2013 Meetings



RPM Record Club; Tuesday 8th January 2013.

Theme for the night: Songs Of The Unexpected (or Is that really them? I’d never have thought it!)

Bring along a song by an artist or band which is not immediately recognisable as being them.

Records in order of play.

1.       Desire by U2…………………………………………………………………brought along by Tim

2.       Liza Jane by Davie Jones with the King Bees (David Bowie)………brought along by Morra

3.       The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face performed by Stereophonics.….brought along by                                                                                                                                                                         Richard

4.       Jean Dorothy by The Five Chesternuts (The Shadows)…………………brought along by                                                                                                                                                                              Alan

5.       Sedan Delivery by Neil Young……………………………………………brought along by John

6.       The Man I Love by Rokia Traoré…………………………………………brought along by Piers

7.       Nothing Else Matters by Metallica……………………………………brought along by Andrew

8.       Saturday Groovers by Robyn Hitchcock………………………………brought along by Jayne

9.       Suburban Love by Japan……………………………………….…………….brought along by Sal

10.   I Wanna Be Just Like You performed by Los Lobos……………………brought along by Philip

Guest Biscuit: Chocolate Fingers

Mystery Album: Innovations by Duffy Power chosen by Alan

“Back in the 60s, Britain had some of the finest (and earliest) white blues singers. Some became household names; step forward Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker. Some were destines for fame’s spotlight to illuminate them only briefly; Long John Baldry and Chris Farlowe springing to mind.

And then there was Duffy Power.

A product of the Larry Parnes (Shillings and Pence) stable, alongside Billy Fury, Georgie Fame and other  ‘dynamically’ re-christened artists, Power recorded a slew of singles for Parlaphone between 1962 and 1965 backed by such luminaries as ‘Big’ Jim Sullivan, The Graham Bond Organisation and, before springing to fame as Procol Harum, Southend’s finest R ‘n’B combo, The Paramounts.

In 1965, Power’s manager arranged a mammoth recording session where around two dozen tracks were demo-ed which would show the direction Duffy would take for several years. Utilising respected Jazz musicians Phil Seaman, Jack Bruce and John McLaughlin, plus ace rhythm section Danny Thompson and Terry Cox a full 3 years before they “broke” with Pentangle, Duffy produced a melange of jazz, folk and blues which was not only light years ahead of it’s time in musical terms but also years ahead of record company expectations. The result? The album was shelved for 6 years and, even when released in 1970 at a time when John McLaughlin was the brightest star in the Jazz/rock firmament and artists such as Tim Buckley and John Martyn were treading similar paths, the record was under promoted and quickly deleted. Innovations has been re-released several times since, plus there are various compilation albums which are all worthy of investigation.”

Side note: By the latter part of the 70s, Duffy Power, disillusioned with the music business, had “retired” and taken a government job. In the late 90s he began to record again and has re-surfaced most recently with the album Tigers in 2012”.

Alan

 

RPM Record Club: Tuesday 5th February 2013.

Theme for the night: Desert Island Twist (or the one that goes down with the ship, or your 9th favourite song).

You’ve bundled up your 8 “must have” songs and made it to the island; but what will be playing in Davy Jones’ locker tonight?

Records in order of play.

1.       The Golden Legs / The Flogging Reel by Liz Carroll and John Doyle………left behind by Tim

2.       Twist With The Morning Stars by S.E. Rogie…………………………………left behind by Jayne

3.       Stay With Me by The Faces………………………………………………………left behind by John

4.       Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter………….…left behind by Mary

5.       Lonesome by Chris Barber and Monty Sunshine……………………………left behind by Stef

6.       The Drugs Don’t Work by The Verve…………………………………………left behind by Rob

7.       Purple Rain by Prince…………………………………………………………left behind by Jackie

8.       Ricky Don’t Lose That Number by Steely Dan………………………………left behind by Philip

9.       Never Turn Your Back On Mother Nature by Sparks…………………………left behind by Sal

10.   Don’t Look Back Into The Sun by The Libertines……………………………left behind by Sarah

11.    Kiebyś Ty by Zakopower…………………………………………………………left behind by Angi

12.   Stalin Wasn’t Sallin’ by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet…………………left behind by Piers

13.   Desire be, Desire Go by Tame Impala……………………………………left behind by Jonothan

14.   Téo + Téa by Jean Michelle Jare…………………………………………………left behind by Ellis

15.   Waterfall  by Stone Roses……………………………………………………left behind by Andrew

Guest Biscuit: Chocolate Digestives

Mystery Album: Old No. 1 by Guy Clark chosen by Philip.

