The Honey Pot – Ascending Scales

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 21:04 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard To celebrate Fruits de Mer Records 100th vinyl release, FDM favourites The Honey Pot embark on an audacious double album. Icarus Peel, Crystal Jacqueline and the band have fittingly assembled a crack FDM friends to guest on a set of psych/rock covers and Honey Pot originals. Starting with a pair of 60s legends, […]

Ben Reed – Station Masters

Saturday, 29 October 2016, 20:33 | Category : Reviews
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Ben Reed’s third album ‘Station Masters’, is a beautifully produced album infused with the Canterbury sound. It’s out now on Gare de Nord records. Taking its lead from Soft Machine, the album’s highlights include the jazz-pop of ‘Drifting’ and ‘Be Mine’. Other gems include the folky ‘Errata’ – a lovely version of Portuguese poet Manuel de Freitas’ song, and […]

Terry Dolan – Classic Lost Debut Unearthed

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 21:40 | Category : Reviews, Unreleased
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By Jason Barnard Terry Dolan recorded an incredible debut album in 1972, with an an all star cast – Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones, The Kinks), John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Lonnie Turner (The Steve Miller Band) and Neal Schon (Santana, Journey). Each side of the LP was helmed by a legendary UK musician – Nick […]

July – Resurrection

Friday, 21 October 2016, 19:32 | Category : Interview, July
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As they are about to release their new album on vinyl, Jason Barnard talks extensively to Tom Newman and Peter Cook of July about the band, past and present. British psych band July burned briefly back in the late 60s. After this initial phase for the group, they thought they were forgotten with the band […]

Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds: The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967

Take a journey through the British psychedelic scene of 1967, with David Wells, compiler of a new 3 CD box set ‘Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds’. Speaking to Strange Brew host Jason Barnard, David plays highlights from this new collection, balancing the familiar with the obscure. Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera – Flames (Single […]

All Good Things – The Unheard Chad & Jeremy

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 12:48 | Category : Reviews
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Chad and Jeremy present a treasure trove of unreleased material with the release of ‘All Good Things… The Unheard Chad & Jeremy’. The 70 tracks start with their first ever live recording in 1963, the classic ‘Yesterday’s Gone’. The box set then takes the listener on a journey through four hours of unreleased outtakes, unheard rehearsals, home […]