More than beat but not quite psych The Strange Brew presents a guitar crunching, hook laden hour of British rock. From beat legends, cult mod acts and pre-fame stars they all pushed the boundaries to create Freakbeat! The Eyes – When the Night Falls (Single A-side, Mercury, 1965) Miller – Baby I’ve Got News For […]

The Strange Brew gets the Neil Innes Seal of Approval

Sunday, 20 February 2011, 15:06 | Category : Neil Innes
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Neil Innes and Jason Barnard Last night ex-Bonzo and Rutle Neil Innes gave a cracking show in Knaresborough. After the show Neil gave his seal of approval to The Strange Brew podcast. His latest cds have the best bits of Radio Noir, a great new series of hand-made shows aimed at one listener at a […]

Hedgehoppers Anonymous Part 2

Saturday, 19 February 2011, 13:43 | Category : Articles
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Nick Warburton, exclusively at The Strange Brew, continues to tell the full story of Hedgehoppers Anonymous. Covering the late Sixties and early Seventies the band’s line-up changes completely, they release some classic records and find stardom in South Africa but tragedy strikes twice. Hedgehoppers, spring 1971, clockwise from top: Bill Honeyman, Colin Turner, Mick Matthews […]

Impossible Not To Love!

Saturday, 12 February 2011, 12:27 | Category : Reviews
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We heard cult indie pysch pop band The Chemistry Set on The Strange Brew last year with their amazing cover of “Silver Birch” – in fact their influences draw on many of the same nuggets from the late Sixties. However, while they tap into the well of departed lost souls Syd Barrett and Arthur Lee […]

Fruits de Mer Roquets Spacerock into the 21st Century

Sunday, 6 February 2011, 17:13 | Category : Spacerock
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Regular Strange Brew listeners will be familiar with cult record label Fruits de Mer responsible for releasing some of the greatest reinterpretations of classic and obscure tracks from the 60s/70s. Their first release of 2011 “Roqueting Through Space”, presents a full 19 inches of spacerock and krautrock in glorious technicolour vinyl. Covers draw from dawn […]