“It’s funny how you can remember how and where you bought certain records. I first came upon “Old No1” while browsing through the bargain bin in Debenham’s record department one lunch time in the late 70s. I recognised it’s sleeve having seen it illustrated in the NME’s “Best of 1976” list. Knowing nothing more about it, and considering the cut price, I thought, “What can I lose?” (NME was wrong: it’s one of the best records of 1975 but was presumably too late for that years vote.)  In fact, on getting it home, I discovered one of the most perfect sets of songs I have ever heard; I thought so then and I think so now.

It was Guy Clarke’s debut album, at the age of 35, by which time he had already lived a full and varied life. A Texan who as a young man moved to California, he made his living in various ways including carpentry and boat building, art direction for a TV station and guitar making and repair, including a stint at the Dobro guitar workshop in Los Angeles.

In 1971 he left California for Nashville where he established himself as song writer. The song “LA Freeway” on Old No1 is about the desire to leave Los Angeles’ concrete jungle. The record does not have the standard Nashville country production sheen, and Guy Clarke’s voice is too rough for mainstream country hits. Several of the musicians were members of Elvis Presley’s entourage, but the most interesting names in the credits are among the backing vocalists; Emmylou Harris providing a high harmony on “That Old Time Feeling” and a 20 year old Steve Earle also featuring, 11 years before his “Guitar Town” debut in 1986. Every song is a highlight but particular favourites include the childhood memory of “Texas 1947”, the portrait of good-time girl “Rita Ballou”, the gorgeous love song “Like A Coat From The Cold” and the story of old men in “Desparados Waiting For A Train”.

Guy Clarke does not think of himself as a country artist but as a folk singer. In his long career there has of course been some inconsistency in his output but I would especially recommend the albums “Better Days”, Boats To Build” and “Workbench Songs”. For me, however, “Old No1” is still number one”.

Philip

 

RPM Record Club: Tuesday 5th March 2013.

Theme for the night: Cover Art.

Bring along a song from an album you either bought on the strength of the cover artwork or just really like.

Records in order of play…………..album covers displayed in “The Gallery” during tea break.

1.       Standing On The Edge of The World by Magnum from Chase The Dragon…….Tim’s choice

2.       Kangaroo by This Mortal Coil from It’ll End In Tears…………………………..Sal’s choice

3.       How You Remind Me by Nickelback from Silver Side Up…………………..……Rob’s choice

4.       Cry Baby by Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters from  The Birth Of Soul…Philip’s choice

5.       This Can’t Be Today by The Rain Parade from Emergency Third Rail Power Trip…....                                                                                                                                                                     Alan’s choice

6.       Bridge Over Troubled Water sung by Johnny Cash from America IV……….Richard’s choice

7.       Songbird by Fleetwood Mac from Rumours………………………………….…..Mary’s choice

8.       Let Her Go by Passenger from All The Little Lights……………………………Andrew’s choice

9.       Twilight Zone by Quintessence from Quintessence………………………………John’s choice

10.   Nurse Rozetta by Alice Cooper from From The Inside…………………………Morra’s choice

11.   Padden by Draíocht from Druid and the Dreamer………………………………..Angi’s choice

Guest Biscuit: All Butter Shortbread Fingers

Mystery Album: Rattus Norvegicus by The Stranglers chosen by John.

“It’s the mid-nineteen seventies… progressive rock has moved from the underground to the hideous excess of King Arthur on ice, soul music has turned into disco, the stalwarts of the folk-rock scene are changing personnel at a rate that renders them almost unrecognisable, singer-songwriters are going too far beyond their acoustic roots and covering everything with a glossy sheen (yes Al Stewart, I do mean you). What are we left with in a rapidly stagnating UK music scene?

