Mark Wirtz

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 18:00 | Category : Podcasts
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Mark Wirtz, one of the 60’s most talented producers and a pioneering artist in his own right, joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard to talk about his fantastic musical journey: from Abbey Road, Los Angeles to Atlanta Georgia. Steve Flynn – Mr Rainbow (Single A-side, Parlophone, 1967) Peanut – I’m Waiting For The Day (Single A-side, […]

Beau – Shoeless In The Desert

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 11:47 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Following Guerssen/Sommer’s re-issue of Beau’s “Creation”, Cherry Red are releasing “Shoeless In The Desert”. It’s a download set of fourteen new recordings by the master singer-songwriter and whilst sonically not embarking on new territory, the 12-string led album’s subjects are as diverse as ever. From conquest/imperialism of “Storm In The Eye Of […]

The Moon Band – New Album

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 20:09 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard At the turn of this year I posted a review of the fantastic debut single by The Moon Band. ‘Cedar People’ b/w ‘My Home’ had a acid-folk sound with both tracks sitting neatly alongside material from period comp ‘Gather in the Mushrooms’. On ‘Cedar People’ their were strains of Tull (with […]

Will Z – New Start

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 20:28 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Mega Dodo have releasing some excellent material – principally in the pop-psych mold – like The Honey Pot and Octopus Syng. This new album with multi-instrumentalist Will Z sees the label branching into prog-rock. Whilst I’m not the world’s biggest prog fan, ‘New Start’ is rather lovely in places. Opener Jain […]