The complete of list of featured albums at CAT Club gatherings from 2011 to the present.
See the Sound & Vision page for podcasts and videos.

From 2011 to 2016 The CAT Club (Classic Album Tuesdays) met every month in a converted garage (affectionately known as ‘The Shed’) in downtown Pontefract with a gathering of just eight souls.

In 2016 we moved uptown to Pontefract’s Tap & Barrel where, before an audience of forty music lovers, The CAT Club gathered once on a month on a Thursday night (thus changing our strap line to ‘Classic Album Thursdays’).

Since January 2022 The CAT Club now meets in the Pigeon Loft at The Robin Hood, Pontefract.

 

Albums played in ‘The Shed’ are denoted by #

Albums played in ‘The Shed’ and The Tap & Barrel are denoted by ##

Albums played just in The Tap & Barrel are unmarked.

Albums played in The Pigeon Loft at The Robin Hood are denoted by Ø

Albums played elsewhere have the specific location mentioned.

 

Special guests invited to The CAT Club to talk about the featured albums are named in brackets.

Links to photographs, recordings, videos etc are highlighted.

 

The albums:

A DIFFERENT KIND OF TENSION – BUZZCOCKS (Paul Hanley, former Fall drummer and author of How Pete Shelley & Buzzcocks Change Manchester Music (and me)

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT – THE BEATLES (Peter Mills & James McGrath, editors of Carnival of Light – The Beatles in Perspective) Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three and photograph four Ø

A SONG FOR YOU – THE CARPENTERS (Lucy O’Brien, author of Lead Sister: The Karen Carpenter Story) Photograph one, photograph two and photograph three  Ø

ABBEY ROADTHE BEATLES (Tony Barrell, journalist and author of several books about The Fab Four) audio recording

AFTERMATHTHE ROLLING STONES #

ALL MOD CONSTHE JAM (Heath Common, poet, musician and performer) Photograph

ALL THINGS MUST PASSGEORGE HARRISON #

ARC  OF A DIVERSTEVE WINWOOD #

ARE YOU EXPERIENCEDTHE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (Graham Oliver, former Saxon lead guitarist and leading Hendrix authority) Video ##

ASTRAL WEEKSVAN MORRISON #

AXIS: BOLD AS LOVETHE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (Graham Oliver, former Saxon lead guitarist and leading Hendrix authority) Photograph and  commemorative poster #

BACK IN BLACKAC/DC (at Edwards, Sheffield)

BACK IN DENIMDENIM #

BACK TO BLACKAMY WINEHOUSE (Dom Morley, engineer and producer) Photograph. ##

BEGGARS BANQUET – THE ROLLING STONES #Ø (Paul Sexton, author of Charlie’s Good Tonight, the official biography of Charlie Watts). Photograph one and photograph two.

BERT JANSCHBERT JANSCH #

BLACK MONK TIMETHE MONKS #

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARSBLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS #

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (New York version) – BOB DYLAN (Clinton Heylin, journalist and leading Bob Dylan authority) Book cover and  Photograph

BLONDE ON BLONDEBOB DYLAN #

BLUE JONI MITCHELL #

BLUE LINESMASSIVE ATTACK (Melissa Chemam, journalist and author of Massive Attack: Out of the Comfort Zone) Photograph one  and photograph two.

BLUES FROM THE GUTTERCHAMPION JACK DUPREE #

BLUE TRAINJOHN COLTRANE

BLUES AFTER HOURSELMORE JAMES

BO DIDDLEYBO DIDDLEY #

BO DIDDLEY’S BEACH PARTYBO DIDDLEY #

BOOGIE WITH CANNED HEATCANNED HEAT #

BREAKFAST IN AMERICASUPERTRAMP (John Helliwell, Supertramp saxophone player). Photograph

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOMEBOB DYLAN ##

BRYTER LAYTERNICK DRAKE #

BUDDY HOLLY STORYBUDDY HOLLY #

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – VARIOUS ARTISTS (Nick Gold, Producer and head honcho of World Circuit Records)

CITY TO CITYGERRY RAFFERTY #

THE CLASHTHE CLASH (Dave Beer, King of Clubs, purveyor of good times, tour manager, promoter) Photograph

CLANDESTINO MANU CHAO #

CRUISING WITH REUBEN & THE JETSTHE MOTHERS OF INVENTION (Howard Marks, author and purveyor of fine herbal substances) Video  and photograph #

CUTTHE SLITS (Nick Banks, Pulp drummer) Video  (At Edwards, Sheffield)