Pub rock, that’s what. And then along came punk and all the pub rockers who had an ounce of credibility and two ounces of energy suddenly became supercharged with punk’s vibrancy and relevance. Among them Dr Feelgood, The Count Bishops, Eddie & The Hot Rods and… The Stranglers.

I first saw The Stranglers on 4 June 1976 at St Osyth’s College where I was a student and a member of the “Ents” Committee. They lasted about 15 minutes before being booed off. Fast forward almost a year and ‘Rattus Norvegicus’, The Stranglers’ debut album, became the soundtrack to the final term of my degree. I revised to it, mounted my exhibition to it, drove up and down the country with it blasting out of a (borrowed) portable cassette player hanging from the dashboard of my ’63 Beetle. From the opening two-note intro of ‘Sometimes’ to the gurgling plughole noises at the end of ‘Down in the Sewer’ there was forty minutes of growling bass, swirling keyboards, razor-sharp guitar chords and unique drum patterns overplayed with acerbic vocals. This is an album where every song makes its own individual mark – no fillers, no repetition but a cohesive sound that holds the many different strands together; melody against angular riffs, cascading keyboards against slashing guitar, tight drumming against free-form solos… it’s all here and more besides.

Ok, the lyrics are misogynistic (an accusation that they later refute and claim as tongue-in-cheek). They also denied the obvious American west-coast influences but later admitted an admiration for bands like The Doors and Love.

It’s an album I never tire of hearing – there are still, after all this time, many ‘shivers down the spine’ moments; the point at which the bass comes in on ‘Hanging Around’, JJ’s rant over the tacet in ‘Ugly’ to name but two. It would take something very special to nudge this album out of an ever-changing ‘Top 3 Favourite Albums’ list where this one (most of the time) resides at Number One. A classic.”

John

 

RPM Record Club: Tuesday 2nd April 2013.

Theme for the night: Unplugged.

Bring along a song performed on acoustic instruments.

Records in order of play.

1.       Hear My Train Comin’ by Jimi Hendrix (on 12 string acoustic guitar)…….brought along Tim

2.       Blessed by Brett Anderson……………………………………………………….brought along Sal

3.        Hey Sweet Man by Madeleine Peyroux………………………………………brought along Alex

4.       Haitian Fight Song performed by Danny Thompson (The Pentangle)

                                                                                                       …………….… brought along Jonothan

5.       We by the Roches………………………………………………………………brought along Jayne

6.       I Heard It Through The Grapevine performed by Christine Collister and Clive Gregson

                                                                                                       ……………………….brought along Piers

7.       Hurricane by Neil Young (unplugged)……………………………………brought along Richard

8.       Fool The Wolves by The Woodland Creatures……………………………brought along Morra

9.       Everlong (acoustic) by Foo Fighters………………………………………brought along Andrew

10.   Martha’s Harbour by All About Eve………………………………………brought along Sarah

11.   Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Iz…………………………………………brought along Rob

12.   Three Drunken Maidens by Maddy Prior and Tim Hart…………………brought along Jackie

13.   The Raven by Andy Roberts………………………………………………….brought along John

14.   Harvest Moon by Neil Young………………………………………………….brought along Mary

Guest Biscuit: Hobnobs

Mystery Album: An Awesome Wave by Alt-J chosen by Andrew

“As mentioned on the night, I found selecting my mystery album very difficult. RPM, to me, is about experiencing a wide variety of interesting and unusual songs, many of which I have not heard before. I wanted to choose an album which continued this for other people whist still being one of my favourite albums.

Δ, pronounced as Alt-J, are a fairly recent band which I discovered around May 2012. The band formed in 2007 whilst at university in Leeds (One English literature student, three fine art students). The band’s very distinctive sound developed from the need to keep noise, particularly bass, down to a minimum when practicing in the halls of residence. This resulted in their very limited use of what Tim would call proper instruments (i.e. bass guitar and bass drum) instead they use electronic synthesisers. The psychedelic album artwork is actually a three layered satellite radar image of the delta of the Ganges. The band’s name originates from the keyboard shortcut on the Apple Mac operating systems for the capital Greek letter delta, which ties in with the artistic vision of the album and in particular the song Tessellate. 

