Colin Blunstone – Still Got That Hunger

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 20:37 | Category : Interview
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By Jason Barnard The Zombies and Colin Blunstone are responsible for producing some of the best tracks ever made – from ‘She’s Not There’, ‘Time of the Season’, to ‘Say You Don’t Mind’ and ‘I Don’t Believe In Miracles’. Their albums are equally memorable from the mighty ‘Odessey and Oracle’ to Colin’s orchestral epic ‘One Year’. However Colin and […]

Jack Ellister – Tune Up Your Ministers…

Sunday, 25 October 2015, 19:03 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Psych master Jack Ellister’s long awaited new album, ‘Tune Up Your Ministers and Start Transmission From Pool Holes To Class O Hypergiants’, finally gets a release on 20 November. It’s been over three years since his excellent single “The Man With Biochopper”. On Jack’s new LP this startling track opens the nine […]

Mike Pender – Searchers

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 20:05 | Category : Podcasts
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Mike Pender, one of The Searchers’ founder members and former lead singer talks about some of the key tracks from his career. The Searchers – Sweets For My Sweet (At the Iron Door: Their Earliest Recordings) (Castle Music, 2002 rec 1963) The Searchers – Beautiful Dreamer (Live at the Star Club, Bear Records, 2002 rec 1963) The […]

Al Stewart – Remastered

Monday, 19 October 2015, 20:38 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Esoteric Records are re-releasing three classic albums from Al Stewart’s career. Sounding better than ever, this fantastic singer-songwriter’s records have been remastered from the original tapes, with the original artwork restored plus detailed booklets included with a detailed look at the contents. Al’s fourth LP from 1972, Orange sounds better than ever. A particularly personal record, ‘Songs […]

Mike Pender – Origins of the Searchers and The Search for Myself

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 20:56 | Category : Interview
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The Searchers were one of the biggest bands of the Merseybeat scene, with a string of timeless 60s hits and critically acclaimed releases until the early 1980s. Mike Pender, one of the band’s founder members and lead singer in this period has finally told his story through his autobiography ‘Origins of the Searchers and The Search for […]

When Slade Rocked The World 1971-1975

Sunday, 11 October 2015, 12:01 | Category : News, Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard It’s easy to forget how big Slade were in the first half of the 70s. In Britain alone Noddy Holder, Jim Lea, Don Powell and Dave Hill gave us six number ones, four years worth of singles counted in top 40 and three album top spots. But so what? What truly matters is the superb body of […]