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Lately...June 2006

Jason Parkes
 
Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album
Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album
"Lovely collection of Factory-imagery. Worth buying a coffee table for!"
The Proposition [DVD]
The Proposition [DVD]
"Nick Cave-penned colonial Western set in the Outback...Nice soundtrack too."
North By North West (Compiled By Morley) [Limited Edition]
North By North West (Compiled By Morley) [Limited Edition]
"Limited edition of Korova-compilation focusing on Liverpool and Manchester...."
Faust IV
Faust IV
"Wonderful two-disc reissue of great album by Faust: It's a Bit of a Pain, The Sad Skinhead, Do So, Krautrock..."
Come and See [DVD] [1985]
Come and See [DVD] [1985]
"UK DVD issue of one of the greatest war films made. Nice bonus disc too."
Tin Drum
Tin Drum
"Budget-price reissue of last studio LP from Japan: Ghosts, Cantonese Boy, The Art of Parties, Sons of Pioneers..."
The Atrocity Exhibition [DVD]
The Atrocity Exhibition [DVD]
"Rarely seen adaptation of JG Ballard's classic novel. With a soundtrack from Jim Thirwell (Foetus, Clint Ruin, Wiseblood, Manorexia, The The etc)"
Body Of Work 1984-1997
Body Of Work 1984-1997
"Two disc trawl through underrated electronic outfit: Join in the Chant, Come Alive, Getting Closer, Hearts & Minds, Family Man, Fun to Be Had, Shame..."
Life And Fate
Life And Fate
"A book I was drawn to after reading Anthony Beevor's 'Stalingrad.'"
The Red And The White - Csillagosok, Katonak [1967] [DVD]
The Red And The White - Csillagosok, Katonak [1967] [DVD]
"Another DVD issue of a European classic - I hope they release 'The Round Up' at some point in the future..."
JPod
JPod
"Post-post-modern relative of 'Microserfs'..."
Fab Four Suture
Fab Four Suture
"Excellent collection of singles released last year by the 'Lab: Whisper Pitch, I Was a Sunny Rainphase, Interlock, Kyberneticka..."
The Nazis: A Warning From History
The Nazis: A Warning From History
"A new edition of Rees' book that adds elements from a prior book on the Eastern Front. Obligatory reading, if horrifying..."
Paris 1919
Paris 1919
"Rhino reissue Cale's warners album produced by Chris Thomas: Paris 1919, A Child's Christmas in Wales, Andalucia, Half Past France...."
Suite Francaise
Suite Francaise
"Believe the hype...though sadly the full work anticipated by the author was not to be completed due to the Nazis..."
Munich  [DVD]
Munich [DVD]
"Flawed in part, but the best film Spielberg has made. 'One Day in September' an ideal companion..."
White Bread, Black Beer
White Bread, Black Beer
"The best Scritti album since 'Cupid & Psyche 85' : The Boom Boom Bap, Petrococadollar, the Kylie song, Dr Abernathy, Cooking, Snow in Sun..."
The Beat That My Heart Skipped [2005] [DVD]
The Beat That My Heart Skipped [2005] [DVD]
"Excellent follow up to 'Read My Lips', stars the same foxy femme from its precursor...."
The Drift
The Drift
"Follow up to 'Tilt' - a bit too rich at times: Cossacks Rule, Clara, Buzzers, The Escape, Jolson and Jones. A change of direction required!!!!"
Suburbia [DVD]
Suburbia [DVD]
"Welcome DVD issue of cult 80s feature that gave its name to a Pet Shop Boys song. A minor companion to Repo Man, River's Edge & Rumble Fish...."
The Corner Of Miles And Gil
The Corner Of Miles And Gil
"Another fine Shack album..."
Picture
Picture
"Excellent account of the making of 'The Red Badge of Courage' by John Huston...."
The Dead [DVD]
The Dead [DVD]
"DVD issue of Huston's last film, a perfect adaptation of the final story from James Joyce's 'Dubliners'...."
1000 Films to Change Your Life
1000 Films to Change Your Life
"Messy, sometimes engaging and dubiously structured list book. Worth a browse, but no great shakes..."
Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-68
Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-68
"Welcome reissue of original Nuggets-compilation : The Elevators, Chocolate Watch Band, Electric Prunes, The Seeds etc"