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Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders
Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders
by Peter Richmond
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.82

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable romp through a past age, 1 July 2014
It's all here, the late hits, the late nights, the drafts - what other team would make a punter their first round pick, the personalities who made the Silver and Black what they were in the 70's and most of the 80's; namely the hated but feared Raiders. OK the Steelers may have had the rings, the Dolphins the perfect season, and it could be argued that the '77 triumph came mainly as a result of Pittsburgh having to rebuild that year, but Richmond does a good job of giving the reader a feel of a geniune football team with all its little ways. I do think the end was a bit rushed, the 1980 championship hardly gets a mention - perhaps because the book concentrates on the Madden era - but altogether a highly readable book of a sporting era we probably won't ever see again.


Iron Sky [DVD]
Iron Sky [DVD]
Dvd ~ Julia Dietze
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 9.37

4.0 out of 5 stars Space Nazis? Seriously?, 11 Jun 2014
This review is from: Iron Sky [DVD] (DVD)
This could have been a disaster; dealing as it does with the hot potatoes of racism, the far right and ideology; but is suitably tongue-in-cheek and the fact that Germans themselves are acting in it adds to the overall good-for-a-laugh feel of this film. The action sequences are pretty impressive, there is no lack of humour, often of the black kind (if you'll excuse the pun) and irony of ironies that the US president comes out the film as the real baddie. Take it from me, 25 years from now this is going to be a cult classic. Just don't take it too seriously. As if.


Mad Frank: Memoirs of a Life of Crime
Mad Frank: Memoirs of a Life of Crime
by Frank Fraser
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read, 11 Jun 2014
Anyone who spent as long as Mr Fraser in those various Establishments located up and down England's green and pleasant land deserves respect. This book is an enjoyable travel through the seedier side of business; that twilight called often mistakenly "The Underworld" where a different set of laws apply to its occupants. It does fall down a little in that the subject matter often jumps from one thing to another without any apparent connection, but if you like crime books and/or books about criminality then I recommend it.


The David Essex Double Bill [DVD]
The David Essex Double Bill [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Essex
Price: 8.90

3.0 out of 5 stars The 60's dream turns into the 70's nightmare, 8 Jun 2014
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David Essex stars in these two films, charting the rise and fall of Jim Maclaine and the Stray Cats. The first film That'll Be The Day shows Jim growing up in the late 50's/early 60's, leaving home, working in a series of dead end jobs, before returning home, marrying and having a kid, then walking out on his wife to make a career in the business. Personally I found this film very difficult as his shows him gradually turning from a wide-eyed innocent into a complete b*****d (one particular scene at a fairground you could find very distressing) but there are great supporting roles from Keith Moon and Ringo Starr and a few other old 1950's lags get to appear at some time or another. The follow up Stardust is a much better film, showing his rise to superstardom as a solo act and subsequent collapse into drug-fuelled hedonism, here he is more than capably supported by Adam Faith and whilst Essex may not be the greatest actor in the world, his laid-back demeanour in general suits the role perfectly here. You can't really watch Stardust without watching TBTD first, but the second film is better and deserves recognition as one of the finest films made about rock stardom excess.


Held In Splendor
Held In Splendor
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 8.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting set, 8 Jun 2014
This review is from: Held In Splendor (Audio CD)
Quilt mix 1960's pysch pop with a 21st century harder edge here and the result is a for the most part a good set of songs. It works better with a sparser production as Anna Roschink's vocals are allowed to take over on the trip-hoppy Tie Up The Tides and the almost folky Artic Shark. The 1960's influences shine through most brightly on Eye Of The Pearl and Mary Mountain, whilst the band get an extra half point for the lyric "Im sitting here soaking in Day-Glo" on the driving Tired and Buttered. A good summer album.


Three snakes and one charm (1996)
Three snakes and one charm (1996)
Offered by Side Two
Price: 5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Decent. but not up to the standard of the first three, 8 Jun 2014
On this. their fourth release, the Crowes, working with a more mainstream producer (J J Puig), ditched the out and out good time rock and roll for a little bit more experimental sound - although nowhere near as varied as on its predecessor, the amazing "Amorica". . The result is OK, the playing and singing still to a high standard, but it's not up to the level of the three previous LP's, which by the nature of these things meant it was a massive seller in their native United States. It suffers from the mid 90's problem of CD's; namely just trying to cram in too many songs. The 12 cuts on here could be slimmed down to nine and you'd have a class set. Still, listen out for the wonderful Girl In A Pawnshop, the funny lyrics on Nebekenezer and Under a Mountain and the uplifting Better When You're Not Alone. Also worth a mention is How Much For Your Wings, although a little too close to Extreme's "More Than Words" for my liking but still a nice song. One to complete the collection for Croweheads, not the CD to get if you're hearing them for the first time.


REPLACEMENT SCREEN FOR A ACER ASPIRE ONE HAPPY 10.1"
REPLACEMENT SCREEN FOR A ACER ASPIRE ONE HAPPY 10.1"
Offered by Laptop Adapters
Price: 31.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars saved me pounds, 18 April 2014
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the seller sent this out fast, the part was great and exactly as described. it saved me buying a new touch pad after i broke the screen on mine :( .
i found this easy to fit on as well, basically you just pop the screen off , plug a little stripinto original touch pad then carefully pop the new screen back on. if i can fit it anyone can.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo 3DS)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo 3DS)
Price: 21.85

5.0 out of 5 stars keeps the kids quiet, 18 April 2014
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5 stars for this game from me!!
this is a great game, non violent and encourages imagination.
my 8 year son loves this, he finishes the game whenasked and comes off the game calmly, unlike when he was playing sonic. this keeps them all quiet for a good hour! my 3 kids all like this ages 16, 8 & 6


Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Definitive Collection (Series 1-13) [DVD]
Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Definitive Collection (Series 1-13) [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Suchet
Price: 81.52

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have for all poirot fans, 18 April 2014
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highly recommended for all poirot fans. every film he ever did all in one boxset.. i love this and would recommend the boxset to everyone.


Pedal Pals Boy's Trike 100% Assembled Trike - Blue/White, 12 Inch
Pedal Pals Boy's Trike 100% Assembled Trike - Blue/White, 12 Inch
Offered by discountcycleshop
Price: 99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, 18 April 2014
I bought one of these for my youngest son who has dyspraxia, he loves it to bits, it came 99% ready i just needed to add the handlebars and he was off in a flash! this trike is very sturdy and well made and personally i think its well worth the price. in fact my other son who struggles with bike riding and still has stabilizers on his bike (he is 8) has had great fun on it too. i will be ordering the 16" version for him soon.
in short : dont hesitate to buy this, its worth the money, sturdy and well built and will last for years.
Do shop around though as the price does vary, i got mine cheaper off an auction site, and a well known catalogue company are charging 170 so do have a good look round.


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