As for the album, I particularly enjoy the following tracks:

“Tessellate” is a fun upbeat track about a physical relationship

“Breezeblocks” is about committed love ending and the lengths you would go to win that person back (my personal favourite track)

“Something Good” is about an infatuation which does not materialise into a relationship but the person remains constantly in your head.

“Fitzpleasure” is a heavy bass track which feels raw, almost unfinished. However, it works really well.

“Matilda” is about Natalie Portman’s character at the dramatic climax of the Luc Besson film Léon.

“Taro” is a powerful song about the war photographer Robert Capa, as he dies and his emotions as he is reunited with his partner Gerda Taro.

I also like the use of the three interlude tracks particularly the third which acts as a palate cleanser after the heavy bass in “Fitzpleasure”.

When I bought this album around June 2012, it literally did not leave my CD player for the next six months and there are only 3 or 4 other albums which I can say that about. I find it a very easy album to get immersed in and it also won the Mercury Prize and BBC 6 Music’s debut album of the year in 2012. The band categorise themselves as alternative folk influenced sub pop, a blend of alternative, experimental and folk influences which results in an innovative sound which I feel works really well and does not feel over complicated.  An Awesome Wave is not only a great selection of songs but it flows really well when listened to as a complete album. I thought it would work well for the mystery album and I hope you liked it”.

 Andrew

 

RPM Record Club: Tuesday 7th May 2013.

Theme for the night: EP Evening.

Bring along a favourite song released on an EP.

Records in order of play.

1.       Shoot Out The Lights by Diamond Head…………………………………………chosen by Tim

2.       Beautiful Queen by Robyn Hitchcock……………………………………………chosen by Jayne

3.       Batman played by TheWho…………………………………………………………chosen by Piers

4.       Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad by Moby………………………….……………chosen by Rob

5.       When We Were Young by Whipping Boy…………………………………….…chosen by Sal

6.       Anna by The Beatles…………………………………………………………………chosen by Mary

7.       Slide Through My Fingers by Tame Impala…………………………..……chosen by Jonothan

8.       Return To Innocence by Enigma……………………………………………….…chosen by Angi

9.       2120 South Michigan Avenue by The Rolling Stones……………………………chosen by John

10.   See Emily Play by Pink Floyd………………………………………………………chosen by Richard

11.   I Wish You Could Have Seen Her Dance by T-Bone Burnett……………..……chosen by Philip

Guest Biscuit: Viscount Mint Creams

Mystery Album: The Big Lebowski Film Soundtrack chosen by Jonothan

“I can't really mention the Soundtrack without mentioning the Film itself, which inspired my purchase. It's my favourite film by a mile. Superbly cast and perfectly acted, a storyline that keeps my attention with some great dialogue, and some great tracks to accompany the action. I always feel happier for going on the journey that is "The Big Lebowski".

I honestly can't remember the first time I watched the film, but I remember the iconic images of the bowling alley The Dude and his buddies hang out at, and where so many of the scenes are shot, and that I was particularly taken by the music that accompanied the film. For me, the soundtrack mirrors the film in many respects, in that each piece of music is totally different, as with the characters in the film. I know that sounds pretty obvious but, for me, it's a case of the whole being far greater than the sum of its parts. And some parts!!

