The Strange Brew
By Jason Barnard
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A monthly themed podcast playing British rock music from the late 60s to early 70s
||CleanRoger Cook||One of the greatest songwriters of all time, Roger Cook ‘the man of 1000 hits’, talks to Jason Barnard about key tracks from his 50 year career. The Fortunes – You’ve Got Your Troubles (Single A-side, Decca,||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Stewart Part 2||To tie in with the release of Eric Stewart’s autobiography ‘The Things I Do For Love’ and the Eric Stewart Anthology, Eric talks to Jason Barnard in the final part of two podcasts covering his remarkable career.||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Stewart Part 1||To tie in with the release of Eric Stewart’s autobiography ‘The Things I Do For Love’ and the Eric Stewart Anthology, Eric talks to Jason Barnard in the first of two podcasts covering his remarkable career.||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBobby Harrison||Bobby Harrison of Procol Harum, Freedom and Snafu joins Jason Barnard to talk about his legendary career in rock music. Snafu – Don’t Keep Me Wondering (Live Nottingham 1976, Angel Air, 2017) Snafu – Long Gone (Live Nottingham 1976, Angel Air,||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatrick Campbell-Lyons – Nirvana||Take a trip with Patrick Campbell-Lyons’ through his 50 year musical journey – from Nirvana, Hat and Tie, his songwriting and excellent new solo album. Nirvana – Pentecost Hotel (Single A-side, Philips, 1971) Hat And Tie – Finding It Rough (Single||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrange Roads – The Action’s Rolled Gold||As the world marvels at the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper, it’s time to shine a light on George Martin’s other protégés, The Action. Their legendary ‘Rolled Gold’ demo material recorded in late 1967 and early 1968 has been lovingly dusted off a||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlison O’Donnell||Alison O’Donnell, former singer for acid folk legends Mellow Candle talks to Jason Barnard about her life in music, including forthcoming solo album Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace on Mega Dodo. Alison O’Donnell – An Empire In Its Glory (Climb Sh||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarry Ryan||In a rare podcast interview singer Barry Ryan talks to Jason Barnard about his greatest hits and rarities. Paul and Barry Ryan – Don’t Bring Me Your Heartaches (Single A-side, Decca, 1965) Paul and Barry Ryan – I Love How You Love Me (Single A-side,||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimon Nicol – Fairport Convention||Fairport Convention’s founder member Simon Nicol talks about Fairport’s new album 50:50@50 and classic tracks from the band’s 50 year catalogue. Eleanor’s Dream (50:50@50, Matty Grooves, 2017) Lord Marlborough (live) (50:50@50, Matty Grooves,||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGarland Jeffreys||The music industry’s best kept secret Garland Jeffreys, gives a career spanning interview with Jason Barnard. Garland Jeffreys – Schoolyard Blues (14 Steps to Harlem, Luna Park, 2017) Garland Jeffreys – Wild In The Streets (Single A-side, Atlantic,||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim McCarty||Jim McCarty, legendary Yardbirds drummer and songwriter, talks about the re-release of the lost gem of album that he made as part of Shoot, alongside music from The Yardbirds, Renaissance and much more. Shoot – The Neon Life (On The Frontier, EMI,||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob Young – Status Quo||Bob Young, Status Quo’s unofficial fifth member, talks about the re-release of his album In Quo Country and the classic tracks he wrote with the band. Bob Young – Down Down (Back In Quo Country: Expanded Edition, Hear No Evil, 2017 orig.||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBowie 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. David Bowie (and The Buzz) – Do Anything You Say (Single A-side, Pye,||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDerv Gordon – The Equals||Derv Gordon, lead singer and songwriter from The Equals, joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard, to talk about and spin tracks that shaped his career. The Equals: Lincoln Gordon, John Hall, Derv Gordon (centre),||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlen Matlock||Before he embarks on a UK tour, legendary punk pioneer, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, takes time out from recording his new album to have a chat with Jason Barnard and talk about key tracks from his career. The Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the U.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet’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,||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeremy Clyde||Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy joins Jason Barnard to play a career spanning selection of tracks. Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – Yesterday’s Gone (Single A-side, Ember, 1963) Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – A Summer Song (Single A-side, Ember,||9/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Des Barres – Silverhead and Detective||Rock and roll royalty, Michael Des Barres, revisits the seventies to talk about his work in Silverhead and Detective. Silverhead – Rolling With My Baby (Single A-side, Purple Records, 1972) Silverhead – In Your Eyes (Silverhead, Purple Records,||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI’m A Freak Baby||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,||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGilbert O’Sullivan||One of our greatest songwriters, Gilbert O’Sullivan, talks about key tracks from his new album The Essential Collection plus we hear choice rarities and cover versions. Gilbert O’Sullivan – Houdini Said (Himself, MAM,||6/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Thematic show that focuses on lost gems of yesteryear. Love it!
If you're a British Invasion fan you will like this show. If you are a HARDCORE British Invasion fan you will LOVE this show. If you are all of the above but also crave to learn about what was happening in U.K. music in the 60s that was very much under the radar in the states but is explained by a very knowledgeable host here, you will thank God and kiss the ground for this fantastic podcast!
I've discovered so many lost songs that could have been top ten singles. I also love how there is a theme for each podcast. It really takes you back to a time and culture that I wasn't around to experience. Thanks Jason!