Down In LA – The Brewer and Shipley interview – part 2

Saturday, 31 March 2012, 22:16 | Category : Interview
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In the second of a two-part series profiling US Midwest folk-rock singer/songwriters Brewer & Shipley, Nick Warburton talks to Tom Shipley about his formative years and the recording of the duo’s debut album Down In LA. Read the second half of this revealing story behind the recording of this classic album: http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/down-in-la-the-brewer-and-shipley-interview-part-2

Peter Daltrey of Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour

Friday, 30 March 2012, 19:05 | Category : Peter Daltrey
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Listen to an extra special Strange Brew Podcast with Kaleidoscope/Fairfield Parlour’s lead singer Peter Daltrey. The show features Peter’s greatest songs and influences encompassing covers, rare demos, collaborations and solo tracks. Kaleidoscope – Flight from Ashiya (Single A-side, Fontana, 1967) The Who – I Can’t Explain (Single A-side, Brunswick, 1964) The Sidekicks (Kaleidoscope) – I’m […]

Down In LA – The Brewer and Shipley interview – part 1

Sunday, 25 March 2012, 19:13 | Category : Interview
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By Nick Warburton US Midwest folk-rock singer/songwriters Brewer & Shipley’s debut album Down In LA was tragically overlooked on its release in October 1968. On the eve of its first ever release on CD by Cherry Red Records’ subsidiary Now Sounds, Nick Warburton talks to Michael Brewer about how they met, their formative years and recording one […]

Peter Daltrey – Kaleidoscope, Fairfield Parlour and the Solo Years

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 19:54 | Category : Interview
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Kaleidoscope have been called the world’s favourite lost band. No psychedelic list is ever complete without them because of their two stunning albums in the late sixties: “Tangerine Dream” and “Faintly Blowing,” plus the peerless single “Flight from Ashiya”. They metamorphosed into Fairfield Parlour in the seventies repeating this feat for two more great albums […]

Beautify Junkyards

Sunday, 18 March 2012, 13:25 | Category : Reviews
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It’s a Sunday afternoon and spring has arrived so what better way than to ease yourself into the working week than listen to some acid folk. I don’t know too much about Portuguese band Beautify Junkyards but they sing and play beautifully. They have exceedingly good taste and word is gently spreading on the forthcoming selections from their […]

Sorrow’s Children

Saturday, 3 March 2012, 16:06 | Category : Reviews
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Three classic psychedelic albums were being recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 – The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper, Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn and The Pretty Things’ S.F. Sorrow. While the former two albums went to massive commercial success, S.F. Sorrow – without the full backing of EMI was lost. This dark, tough […]