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Filthy Empire
Filthy Empire
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Shades of something else, 3 Sep 2013
This review is from: Filthy Empire (Audio CD)
This is a great album and I'm listening to it for about the tenth time straight through and loving it. I've read the other reviews and people talk about it being influenced by GnR, The Darkness and Thunder and others but I'm genuinely surprised that no-one's mentioned the obvious whiff of My Chemical Romance about this album.

It's not a bad thing - I rather like MCR - but listen to tracks like "Fire, Fire", "I Am Electric" and "The Long Goodbye" and tell me I'm wrong!


Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath
Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath
by Tony Iommi
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs editing, 28 Aug 2012
Tony Iommi is a metal legend and I love his work, but this is a poor book. It's clearly a verbatim transcript of a few chats down the pub and as a consequence it's rambling and full of disjointed memories and non-sequiturs. People appear unintroduced and without context so that you need to know in advance who they are. Terence Butler just appears as "Geezer" - no full name, no explanation, no context. John Bonham also turns up out of nowhere and if you didn't know who he was or why he was important, the book wouldn't do much to help you.

I wanted to like it, but it was very hard going.
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Essential Montreux
Essential Montreux
Price: £21.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Astounding, 22 Mar 2011
This review is from: Essential Montreux (Audio CD)
Disc 5 (2001) has rarely been out of the CD player since I bought this. An outstanding set that just builds and builds. The last 4 tracks should blow your head off - and if they don't it's because you have no soul.


Niv: The Authorised Biography of David Niven
Niv: The Authorised Biography of David Niven
by Graham Lord
Edition: Hardcover

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars PAtchy, 14 Jan 2004
The early part of the book is heavily borrowed from "The Moon's A Balloon" but offers expansions on Niven's time at Stowe, his family finances, his ambition and names some of the conquests whom he declines to identify in his own books (esp the GBS).
The second part of the book offers more original material, but in parts is simply a complete hatchet job on his second wife who is portrayed as the nightmare alcoholic bitch from hell. There is little light and shade where she is concerned, with only a few redeeming comments aired. It's a shame that an interesting biography at times loses its way with a desire to state yet again, what a harpy she was.
Also, there's an implication that she slept around because she was a bitch, whereas he slept around because she drove him to it! This conveniently ignores the evidence that he couldn't keep it in his trousers as a bachelor, and indeed cheated on his first "beloved" wife.
Double standards abound, but it's still an interesting protrait.


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