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Ray Thomas – The Moody Blues

To celebrate the release of 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition of  The Magnificent Moodies album, Ray Thomas, founding member of The Moody Blues, joins host Jason Barnard to talk about his incredible career. The Moody Blues – Go Now! (first version) (The Magnificent Moodies – 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition, Esoteric Recordings, 2014 rec 1964) The Moody Blues – It […] The post Ray Thomas – The Moody Blues appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 19mins

28 Nov 2014

Rank #1

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The Bee Gees

The Strange Brew Podcast salutes one of the best British acts of all time and focus on Bee Gees material from their classic psych period of 1966-73. The Bee Gees 1968 (left to right – Robin Gibb, Vince Melouney, Barry Gibb, Colin Peterson and Maurice Gibb) Listen to their late Australian sessions, songs they gave […] The post The Bee Gees appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr

26 Feb 2012

Rank #2

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The Kinks

God save The Kinks! The Strange Brew presents an hour of songs by Ray and Dave Davies. The Kinks – I’m Not Like Everybody Else (Single B-side to Sunny Afternoon, Pye, 1966) Shel Naylor – One Fine Day (Single A-side, Decca, 1964) Dave Berry – This Strange Effect (Single A-side, Decca, 1965) The Thoughts – […] The post The Kinks appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 2mins

24 Dec 2012

Rank #3

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Chris White – The Zombies

The Zombies Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Chris White, talks to Jason Barnard about his songwriting career. Listen to the stories behind the songs he wrote for The Zombies timeless Odessey and Oracle album, incredible unheard rarities from his new Chris White Experience Volume 1 collection and much more. The Chris White Experience […] The post Chris White – The Zombies appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 18mins

14 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Donovan

The Strange Brew takes an alternative look at the Sunshine Superman – Donovan! Paul Revere and the Raiders – Catch the Wind (Just Like Us!, Columbia (US),1966) Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll And The Trinity – Season of the Witch (Open, Marmalade, 1967) Keith Shields – Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) (Single A-side, Decca, 1967) Dana […] The post Donovan appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 6mins

25 Jul 2013

Rank #5

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The Pink Floyd Sound

The best British psych band of all time? Probably. The Strange Brew pays tribute to Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. Hear rarities, amazing covers, productions and side projects from Pink Floyd: Architectural Abdabs – Lucy Lea (In Blue Tight) (AKA Lucy Leave) (Untitled, Sonic Book, 1996 rec 1966) The […] The post The Pink Floyd Sound appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 13mins

29 Jul 2011

Rank #6

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Love Poetry And Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes

David Wells compiler of a special new box set; Love, Poetry and Revolution, joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard to take you on a journey through the British psychedelic and underground scenes 1966 to 1972. All tracks available on Love, Poetry and Revolution, Grapefruit/Cherry Red, 2013. Original release or recording date specified where applicable: Deep […] The post Love Poetry And Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 15mins

30 Dec 2013

Rank #7

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Graham Gouldman

In an extensive podcast, Graham Gouldman discusses highlights from his career including new album Modesty Forbids. The new edition of 10cc: The Worst Band In The World book is also available to pre-order. Graham Gouldman – All Around The World (Single, Lojinx, 2020) Graham Gouldman – Standing Next To Me / Hanging By A Thread […] The post Graham Gouldman appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 42mins

8 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Bruce Watson – Big Country

As Bruce Watson prepares for Big Country’s forthcoming ‘Return To Steeltown’ tour, Bruce reflects on their landmark ‘Steeltown’ album and key tracks from his career. This podcast also covers Bruce’s work with The Skids, Fish, Roger Daltrey, Kate Bush and Eddi Reader. Big Country – Where The Rose Is Sewn (Steeltown, Mercury, 1984) Big Country […] The post Bruce Watson – Big Country appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 28mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Bowie and Hutch

John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, David Bowie’s guitarist between 1966 and 1973, talks about David’s early days with The Buzz to the end of Ziggy Stardust.  “Hutch’s story is a fabulous journey that takes him from hometown Scarborough to the Marquee Club in London 1966 to the Hammersmith Odeon farewell concert 1973 – via Tokyo, New York […] The post Bowie and Hutch appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 40mins

