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Who Killed......
Who Killed......
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tripped Out Paranoid Groove-Rock, 3 May 2004
This review is from: Who Killed...... (Audio CD)
Opening with the intenesly paranoid, dark 'Zuton Fever', 'Who Killed The Zutons?' is a roller-coaster ride of pyschedelic dance rock. Sounding rather like a version of the Coral that you can dance to, this is something totally different and is bound to get you foot-stomping and dancing.
Throughout this record are fantastic tracks that sound like rock music, but are danceable. Characterised by Dave McCabes low, slightly warbly croon and some fantastic saxophone solos this is 60's music nostalgia for the 21st century.
Highlights include the booming 'You Will You Won't' which is sheer dance-hall electricity. Whilst 'Dirty Dancehall' is a slow, groovy record about the band's native city Liverpool.
Unfortunately, these fantastic dance songs are interspersed with slower, ballad-ish songs such as 'Confusion' which do not sit entirely comfortably with the dancier tunes. It isn't that these are bad, they just slightly detract from the overall dancey feel of the record.
This however, is new music at it's best.


Scoop
Scoop
by Evelyn Waugh
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SCOOP: A Satirical Novel, Not A Racist Rant, 23 Jan 2004
This review is from: Scoop (Paperback)
This is an incredibly funny novel, and a must read for anybody interested in the politics of the world during the 30's, or the farcical nature of the press. All the way through it is funny, and I can think of no novel similar to it.
In regard to the novel being racist, I don't think it is. It must be taken in the context of it's time, much of the language is outdated, and would never be used now for fear of offence, but was, at the time acceptable. The African characters in the book are never criticised more than the white characters, and if anything, the African's end up fooling the journalists and being portrayed as intelligent, insightful characters. How this could be considered racist is a mystery to me.


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