DARE – THE HUMAN LEAGUE (Ian Burden, synthesiser/keyboard player with The Human League with David M Allen, engineer on the album). Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three, photograph four.Ø

DAMN THE TORPEDOSTOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS #

DARK SIDE OF THE MOONPINK FLOYD ##

DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWNBRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Jason Barnard, Ian Clayton and Jeff Matthews) Photograph one and photograph two  Ø

DEFINITELY MAYBEOASIS (Owen Morris, producer) Photograph

DEJA VU – CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (Peter Dogget, journalist and author of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Biography) Photograph

DESIREBOB DYLAN (Ian Daley, Route publisher of several acclaimed Dylan books)

DIFFERENT CLASSPULP (Nick Banks, Pulp drummer) Photo ##

DISRAELI GEARSCREAM ##

DON’T STAND ME DOWNDEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (Helen O’Hara, violin, co-producer, arranger) Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three and photograph four. #Ø

THE DOORS – THE DOORS (Toria Garbutt, The High Priestess of the Spoken Word)  Photograph one and photograph two

DOWN BY THE JETTY DR FEELGOOD (Tom Hingley, former lead singer with Inspiral Carpets) Video and photo #

DUSTY IN MEMPHISDUSTY SPRINGFIELD (Lucy O’Brien, author of the classic biography, Dusty)

ELECTRIC WARRIORT REX #

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORYROD STEWART #

EVOL – SONIC YOUTh  (Dave Haslam, author of the memoir, Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor: Music, Manchester & More) Photograph One, Photograph Two  Photograph Three and Photograph Four.Ø Ø

EXODUSBOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS   (Chris Salewicz, author of Bob Marley: The Untold Story) Photograph One,  Photograph Two and Photograph Three #Ø

FAITHGEORGE MICHAEL (John Altman, musician, producer, arranger, writer, band leader and more besides) Photograph One, Photograph two, Photograph three, Photograph four and Photograph five ØØ Ø

FEAR OF MUSICTALKING HEADS #

FELICIANO!JOSE FELICIANO #

FIFTH DIMENSION THE BYRDS #

FIVE LEAVES LEFTNICK DRAKE (John Wood, producer and engineer) Photograph

FOREVER CHANGESLOVE  (John F Keenan, legendary music promoter)  Photograph # also at the Queen’s Mill, Castleford.

THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLANBOB DYLAN #

FRESH CREAMCREAM (Malcolm Bruce, musician, producer and son of Jack) Photograph one, Photograph two, Photograph three # Ø

FLEETWOOD MACPETER GREEN’S FLEETWOOD MAC #

FUN HOUSETHE STOOGES #

GIVE ‘EM ENOUGH ROPE –THE CLASH (Ray Gange, lead actor in the Clash film, Rude Boy) Ø Photograph one, photograph two and photograph three

GIVE OUT BUT DON’T GIVE UP (THE ORIGINAL MEMPHIS RECORDINGS) – PRIMAL SCREAM (Andrew Innes, Primal Scream guitar player) ØPhotograph one, photograph two and photograph three

GONNA TAKE A MIRACLELAURA NYRO #

GORILLA THE BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND #

GRIS-GRIS DR JOHN THE NIGHT TRIPPER (Heath Common, poet, musician and journalist with Dave Foster, musician and rhythm & blues authority) Photograph

HARVEST NEIL YOUNG (Chris Madden, the man in the chair  at ‘Chinwag’ at Outlaws, Leeds)

HATFUL OF HOLLOWTHE SMITHS ##

HEX ENDUCTION HOURTHE FALL #

HIGHWAY 61 REVISITEDBOB DYLAN (Andy Kershaw, DJ, journalist and broadcaster) ##

HUNKY DORYDAVID BOWIE (Mark Gwynne Jones, lead singer with Psychicbread) Video ##

I CAN STAND A LITTLE RAINJOE COCKER #

I’M YOUR MANLEONARD COHEN #

IN MY OWN TIMEKAREN DALTON #

IS THIS IT – THE STROKES  Photograph one and photograph two Ø

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE BEAT OF SOWETOVARIOUS ARTISTS #

IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?JACKIE LOMAX #

INSPIRATION INFORMATIONSHUGGIE OTIS #

JOAN ARMATRADINGJOAN ARMATRADING #

JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIETRAFFIC #

JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND – JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND  #

JOHN WESLEY HARDINGBOB DYLAN #

THE LA’STHE LA’S A personal message from Lee Mavers #

LED ZEPPELIN II – LED ZEPPELIN

LED ZEPPELIN IV – LED ZEPPELIN (Dave Lewis, leading Led Zeppelin authority and author) Photograph one and photograph two. ##

