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Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time
Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time
Offered by Assai-uk
Price: £8.75

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the Year contender, 20 Aug. 2013
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In a television piece I saw yesterday, it stated that One Direction could become the first billionaire boy band .... such is their appeal, the music is incidental! What a world we live in...

Fortunately, we have Steve Mason in it too. 15 years after first seeing The Beta Band perform an unforgettable performance on stage, samurai swords, swapping instruments without dropping a beat etc, in front of a lucky handful, he releases this wee gem. Not a bad track on it. This really is an impressive piece of work. And it flows so well, from the Jock Scot-esque spoken intro of 'The Old Problem' all the way through to 'Come to Me'.

It's hard not to want to listen to this in it's entirety, because that's what it deserves. A proper album then and a real pleasure.


The Family Amusement Centre
The Family Amusement Centre
Price: £3.87

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wanting a Biscuit ... and gettting one!, 21 Nov. 2011
Misty's Big Adventure deserve appreciation more than someone shaking a stick extremely vigorously at something they like very much indeed. Quite what shaking a stick at something means is still up for debate, but, for me, there is no debate when it comes to my favourite band right now. Misty's Big Adventure are the best band around and it's a welcome return with this their latest album, 'The Family Amusement Centre'. It may not amuse my family, but it's certainly tickled my fancy (that's enough clichés - Ed.)

'M****y M***e' (as the CD insert displays it as) is one I luckily heard live, it definitely excited the crowd (they are a 'must see' live!) and it doesn't disappoint here. Other stand out tracks include 'The Bigger The Front', 'Atonement', 'A Long Line of People' and the peerless Sir Patrick Moore on 'General Confusion'. This new album may just be their brightest, most cinematic ('The Noise Eater' is simply wonderful) and accessible offering to date - adding to the greatness of Misty's already glowing back catalogue.

I may as well include the tracklisting before I mention any more!

1. Aggression
2. M****y M***e
3. I See a Cloud
4. Still Haunted By the Same Ghost
5. Cheer Me Up
6. The Bigger The Front
7. Atonement
8. General Confusion (featuring Sir Patrick Moore)
9. Queen Betty
10. Just Another Day
11. The Noise Eater
12. A Long Line of People

Described elsewhere as an eclectic mix of jazz, lounge, psychedelia, two tone, pop and punk (for those that like labels) should hopefully be enough to at least intrigue the uninitiated... If this interests you then please give Misty's Big Adventure a chance.

All I can say is ... Thank you Misty's.


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