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Live At The Fillmore '68
Live At The Fillmore '68
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 13.30

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Great!, 4 Nov 2013
I'm typing this with the album leaping from the speakers.I'm amazed at the sound quality for such an old recording, all the more important because this captures IABD at their live high-point where their incredible playing and ability to spark off each other made their lives shows an overwhelming experience. A lot of the best moments on the longer workouts involve playing soft, suddenly exploding into rapid bursts of instrumental fury and using the fast/slow loud/quiet dynamic to keep breathing life into the extended workouts. Everything from Val Fuentes' drums to the LaFlamme's asides on the violin is miked and mixed to perfection, making this set a real find in a sea of substandared reissues. By the time of their - better known - Carnegie Hall live album they were covering John Lennon and lacking a bit of direction, but here they're playing the better cuts from their early work as if they truly believe this is the music that will change the world.


Hurry Up And Suck Me Off Before I Get Famous
Hurry Up And Suck Me Off Before I Get Famous

5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the Easily Offended, 14 Mar 2013
Pretty much wall-to-wall full-on f***/s***/w*** laden filth. But, glorious filth. The lads wring seemingly endless puerile comedy possibilities out of the tired old knob-gag, toilet gag genre. Bouncy tunes, a cascade of crass lyrical imagery and a few laugh out loud moments probably best experienced whilst not driving a car. The motorist you hit wouldn't be too impressed with the excuse that you'd lost control laughing when a song about fifty mental images guaranteed to avoid premature ejaculation had name-checked a former Coventry City goalkeeper!


Singing in the Saddle
Singing in the Saddle
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: 1.73

3.0 out of 5 stars Not What It Claims Above, 20 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Singing in the Saddle (Audio CD)
Bought this because it was dirt cheap (8p plus postage), so not really disappointed but the track list above is wrong. It's closer to a genuine greatest hits than it seems and even offers up Blood on the Saddle (classic!). I Can Wiggle My Ears - however - is nowhere to be found. High Noon finishes the whole thing.


Ten Days in a Mad-House (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Ten Days in a Mad-House (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
by Nellie Bly
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.77

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Historic Curio, Worth a Look, 11 Mar 2010
I can see why another reviewer gave this work a low rating for some of the superficial treatment of key issues and the questionable resolution at the end. However, this is a genuine ground-breaking work for all its faults. Investigative journalism in the Donald McIntyre mode, written by a woman in the 19th century. Descriptive and virtually metaphor free it does deal with two issues that remain vital to this day. Once certified 'mad' do 'sane' acts simply make the situation worse and, how much does 'treatment' of the insane amount to punishment? Granted, the one person emerging heroic and unblemished from this work is the author herself, and perhaps the other evidence - for example, of those she lambasts - would present another side to some events. But this is still a work worth investigating for students of journalism, creative nonfiction and feminist literature. Especially so since this edition ends with two articles on low paid employment for working women in the late 19th/early 20th century.


T Rex Greatest Hits: A & B Sid
T Rex Greatest Hits: A & B Sid

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All the Wax Co Hits, 5 Feb 2010
Sure there are other greatest hits around but if you're surfing with a view to snapping up a bargain this collection often does the trick. It's regularly available cheaply second hand. It isn't definitive, missing the early hits on the Fly label, and some of the cherished album track gems,(Cosmic Dancer, Mystic Lady & Token of My Love), are absent. But this twofer packs all the A and B sides from 1972 until Marc died, so the good ones are brilliant, the bad ones are still interesting and the ugly ones are nowhere in sight.


Loud Proud and Heavy: the Best of Uriah Heep
Loud Proud and Heavy: the Best of Uriah Heep

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Bargains in the Basement, 8 Dec 2009
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An American critic once famously remarked he'd have to commit suicide if this band made it. Harsh IMHO, and the evidence is here. For a knock-down price a listenable and surprisingly consistent run through some decent tunes, memorable riffs and good vocal performances. Heep - like Wishbone Ash - have suffered because they don't easily fit into any one category. As melodic as country rock in places, riff-heavy elsewhere. The beauty of the three CDs for the price of one is the chance to pick out each style, stack it up, and enjoy it.


The UFO Files: The Inside Story of Real-life Sightings
The UFO Files: The Inside Story of Real-life Sightings
by David Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Believe the Hype, 25 Nov 2009
David Clark is one of the best UFO authors this country has ever produced, he might not be the best known but that is mainly because his work is based on solid factual research. You won't find too many 'space aliens stole my baby,' kind of claims here, but you will learn a lot about events that lead to UFO reports, and you'll get intelligent and solid investigations of Britain's best known UFO cases. One of most welcome things about this book is the way it's written in a no-nonsense, informative style. A lot of other UFO books appear to think breathless claims and rambling arguments are the way to go.


Angel in the Dark
Angel in the Dark
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 13.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Soul, 6 Nov 2009
This review is from: Angel in the Dark (Audio CD)
The other reviews here make it obvious this is an assured collection of covers and originals. A couple of things worth adding for anyone looking to pick up a few of Laura Nyro's albums are that these are her last significant recordings, not available on the other compilations. They are also slower, more-meditative, and more intimate than most of her other work. There may be a band used on some of the tracks but even when they're all playing the sound has Laura way out front, in full voice. The feel is something like watching a superb performance in a very small venue.

Well worth investigating.


Derailroaded - Inside The Mind Of Larry Wild Man Fischer [2005] [DVD]
Derailroaded - Inside The Mind Of Larry Wild Man Fischer [2005] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Josh Rubin

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a Kind Mind, 2 Nov 2009
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For years Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer was a curio, loved by a handful of fans, mocked by a few others and mainly ignored. Given the freakshow appeal of his music there was always a danger that someone would exploit him, so this documentary is little short of a blessing. A sympathetic portrait of a paranoid schizophrenic that shows the man in live action, covers his brief flirtations with fame, and lets those around him, notably his brother - who is a dead-ringer for Harpo Marx - tell their stories. You get enough of the unique music to know why his appeal will never die for some, and enough of the facts of his troubled life to understand why he may never perform or record again. Most of all, you get to hear Larry talk, and share intimate moments with him. Well worth the trouble and one of the few 'rockumentary' movies that takes the 'documentary' element seriously.


The Higher They Climb, the Har
The Higher They Climb, the Har
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: 34.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless and Strange, 1 Nov 2009
Cassidy's loyal audience have stayed with him through the ups and downs and the other reviews here speak directly to them. If you are one of the handful of people who discover this album through discussions of the rare and unusual then this review is for you. This album took a critical slating on release, mainly suggesting the harder he tried the more he flopped. Unfair in my opinion. This is a concept album with the added bonus of an easy to follow story, the rise and fall of a pop star. It has its shortcomings, notably the self-conscious and needless spoken word track 'Massacre at the Park Bench' in which David Cassidy and a tramp find themselves sleeping in the same park. Elsewhere, it's full of surprises. The covered classics - Darlin' & Be Bop-a-Lula - stand up really well and if the trio of cod-Bee Gees disco workouts in the second half sound dated, he does - at least - handle them well. The gorgeous country rock ballad 'Love in Bloom' co-written with ex-Poco Richie Furay is a lost gem.

Overall this album stands up well and resembles a couple of other famous oddities - The Turtles' 'Battle of the Bands' and Todd Rundgren's 'Faithful' - collections in which the artists change style with confidence. Probably the one David Cassidy album those who don't like the man would benefit from owning.


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