Toby Twirl

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:11 | Category : Articles, Beat, Unreleased
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It seems incredible that it’s taken 50 years for pop-psych band Toby Twirl to release their first long player. Originally formed in 1968 in Newcastle, they recorded three now highly revered singles for Decca in the late 1960s. Jason Barnard speaks to John Reed, with contributions from band mates Barry Sewell, Nick Thorburn and Dave […]

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 […]

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 […]

Classic Unreleased Songs from the Sixties and Seventies

Thursday, 26 August 2010, 20:20 | Category : Unreleased
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What are the finest songs that never got released during the greatest era of British rock and pop? The Strange Brew Podcast have scoured the music vaults to bring you songs that were not released at the time of their making. A special thanks goes to Jeff Christie and Beau (Trevor Midgley) for three exclusive […]