Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now
Profile for Darryl W. Bullock > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Darryl W. Bullock
Top Reviewer Ranking: 739,909
Helpful Votes: 15

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Darryl W. Bullock (Bristol, UK)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Tales of the City Episode 1: Taking the Plunge
Tales of the City Episode 1: Taking the Plunge
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 31 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A work of true genius, of humour and of kindness, by a modern master. Everything Maupin has written needs to be read


The John Lennon Letters: Edited and with an Introduction by Hunter Davies
The John Lennon Letters: Edited and with an Introduction by Hunter Davies
by John Lennon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost a rip off, 4 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This could have been so much better, but the fact that it's been badly subedited (so many mistakes in both the text and annotation) and that the last third of these 'letters' are little more than laundry lists mean that it rates three stars at best. A lifelong Lennon fan, I'm left wanting more.


Early Takes Volume 1
Early Takes Volume 1
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Value for money?, 4 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Early Takes Volume 1 (Audio CD)
A great collection, but at only 10 tracks and under half an hour hardly what you'd cll value for money. There's a wealth of unreleased George material out there: why not an 'anthology' double disc set or even box to mop them all up?


The Worst Rock 'n Roll Records of All Time: A Fan's Guide to the Stuff You Love to Hate
The Worst Rock 'n Roll Records of All Time: A Fan's Guide to the Stuff You Love to Hate
by Jimmy Guterman
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 4 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Fascinating, funny but, unfortunately, a little too weighted towards American radio in the 80s. Worth a read but hardly essential.


Yokokimthurston
Yokokimthurston
Price: £10.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing, 4 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Yokokimthurston (Audio CD)
The woman is 80 years old this year yet is still producing astonishing music, this time with long-term fans Sonic Youth. A must for all Yoko fans


Cosme McMoon Reminisces About Florence Foster Jenkins
Cosme McMoon Reminisces About Florence Foster Jenkins
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars From the horse's mouth, 4 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A fantastic insight into the life of the great Madame Jenkins from her long-time pianist Cosme McMoon. Well worth the money


OVERTHINKER CD UK EDNA 2010
OVERTHINKER CD UK EDNA 2010
Offered by cdbear1
Price: £5.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Genius debut, 10 Sept. 2012
The Overthinker is the stunning debut album London-based singer-songwriter K Anderson. Following his two earlier EPs (Five Songs and Foxes), it's an eclectic potpourri of his work to date, with songs of heartbreak and loss, tales of sexual awakening and more mature songs where humour and whimsy vie for attention with a jaded but highly personal world view.

It's hard to pigeonhole: it's not folk yet songs like T-Shirt Collection and Don't Waste Your Arrows have a definite folk influence; it's not a pop or rock album, but This Changes Everything and Bulletproof Kids definitely rock. What The Overthinker offers is 11 tracks of incredible originality from someone who is destined to be a big star. Oh, he's also gay and a vegan The Overthinker will appeal to any meat-eating straight who enjoys original, individual talent.


Jean Harlow: Tarnished Angel
Jean Harlow: Tarnished Angel
by David Bret
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money, 18 July 2012
Absolutely terrible book, full of inaccuracies. Bret has no empathy for his subject and the research (if any) is lazy and often factually wrong. When an author can't get the name of Laurel and Hardy or William Powell films right you have to wonder why he considers himself qualified to write about Hollywood in the 30s. A waste money and time.


Those Were the Days: An Unofficial History Of The Beatles' Apple Organization: An Unofficial History of the "Beatles" Apple Organization 1967-2001
Those Were the Days: An Unofficial History Of The Beatles' Apple Organization: An Unofficial History of the "Beatles" Apple Organization 1967-2001
by Stefan Granados
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but flawed, 13 April 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
We'll probably never know the real story of what went on at Apple - although books like The Longest Cocktail Party and Apple to the Core have provided some colourful insight in the past. Those Were the Days is an attempt, pieced together through countless interviews, at a year-by-year account of the music and the madness. As such its not too bad, and many of the interviews shed new light on exactly what went on behind the doors of 3 Savile Row.

The big problem with Those Were the Days is the huge number of mistakes. The manuscript clearly was not seen by an editor, proofreader of fact checker: Tetragrammaton (the US company which distributed Two Virgins) is again and again referred to as Tetragammon (even in direct quotes); people's names (including author Ken Kesey) are misspelt; Mary Hopkin's foreign language records are misspelt (or misspelled if you prefer!) and so on. And that's all within the first quarter of the book. Never mind that he believes George wrote 15 of the tracks that appeared on the White Album!

It's a shame, because there is a need for a really comprehensive history of the Apple empire. Unfortunately this attempt isn't it. Buy it for the fascinating interviews, or wait and hope Cheery Red will re-edit and reissue it sometime soon


Trio-Deluxe Edition
Trio-Deluxe Edition
Price: £21.29

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trio ist Energie, 11 Jun. 2004
This review is from: Trio-Deluxe Edition (Audio CD)
Although massively influential in their native Germany, Trio are best known in this country for their novelty top five hit Da Da Da.
This new version of their only UK album adds the extended 12" mixes of their sole British hit and, as a bonus, tracks from their eponymous (and incredibly limited) 10" mini album, B-sides, demos and other obscurities.
The band, part of the Neue Deutsche Welle, were highly revered in Germany, scoring three hit LP's, a clutch of singles and starring in their own movie Three Against Three. However they will be forever identified with their one hit - especially as it went on to become the soundtrack to Volkswagen and Ariston TV commercials.
But try and forget that. The album itself is a wonderful example of how music used to be. The days when one guitarist (Kralle Krawinkle), a circus clown-turned drummer (Peter Bherens) and a sullen, skinny skinhead with a cheap Casio keyboard (Stephen Remmler) were allowed to make a noise in a recording studio without having to win a no-talent talent show.
Think of a sound which feed off the likes of Spizz, Wire, early XTC and other post-punk noisemongers. Stand out tracks on the Klaus Voorman-produced album are the punky Ja Ja Ja, the frankly mad Los Paul - complete with bizarre battleground sound effects, Kummer and the English-language tracks Broken Hearts (For You and Me), Sunday You Need Love and, of course, Da Da Da.
Trio were different, challenging and, above all, fun. What a shame there are no groups around like them anymore.


Page: 1