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Rock music from the mid 60s onwards - podcasts, features and much more

Rock music from the mid 60s onwards - podcasts, features and much more

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United Kingdom

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Rock music from the mid 60s onwards - podcasts, features and much more

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English

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Episodes

Blue Weaver – The Bee Gees and Pet Shop Boys years

2/25/2021
In the final podcast with Blue Weaver, Blue reveals his years as part of The Bee Gees band and playing with Pet Shop Boys. We also hear highlights from the new Strawbs album Settlement. Bee Gees – Wind Of Change (Main Course, RSO, 1975) Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’ (Main Course, RSO, 1975) Bee Gees […] The post Blue Weaver – The Bee Gees and Pet Shop Boys years appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:49:24

Blue Weaver – Strawbs, Amen Corner and session years

2/21/2021
In the first of two extensive podcasts with Blue Weaver, Blue reveals his years in Amen Corner and Strawbs, recording with Marc Bolan and Lou Reed plus touring with Mott the Hoople. We also hear highlights from the new Strawbs album Settlement. Strawbs – Settlement (Settlement, Esoteric Antenna, 2021) Strawbs – Better Days (Settlement, Esoteric […] The post Blue Weaver – Strawbs, Amen Corner and session years appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:30:16

Nirvana

2/18/2021
Nirvana’s Alex Spyropoulos and Patrick Campbell-Lyons reveal their favourite tracks from the Nirvana Songlife 1967-72 deluxe box set and most influential songs. Nirvana – Lonely Boy (The Story Of Simon Simopath, Island, 1967) Nirvana – All Of Us (All Of Us, Island, 1968) Nirvana – Illinois (Black Flower (Dedicated to Markos III), Pye, 1970) Nirvana […] The post Nirvana appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:29:20

Geoff Downes

2/13/2021
Geoff Downes talks about the new Downes Braide Association album Halycon Hymns and career highlights from Buggles, Yes and Asia. Downes Braide Association -Today (Halcyon Hymns, Cherry Red/DBA, 2021) Downes Braide Association – Love Among The Ruins (Halcyon Hymns, Cherry Red/DBA, 2021) Downes Braide Association – Dreaming Of England (Suburban Ghosts, X2X, 2015) The Buggles […] The post Geoff Downes appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:31:46

David Paton – Part 2

2/6/2021
In the final podcast with David Paton, David concludes his time in The Alan Parsons Project and recalls recording with Keats, Camel, Elton John, Rick Wakeman and The Pretenders. We move into David’s solo years and hear songs from his new album 2020. Pilot ‎- Sirius/Eye in the Sky (A Pilot Project, David Paton Songs, […] The post David Paton – Part 2 appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:49:09

David Paton – Part 1

1/30/2021
In the first of two extensive podcasts with David Paton, David reveals his years in Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project and recordings with Paul McCartney and Kate Bush. We also hear highlights from his excellent new album 2020. Pilot – Magic (From the Album of the Same Name, EMI, 1974) Pilot – Just a Smile […] The post David Paton – Part 1 appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:32:43

Melanie

1/23/2021
Melanie reveals the stories behind her music, playing Woodstock and forthcoming live stream concert on 30 January. Beautiful People (Affectionately Melanie, Buddha, 1969) Emiliana Torrini – I Really Loved Harold (Merman, JAPIS, 1996) Close To It All (Live At Woodstock, Friday August 15, 1969) (Woodstock – Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, […] The post Melanie appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:44:37

Kelly Hansen – Foreigner

1/17/2021
Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen talks about raising funds for their road crew, playing live and recording with the band. Juke Box Hero (Extended Versions, Sony BMG, 2006) Blue Morning, Blue Day (Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Ear Music, 2018) Girl On The Moon (40: Forty Hits From Forty Years 1977-2017, […] The post Kelly Hansen – Foreigner appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:00:55

Steve Fossen – Heart

1/14/2021
Heart cofounder and original bassist Steve Fossen tells the stories behind Heart’s classic hits in 1970s and early 1980s, and reveals how he’s keeping the music alive. Magic Man (Dreamboat Annie, Mushroom, 1976) Crazy on You (Dreamboat Annie, Mushroom, 1976) Sing Child (Dreamboat Annie, Mushroom, 1976) Heartless (Magazine, Mushroom, 1978) Barracuda (Little Queen, Portrait, 1977) […] The post Steve Fossen – Heart appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:33:50

Mark Andes – Firefall, Spirit, Heart

1/8/2021
Mark Andes bassist for Firefall, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne and Heart reveals the stories behind their key tracks. Hear why Firefall’s new album ‘Comet’ looks back to the 1960s whilst resonating in these troubled times. Firefall – Nature’s Way (feat. Timothy B. Schmit) (Comet, Sunset Blvd Records, 2020) Firefall – Way Back When (Comet, Sunset […] The post Mark Andes – Firefall, Spirit, Heart appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:42:15

