Agnes Strange ‎– Strange Flavour

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BirdsNest ‎– BRL 9000
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A1 Give Yourself A Chance 3:31
A2 Strange Flavour 3:59
A3 Alberta 5:48
A4 Loved One 6:06
A5 Failure 5:20
B1 Children Of The Absurd 7:52
B2 Odd Man Out 3:55
B3 Highway Blues 5:33
B4 Granny Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll 5:23
B5 Interference 1:34

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  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout area): BRL 9000 - A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout area): BRL 9000 - B-1

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAD7003 Agnes Strange Strange Flavour(LP, Album, RE, 180) Radiation Reissues RAD7003 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
BRL 9000 CD Agnes Strange Strange Flavour(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Birds Nest Records BRL 9000 CD Unknown Sell This Version
CR REV 207 Agnes Strange Strange Flavour(CD, Album, RE) Rev-Ola CR REV 207 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BRL 9000 Agnes Strange Strange Flavour(LP, Unofficial) Birds Nest Records BRL 9000 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
GTR 047 Agnes Strange Strange Flavour(CD, Album) Green Tree Records GTR 047 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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July 22, 2014
Sometimes, albums become far more interesting because of their back story. Case in point: Agnes Strange. This heavy trio from Southampton, England, led by singer-guitarist John Westwood, somehow didn't make a splash on the early '70s boogie circuit despite their obvious similarities to beloved acts like the Groundhogs, Budgie and the almighty Status Quo. Despite some heavy names in their corner, including management company DJM (led by Dick James, who had made a mint off the Beatles' publishing) and A&R folks at Pye Records, some bad luck and inexplicable business decisions led them off course. Foremost among these was a fundamental misunderstanding of the term "pub rock," which led Pye to release Strange Flavour on a one-off label called Birdsnest, which was affiliated with a chain of theme pubs of the same name, owned by the beer manufacturer Watney's. The existing heavy rock audience at the time reacted much as straight-edge punks would if McDonald's and Sony BMG joined forced to release a hardcore album available only at fast food restaurants, and Strange Flavour disappeared without trace, as did Agnes Strange.