Bob Dylan kicks us of with "The Man In Me", past Elvis Costello via Captain Beefheart, onto Yma Sumac whose voice can span 4 octaves!! Nina Simone marks halfway with a song about the pain of love, some strange breathy stuff from Meredith Monk, then some beautiful tear-jerking (not me obviously) German opera, signaling its time for Lujon by Henry Mancini. I defy anyone not to be instantly whisked off to some southern French coast road, in an open top sports car on the way to a relaxed lunch, the warm breeze in your hair, by listening to this track......whatever you're doing now, go and find, and listen to that track. It's only about 2:35min long but really manages to take me on a trip every time; a real example of the power of music. Thank you Henry. Hotel California for the Eagles fans, is given a Spanish twist. Watch the film and hear what "The Dude" has to say about The Eagles when he's in the back of the cab! Then we're onto Townes Van Zandt with "Dead Flowers", which happened to be a very biographical song for him. God bless your soul Townes. How the film makers got to use the track is also a very interesting story . Watch the film first before finding out though. 

The only disappointment is that they obviously couldn't get permission to put the Creedence Clearwater Revival track "Looking out my back door" onto the Soundtrack. I'm clearly not endorsing the smoking of pot, or drinking of beer whilst driving, but it is a great, memorable scene in the film.  The Soundtrack album only covers about half of the music used in the film. Music is woven through most, if not all of the scenes, and even enjoyed by the characters as they are acting. You'll see what I mean when the Creedence track is played.

I relate to "The Dude" character in the movie in more respects than I would probably ever admit to. The dialogue is fantastic, I love the character John Goodman plays, and Steve Buscemi supports the other two beautifully. I'm trying not to say too much about the movie, as I'm lending my two copies out to members of our music club, and hope to convert more of you as fans and followers. Like I said when I introduced the Soundtrack on the night, there seems to be something for everyone on this, and something for every mood I find myself in; surely, a no finer endorsement for my favourite CD. Thank you for letting me play it for you all. The Dude Abides”.

Jonothan


RPM Record Club: Tuesday 4th June 2013.

Theme for the night: What’s In A Name.

Choose a favourite song which includes a person’s name in the title.

Records in order of play:

1.       Emma In The Morning by Daisy House……………………………………...…selected by Tim

2.       Zadok The Priest by George Frideric Handel………………………….…….…selected by Angi

3.       Mary Jane’s Last Dance by Tom Petty………………………………………selected by Richard

4.       Alison Gross by Trad. Arr. Steeleye Span……………………………………….selected by John

5.       Jesse by Janis Ian……………………………………………….……………………selected by Louie

6.       Polk Salad Annie by Tony Joe White……………………………………………..selected by Philip

7.       Good Night Irene performed by Ry Cooder……………………………………selected by Tony

8.       Grace Kelly by Mika………………………………………………………………selected by Sarah

9.       Lenny Valentino by The Auteurs………………………………………………selected by Andrew

10.   Clever Trevor by Ian Dury and the Blockheads……………………………..…selected by Morra

11.   Charlotte Sometimes by The Cure…………………………………………….……selected by Sal

12.   Eleanor Rigby from Give My Regards To Broad Street…………………………selected by Jean

13.   Moody Richard by Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks……………………………..…selected by Piers

14.   For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her by Simon and Garfunkel………………selected by Louise

15.   Murial by Tom Waits…………………………………………………………….……selected by Stef

16.   Suzi Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival……………………………………selected by Jonothan

17.   Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones………………………………………………selected by Rob

18.   Eyes Of Lucy Jordan by Marianne Faithful………………………………………selected by Mary

Guest Biscuit: Ginger Crunch Creams

Mystery Album: Gaucho by Steely Dan chosen by Stef

 

 

RPM Record Club: Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Theme For The Night: Party Time!

Songs for a cool RPM 1st birthday party play list.

Records in order of play:

1.       Mary’s Place by Bruce Springsteen………………………………..………………chosen by Tim

2.       The Wilbury Twist by The Travelling Wilbury’s………………………………chosen by Richard

3.       Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard……………………………………chosen by Andrew

4.       Nelson Mandella by The Special AKA……………………………………………chosen by Jayne

5.       Low Rider by War………………………………………………………………....…chosen by Phillip

6.       Kicking My Heart Around by The Black Crows…………………………..…chosen by Jonothan

7.       White Wedding by Billy Idol………………………………………………………chosen by Jackie

8.       Road Runner by Junior Walker And The All Stars………………………………chosen by Piers

9.       Jump Around by House Of Pain……………………………………………………chosen by Rob

10.   Fight For Your Right (To Party) by The Beastie Boys……………………………chosen by Angi

11.   Brick House by The Commodores…………………………………………………chosen by John

12.   Baz’s Party by Jilted John……………………………………………………………chosen by Morra

13.   Party Fears Two by Associates Popera……………………………………….………chosen by Sal

14.   Land Of 1000 Dances by Wilson Picket……………………………………………chosen by Mary

15.   Dancing In The Street performed by David Bowie and Mick Jagger……………chosen by Jean

Guest “Biscuit”: RPM Birthday Cake…….three varieties, made by Jackie.

