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Fireball - 25th Anniversary Edition
Fireball - 25th Anniversary Edition
Price: 6.04

5.0 out of 5 stars improved with age, 18 Sep 2013
Much maligned for not being In Rock part 2 , this is a brilliant album.
I love the fact that In Rock, Fireball and Machine head are all differing aspects of the the MK2 lineup at their peak.

More freeflowing and experimental than in Rock, but all the better for it.
If anything, this album refects Deep Purple the way they sounded live at their peak (a bit jazzy and nicely loose with great driving rhythm section)

Its less straight up hard rock than the previous album, but no worse for it.

I first heard it as a tender 10 year old in 1977 when played it , In Rock and made in japan by my best mates big bro, back to back.
I was blown away and have been a fan ever since.


Greatest Ever Punk & New Wave
Greatest Ever Punk & New Wave
Price: 5.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the previous review, 14 Sep 2013
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I got this in a 3 for 2 offer, meaning it and the "indie" box set cost me 2.50 each.

Yes, there are a few questionable songs on it , but more crackers.
Its a great nostalgia fest for people of a certain age.
Most of these I had on cassettes recorded from friends, the odd one on vinyl but I`m pretty sure that given the nature of the singles market most of us either have knackered tapes or 45`s.
Its a brilliant way to collect some really influental songs in one place.

The sad thing is , compared to most of todays X-factor/ famous for 15 minutes rubbish, these songs burst with energy.

What happened to rebellious youth?


Live at the 4th Psychedelic Network [VINYL]
Live at the 4th Psychedelic Network [VINYL]
Price: 44.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Frond at his best, 25 Aug 2013
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This is a really good quality live recording of the Bevis Frond.
Some newer tracks, some classics.

He sounds much the same as he did 25 years ago with no discernable deterioration in vocal range (remarkable as the old boy is now a pensioner)

Limited to 777 copies on vinyl, so get yours soon!

England`s best kept secret and something of a national treasure.


Hergest Ridge [VINYL]
Hergest Ridge [VINYL]
Price: 26.06

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a 70`s classic, 25 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Hergest Ridge [VINYL] (Vinyl)
This follow up to Tubular Bells really should almost be regarded as its companion piece.

The only way I think to appreciate this album is on vinyl.
I bought it to keep my original copy of tubular bells company.

More of the same with Mr Oldfield playing the majority of the instruments.

The vinyl is good quality and it sounds great, with no rubbishy over compressed for CD mastering to destroy the sound.


Mens Grafters Leather Dealer Boots Black size 9 UK
Mens Grafters Leather Dealer Boots Black size 9 UK
Offered by CISSBURY RETAIL
Price: 25.92

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Docs, 16 Aug 2013
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For the price, these arent bad , but be warned, they seem to have a few issues.

Sizing is way out - I take 9 , these are marked 9`s but are more like 9.5

There is very little heel support, and there is too much leather and elastic at the ankle.

Air soles?

I dont see any evidence of an air sole.

They look like doc martens, but are really a rather pale copy.

With some insoles and heel grips they will do for occasional use, but there seem to be too many quality control issues in their construction.


Pyle-Pro PDMIC78 Dynamic Microphone
Pyle-Pro PDMIC78 Dynamic Microphone
Price: 17.12

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars similar to the t.bone, 15 Aug 2013
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This is so similar in construction and sound to the t.bone sm57 copy that I`m pretty sure its the same mic.

Nice , clear, less mid based than the Shure - ie similar to the t.bone

Excellent for micing guitar cabs and cheap enough not to worry about.

So good I`ve bought a second one


Jazooli 18650 4000MAH Rechargeable Spare Battery For Ultrafire Lumens Torch
Jazooli 18650 4000MAH Rechargeable Spare Battery For Ultrafire Lumens Torch
Offered by Jazooli
Price: 2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars so far so good, 25 July 2013
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18650 batteries are a lottery, with recycled laptop batteries in fancy new wrappers abounding on ebay and amazon.

Avoid anything with "fire" in the name.....fire is the likely outcome of trying to charge some of them.

I use sennybor 3100mah batteries in the main, but they arent cheap , and was looking for a couple of cheap spares.

These batteries on use so far seem to perform as I would expect of 2400mah batteries.

They dont last like the sennybor`s but they are pretty darn good given the price.

Of note, I discovered that they seem to be cheaper on the jazooli main website ,so I`d check there first.


Brand New Servisol Super 10 Professional DJ Fader and Switch Cleaner Spray
Brand New Servisol Super 10 Professional DJ Fader and Switch Cleaner Spray
Offered by Motionperformance - Waxacar
Price: 9.69

5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant on faders, 24 July 2013
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used this on my mixing desk , works a treat. Lubricates and cleans. Sliders, pots etc all rejuvinated with this great product. Better than the very pricey usa stuff.


Trangia 25 Cookset With Gas Burner & Kettle
Trangia 25 Cookset With Gas Burner & Kettle
Price: 82.21

5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 18 July 2013
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This is the version to get if you have a group of 3 or 4 camping.

The smaller version is brilliant, but you will find yourself needing to boil a kettle a few times to make everyone tea.
Also, if you are a fan of wayfarer meals, you can get two at a time in the bigger pot.

Trangia, much copied but never bettered.

The gas burner is far far better than the old meths device and so so quick!


Milestone Camping Pillow - Orange
Milestone Camping Pillow - Orange
Offered by Roukenglen UK
Price: 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars cracking pillow, but why no stuff sac?, 17 July 2013
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These are superb lightweight pillows that make backpacking and wild camping a breeze.

Bigger than the Vango offerings, and to be honest more comfy.
Big enough to also double as an insulating seat on cold ground.

The one downside is the absence of a stuff sac to keep it in.

On the whole though, the best camping pillow I have tried and a must for anyone who likes their home comfort in the wilds.


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