Under a Plastic Cloud – Phil Hope Top 5
Under a Plastic Cloud returns to Gulpd this Saturday night for another set of furious vinyl dancefloor action. Here club founder Phil Hope marks your card…
I’ve tried to pick a record from each genre covered so first up a bit of Northern Soul :
The Epitome of Sound – You don’t love me (Sandbag)
A brilliant but rare record that captures the sound of northern soul in under 3 minutes, a floorfiller wherever northern soul is danced to. Great vocals and great lyrics and when you hear 300 or so people clapping in the same place it’s like a cannon going off!
The Sons of Fred – baby what you want me to do (Parlophone)
Next up a bit of Freakbeat as it has come to be known but is in reality just the sound of a great band cutting loose! I’ve chosen a record by the Sons of Fred who released just three singles in their career, this one being a big favourite down at Under a Plastic Cloud.
The Ways and Means – Breaking up a dream (Trend)
As for a psych record to pick I’ll have to go with this one – it’s a great tune, not sure how psychedelic it is but the aim at the Plastic Cloud is to get the dancefloor moving and this certainly fits the bill.
Ted Taylor – Somebody’s always trying (Okeh)
Some R&B which is really popular at the night. A tough choice but this has been a regular spin at the night since the start and never fails to pack the dancefloor!
The Cherry Slush – I cannot stop you (USA)
And finally a bit of garage punk in the shape of The Cherry Slush who come from Michigan. This song was written and produced by Dick Wagner who later famously worked with Alice Cooper – a fab 45!
That should give a flavour of what to expect on the night but there’s plenty more where that came from as well as a lot of stuff from Spain and France but all with the golden rule of being an original 45 and all made to keep the dancefloor busy!