THE CAT CLUB

Classic Album Thursdays

The CAT Club Story

On a dark Tuesday night in January 2011, eight souls gathered together in a converted garage (affectionately as ‘The Shed’) in Pontefract to listen to a long playing vinyl record album by The Beatles. The record was ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and we played the original mono version on a 1960s Hacker Gondolier GP42 record player. We sat in silence to listen to it in full, sipped on our beer, and then had a bit of a row about it afterwards. Some would argue that ‘Sgt Pepper’ is the best record ever made – many would argue that it’s not even the best record The Beatles made – but few would dispute that it is possibly the most influential album ever made. It’s the record that elevated 12 inches of plastic stuffed in a cardboard sleeve into an art form. It was a fitting choice to begin our trip.

A trip that has featured some of the leading names in popular music coming along to present and talk about an album of their choice.

Past Events

Featured Albums

CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS AT THE TAP & BARREL & QUEEN’S MILL (2016-present). Guest presenters in brackets

  • BLUE TRAIN – JOHN COLTRANE
  • BLUES AFTER HOURS – ELMORE JAMES
  • BREAKFAST IN AMERICA – SUPERTRAMP (John Helliwell)
  • BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME – BOB DYLAN
  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (Nick Gold)
  • CLASH – THE CLASH (Dave Beer)
  • THE COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONS – THE FALL (Steve Hanley & Olivia Piekarski)
  • DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – PINK FLOYD
  • DEFININTELY MAYBE – OASIS (Owen Morris) Photo with interviewer Baz Bradley, CAT Club’s Rev Reynolds and producer Owen Morris

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