Alligators Eat Gumdrops

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 17:29 | Category : Reviews
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I’ve heard some excellent psych covers from Chicago’s The Luck Of Eden Hall, and have pondered whether their talent extends to song writing as well as production. Their new LP “Alligators Eat Gumdrops” resoundingly demonstrates their flare for writing great tunes, put through a rock, psych, kaleidoscopic filter.  Imagine Paul McCartney and Geoff Emerick circa […]

The All Night Workers – part 4

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 16:28 | Category : News
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The All Night Workers/The All-Nite Workers was a name used by around 30 musicians from West London for a series of interrelated bands that spanned the years 1965-1972.   The All Night Workers, spring 1968. Left to right: Doug Ayris, Malcolm Randall, Iain Pitwell, Mick Wheeler, Brian Mansell, Johnny Baker and Geoff Glover (Photo from Brian […]

Paul Roland In Session

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 17:07 | Category : Session
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Psych/goth rock cult legend Paul Roland joins host Jason Barnard in the studio to present the inaugural Strange Brew Session. Paul Roland – The King Is Dead (Strange Brew Session) Marc Bolan – Jasper C Debussy (The Beginning of Doves, Track, 1974 rec 1966) Creedence Clearwater Revival –Green River (Single A-side, Fantasy (US), 1969) Paul Roland – […]

Comfortably Pink Floyd

Sunday, 23 September 2012, 15:19 | Category : Reviews
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As The Strange Brew Podcast’s Pink Floyd Show showed, Floyd covers can produce fantastic results. A great new example is by Blackburner, a US industrial metal band, who have just produced an excellent version of “Comfortably Numb”: [soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/cleopatra-recs/12-blackburner-comfortably” params=”show_comments=false&auto_play=false&show_playcount=false&show_artwork=true&color=cc6633″ width=”100%” height=”85″ ] Also featuring Billy Sherwood plus Chris Squire of Yes, it successfully blends the darkness of Roger […]

Rock Is Dead – Long Live Rock!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 20:13 | Category : Reviews
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A quartet of vinyl releases found their way to the Strange Brew this month that reassured me that the music scene’s heart is still beating firmly.                                     Fruits de Mer Vinyl Montage!   Firstly out on Sugarbush Records […]