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J. D. Ritchie (Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire United Kingdom)
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You Got Me Buckin (Like a Wild Mustang)
You Got Me Buckin (Like a Wild Mustang)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't dither, buy it.., 12 Sept. 2014
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An excellent rocking tune with pleasant country inflected vocals which stands out from the pack. I know nothing about the artist but I intend to rectify that asap. Think "Taking care of business" Bachman Turner Overdrive style blue collar rock and you will get an idea. Pleasantly humorous too.


Mother Knows Best
Mother Knows Best
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Richard Thompson, 22 April 2013
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This review is from: Mother Knows Best (MP3 Download)
Not immediately obvious in its political intent. It was written to celebrate the end of Thatchers reign and the jaunty rhythm belies the bitterness beneath. The astonishing musicianship makes it worth the price of admission alone but coupled with the lyrics and Thompson's voice the combination is unbeatable.


The Difference Engine
The Difference Engine
by William Gibson
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I am too old., 12 Dec. 2011
This review is from: The Difference Engine (Paperback)
The book is a good example of it's genre but my complaint is with this particular edition. The typeface is painfully small and makes this very difficult to read even with good youthful eyesight. Perhaps consider another edition or a hardback.


Dai Pritchard of Rose Tattoo - Learn to Play Aussie Rock Volume 1 featu
Dai Pritchard of Rose Tattoo - Learn to Play Aussie Rock Volume 1 featu
Offered by Bridport Music
Price: £0.75

5.0 out of 5 stars I Can't Believe It!!!, 22 Oct. 2011
A personal lesson on how to do it right from one of the men who lived it. At such a low price. Buy this if you love Aussie rock, and who doesn't.
Simple clear instruction easy to follow instruction and a matey likeable presenter. This is the complete lesson package. Only an elementary knowledge (basic chords and strings)is required and you'll learn a lot.

IT ISN'T an audio cd, though. It is a DVD.


Celluloid Heroes
Celluloid Heroes
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Awful, 20 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Celluloid Heroes (MP3 Download)
Celluloid Heroes is a powerful and affecting song and one of my all time favourites. Ritchie Blackmore is one of my favourite artists. What could possibly go wrong? In a word, this.
Thin, reedy, faux emotional vocals by a lady who clearly can't sing, at least not in a style appropriate to a song like this, gasping air into her lungs to punctuate each line in a fashion that ensured I stopped listening halfway through. A horrible experience for any listener. People I play it to to see their reaction inevitably scream "Make it stop!".
Be warned by my experience.


Korg AX 5G
Korg AX 5G

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for its class, 9 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Korg AX 5G (Electronics)
The AX5G is an excellent pedal with lots of sounds and great flexibility. It isn't easy to work intuitively but the manual is quite clear and simple to follow. It has no way to jump between effects like the old and much missed Korg G3 and is therefore only good as a studio effect. With that proviso I think it is great value for what it gives you which is an endless supply of amplifier sounds and effects.


SAMSUNG C3300K CHAMP MICRO USB DATA CABLE BY CELLAPOD CASES
SAMSUNG C3300K CHAMP MICRO USB DATA CABLE BY CELLAPOD CASES
Offered by ClickJunkie
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly good, 6 Aug. 2011
Great usb cable that lets you access your phone without the messing around that accompanies bluetooth. Very useful but it should come with the phone as an essential rather than come seperate as an accessory.


Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
by Matt Taibbi
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's the money? A Rolling Stone journalist is the only man who can tell me., 27 May 2011
For 2 years I have been cornering politicians, bankers, journalists, and anyone else I can get to listen and asking why I must pay money for a crash that was none of my doing. NOT ONE has been able to answer at all, never mind to my satisfaction. Thanks to this book I now have the answer*.
Taibbi gives a balanced, well researched, clear, fair and accurate report of the current world of financial practice.
Essential reading for anyone planning to survive the next ten years. If you can read it and be able to avoid a rage stroke you will be doing well.
*buy the book and find out.


Battle of Britain: The Making of a Film
Battle of Britain: The Making of a Film
by Leonard Mosley
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile insight, 26 April 2011
Leonard Mosley (1913-1992) was a war corespondent who covered the Battle of Britain first hand and was therefore well qualified to report on the creation of the 1968 film. This is a very interesting account of the creation of a film that could not be made today.
The book is also interspersed with key points from the true battle which parallel the struggles of the film-makers. There are 18 full colour plates as well so the book is an indispensable source for anyone wanting to know more about the process of film making.


Hellbent for Cooking
Hellbent for Cooking
by Annick Giroux
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From novelty to indispensable, 22 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Hellbent for Cooking (Paperback)
Bought for a laugh and a sense of solidarity with the bands, I discovered this to be an excellent book of easy and (mostly)sensible, practical recipes. This is now one of the most reached for books in my vast collection of cookbooks.
Written in a clear and simple to follow language, Annick Giroux seems to have a genuine love of heavy metal and cookery.
On a negative note some of the recipes contain directions to use illegal substances (medicinal cannabis,anyone?) but they are small in number and shouldn't detract too much from the experience.
I have also been introduced to some interesting and some awful bands as a result of this purchase.


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