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Futurist Manifesto - 1974-1978
Futurist Manifesto - 1974-1978
Price: £15.64

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here at last - a futurist manifesto from the past, 3 Oct. 2011
This box set has been a long time coming but worth the wait? Most definitely. Disc 5 contains some nice rare gems including a quite brilliant modern music suite (different from the BBC sessions one) and some interesting demos. Stunning value for money for someone wanting to get into (or back into) Be Bop Deluxe. The music itself was way ahead of its time all those years ago and, with one or two exceptions, stands up well today. Futurist Manifesto delights and charms and amazes. Well worth investing in.


Gold Mine Trash
Gold Mine Trash
Price: £9.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man Who Was Not With It, 23 May 2006
This review is from: Gold Mine Trash (Audio CD)
Lawrence was always ahead of his time. Felt were always too clever for the hip journalists of the day, who much preferred to concentrate on the Jesus and Mary Chain or whatever was the flavour of the month. Lawrence just sighed and made another album. 10 albums, 10 singles. End. Typical Lawrence. Listen to "Crystal Ball", "Dismantled King" and appreciate the craft and musicianship. The ten albums (you have purchased them all haven't you?) are a master class of how to befuddle then amaze then annoy. You want catchy songs? They release an album such as Poem of the River to show they can do that. Ready for stardom? They then release an obscure instrumental album instead. You loved that? Then here's a Jazz album instead. Always moving forward, never relenting, never compromising. This particular CD has been hand picked by Lawrence himself and contains many of the best tracks of Felt. Not all, there are hidden gems on all albums and singles and extended 12" that need discovering. They say Lawrence never understood, never played the game straight, was not with it. Play this CD and discover that it was the general public who missed out, not Lawrence.

Lawrence is still alive and still scheming and in my mind he always will be the true musical genius that spawned Pulp and fellow travellers. He is the true winner and we are just not with it yet to fully understand.


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