Five’s Company – Friends and Mirrors

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 20:48 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard For the first time Grapefruit/Cherry Red have compiled the complete recordings from Chelsea based beat band, Five’s Company. The band released three singles in 1966, Ango-Dylan hybrid ‘Sunday For Seven Days’, the jaunty 60s pop of ‘Some Girls’ and excellent Ray Davies cover – ‘Session Man’. Rejected 4th single ‘Friends and Mirrors’ […]

I’m A Freak Baby

Sunday, 24 July 2016, 12:14 | Category : Podcasts
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Take a journey through the British heavy psych and hard rock underground scene 1968-1972 with David Wells, compiler of a new 3 CD box set I’m A Freak Baby. Speaking to Strange Brew host Jason Barnard, David plays highlights from this new collection, balancing the familiar with the obscure. The Pink Fairies – Do It […]

Immediate Records

Immediate records was a microcosm of the sixties music scene. Set up by ex-Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and Tony Calder, Immediate played host to the British folk and blues scene and US imports before blossoming into psychedelia, early prog and post-psych. Nico – I’m Not Sayin’ (Single A-side, Immediate, IM-003,1965) Mick Softley – I’m […]

Blues Rock

The perfect brew of American blues with British beat led to the British Blues Rock scene. Hear the excitement and power of British Blues Rock from the mid-Sixties to early-Seventies:  The Yardbirds – Train Kept A-Rollin (BBC Sessions 1965-68, Warner Archives, 1997 rec 1965) John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – I’m Your Witchdoctor (Single A-side, Immediate […]