Paul Hanley on Buzzcocks
The Strange Brew Podcast
by Jason Barnard
2d ago
Paul Hanley is in conversation with Jason Barnard for The CAT Club in Pontefract, Yorkshire. Guided by Paul’s book ‘Sixteen Again’, he highlights the critical and lasting influence of Buzzcocks. He delves into the special bond between a teen and their beloved band, reflects on the significance of their album ‘A Different Kind of Tension’ and the legacy of Pete Shelley. Further information This episode is part of the The CAT Club (Classic Album Thursdays) podcast. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music Paul Hanley – Sixteen Again: How Pete Shelley &a ..read more
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Phil Manzanera – Revolución to Roxy
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by Jason Barnard
4d ago
Phil Manzanera discusses his life covered in his new memoir, Revolución to Roxy. Phil reveals his unique childhood across the word including Cuba and Hawaii, meeting David Gilmour which inspired him to pursue music professionally, joining Roxy Music and their intense schedule of albums and touring in the 1970s. Phil also explores Roxy’s creative process and solo career highlights including producing an incredible concert with Bob Dylan. Further information Phil Manzanera – Revolución to Roxy Phil Manzanera podcast tracks Podcasts also available: Phil Manzanera (2022), Steve Harley, Alan Parson ..read more
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Music from Laurel Canyon
The Strange Brew Podcast
by Jason Barnard
1w ago
David Wells delves into the Laurel Canyon music community of the late 60s and early 70s, tracing its evolution from Love and The Doors to the emergence of country-rock and singer-songwriters. Situated near Los Angeles, Laurel Canyon attracted a diverse array of musicians, from The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield to Frank Zappa. The scene fostered collaboration, culminating in the rise of a sleeker sound epitomised by The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac in the mid-70s. Further information I See You Live On Love Street – Music From Laurel Canyon 1967-1975, 3CD Box Set Laurel Canyon podcast tracks Podcast ..read more
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Wesley Stace
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by Jason Barnard
2w ago
Wesley Stace delves into the lyrical landscapes of his songs, transition from John Wesley Harding and collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, The Attractions, The Minus Five and The Jayhawks. With his anticipated UK tour, Wesley steps out from the shadows to claim his well-deserved spotlight as an outstanding songwriter. Further information Wesley Stace UK tour: 10 to 27 May The Good Lyre – Songs Of John Wesley Harding Wesley Stace podcast tracks Podcasts also available: Bruce Thomas – The Attractions, Karl Wallinger – World Party, Thomas Walsh – Pugwash, Colin Moulding – XTC ..read more
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Dave Scott Morgan – ELO
The Strange Brew Podcast
by Jason Barnard
2w ago
Dave Scott-Morgan explores his highlights intertwined with the Birmingham music scene of the 1960s and 1970s. From his formative years with The Uglys to crafting songs embraced by The Move, Carl Wayne, The Mindbenders, and Wishful Thinking, his mark on the era’s sound is undeniable. Transitioning into the 1980s, Dave’s role developed into playing with ELO, Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy, yet, his passion for songwriting remains to this day, evidenced by his latest releases. Further information davescottmorgan.com Dave Scott Morgan podcast tracks Podcasts also available: Bev Bevan, Dave Pegg ..read more
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Mike Vickers – Manfred Mann
The Strange Brew Podcast
by Jason Barnard
3w ago
Mike Vickers, co-founder of Manfred Mann, digs deep into his career. Mike covers his early years with the Manfreds, work on songs like ‘All You Need Is Love’, collaborations with artists including The Beatles, The Hollies, Cilla Black and The Scaffold, as well as his pioneering use of the Moog synthesizer. The interview also explores Mike’s highlights as an arranger and composer in the 1960s and 1970s. Further information Manfred Mann: Hits From The Sixties Mike Vickers podcast tracks Podcasts also available Tom McGuinness, Paul Jones, Mike d’Abo, Mike McGear McCartney This podc ..read more
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Tim Arnold and Kevin Godley
The Strange Brew Podcast
by Jason Barnard
1M ago
In a bonus podcast, Tim Arnold and Kevin Godley discuss the resonance today of the U2 song ‘Numb’ and its music video directed by Godley. They explore themes of technology overload, social media, censorship, algorithms, and maintaining creative integrity highlighted by Tim in his album ‘Super Connected‘. Key points include people becoming numb due to constant digital stimulation, unintended consequences of connecting people online, censorship issues with streaming platforms, threats of AI to the creative process. Further information Kevin Godley website Tim Arnold website Tim Arnold on tour wi ..read more
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George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle
The Strange Brew Podcast
by Jason Barnard
1M ago
Philip Norman provides a revealing portrait of George Harrison. Despite being acknowledged as one of the era’s best guitarists and latterly, songwriters, George grappled with feelings of inferiority. Philip delves into Harrison’s complex character, from railing against the material world to writing the first pop song about income tax. He captures Harrison’s multifaceted nature, depicting him as a devoted friend, guitar player, songwriter, addict, philanderer, philanthropist, mystic, and ultimately, a beloved artist to millions. Further information ‘George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle’ by Phi ..read more
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British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1974
The Strange Brew Podcast
by Jason Barnard
1M ago
David Wells delves into the British hits, captivating misses, and pivotal album tracks of 1974. The innovative side of glam rock served as a catalyst for a wave of emerging bands, among which Cockney Rebel stood out, solidifying their presence alongside established groups Roxy Music, T. Rex, and Slade. Meanwhile, in London’s pub rock circuit, Brinsley Schwarz found new companions with the likes of Dr. Feelgood whose influence shaped the musical landscape for an entire generation. Further information Patterns On The Window: The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1974, Box Set British Progressive ..read more
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Chester Thompson
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by Jason Barnard
2M ago
Chester Thompson take us through his extraordinary life in drumming. He outlines his early jazz and soul influences that shaped his unique style, to the demanding repertoire of Frank Zappa and Weather Report. Chester talks about joining Genesis live from 1977, where he brought Phil Collins’ recorded drum parts to life. He highlights his latest solo album ‘Wake Up Call’ as he shares insights into his ongoing musical collaborations. Further information chesterthompson.com Chester Thompson – Wake Up Call Chester Thompson podcast tracks Podcasts also available: Bill Bruford, Tony Banks, Steve ..read more
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