More than beat but not quite psych The Strange Brew presents a guitar crunching, hook laden hour of British rock. From beat legends, cult mod acts and pre-fame stars they all pushed the boundaries to create Freakbeat! The Eyes – When the Night Falls (Single A-side, Mercury, 1965) Miller – Baby I’ve Got News For […]

Hedgehoppers Anonymous Part 2

Saturday, 19 February 2011, 13:43 | Category : Articles
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Nick Warburton, exclusively at The Strange Brew, continues to tell the full story of Hedgehoppers Anonymous. Covering the late Sixties and early Seventies the band’s line-up changes completely, they release some classic records and find stardom in South Africa but tragedy strikes twice. Hedgehoppers, spring 1971, clockwise from top: Bill Honeyman, Colin Turner, Mick Matthews […]

Hedgehoppers Anonymous

Monday, 31 January 2011, 20:07 | Category : Articles
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Nick Warburton, for the first time tells the full story Hedgehoppers Anonymous. The band brought biting satire to the pop charts with UK top-5 smash hit single, the tongue-in-cheek protest song ‘It’s Good News Week’. Unfortunately, they never achieved such dizzy heights again despite the stewardship of producer/songwriter Jonathan King. When follow-up single releases on […]