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Sony Ericsson W910i Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black
Sony Ericsson W910i Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black
Offered by MNZ Technologies Limited
Price: 54.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very disappointing, 17 Mar 2008
I got this phone as an upgrade for my trusty W850i. At a first glance it seemed pretty impressive, but as time went on I just got more and more problems with it.
First of all I kept on getting a "Cannot connect to server" message on the main screen, which you had to click on "Ok" about 10 times to get it off. The shake control is about as useful as a solar powered torch as you have to hold down the top walkman button, and sometimes skips up to 3 songs at once! The speaker quality is nowhere near as good as the W850i, and sounds really "tinny". There is also no light for the camera which is a minus.
The final nail in the coffin was when the phone kept switching itself off for no apparent reason (even on full charge). So it was sent back and now I'm back to my faultless W850i
I'd say the only good thing about this phone was the ability to access the internet. But on all other features, the recent walkman models are far much better on the whole.

The Language Of Thieves And Vagabonds
The Language Of Thieves And Vagabonds
Price: 11.59

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best re-issue ever. Period., 14 Nov 2007
I first saw The Throbs when I was 15 way back in 1991, as the main support act for Mr Big. I was completely blown away by their raw energy and sleazy sound and bought the album on cassette soon after. However a few years later I'd played the damn thing to death, and could not find a CD copy of the album anywhere as for some bizarre reason it had been discontinued!!
Until now......
Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Kiss, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd) "The Language Of Thieves And Vagabonds" is an awesome collection of sleazy songs that you just won't be able to get out of your head. Songs like "Its Not The End Of The World", "Ectasy" (featuring Little Richard on piano)and "Sweet Addiction" just ooze class and attitude. For those who like ballads and a slower tempo, the soothing "Honey Child" and haunting "Ocean Of Love" will more than satisfy. The music is tight, Ronnie Sweethearts growly vocals (imagine Alice Cooper, only deeper)are spot on, and the production is excellent. Add to that, there are 2 never heard before songs, and a decent biography of the band history on the inlet sleeve.
I'm not going to do the old cliched "If you like this band you'll like this". I'm going to say if you like good sleazy in your face rock n roll, then get this album. You will not be disappointed. If a reunion tour is on the cards, I'll see ya down the front!!!

Jay Cooper

Price: 6.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice's unsung classic, 31 Aug 2007
This review is from: Dada (Audio CD)
The final of Alice's four early 80's "Electro New Wave" albums is by far and away the best of the four. Its funny, dark, twisted, and just plain weird. "Dada" Sets the scene in a perfect way. I don't know what the "sucking" noise on this track is supposed to be - a baby's dummy or something??
"Enough's Enough" is a classic piece of rebellion against a father. "Former Lee Warmer" a spooky tale of a deranged man locked in the attic by his brother. "No Mans Land" Contains some of The Coop's funniest lyrics ever. "Dyslexia" is a furiously bouncy song, and very catchy. "Scarlet And Sheba" is probably one of Alice's most raunchy songs ever - lyrically, and would not be lost on his more commercial "Trash" album.
"I Love America" is probably the albums worst song musically, but again you can't help grinning at the lyrics as they are very clever and funny!
"Fresh Blood" is the albums highlight for me. Catchy Boppy song about vampires. The album closes with "Pass The Gun Around". A very dark song, possibly depicting Alice's struggle with the bottle at this time. However its one of the best ballads Alice has ever done.
Sadly Alice has never played any of these songs live (and probably never will as he says he remembers very little of this album). Its a shame because as well as sounding damn good, he could really put some clever theatrics to some of the songs like "Former Lee Warmer"

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