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R. Gostelow "goztelow" (London)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Don't Make Them Like This anymore, 10 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Starfighters (Audio CD)
When your copies of Highway to Hell and Back In Black are worn out - or don't do it for you anymore - slip this little baby into your CD player and hear rock rolling like it should.

Fantastic vocal range - punchy, crisp, clean riffs that Angus himself would be proud of and profound lyrics that wouldn't be allowed today in our health & safety world ("I just brought me a second hand Mac - hole in the front - split in the back").

Bonus tracks are great to hear - sleeve notes are exhaustive and enlightening and even include the original Sounds review for the album when it came out.

Don't wait for the next Airbourne CD - buy this instead. The price is worth 'Alley Cat Blues' alone.

It's Our Turn to Eat
It's Our Turn to Eat
by Michela Wrong
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars disenchanted with the mechanics of corruption, 25 May 2009
This review is from: It's Our Turn to Eat (Paperback)
Is about John Githongo, a member of the Kikuyu tribe (as was Jomo Kenyatta) who must have felt like the proverbial dung beetle trying to push a ball of dung uphill.

Africa is, as everyone knows, beset by many tribes: frequently they become fractious and demand shares of the many Foreign Aid programmes. These, when granted, are apportioned unfairly and autocratically to those peoples who have the greatest influence with whatever President (and tribe) is in power.

A bit like Westminster really.

John Githongo, who was lucky enough to get an English education after early schooling at an elite R.C school in Nairobi became like many before and since, disenchanted with the mechanics of corruption and it's unfairness, determined to change it all; blow the whistle, like many before him.

Ms Wrong, half Italian, knows of course, all about corruption; Italian style, not much different but more primitive and awful.

The story focuses on John Githongo and his ongoing life in Kenya like a giant dung beetle.

I look forward to a follow up instalment.

T.F Gostelow.

Last Autumns Dream
Last Autumns Dream
Price: £17.74

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is an undiscovered gem, 3 Dec. 2000
This review is from: Last Autumns Dream (Audio CD)
There's a track on this album called 'A Winter's Tale' and its worth the cover price alone. A dreamy, snow capped anthem that'll wrap you up in duck down and keep you in log cabins for life. I first heard it in the summer of 82 and have treasured it ever since - along with the rest of the tracks that unfurl through this rich tapestry of wild wonderful atmospheres. 'Dark River' takes you to the deepest Amazon ... and leaves you there. 'Joanne' is a rock masterpiece. The guitarist Dave Duhig has a blistering pace that has split many a Wharfdale in two. Once you've been seduced by this Jade Warrior lp - you'll want them all - and they're all equally outstanding - including the four albums on Island Records. Buy 'Last Autumn's Dream' - this is your wake-up call.

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