LET IT BETHE REPLACEMENTS #

LET IT BLEEDTHE ROLLING STONES (Steve Pilkington) Photograph one and photograph two ##

LIVE AT THE APOLLO JAMES BROWN #

LIVE AT THE STAR CLUB, HAMBURGJERRY LEE LEWIS ##

LIVE AT LEEDSTHE WHO (Jon Astley, producer and engineer) Image and photograph##

LIVE 1966 ‘ROYAL ALBERT HALL’ BOOTLEGBOB DYLAN (Clinton Heylin, journalist and leading Bob Dylan authority) Video

LIVE IN EUROPERORY GALLAGHER #

LONDON CALLINGTHE CLASH (Mark Seaman, head honcho Revolution brewery) Photograph

LONDON 0 HULL 4 – THE HOUSEMARTINS (John Williams, producer) Photograph one and photograph two Ø

MAIN COURSE – THE BEE GEES (Bob Stanley, author of The Bee Gees: Children of the World) Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three

MARQUEE MOON – TELEVISION (Will Sergeant, Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist) Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three and photograph four Ø

MOONDANCE – VAN MORRISON (Peter Mills, author of Hymns To The Silence: Inside The Music and Words of Van Morrison). Photograph one and photograph two. Ø

MR TAMBOURINE MANTHE BYRDS #

MUD SLIDE SLIMJAMES TAYLOR #

NEVER FOR EVER – KATE BUSH (Brian Bath, guitarist on the album plus Andrew Bryant, guitar technician, roadie, driver, factotum, sound man and good friend of Kate Bush). Photograph one and photograph two. Ø

NEVERMINDNIRVANA (Allusondrugs)

NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKSTHE SEX PISTOLS (Clinton Heylin, author of Anarchy In The Year Zero: The Sex Pistols, The Clash And The Class Of ’76) Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three

NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES!!IAN DURY (Chaz Jankel, Musicial director, co-writer and co-founder of the Blockheads with Ian Dury) Photograph ##

NIGHT AT THE OPERAQUEEN (Gareth Albert Taylor, lead singer of Bulsara & His Queens) Video

NO OTHER GENE CLARK (Iain Matthews, Musician, member of Fairport Convention, Plainsong and Matthew’s Southern Comfort)

OTIS BLUE OTIS REDDING #

PERVERTED BY LANGUAGETHE FALL (Steve and Paul Hanley, former members of The Fall) Audio recording  Edwards, Sheffield.

PET SOUNDSTHE BEACH BOYS ##

PIECES OF A MAN GIL SCOTT-HERON #

PILLS ‘N’ THRILLS AND BELLYACHESHAPPY MONDAYS #

PINK MOON – NICK DRAKE (John Wood, producer) Photograph one, photograph two and photograph three.Ø

(PRONOUNCED ‘LĔH-‘NÉRD ‘SKIN-‘NÉRD) – LYNYRD SKYNYRD #

PSYCHOCANDYTHE JESUS & MARY CHAIN #

PURPLE RAIN PRINCE (Stuart Willoughby, leading Prince authority and author) Stuart Willoughby’s book cover

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE (Jon Morter, DJ, social media pioneer and campaigner) Photograph

RATTUS NORVEGICUSTHE STRANGLERS #

REVOLVERTHE BEATLES Photograph ##

REVOLVER (2022 MIX)THE BEATLES (Heath Common)Ø

RUBBER SOULTHE BEATLES #

RUM, SODOMY & THE LASHTHE POGUES #Ø (Richard Balls, author of A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan). Photograph 1 and Photograph 2

RUMOURSFLEETWOOD MAC (Glass Caves)

RUNNING ON EMPTYJACKSON BROWNE #

SAFE AS MILKCAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND #

SCREAMADELICAPRIMAL SCREAM (Andrew Weatherall, Producer, musician, DJ, songwriter and remixer) Image

SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BANDTHE BEATLES audio recording ##

SF SORROWTHE PRETTY THINGS (John ‘Twink’ Alder, former Pretty Things drummer)  Photograph # (and at the Blind Pig, Pontefract).

SLOW TRAIN COMINGBOB DYLAN (Clinton Heylin, journalist and leading Bob Dylan authority and the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines) Video
Slow Train Coming  was also featured at Edwards in Sheffield (Clinton Heylin) audio recording

SMILETHE BEACH BOYS #

SOLID AIRJOHN MARTYN (John Wood, producer and engineer) Video

SOOTHING MUSIC FOR STRAY CATSEDGAR JONES (With the man himself – Edgar Jones) Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three.