Mystery Album: Fisherman’s Blues by The Waterboys  chosen by Jackie

 

 

RPM Record Club: Tuesday 6th August 2013

Theme For The Night: 50s and 60s Retro “Nite”.

Choose a favourite song from either of these decades.

Records in order of play:

1.       Rumble by Link Wray (1958)…………………………………………………………chosen by Tim

2.       Whatever Will Be Will Be by Geno Washington (1966)………………………chosen by John L.

3.       Going Back by Dusty Springfield (1966)…………………………………………chosen by Mary

4.       Odds And Ends by Jimmy Reed (1958)…………………………………..…………chosen by John

5.       Journey To The Centre Of The Mind by The Amboy Dukes (1968)….……chosen by Jonothan

6.       Doomsday Rock by Tommy Steele (1956)………………………………………chosen by Morra

7.       People Are Strange by The Doors (1967)……………………………………………chosen by Sal

8.       Clarinet Kwela by Kippie Moeketsi And The Marali Kings (1958)……………chosen by Jayne

9.       Victory Test Match by Lord Beginner (1950)……………………………………chosen by Piers

10.   All Or Nothing by The Small Faces (1966)………………………………………chosen by Richard

11.   Out Of Time by The Rolling Stones (1966)…………………………………………chosen by Jackie

12.   It Will Stand by The Showmen (1961)………………………………………………chosen by Philip

13.   Piece Of My Heart by Erma Franklin (1967)…………………………………………chosen by Rob

14.   Give Me Shelter by The Rolling Stones (1969)…………………………………chosen by Andrew

Guest Biscuit: Retro Biscuit Selection

Mystery Album: All The Roadrunning by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris chosen by Richard.

 

 

RPM Record Club: Tuesday 3rd August 2013

Theme For The Night: Instrumentals.

..............it’s like, no words.

Records in order of play:

1.       Kick Muck by Ozric Tentacles………………………………………….…………………Tim’s tune

2.       Don’t Want You No More by The Allman Bothers……………………………………Philips tune

3.       Fluff by Black Sabbath……………………………………………………………………Mary’s tune

4.       Child Song by Cinematic Orchestra………………………………………………Jonothan’s tune

5.       Pastoral Symphony by Beethoven…………………………………………………Jackie’s tune

6.       Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground by Blind Willie Johnson………………Pier’s tune

7.       Guns Of Navarone  by The Skatalites…………………………………………………Jayne’s tune

8.       Riverside Blues by Terry Lightfoot’s New Orleans Jazzmen…………………………Jean’s tune

9.       Bouree by Jethro Tull………………………………………………………………………John’s tune

10.   Green Onions by Booker T And The MGs………………………………………………Rob’s tune

11.   Canton by Japan………………………………………………………………………………Sal’s tune

12.   Tuxedo Junction played by  Jools Holland…………………………………………Richard’s tune

13.   A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy and Beethoven

                                from Saturday Night Fever soundtrack………………………………Morra’s tune

Guest Biscuit: Ginger Nuts…………..and birthday cake.

Mystery Album:  Inflammable Material by Stiff Little Fingers  chosen by Morra.



RPM Record Club: Tuesday 1st October 2013

Theme For The Night: B Sides.

Sometimes, the reverse of a single holds a hidden gem. Here's the RPM selection.

Records in order of play.