4 Dec 2016

Rank #10

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Peter Asher

Peter Asher, one half of British invasion giants Peter and Gordon, producer for James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and many more, talks to Jason Barnard about his journey making music history. Peter and Gordon – A World Without Love (Single A-side, Columbia, 1964) Peter and Gordon – Nobody I Know (Single A-side, Columbia, 1964) Peter and […] The post Peter Asher appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 10mins

29 May 2018

Rank #11

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Peter Noone – Herman’s Hermits

Peter Noone talks to Jason Barnard to share his memories of his time with Herman’s Hermits and working with Mickie Most, Graham Gouldman and David Bowie. Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good (Single A-side, Columbia, 1964) Herman’s Hermits – Silhouettes (Single A-side, Columbia, 1965) Herman’s Hermits – Wonderful World (Single A-side, Columbia, 1965) Herman’s […] The post Peter Noone – Herman’s Hermits appeared first on The Strange Brew.

51mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Steve Diggle – Buzzcocks

Steve Diggle of Buzzcocks talks about continuing the band’s legacy on their imminent UK tour and remembering Pete Shelley. Hear about the writing and recording of many of the Buzzcocks greatest tracks in this podcast interview. Promises (Single A-side, United Artists, 1978) Fast Cars (Another Music in a Different Kitchen, United Artists, 1978) Why Can’t […] The post Steve Diggle – Buzzcocks appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 12mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Kimberley Rew – The Soft Boys & Katrina and The Waves

Kimberley Rew talks about his music from The Soft Boys, global success with Katrina and the Waves, solo career and partnership with Lee Cave-Berry who also joins us. Kimberley Rew and Lee Cave-Berry – Sad Case (Enjoy the rest of your day, KL Recording, 2019) Armageddon, 1980) Kimberley Rew ‎– Stomping All Over The World […] The post Kimberley Rew – The Soft Boys & Katrina and The Waves appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 33mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Joey Molland of Badfinger

In a landmark podcast, as he releases his new album ‘Return To Memphis’, Jason Barnard speaks to Badfinger legend Joey Molland and plays tracks from his incredible career. Joey Molland – Hero (Return to Memphis, Gonzo, 2013) The Masterminds – She Belongs To Me (Single A-side, Immediate, 1965) Gary Walker and The Rain – The View […] The post Joey Molland of Badfinger appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 34mins

25 Jan 2014

Rank #15

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British Bubblegum…..

Can the British compete with our American cousins to bring us the most sugary rock music? Following last month’s show it’s time to focus on lighter, more upbeat material. I’ve exercised some artistic judgement and only included tracks worth a listen. So no Jack Wild solo material! The Sweet – Honeysuckle Love (Funny How Sweet Co-Co […] The post British Bubblegum….. appeared first on The Strange Brew.

59mins

14 Sep 2009

Rank #16

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Classic Unreleased Songs from the Sixties and Seventies

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 the songs that were not released at the time of their making. A special thanks goes to Jeff Christie and Beau (Trevor Midgley) for three […] The post Classic Unreleased Songs from the Sixties and Seventies appeared first on The Strange Brew.

55mins

26 Aug 2010

Rank #17

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A Kaleidoscope Of Sounds Psychedelic & Freakbeat Masterpieces

Phil Smee talks about the new ‘A Kaleidoscope Of Sounds’ 7 X 7” numbered vinyl collection. This set collects some of the rarest and most valuable Psychedelic & Freakbeat singles from the 1960s. Jason Crest – Black Mass (Single B-side to A Place in The Sun, Phillips, 1969) Caleb – Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad […] The post A Kaleidoscope Of Sounds Psychedelic & Freakbeat Masterpieces appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 41mins

21 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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Tony Rivers

Tony Rivers is the singer Cliff Richard called ‘The Miracle Man of Harmonies’ and in this podcast Tony talks about his pivotal role as the go-to British harmony singer of the last 50 years. We hear about Tony’s role as Cliff’s backing singer, playing with Keith Moon, why Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys asked […] The post Tony Rivers appeared first on The Strange Brew.

1hr 23mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #19