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Monkey Dust - Series 1 [DVD] [2003]
Monkey Dust - Series 1 [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Morwenna Banks
Offered by westworld-
Price: £13.60

49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unnervingly accurate, 31 Aug. 2006
This is the most depressing programme ever made. Here is why you must buy it: the nightmarish portrayal of New-Labour Britain in Monkey Dust is so extremely shocking and ruthlessly bleak that you sometimes wish you could just dismiss it. Yet the way it manages to ring true throughout makes for deeply disturbing and always compelling viewing. The fact that it is consistantly hilarious as well is an incredible achievement. Monkey Dust demands repeat viewing and remains just as good each time. Absolutely essential. Come on BBC, put series 2 and 3 out now!

N.B. To the reviewer who said "the creator is seventy something", you're a fair way off - Harry Thompson sadly died last year at the age of 45.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An over-looked classic, 16 Dec. 2005
This review is from: Boces (Audio CD)
Mercury Rev albums vary so much musically that it's impossible to say which is the best (though all are worth owning), but Boces certainly demands to be listened to again and again. Experimental but always listenable, I've yet to hear another album like it. My personal favourite tracks are the bizarre but wonderful Trickle Down, the intense joy of Bronx Cheer and the flute-led beauty of Down Are Feminine Balloons. But there's always something new to be gained from this album. Essential for fans of the band anyone who enjoys innovative, forward-thinkng music.
N.B. The tracklisting above is completely wrong (sort it out, Amazon!) and the song Frittering mentioned in a previous customer review is in fact on their debut album Yerself Is Steam.

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