1.   Motorhead by Hawkwind...............................................................................................Tim's B Side

2.   Roadrunner (Twice) by  Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers...............Jayne's B Side

3.   Things We Said Today by The Beatles........................................................................Mary's B Side

4.   Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight by Fleetwood Mac........John's B Side

5.   Where There's Women by Captain Beefheart..................................................Jonothan's B Side

6.   Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl by Mink DeVille.................................................................Philip's  B Side

7.   For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica..........................................................................Ange's B Side

8.   Blues In F by Spencer Davis Group................................................................................Jean's B Side

9.   Blood Brother by The Mission...........................................................................................Sal's B Side

10. The Only Living Boy In New York by Simon And Garfunkel...............................Richard's B Side

11. 78 RPM by Stiff Little Fingers........................................................................................Morra's B Side

12. Route 66 performed by Dr Feelgood..............................................................................Pier's B Side

13. I'm Looking For Someone To Love by The Crickets....................................................Alex's B Side

14. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths..........................Andrew's B Side

Guest Biscuit: Butter Crinkles

Mystery Album: A Star Is Born soundtrack featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris krstofferson chosen by Jean.



RPM Record Club: Tuesday 5th November 2013.

Theme For The Night: Cool Britannia.

Choose a favourite song by a British band........perhaps it evokes a part of the UK in some particular way.

1.   A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harem.........................................................Richard's choice

2.   Bloodsucker by Deep Purple.............................................................................Jonothan's choice

3.   One Of Those Days In England by Roy Harper........................................................Tom's choice

4.   The Barman's Birthday by Martin Stephenson......................................................Jayne's choice

5.   Eloise performed by The Damned.............................................................................Rob's choice

6.   The Killing Moon by Echo And The Bunnymen..........................................................Sal's choice

7.   Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues...............................................................Jean's choice

8.   God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols...................................................................Mary's choice

9.   1952 Vincent Black Lightening by Richard Thompson..........................................Jackie's choice

10. Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks.......................................................................................John's choice

11. Finally by Anthony Toner.......................................................................................Stephanie's choice

12. Levi Stubbs' Tears by Billy Bragg....................................................................................Nina's choice

13. Fly The Flag by Stiff Little Fingers.................................................................................Morra's choice

14. Up The Junction by Squeeze...........................................................................................Philip's choice

15. Cool Britannia by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah  Band..................................Pier's choice (of course)

16. Knights Of Cydonia by Muse.......................................................................................Andrew's choice

17. Sunshine On Leith by The Proclaimers..........................................................................Angi's choice

18. Lazy Sunday by The Small Faces.........................................................................................Tim's choice

Guest Biscuit: Digestives (voted Britain's favourite......apparently)

Mystery Album: Mixolydian by Mark Saul chosen by Angi.



RPM Record Club: Tuesday 3rd December 2013.

Theme For The Night: Review Of 2013.

Play a favourite song form the past 12 months.

1.   Beautiful Day by Thea Gilmore..............................................................................chosen by Suzanne

2.   Swapping Spit by Big Deal..............................................................................................chosen by Nina

3.   Sea Of Love by The National....................................................................................chosen by Andrew

4.   Duke and Little Renie by Stuart Forester................................................................chosen by Morra

5.   Shelter Song by Temples...................................................................................................chosen by Sal

6.   Sunny Day by Roger Taylor......................................................................................chosen by Richard

7.   Get Lucky by Daft Punk....................................................................................................chosen by Rob

8.   Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.....................................................................................chosen by Angi

9.   Indian Summer by The Stereophonics.....................................................................chosen by Mary

10.   O Gloria by The Duke and the King..........................................................................chosen by Tom

11.   Richer Thinner Smarter by Jess Morgan...............................................................chosen by Jayne

12.   Strong by London Grammar......................................................................................chosen by John

13.   Prosperity by Brooks Williams.................................................................................chosen by Piers

14. Carousel by Christof.............................................................................................chosen by Jonothan

15. Kings Of Speed by Hawkwind (from Warrior On The Edge Of Time remaster)...chosen by Tim

Guest Biscuit: Festive Selection Tin

Mystery Album: The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hit Makers) by The Rolling Stones chosen by Mary