Saturday, March 31, 2012

High Street East –Newcastle Brown


High Street East –Newcastle Brown/Everybody Knows –Rubber Records (1969 UK)

Owing a lot to DDBMT’s Hold Tight and somewhat a precursor to Glam, High Street East’s opus is an ode to the local brew but using the metaphor of a local fictional character. The football terrace beat, loud guitar and infectious melody make this one stand out in that uncomfortable transition from the late 60s into the 70s. Probably a studio creation; the label itself was more known for developing local talent from the Geordie scene. Copies with a picture sleeve with the famous logo appear to exist.

Hear a full version of Newcastle Brown

1 comment:

Laura Leadley said...

My dad was in this band! He is the drummer. He is now 65! Yes, I have the vinyl and the artwork is of Newcastle Brown Ale.