PRICE: $17.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
5-8 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Strange Flavour
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CRREV 207CD CRREV 207CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/8/2008

"Picture this: Britain in the pre-punk 1970s -- most of the supergroups of rock have become too vast and trunkless to mean much to the average music fan really in their hearts. An odd time, when the secret master beloved by all was Alex Harvey, and up and down the country, every night, small-time bands kept the spirit alive; playing R&B, prog, folk rock, you name it, they didn't give up the music they loved -- but record labels didn't really get it -- giving rise to the phenomenon nowadays loved by collectors -- the private press record. Savings were sunk into these dreams and souvenirs for fans, and more, love. Agnes Strange were one of the best and most unusual (and at the same time archetypal) of these bands; even here they were different. THEIR private press label was a bizarre joint venture between a major label and a chain of Real Ale pubs. With producer and well-known scholar of 1950s rock'n'roll -- Dave Travis at the recording controls, it was never going to be ordinary! Much bootlegged, pirated and faked by collectors' labels, here for the first time, with the full involvement of Dave Travis and the band, is the REAL story of Agnes Strange."