SONGS FOR DISTINGUÉ LOVERS BILLIE HOLIDAY (Ian Clayton, journalist and storyteller) Photograph # (Also at Glossop Record Club)

SPECIALSTHE SPECIALS  (Paul ‘Willo’ Williams, author of You’re Wondering Now – The Specials From Conception To Reunion). Photograph one, photograph two, photograph three.Ø

STATION TO STATIONDAVID BOWIE #

STICKY FINGERSTHE ROLLING STONES ##

THE STONE ROSES – THE STONE ROSES (John Robb, journalist, broadcaster and singer with The Membranes) Photograph

SUICIDESUICIDE #

SWORDFISHTROMBONESTOM WAITS #

TAPESTRYCAROLE KING (Katie Spencer, star of the progressive folk scene) Photograph

TEMPEST BOB DYLAN #

THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN – PINK FLOYD Ø (Rob Chapman, author of the Syd Barrett biography A Very Irregular Head).

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUSTDAVID BOWIE  (Woody Woodmansey, drummer from Bowie’s band,  The Spiders from Mars) Image

TIME OUT THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET #

TONS OF SOBSFREE #

TRANSFORMERLOU REED #

TROUT MASK REPLICACAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND #

UNKNOWN PLEASURESJOY DIVISION (Paul Hanley, former Fall drummer and author)

THE BAND – THE BAND (John Niven, author of Music From Big Pink) Photograph one, photograph two, and photograph three  #Ø

THE UNDERTONES  (Damian O’Neill, guitarist, keyboards, writer) Photograph one, photograph two and photograph three.Ø

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO (Maxine Peake, actor, writer and director) Photograph one and photograph two.  #Ø

WAITINGFUN BOY THREE (Si Wolstencroft, former Fall drummer and author)  Video

WHAT COLOUR IS LOVETERRY CALLIER #

WHAT’S GOING ONMARVIN GAYE (Steve Eli, beat poet) Photograph

WHATEVER THEY SAY I AM THAT’S WHAT I’M NOTARCTIC MONKEYS (Chris McClure, the face on the album cover) Photograph one  and  photograph two

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYSFAIRPORT CONVENTION (Clinton Heylin, author of What We Did Instead Of Holidays: A History Of Fairport Convention And Its Extended Folk-Rock Family) Video

(WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORYOASIS (Owen Morris, producer) Image and photograph

WITH THE BEATLES – THE BEATLES (Mark Lewisohn, journalist, author and foremost Beatles authority) Photograph 

 

OTHER EVENTS:

The CAT Club presents:

AN AUDIENCE WITH GLEN MATLOCK Photo one,  Photo two, Photo three, Photo four

AN EVENING WITH CHAZ JANKEL Event poster, Photo one, Photo two, Photo three, Photo four

AN EVENING WITH PEGGY SEEGER Event poster, Photo one, Photo two, Photo three, Photo four. Photo five.

AN EVENING WITH PP ARNOLD – THE SOUL SURVIVOR IN CONVERSATION with Heath Common. Event poster, Photo one, Photo two, Photo three, Photo four, Photo five.

AN EVENING WITH DANNY THOMPSON Video #

THE ROLLING THUNDER REVIEW: An Audio & Visual Presentation of Bob Dylan’s Legendary 1975-76 Tours with CLINTON HEYLIN. Event poster.

THE BIG MIDWEEK: LIFE INSIDE THE FALL book launch followed by selected tracks from THE COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONSTHE FALL (Steve Hanley & Olivia Piekarski) Event poster.

IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON – SONGS & STORIES Event poster and Video

THE STORY OF STIFF RECORDS with DAVE ROBINSON (Co-Founder with Jake Rivirera of Stiff Records) at The Queen’s Mill, Castleford. Event poster. and photograph one and photograph two.

SELECTED LIVE CONCERTS:

ULTAN CONLON live in concert Event poster, Photo one, Photo two, Photo three.

MICHAEL MESSER & CHAZ JANKEL live in concert Event poster, Photo one, Photo two, Photo three, Photo four

EDGAR ‘JONES’ JONES live in concert Event poster

ELIZA & MARTIN CARTHY live in concert and in conversation with Ian Clayton Event poster and photograph

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT live in concert Event poster and video.

PLAINSONG Live in concert Video and Event poster

TOMMY HUNT live in concert Event poster