, of course… Continue reading Vet Sounds – Saturday 26th September 2015
Named by The Guinness Book of Records as the City of Pop and by a 2008 Arts Council survey as the UK’s most musical city, Liverpool has a rich, varied and massively influential musical history. While the Fab Four will obviously spring to mind when thinking about the city’s musical pedigree, the list of bands and artists that have contributed to Liverpool’s reputation stretches wider than the Mersey. Continue reading Merseybeat and the Sounds of Liverpool – 25th July 2015
This month we are delighted to join the fringe programme of the Shipley Street Arts Festival, celebrating the best in national and regional street performers and musicians. And a massive inflatable whale, apparently. They have a watery theme this year so we couldn’t resist doing the same ourselves. Continue reading H2Ohhh!! 27th June 2015
Desert Island Vinyl is the theme for our May event. On Saturday May 30th we need six willing volunteers to take to the deck for 30 minutes each, sharing the records they would take with them to a Desert Island. Sound familiar? Maybe a bit. Here’s how to get involved…
Space is also something we see around us every day back on terra firma. It’s what’s immediately around us. It what’s in our heads.
The possibilities of space are limitless.
We would like to try and have a Record Club that covers that breadth, that marvel – and unlike space, people feel they can just go to it….
Vinyl record sales are at their highest levels for more than a decade. Boosted by events such as Record Store Day, vinyl records are having somewhat of a resurgence.
So, to try get away from an image of a few “old” blokes sat in a darkened room reminiscing about the good old days (not that there’s anything wrong with that), we thought it might be a good opportunity to embrace the new, and celebrate the continued success of our much loved format.
Heck, it might even be fun to listen to some new vinyl without years worth of scratches.
So with the help of Record Club regular, Andy, we restricted this event to vinyl people have bought since the start of record club in September 2010.
To kick start things Andy chose Restless Idylls by Tropic of Cancer (2013). The vote for the other albums to be played on the night, resulted in us hearing the latest fromMogwai and Neko Case.
The Kirkgate Centre
Restless Idylls – Tropic Of Cancer
How one man manged to vote 18 times to get this record on our New Vinyl playlist I’ll never know, but I’m very glad he did.