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The Charcoal Knots: Stardom and success cannot bring him the one fulfilment he craves...
The Charcoal Knots: Stardom and success cannot bring him the one fulfilment he craves...
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arty S & M, you'll submit to its charms, 29 Mar. 2016
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An all too brief but erotic and intriguing story which left this reader panting for more. You're significantly raising the bar for other writers here Imogen and I hope the sequel comes to fruition very soon. By turns romantic and stimulating it outstrips (no pun intended) a certain global bondage success story within a few pages. A sexy novella written by someone with literary ability and knowledge of creative artistry, not to mention a vivid imagination....whatever next?


Shuttle [DVD] [2008]
Shuttle [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Tony Curran
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: £5.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for those of a nervous disposition, 27 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Shuttle [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
A nasty little film which constantly surprises. In its own horrible way it draws you in and haunted me for several days afterwards. Effective but probably too brutal for most tastes. I'm not glad I saw it.


Londonistan: Britain's Terror State from Within
Londonistan: Britain's Terror State from Within
Price: £4.74

2 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition, 14 Jan. 2013
Despite being advertised at £4.28 for the Kindle edition, the link takes you to a page which says "no pricing available". Just how do I purchase the Kindle edition?
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Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ The Doors
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £5.30

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars L.A.Woman revisited, 16 Feb. 2012
Not quite as good as the job done on the Doors' first album, or perhaps it's just that the material is becoming over familiar. Where it works best, as for the first album DVD, is in the studio when engineer Bruce Botnick breaks down the instruments and shows how a song was put together. I could have done with more of that especially about "Riders on the Storm", still for me one of the most sublime songs ever. There's little that's new in insight or film footage but it's a record which sounds permanently fresh and it's great to see the surviving Doors still so committed to their music. Ever-modest Robbie Krieger is a shy guitar delight and John Densmore's sly, jazzy drum fills are essential. Ray Manzarek shows off his effortless keyboard skills with aplomb.If you want to know how Jim Morrison was behaving, have a listen to the outtakes on the double disc 40th anniversary CD. The alternate versions are nearly all inferior though interesting building blocks, but the studio chat shows he was totally engaged with the music and raring to get on with creating this near masterpiece. Thanks guys!


The Ward [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
The Ward [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Amber Heard
Price: £8.99

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Carpenter Genius Goes AWOL, 1 Dec. 2011
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What on earth was John Carpenter thinking of when he decided to relaunch his distinguished career with this dreck? It's derivative of hundreds of similar and better films, indifferently acted by a mediocre cast and has to resort to enormous crashes on the sountrack to signal the shocks. Shocks that were so predictable at times I was counting down 5,4,3....to the inevitable monster-behind-you-scene. The budget would scarcely have been enough for an episode of The Bill. Add on a ridiculous cod psychological explanation and even worse.....no I can't bring myself to recall the so-called ending. Do youself a favour and give this a miss. I weep for the man who directed gems like The Thing and Halloween. On this basis he really has lost it.
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Steady As She Goes
Steady As She Goes
Price: £13.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh Tuna, 25 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Steady As She Goes (Audio CD)
Even long time Hot Tuna fans like myself would have to admit that the band's career has been erratic if sometimes brilliant and spoiled by some repetitious releases and indifferent material. That's why this album is such a (wonderful) surprise. Jorma's solo career has been doing deservedly well over the last few years, Jack's solo record was pretty disappointing and I assumed Hot Tuna had been quietly laid to rest. Not so. On this album Jorma and Jack sound totally refreshed and energised, the guitar playing is hot and the addition of a female singer is a welcome boost to Jorma's adequate but limited voice. No, it's not a new Airplane, but it is mighty fine!


Hold on It's Coming
Hold on It's Coming

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Here, but where's Peter Green?, 29 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Hold on It's Coming (Audio CD)
This is a better record than you might expect if, like me, you've been disappointed in the past by Country Joe's post "Fish" output. The title track, available in two versions, one with violin, is a tale of a hallucinatory encounter that wouldn't have been out of place on either of the first two CJ Fish albums. Spencer Davis on guitar and vocals is an added bonus. "Only Love is worth this Pain" is one of the standout tracks with an unusually emotional vocal from Joe, some spectacular bass playing from Alex Dmochovski and nice but uncredited lead guitar (see below). "Jumila", apparently inspired by a belly dancer, rings the changes with Eastern percussion and effective piano. OK so there are indeed a couple of dull tracks which is why I've given it four stars. "Air Algiers" is a good dose of rebel music with some forceful guitar but the real treat here is a vicious diatribe against "Mr Big Pig" featuring lead guitar by none other than "Rockhead". Who he? The CD insert lists "Peter Green" as a contributor. It doesn't sound like typical Peter Green but it's difficult to work out where on the record he features. Does anyone know? It's mostly worth hearing, I just wish there was more information provided.


Great Lengths: The Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Britain (Played in Britain Series)
Great Lengths: The Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Britain (Played in Britain Series)
by Ian Gordon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.58

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dive in to this book!, 3 May 2009
We live in an age where overpriced and ugly "health" clubs are ubiquitous. So it's worth remembering that swimming in some of Britain's magnificent public pools can be a cost efficient cultural experience as well as being good for you. This timely and sumptuously illustrated book will excite everyone who appreciates this country's Edwardian and Victorian heritage and should shame those local authorities which have allowed so many to deteriorate and close. From Manchester's Victoria Baths...."the Taj Mahal of swimming"....to the more intimate delights of London's Royal Automobile Club, authors Gordon and Inglis leave no tile unturned as they plunge into the mysteries and magic of Britain's swimming pool history. It's a wonderful addition to the "Played in Britain" series, which celebrates and testifies to our sporting legacy. Edinburgh's Warrender Baths and Aberdeen's Bon Accord have the happiest youthful associations for me but there's something here for every swimmer who seeks both exercise and enlightenment. Now where did I put my trunks......


To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £3.96

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Make Me Laugh, 8 Feb. 2009
This review is from: To Kill a Mockingbird (Audio CD)
This is one of the worst records I have ever heard. Laughably feeble singing, inept playing and a feeling of shambolic amateurism throughout. I can only imagine that some of the better known names like Dick Taylor who got involved were having a long delayed mid life crisis. Just one example; "Baby Please Don't Go" imitates Them's version like a third rate talent show competition entrant on a slow weekend in some god forsaken British seaside resort. Blues music has suffered plenty over the years but it doesn't deserve this. Minus five stars if I only could. Avoid.


On The Shore
On The Shore
Price: £7.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Miss This, 15 Nov. 2008
This review is from: On The Shore (Audio CD)
So much trivia from the sixties and seventies is now accorded overlooked classic status that it's easy to become cynical when someone recommends music from that era. This however is the real deal. The power and intricacy of Trees' playing and arrangements is extraordinary. "Streets of Derry" and "Fool" could easily give Fairport Convention a run for their money in the folk-rock stakes and their extended version of "Sally Free and Easy" captures the song's haunting beauty exactly. Comparisons with Fairport are probably mistaken. Celia Humphris isn't as powerful or demonstrative a singer as Sandy Denny but the overall impact of the band is if anything, greater. Lead guitarist Barry Clarke's expressive playing helps the band rock harder and heavier than Fairport too. I'm not sure how much the second disc of remixes adds but overall it's a great package, keenly priced. I hear they might reform for a few gigs. On the strength of "On The Shore", widespread recognition should be theirs for the taking.


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