What people said about Axol’s jam Strange Brew

27 Comments (since 22 Aug 2014)

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

Music has always been something I have mostly discovered, enjoyed and shared amongst groups of friends - a bit of a problem when it comes to bands, like The Velvets, which piss a lot of people off. After trying to "do Heroin" in front of assembled staff and pupils on the the stage of the school assembly hall I was adopted as a sort of pet by the some of older cool guys who had little musical soirees of their own to which I was invited.

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

It was at one of these that I was introduced to the joys of Clapton, Bruce and Baker and although this is the album that sees them veer away from their Blues and Jazz roots and create something wholly new - it was also the album - and the discussion around it - that led me into Blues and Jazz and back into Black musical history. There was a lot of discussion, I remember, about the different merits of the three musicians and whether this was REALLY BLUES or not!

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

This is how I heard of John Mayall and Fleetwood Mac and got into the Blues. Of course Disraeli Gears and The Power Trio format took music into a completely new direction that swiftly became Blues Rock and Heavy Metal. It was a John Mayall album - Bare Wires - which is very jazzy that got me into Jazz after the uncle of a member of our little cabal mentioned Charlie Parker and Thelonius Monk. In a second hand store I chanced upon very scratched copies of Monk's music and an old single by Bird!

7 years, 9 months ago

BladeRunner

epic!

7 years, 9 months ago

kayebalogun

Rather delicious, I must say!

7 years, 9 months ago

jonjonjohnny

@Axol great choice, which mad fools don't like the Velvets?

7 years, 9 months ago

jackietheripper

love them!

7 years, 9 months ago

zodat

wonderful.

7 years, 9 months ago

kemiladashdot

I love this story so much!!!!!

7 years, 9 months ago

kemiladashdot

@Axol & @leejohnsone need to get together a story telling music combo

7 years, 9 months ago

guitarman

real great jam thank you your friend scotty

7 years, 9 months ago

21schizoid

Ah Ax, I effing lurve this track. Am now guaranteed to be singing/humming/whistling it, all day tomorrow. Crackin' album all in, actually... :-D

7 years, 9 months ago

btener

@kemiladashdot @Bukowski @Axol i love the concept...i wanna get in on this top 10 albums thing. i'm gonna make my next jam from album 10 and so on...

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

@btener Welcome to the Party - I wonder if we can agree on the music but it will be fun! :-)

7 years, 9 months ago

btener

@Axol i'd been thinking of doing a swans discography too (a song or two per album in chronological order), but that will be much more than 10 jams so i might shelf that one for later.

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

@btener really enjoyed your Killing Joke one that you did some months back :-) Anything would be great!

7 years, 9 months ago

debutch

Great series...hope you keep it goin' along with your memoirs!

7 years, 9 months ago

lynn200

yep!...we come from the best time...lets flaunt it! lolzzz.brilliant :))

7 years, 9 months ago

Sid_Bonkers

JAM, excellent, terrific, da bomb and the bollocks and every other clich├ęd adjective A good choice Axol

7 years, 9 months ago

ada23

my favorite cream song!

7 years, 9 months ago

kompani101

The super groups super group! Fantastic.

7 years, 9 months ago

moondog

Song and cover by Martin Sharp.

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

@moondog he wrote Tales of Brave Ulysses as well as being an all round good egg :-)

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

@moondog According to Wikipedia he died last year, sadly. Well worth reading the article. RIP Martin Sharp leading light of the sixties counterculture in London and Oz. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Sharp

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

Checkout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oz_(magazine) if you have not heard of Oz magazine before.

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

@21schizoid the stories are from my memory but thanks to you for the concept, and thanks to @debutch for reminding me. I don't intend to keep this up for longer than the "Ten Albums that Shaped My Teenage World"

7 years, 9 months ago

Axol

@moondog @kompani101 @ada23 @Sid_Bonkers @lynn200 @debutch @btener @21schizoid @guitarman @kemiladashdot @zodat @jackietheripper @jonjonjohnny @kayebalogun @BladeRunner thanks for the comments and feedback about Disraeli Gears, Strange Brew and why I was influenced by it. Highly appreciated :-)