Andy Morten Podcast

Friday, 31 May 2013, 20:22 | Category : Andy Morten
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Brit-psych’s renaissance man Andy Morten of Bronco Bullfrog speaks to Strange Brew host Jason Barnard about the tracks that shaped his career. The Kinks – Autumn Almanac (Single A-side, Pye, 1967) The Beatles – She Said She Said (Revolver, Parlophone, 1966) The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Prelude/Nightmare (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Track, […]

Andy Morten – Bronco Bullfrog

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 10:51 | Category : Interview
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Andy Morten is tied to British psych-pop like The Kinks are to Muswell Hill.  In the pre-internet era he painstakingly pieced together the sixties psych scene through rare records, re-issues, compilations and word of mouth inspiring the formation of Bronco Bullfrog; a group whose sound echoed that scene. Andy wrote many of their tracks as […]

The Ealing Club

Monday, 27 May 2013, 15:02 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton The Ealing Jazz Club (or the Ealing Club as it was more commonly known) was one of London’s most historically important music venues during the 1960s. Situated below the ABC bakery, opposite Ealing Broadway station, in the leafy West London suburb of Ealing, the club became renowned as London’s first significant R&B venue when […]

the soft and the strange one

Saturday, 25 May 2013, 20:49 | Category : Competition
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Fruits de Mer, the vinyl only label for sixties/seventies inspired rock, has rapidly become a national institution for music fans of psychedelia, prog and the esoteric persuasion. They’ve kindly donated a competition prize for Strange Brew readers! The fruits have ripened into a four LP (and bonus CD) strange fish instrumental set of 29 artists […]

The Ways and Means

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 20:35 | Category : Interview
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The Ways And Means were one of the myriad of bands that emerged from the bustling Kent music scene of the 1960s. But what made them different from their contemporaries was how they progressed from surf music to freakbeat, which culminated in the hidden gem, ‘Breaking Up A Dream’. Their career was a short-lived one, […]

Demons of Ruby Mae

Sunday, 19 May 2013, 17:07 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard I don’t do many posts on new bands, mainly because they don’t share the emotion or warmth of acts from the sixties/seventies. However, Leicester’s rapidly rising group Demons of Ruby Mae are the exception. Their stripped back approach of emotively played piano, guitar and drums lets the startling vocals of Jonny Gavin shine. Tied […]