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The Machine Stops
The Machine Stops
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE HAWKWIND MACHINE HAS CERTAINLY NOT STOPPED., 27 April 2016
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This review is from: The Machine Stops (Audio CD)
I've bought every official Hawkwind album that has been released and enjoyed them all, bar Distant Horizons. Some, though, have had that bit extra. Live '79 and Levitation had it, but I think the band shine most of all when presenting us with a concept album, such as Space Ritual, Chronicle Of The Black sword, Live Chronicles, Alien 4 and Love In Space.
The Machine Stops is a concept album and it has brought out the best in the band. Based on the 1909 novella by E. M. Forster, it tells of the dystopian future, where people live solitary lives underground, in a mechanised, computerised existence. Read the novella. It's a short and interesting read and I think that doing so helps to appreciate the story in the album....or don't read it and just enjoy the music. It's a good, solid piece of Hawkwind with no filler material.
The band have toured the album to sold-out gigs which, in my view, were very powerful. I'd love to think there could be a 'live' album from it.
The Machine may have stopped, but Hawkwind are flowing on in top gear.
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Motorhead - Motorheadbangers: Diary Of The Fans Volume 1.
Motorhead - Motorheadbangers: Diary Of The Fans Volume 1.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MOTORHEAD MEMORIES., 1 Mar. 2016
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A collection of articles from the early issues of Motorheadbangers fanzine, giving a good feeling of how it was for Motorhead fans in those early days. Personal memories of gigs and of being backstage with Lemmy, Phil and Eddy. I wrote some of the articles in here and they bring back great memories.


kenable Memory Card Robust Storage Cases for SD & SDHC Data Cards
kenable Memory Card Robust Storage Cases for SD & SDHC Data Cards
Offered by kenable_ltd
Price: £3.13

5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD PRODUCT AT A FRIENDLY PRICE., 1 Mar. 2016
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I'm delighted with these. As many people have noted, they are a thinner plastic than those supplied with some SD cards, but they are still very good. They are also easy to open and they shut firmly, better, in fact, than some of the thicker ones I have.


Everybody Come To Church
Everybody Come To Church
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WICKEDLY GOOD ALBUM, 16 Oct. 2015
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Is it possible for a band comprising of a drummer and four bass players to make a good and interesting album. It seems highly unlikely, but Evil Blizzard prove that it can be done. They achieved it with their first album, The Dangers Of Evil Blizzard and have done again with Everybody Come To Church. It's amazing what can be done with bass guitars and some effects pedals and Evil Blizzard exploit this to the full.

On this album, there are eight songs, all heavy, pounding rock that drags you along, gasping for more. There are no fillers to be found here. It's all good stuff. Be warned though, in contains catchy bass lines that will nestle in your mind and refuse to go away. You will almost certainly find your head constantly repeating the phrase 'are you evil?' and whenever you see some one doing something silly, your brain will recycle the sound the drummer, who is the singer, calling out 'You are stupid people.'

You won't be a stupid person if you buy this album though.


TireTek Premium Tyre Pressure Gauge - Large Dial
TireTek Premium Tyre Pressure Gauge - Large Dial
Offered by Odyseaco
Price: £19.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted with this sturdy gauge, 16 Jun. 2015
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Delighted with this sturdy gauge, which gives very accurate readings. Delivery was fast and the
gauge well packed. Highly reccomended.


Sonic Attack
Sonic Attack
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cheery rendition of Sonic Attack., 3 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Sonic Attack (MP3 Download)
When Hawkwind did a one-off performance of their legendry Space Ritual show in February, to raise money for animal charities, Brian Blessed added to the fun by providing the vocal for Sonic Attack.
Having Brian Blessed involved was a popular move, so recording a download single of Sonic Attack with him seemed a logical move to raise more money for animal charities and this is the result.
Rather than reproduce the dark and menacing sound of the original version, this one has been made more musical and more fun and is a welcome addition to the Hawkwind archives.
Now we just need a hard copy of it.


Philips Dual Precision HQ8/50 Replacement Shaving Heads
Philips Dual Precision HQ8/50 Replacement Shaving Heads
Offered by kent photo
Price: £22.79

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT AS ADVERTISED, 30 Aug. 2014
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Advertised as the blades that last for two years, but what was delivered was a pack of the blades that need to be changed after only one year.
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Evolution (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Evolution (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's simply too good to be without and since it is a large ..., 19 Aug. 2014
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An outstanding book which I have read in paperback form two or three times. I now need shelf space and some books have had to go, so I have bought the kindle edition of this one. It's simply too good to be without and since it is a large book, it is a good one to have on kindle instead of in physical form.


The Martian
The Martian
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book. This is my idea of a good ..., 19 Aug. 2014
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An excellent book. This is my idea of a good science fiction yarn. It tells the tale of a man who is stranded on Mars when the rest of the crew, thinking him dead, leaves him behind. He has a habitat, but the communication system with Earth is destroyed and he doesn't have enough supplies to last till the next mission, which is four years away and will land 2,000 miles away. This is the story of his ingenuity as he struggles to survive...and the ingenuity of mission control when they realise he is alive. The idea reminds me of Arthur C. Clarke's 'A Fall Of Moondust'.


Artis Motion Activated PIR Sensor Cordless Security Light
Artis Motion Activated PIR Sensor Cordless Security Light

5.0 out of 5 stars I like them so much that I bought two more, 19 Aug. 2014
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A very handy light. I have one in our shed and one facing the garden path. Both give the ideal illumination when I go to the shed at night. I like them so much that I bought two more. One for the front of the house and one which I move around to wherever it will be useful.


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