Allan Clarke Part 1

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 15:09 | Category : Hollies
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In the first of two landmark podcasts, Allan Clarke former lead singer of The Hollies, talks about his incredible career to The Strange Brew’s Jason Barnard. The first show takes us through the Clarke, Hicks and Nash Years as well playing two choice cuts from his excellent solo collection, Sideshow on RPM/Cherry Red.  Allan Clarke – […]

The Soul Sailor – Multicolour Brain!

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 14:44 | Category : Reviews
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Urban Records By Jason Barnard About 18 months ago The Strange Brew posted about Perugia Italy’s Simon Francesco Di Rupo, aka The Soul Sailor, and his band The Fuckers. Their release at the time ‘The Effects Of Getting Wilder And Wilder’ that was a potent brew of classic rock, soul and psych rock. Building on […]

Rolling with Michael Des Barres

Saturday, 22 March 2014, 21:12 | Category : Articles
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With a CV to die for Michael Des Barres has successfully straddled the music and acting worlds for almost half a century. Already ahead of the curve by the early 70s fronting glam punk pioneers Silverhead he continued to release exciting, hip-swaying rock with bands Detective, Chequered Past and The Power Station plus his solo […]

Beau – Fly The Bluebird

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 19:40 | Category : Reviews
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Cherry Red By Jason Barnard Beau (aka Trevor Midgley) has released another album of highly intelligent and compelling folk music with ‘Fly The Bluebird’. After last year’s excellent vinyl set “Twelve Strings To The Beau” captured recordings made almost 40 years ago; Beau proves that his new recordings, 14 tracks released this time on download […]

Hello Everyone – Popsike Sparks from Denmark Street 1968-70

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 19:45 | Category : Reviews
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Grapefruit Records By Jason Barnard The new Grapefruit Records compilation ‘Hello Everyone: Popsike Sparks from Denmark Street 1968-70’ collates records released on the cult British label Spark. Although capturing fairly obscure releases for just a few short years it’s bursting at the seams with was is now known as pop-psych.  I don’t like this era just […]

Say Yes to Schnauser

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 13:31 | Category : Articles
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Bristol’s Schnauser have been producing left-field psych/prog pop for the best part of a decade. Last year’s album ‘Where Business Meets Fashion’ showed them at their peak with elements of The Beach Boys, Odessey and Oracle and The Flaming Lips in just one delicious platter. With an imminent new vinyl release on Fruits de Mer where they ambitiously reinvent […]