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Hootenanny
Hootenanny
Price: £8.66

2.0 out of 5 stars love-it-or-hate-it album?, 26 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Hootenanny (Audio CD)
I suppose the Replacements had fun when playing these, quite dissimilar, songs. Personally I am skeptical, and I recommend it only to those fans really determined to have the full collection of the band. I have listened to this a few times and that's it, it will have a place on the shelf.


Le Mans [DVD] [1971]
Le Mans [DVD] [1971]
Dvd ~ Steve McQueen
Price: £3.70

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining, especially for car lovers, 9 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Le Mans [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
I watched this with my wife one Friday evening, both tired, and she made it to the end .... If you are into sport cars, like me, this is undoubtedly entertaining. Sure there is not much dialogue (most of it comes from the race presenter over the loudspeaker in the background!) and the mouth-shut attitude of everyone is a bit pushed to the limit, and unrealistic actually. The plot is basically not existing. However the movie delivers very well the feeling of the race and provides historical shots of cars and places that now have changed. Again, fully enjoyable if you like cars. For Porsche lovers, to be noted, the long tail models used here can be found at the Stuttgart Porsche museum.


Powerline
Powerline
Offered by \/\/ WORLD WIDE MEDIA MARKET /\/\
Price: £18.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent grunge/ punk, 5 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Powerline (Audio CD)
This band is made up by all members of the Gits, with exception of the lead singer Mia Zapata who had been raped and murdered.
The sound is very much grunge/ punk, and reminds a lot of the Gits but without their variety, and the power of Mia's voice.
Recommended to all those into US grunge/ punk of the 90's.


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome distorted rich rock sound, 18 Jan. 2013
This is simply awesome, it provides a rich, sustained, naturally distorted sound as the gain is past 9 o'clock. I ran it with gain at 12, volume between 1 and 2 and I could fill up the living room (glasses were moving in a cabinet, no kidding). I do not need any distortion effect in front, I will use it with a reverb pedal only. It is unbelievably small, and the looks are great too. I had not problem with the power supplier as mentioned by the other reviewer.
Greatly recommended. To be noted I use it with the Orange cabinet made for it.


The Informers [DVD] (2008)
The Informers [DVD] (2008)
Dvd ~ Billy Bob Thornton
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £2.65

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pointless, 12 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: The Informers [DVD] (2008) (DVD)
Let's admit it, this movie has no point. Having said this, one can float in it (I watched it in 4 sessions - which shows how one is captured by it) and enjoy the soundtrack. This, together with the view of splendid male and female bodies mostly naked, is the major asset of the movie. I actually cannot remember why I bought it. I give 3 stars instead of 2 (as it would deserve) due to the good craftsmanship, pictures, and soundtrack


What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? [Explicit]
What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? [Explicit]
Price: £5.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 12 Jan. 2013
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I had no expectations, really, but this disappointed me a bit. I tend to agree with the review by "tree iron leg onion" (congratulations for the nickname) but I recognise the effort placed in making this, and its playability. In fact, it suits as background music while preparing dinner. I am not sure it goes further. I believe unfortunately this CD will end up in one remote corner of the rack.


Enter: the Conquering Chicken
Enter: the Conquering Chicken
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £16.75

5.0 out of 5 stars The Gits: Excellent grunge, 12 Jan. 2013
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Not much to add to the comprehensive review by Mr Shukla. This is great, powerful grunge at its basics (punk being the roots, one can discern passages from New York Dolls). The talent and feeling of Mia Zapata stands up. As to the band work, it is remarkable how none of the elements (guitar, drums) overcomes, but all complement each other. Recommended. Volume to be set to 7 at least.


Snark SN10 Stage and Studio Chromatic Pedal Tuner
Snark SN10 Stage and Studio Chromatic Pedal Tuner
Offered by Music Street
Price: £34.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product, 10 Jan. 2013
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what more to add? solid construction, large display easy to read, easy tuning (for some tuners repeatability of the indication is not great), soft and precise push switch. It is definitely worth the relatively high price. Only one remark: a slight hiss when turned on (during tuning, therefore with the output to the amp disabled) which is a minor issue, as it is totally silent when off.


Psychobilly Revolution
Psychobilly Revolution
Price: £9.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings about this, 10 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Psychobilly Revolution (Audio CD)
This is from the live concert held in St Petersburg on Dec 4, 1999. There are several bonus tracks interleaved with the main tracks, which are interviews with Fenech, as well as some undefined conversations in Russian (maybe from the radio, probably addressing the concert?).
I had two other CDs from the Meteors that I liked very much, I have mixed feelings about this, as the style seems to have shifted to what I would call "modern punk". There are still some elements of rock and psycho -billy (e.g. strong bass, high reverb) but it is definitely not what the Meteros had been playing in the past. The rock rhythm has been partially lost, in favour of a fast paced, metal like (yes!) sound.
Therefore, not for everyone, also considering the price.


Straw Dogs [1971] [DVD]
Straw Dogs [1971] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dustin Hoffman
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £9.78

4.0 out of 5 stars very powerful movie, 24 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Straw Dogs [1971] [DVD] (DVD)
I ran into this by chance, and I enjoyed it (even if I am not really a D. Hoffmann's fan).
This was the time when movies did not need to be "politically correct" and a result, for example, one could tell of stories that did not seem to fit the idyllic stereotype of peaceful English countryside.
One weak spot of the plot is how could possibly the two main characters (the scientist and his wife) get married, and live together, as they seem to be so different. At some stage it seems they just met...
As to the famous rape scene, it is powerful indeed, but should be seen as the center of the movie (contrary to what some other reviews indicate) albeit inevitable. Again, the movie was ahead of time and it is understandable how this scene has troubled the distribution of the movie.


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