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Hell On Earth (Explicit)
Hell On Earth (Explicit)
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The darkest, the grimiest, 27 Oct. 2011
I have to admit I slept on this for a long time but I'm glad I finally took time to listen. 'Hell on Earth' is that grimy east coast hip hop that isn't made anymore, in many ways its a time capsule but one I dont mind being stuck in. The beats (produced by Havoc) are all huge sounding, sparse and full of atmosphere. Its the perfect soundtrack to a rainy day in the city. This isnt a party album, the lyrics and beats are all hardcore. Even though the album is nearly 20 years old now it still bangs hard. In my opinion they never bettered this album, its a classic and even features members of Wu Tang. Get it!.

Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language
Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language
by Bill Bryson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Informative but sometimes incorrect, 17 Jan. 2011
I just wanted to point out that while this book is certainly informative it is sometimes incorrect, especially regarding the Irish language. Bryson claims there is no 'yes' or 'no' in Irish gaelic yet there is!, 'Sea' and 'nil'. Otherwise, a good read.
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Black Sabbath Volume 4
Black Sabbath Volume 4
Price: £6.24

2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slighty disappointing, 8 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Black Sabbath Volume 4 (Audio CD)
A lot of people like this album but for me its the first 3 Sabbath albums and later album 'Sabotage' that define the classic downbeat Sabbath sound. 'Vol 4' isnt really an album I dig out to listen to from time to time as it buckles under the weight of too many ideas and is, in my opinion, a little *boring*. Try 'Black Sabbath', 'Paranoid', 'Master of Reality' or 'Sabotage' instead if you are new to Sabbath.
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Vampyros Lesbos [1970] [DVD]
Vampyros Lesbos [1970] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Soledad Miranda
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £9.99

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kitsch at its best, 7 Dec. 2006
This review is from: Vampyros Lesbos [1970] [DVD] (DVD)
There are two reasons to see this movie 1) The late Soledad Miranda who burned the screen up with her beauty shortly before a most unfortunate automobile accident and 2) the music - funky jazz and psychedelia. The 'plot' as such is quite feeble and as a horror film it doesn't really work but if you are looking for unashamed low budget nonsense this is the best there is!

R.I.P Soledad Miranda

The Wu-Tang Manual
The Wu-Tang Manual
by Chris Norris
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, 22 Oct. 2006
This review is from: The Wu-Tang Manual (Paperback)
RZA, the abbot of the Wu Tang Clan, here presents a history of Wu Tang as well as explaining the movies and various philosophies that have shaped them as individuals. As you might expect a lot of the emphasis is on kung fu movies and eastern philosophy however it is interesting to see how much the artistic and business interests of the band were influenced by these things. If at times the content seems pretentious it is always rescued by the light and humorous writing style of the RZA. This book is well worth reading if you are a fan of the Wu, others might not care so much.

Double Nickels On The Dime
Double Nickels On The Dime
Offered by M & L UK
Price: £24.58

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC, 16 Sept. 2006
This is an album I have come back to again and again over the years, forgetting that one of the songs was eventually used for 'Jackass' it is a true classic that shows a band at their creative peak (a look at the sheer amount of songs on this is clue enough).

It is hard to imagine what punk fans would have made of these guys opening for bands like Black Flag in the early '80s (they were signed to punk label SST) but it is clear today that they were a band who were unafraid of messing around with their conventions and were obviously a sore thumb in a, at times, close minded scene . This album runs the gamut of musical styles ranging from groove to jazz to agro-political rock to reflective balladry to Steely Dan and it all works perfectly.

This is an album you MUST own if you consider yourself a music fan.

R.I.P D.Boon.

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