How Al Stewart almost joined Led Zeppelin and other stories

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 13:45 | Category : Articles
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Al Stewart is the eminent songwriter of his generation, the only British artist from the 1960s London folk scene to enjoy massive success in the States. More importantly is the unique nature of his songwriting.  Jason Barnard speaks to Al about the songs that shaped his journey in music: http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/al-stewart-past-present-and-future An extensive two part podcast […]

George Harrison – Soul Man

Sunday, 20 March 2016, 15:50 | Category : Beatles, Podcasts
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Listen to author John Blaney and Strange Brew host Jason Barnard celebrate George Harrison, uncovering his musical journey from 1968 to 1979. George Harrison – The Inner Light (Alternative Take) (The Apple years 1968 – 75, Apple 2014, rec 1968) Jackie Lomax – Sour Milk Sea (Single A-side, Apple, 1968) Cream – Badge (Single A-side, […]

The Luck of Eden Hall – The Acceleration of Time

Saturday, 19 March 2016, 21:10 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Take a read… “The years of looking backwards time; the hours of looking forwards time. Your mantelpiece clock has nearly run down and there is no way to wind it again. Yesteryear is yesterday, as if the last thirty years were one long dream.” I’m straight into The Luck of Eden Hall’s ‘The […]

Papernut Cambridge – Love The Things Your Lover Loves

Saturday, 19 March 2016, 20:06 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard The third chapter of the Papernut Cambridge story sees long player ‘Love The Things Your Lover Loves’ continuing their mouth-watering blend of 60s/70s rock-pop. All the tracks are delectable although my starter is the delicious title track, a concoction tying a Jeff Lynne style guitar riff topped with Jarvis Cocker inspired lyric. For the main try ‘Chartreuse’, […]

Billy Terrell

Saturday, 12 March 2016, 19:25 | Category : Articles
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The legend goes that there is no part of the music business in which Billy Terrell hasn’t been involved in. During his five decade career Billy has sung, composed, arranged and produced for a dizzying array of artists and genres. The Strange Brew’s Jason Barnard chats to Billy about the last 50 years. http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/billy-terrell

The Tomcats – Running At Shadows

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 21:31 | Category : July, Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard One of my earliest highlights of producing The Strange Brew Podcast was getting the chance to do an extensive interview with July, the then recently reactivated, psychedelic legends. The July album, released in 1968 is an essential addition to the collection any fan of late psych rock. Its track ‘Dandelion Seeds’ is still […]