Jeremy Clyde

Saturday, 17 September 2016, 20:34 | Category : Podcasts
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Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy joins Jason Barnard to play a career spanning selection of tracks.

Jeremy Clyde

  1. Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – Yesterday’s Gone (Single A-side, Ember, 1963)
  2. Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – A Summer Song (Single A-side, Ember, 1964)
  3. Chad and Jeremy – If I Loved You (Single A-side, Ember, 1964)
  4. Chad and Jeremy – What Do You Want With Me (Single A-side, World Artists (US), 1964)
  5. Chad and Jeremy – Before and After (Single A-side, Columbia, 1965)
  6. Chad and Jeremy – Homeward Bound (Distant Shores, Columbia, 1966)
  7. Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde – Editorial (Of Cabbages And Kings, Columbia, 1967)
  8. Chad Stuart – Jeremy Clyde – Pipe Dream (The Ark, Columbia, 1968)
  9. Chad Stuart – Jeremy Clyde – The Emancipation of Mr. X (The Ark, Columbia, 1968)
  10. Chad Stuart – Jeremy Clyde – The Ark (The Ark, Columbia, 1968)
  11. Chad & Jeremy ‎– Zanzibar Sunset (Chad & Jeremy 2006, Electric Paintbox, 2006)
  12. Jeremy Clyde – That Will Be That (The Bottom Drawer Sessions No 1, Electric Paintbox, 2014)
  13. Jeremy Clyde – Can’t Keep Up With My Dreams Anymore (The Bottom Drawer Sessions No 2, Electric Paintbox, 2016)
  14. Jeremy Clyde – I’ve Saved All Your Letters (The Bottom Drawer Sessions No 2, Electric Paintbox, 2016)
  15. Chad Stewart & Jeremy Clyde – Like I Love You Today (Single A-side, Ember, 1964)

Journey back to 1960s with the fantastic music of Jeremy Clyde. Yesterday’s Gone: The Complete Ember & World Artists Recordings of Chad and Jeremy is also available.

Goldray – Soulchild

Saturday, 17 September 2016, 16:55 | Category : Reviews
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The new single from Goldray – Soulchild is putting the psychedelic back into rock.

Featuring ex-Reef guitarist Kenwyn House, Leah Rasmussen (vocals) and Geoff Laurens (bass). Soulchild is a mighty Hendrix-Led Zep blues stomp tied to Leah’s powerful vocals.


Soulchild marks what promises to be a superb debut full length album.

Edward Rogers Interview

Saturday, 20 August 2016, 10:38 | Category : Interview
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By Jason Barnard

Originally hailing from Birmingham – England, Edward Rogers moved to New York as a child and started in music as a drummer. However over the past decade he has released a string of solo albums whose hallmark has been the sound of his formative years, British beat and rock from the 60s and early 70s. 

Edward Rogers

As Edward releases his current album Glass Marbles in the country of his birth, Jason Barnard caught up with the man whose music is gaining praise on both sides of the Atlantic:

Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs – John Lydon

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 15:55 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard

Long out of print, John Lydon’s excellent 1994 autobiography, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs sees a welcome reissue. It’s a vivid picture of John’s childhood and formative years until the break-up of the Sex Pistols. Unrelenting honest and darkly funny, it vividly captures his time growing up in an Irish family in the north London in the 1960s and 1970s. Amongst Lydon’s memories is his dogmatic refusal to accept the status quo and railing against issues and contemporaries is (school, monarchy, Malcolm McClaren); a theme that would shape his life.


He gives over sections of his story to his friends, plus a piece from his father giving a touching perspective. His time in the Sex Pistols is covered in great detail, almost repetitively so. However what it does show is the tension between band members and the different forces that created such a incendiary band – Glen Matlock’s commercial edge, Steve Jones and Paul Cook’s power tied to John’s sneer and cutting lyrics.

It’s difficult to articulate this better than the man itself so I will give John the last word: “You cannot separate the Sex Pistols from the real world, which is what past publications have tended to do. In order to understand why people do what they do, you must first understand why they’ve done it, who they are and where they come from.” Indeed.

Michael Des Barres – Silverhead and Detective

Sunday, 14 August 2016, 12:01 | Category : Podcasts
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Rock and roll royalty, Michael Des Barres, revisits the seventies to talk about his work in Silverhead and Detective.


  1. Silverhead – Rolling With My Baby (Single A-side, Purple Records, 1972)
  2. Silverhead – In Your Eyes (Silverhead, Purple Records, 1972)
  3. Silverhead – Ace Supreme (Single A-side, Purple Records, 1972)
  4. Silverhead – Hello New York (16 and Savaged, Purple Records, 1973)
  5. Silverhead – Only You (Michael Des Barres, Silverhead ‎– Live At The Rainbow EMI Japan, 1975)
  6. Detective – Got Enough Love (Detective, Swansong, 1977)
  7. Detective – Recognition (Detective, Swansong, 1977)
  8. Detective – Ain’t None of Your Business (Detective, Swansong, 1977)
  9. Detective – Nightingale (Detective, Swansong, 1977)
  10. Detective – Are You Talkin’ To Me? (It Takes One to Know One, Swansong, 1977)
  11. The Michael Des Barres Band – Carnaby Street (Carnaby Street, Gonzo, 2012)
  12. Silverhead – James Dean (Previously unreleased) (16 and Savaged, Purple Records, 2016)

Check out the Purple Records’ re-release of Silverhead’s classic catalogue featuring rare memorabilia and exclusive bonus tracks. Jason Barnard’s previous written interview with Michael is also available on the Strange Brew website.

More information on Michael’s projects are available at

Bob Jackson – Badfinger

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 19:46 | Category : Interview
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Bob Jackson joined Badfinger in 1974, heavily featuring on their Head First album and playing in various different line-ups over the following 10 years. It was a troubled and tragic period. The legacy of lead songwriters Pete Ham and Tom Evans is a string of classic hits, albums and material that should have been much bigger.

Bob Jackson

After playing in various bands over the past 30 years, including The Dodgers and The Fortunes, Bob is revisiting Badfinger’s body of work with a UK tour and new material. 

Jason Barnard speaks to Bob as he revisits this legacy: