Essential Blackpool Discography

By philbeard philbeard
updated 25 days ago

Releases representing artists from or connected to the Blackpool & Fylde Coast area, plus some essential records from or about the town. Suggestions to my Discogs account...I'm not including tiny edition stuff on the whole, only stuff that people out there on the open market can get hold of!

http://www.youtube.com/user/philbeard#grid/user/15487EAED543EEA6 for 50 vids from some of these acts...
Also see this excellent channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackpoolBands/videos

  1. George Formby - I'm The Ukelele Man

    Still probably the most important figure in the town's musical (music hall!) history. See also Jean Bennett.

  2. Little Boots - Hands

    See also Jak Knowles (St Etienne, Shampoo, Divert Off Centre etc) & Rebecca Saforia.

  3. Various - The Ugly Truth About Blackpool Volume One

    Compilation of Blackpool punk from the seventies to the noughties on long-running Blackpool label JSNTGM: http://www.jsntgm.com/

  4. Various - The Ugly Truth About Blackpool Volume Two

    Noughties Blackpool independent music comp.

  5. The Membranes - The Best Of...

    Angular post-punk band.

  6. Section 25 - Dirty Disco (Best Of)

    Post-punk Factory Records band.

  7. Gold Blade - Hometurf

    Current band of John Robb (Membranes). See also Sensuround.

  8. Various - Blackpool Rox E.P.

    The Membranes, Section 25, Syntax and The Kenneth Turner Set, on John Robb's Vinyl Drip label.

  9. Various - Blackpool Rox E.P. No.2

    Fifth Column, Crack House, Sign Language and Love 30, on Vinyl Drip.

  10. Various - A Drop In The Ocean

    Lightbeat Records comp - Elite, Frets, Zoo Bootique, Velvasheens, Divert Off Centre, Pure Pink Paraffin.

  11. Various - And A Cast Of Thousands

    Blackpool comp, featuring Zanti Misfitz, IN2XS etc.

  12. Various - A Blackpool E.P.

    JSNTGM comp - Shrink, Erase Today, K, Yellowfields.

  13. Various - The Blackpool Mecca Story

    See also 'The Northern Soul Story Vol 3: Blackpool Mecca', 'Mecca Magic', 'Reaching For The Best' & 'On The Real Side'.

  14. Various - Record Shack Presents Volume One

    Ian Levine helps invent Hi-NRG, still popular on the gay scene today.

  15. Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song

    Including "Up the Pool".

  16. The Rocking Vickers - I Go Ape / Someone Like You

    Blackpool rock n roll band Lemmy started in.

  17. Soft Cell - The Very Best Of Soft Cell

    Featuring Dave Ball, ex-Arnold boy.

  18. Reginald Dixon - The Magic Of Reginald Dixon - Organ Favourites From "Mr. Blackpool"

    The most legendary Tower Ballroom organist. See also Phil Kelsall.

  19. Tony Ashton & Lynda Hayes - Resurrection Shuffle

    The fondly-remembered Tony Ashton of Blackpool.

  20. The Executives (2)

    Psych mod band featuring Tull members & Roy Carr (NME).

  21. Stealers Wheel - Late Again - The Hits Collection

    Featuring Blackpool's Tony Williams (also of Tull & The Executives). See also Fleetwood's Kiss Of The Gypsy.

  22. The Police - Greatest Hits

    Poulton-born Andy Summers & co's best.