Hawkwind – Days of the Underground

12/26/2020
Hawkwind’s days of the underground are explored by Joe Banks, with exclusive audio clips from ex-band members Nik Turner, Paul Rudolph, Adrian Shaw and Alan Powell. Assault and Battery (Part 1) (Warrior on the Edge of Time, United Artists, 1975) Seeing It as You Really Are (Hawkwind, Liberty, 1970) Be Yourself (Hawkwind, Liberty, 1970) You […] The post Hawkwind – Days of the Underground appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:02:03:05

Steve Hackett

12/20/2020
Steve Hackett reveals the stories behind his forthcoming album, Under A Mediterranean Sky, solo work and key Genesis tracks. Andalusian Heart (Under A Mediterranean Sky, Inside Out Music, 2021) Mdina (The Walled City) (Under A Mediterranean Sky, Inside Out Music, 2021) Underground Railroad (At The Edge Of Light, Inside Out Music, 2019) Steve Hackett, Anthony […] The post Steve Hackett appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:15:45

The life and times of a recording studio engineer

12/12/2020
Richard Digby Smith recalls his life recording many of the greatest artists in rock history, from Led Zeppelin to Stephen Stills. Led Zeppelin – Since I’ve Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin III, Atlantic, 1970) Bronco – New Day Avenue (Ace of Sunlight, Island, 1971) Free – Wishing Well (Heartbreaker, Island, 1972) Jimmy Cliff – Many […] The post The life and times of a recording studio engineer appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:38:43

Kevin Godley on his infuences

12/5/2020
Kevin Godley reveals his influences and inspiration behind tracks in 10cc, Godley & Creme and new solo album Muscle Memory. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Bijou (The Hottest New Group In Jazz, Columbia, 1959) Godley & Creme – My Body The Car (Birds of Prey, Polydor, 1983) The Shadows – Apache (Single A-side, Columbia, 1960) […] The post Kevin Godley on his infuences appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:46:06

Janne Schaffer – ABBA guitarist

11/28/2020
Guitarist Janne Schaffer talks about his career in music playing with ABBA, Lee Hazlewood, Ted Gärdestad, Johnny Nash and his influential solo material. ABBA – I Have A Dream (Voulez-Vous, Polar, 1979) Johnny Nash and Christina Schollin – Daydream (Vill Så Gärna Tro – Want So Much To Believe Vol. 2, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, […] The post Janne Schaffer – ABBA guitarist appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:46:09

Dana Gillespie

11/20/2020
Dana Gillespie talks about her incredible life and music in this career spanning interview. Dana reveals highlights from her memoir Weren’t Born a Man, including collaborations with David Bowie and Jimmy Page, her friendship with Bob Dylan and love of the blues. Weren’t Born A Man (Weren’t Born a Man, RCA, 1973) Donna Donna (Single, […] The post Dana Gillespie appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:56:28

John Lennon: 1980 Playlist

11/13/2020
John Lennon’s 1980 Playlist is revealed by music historian Tim English. Tim describes how the music John listened to influenced crucial decisions he made during the last year of his life. David Bowie – Fantastic Voyage (Lodger, RCA, 1979) Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Single A-side, EMI, 1979) Madness – One Step Beyond […] The post John Lennon: 1980 Playlist appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:23:32

David Gedge – The Wedding Present

11/7/2020
David Gedge of The Wedding Present reveals the stories from the first instalment of his autobiography ‘Go Out And Get ’Em, Boy!’. This podcast covers David’s musical soundtrack beginning with David’s childhood in England and South Africa, and continues up to the birth of The Wedding Present. Doris Day with The Mellomen – Bewitched, Bothered […] The post David Gedge – The Wedding Present appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:12:10

Martin Barre – 50 Years of Jethro Tull

10/30/2020
Martin Barre reveals 50 Years of Jethro Tull in this career spanning interview. Martin Barre – A New Day Yesterday (50 Years Of Jethro Tull, The Store For Music, 2020) The Penny Peeps – Model Village (Single B-side to Little Man With a Stick, Liberty, 1968) Martin Barre – Nothing Is Easy (50 Years Of […] The post Martin Barre – 50 Years of Jethro Tull appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:24:45

Jakko Jakszyk – Part 2

10/27/2020
In the second half of a podcast with Jakko Jakszyk, Jakko talks about new album Secrets & Lies and his collaboration with Robert Fripp and King Crimson. Jakko M Jakszyk – Uncertain Times (Secrets & Lies, Inside Out, 2020) Jakko M Jakszyk – Separation (Secrets & Lies, Inside Out, 2020) Jakko – The Hands Of […] The post Jakko Jakszyk – Part 2 appeared first on The Strange Brew.

Duration:01:22:53