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Attack Of The Grey Lantern [3CD]
Attack Of The Grey Lantern [3CD]

5.0 out of 5 stars An indie rock symphony, 17 Oct. 2013
Just to put things in perspective, and to qualify what I am about to say, in current terms I own about 1.5TB of music. My attic/office is filled with at least 20 storage boxes full of CDs and LPs (for all you kiddies under 20 out there that means Long Player).

However, to get to the point, the release of this 3CD set has prompted me to write this brief testimonial. 'The Attack of the Grey Lantern' is without doubt one of the greatest albums ever released and is in my top 10 greatest albums of all time.

Beatle-esque in its scope and construction, it flows from one brilliantly memorable track to the next. At the time of its release (for a change) the UK music buying public agreed and it was briefly a massive seller. However, Mansun currently seem now to be largely forgotten. Hopefully, at some point they will receive the reappraisal they deserve. Great, sorry, wonderful band.


Little Black Rammbook
Little Black Rammbook
Price: £3.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insight into Rammstein, now try similar bands, 7 Sept. 2013
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Really good insight into the background of Rammstein and the content of their lyrics. As a huge Rammstein fan, and fan of the Neue Deutsche Harte movement that spawned them (I've written the short book 'Rammstein: The tip of an eisberg' to try to spread the word about some excellent bands virtually unknown outside Germany that are often cut from the same cloth as our heroes), I have found this book invaluable.

Rammstein: Just the tip of an eisberg


Made in Germany 1995-2011
Made in Germany 1995-2011
Price: £14.71

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band, great album, but do you know that there are similar bands out there?, 5 Sept. 2013
Fantastic career retrospective by the magnificent boundary pushing Rammstein. However are you aware that there are many similar bands worthy of your attention, if indeed like me you are a huge fan. Check out the Amazon Kindle ebook 'Rammstein: Just the tip of an eisberg', for a brief overview of some of these bands that also belong in the Neue Deutsche Harte (New German Hardness) movement, such as Megaherz and the mighty Oomph!
Rammstein: Just the tip of an eisberg


Made in Germany 1995-2011
Made in Germany 1995-2011
Offered by MEGA Media FBA
Price: £9.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Great band, great album, but do you know there are similar bands out there?, 5 Sept. 2013
Fantastic career retrospective by the magnificent boundary pushing Rammstein. However are you aware that there are many similar bands worthy of your attention, if indeed like me you are a huge fan. Check out the Amazon Kindle ebook 'Rammstein: Just the tip of an eisberg', for a brief overview of some of these bands that also belong in the Neue Deutsche Harte (New German Hardness) movement, such as Megaherz and the mighty Oomph!
Rammstein: Just the tip of an eisberg


100 Lost Rock Albums From The 1970s
100 Lost Rock Albums From The 1970s
Price: £2.30

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable, 12 April 2013
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As someone who has written a couple of music appreciation/list books, 'Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll: 100 obscure, neglected or forgotten songs of quality....' and 'Just What I Needed: 100 Power Pop Classics',of a similar type, I really enjoyed this book. We all know the classic albums that have sold gazillions, and many deserve to have sold that many, but over time they become a little over familiar. Therefore it is always good to hear someone else's opinion as to albums that are not so well known but may be worth a listen. As someone rightly said previously, the recommendations aren't always classics, however from my initial listens many of them are damn fine.Great book and looking forward to the follow up focussing on the 80s I hope!


Rocket 88: Classic Singles
Rocket 88: Classic Singles
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cool Book, 12 April 2013
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As someone who has written a couple of music appreciation/list books 'Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll: 100 obscure, neglected or forgotten songs of quality....' and 'Just What I Needed: 100 Power Pop Classics', I fully appreciate the idea of this book, which provides background to a single a year from 1949 to 1999. Will be enjoyed by any fan of music who likes to know a little of the background to the music they listen to.


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