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1.0 out of 5 stars Never arrived, 12 Sept. 2011
I ordered this product last December, but never received the product. This is no doubt embezzlement of money, as was the case in other 'orders' I have placed on Amazon Marketplace.

The Best of 2DTV [DVD] [2001]
The Best of 2DTV [DVD] [2001]
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Price: £1.00

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest show on telly at the moment, 2 Dec. 2002
This DVD contains the best bits from series 1 and series 2, and it's a brilliant pop at the great and the good. Hilights include anything with either President Bush ("It's Professor Liebstrom!"), Posh and Becks (constant reference to Victoria's skinniness), Osama Bin-Laden (the Talibanies and the primitive nature of Afghanistan), the Royal Family or Elton John George Michael and Geri Halliwell ("There's a gorgeous young man in the bed. Well, that doesn't narrow it down."). The DVD also contains bonus clips, the best being 'Geek Wars', a Robot Wars spoof, Madonna saying "Plug! Plug! Plug!" on Parkinson followed by Tony Blair saying "Spin! Spin! Spin!" on Breakfast with Frost and Ainsley Harriot hosting 'Ready, Steady, Switch-off!'.

Rex The Runt: The Complete Series 1 [VHS] [1998]
Rex The Runt: The Complete Series 1 [VHS] [1998]

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch animation, 17 July 2002
This video contains the 13 episodes that make up the first series of Rex the Runt, a hilarious show made by Aardman Animations. Hilights include Vince (my favourite character) reciting Gardner's Question Time, The gang drilling a hole in the North Pole and using the puncutred plannet to travel through space, using the Eifel Tower to replace Blackpool Tower, Rex being abducted by aliens and used as an exhibit, the use of the 'Go back in time-atron' to see the invention of cheese, Wendy becoming famous, Vince marrying a vaccum cleaner, Bad Bob and Wendy shrinking cities accross England and Vince attacking Rex with a plastic fork. Be prepared to laugh yourself silly.

Magazine (Maybe It's Right to Be Nervous Now)
Magazine (Maybe It's Right to Be Nervous Now)

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing musical legacy, 15 May 2002
I have been totally immersed in Magazine for the past year, and this is the proverbial cherry on the top of their jucy musical cake. CD1 has select tracks from their first two albums ('Real Life' and 'Secondhand Daylight') as well as B-Sides and singles that weren't featured in the Albums. Hilight tracks are 'Touch and Go', 'Give me Everything', 'Back to Nature' and a live version of 'Feed the Enemy' deviod of the Pink Floyd-isms of the alubm version. CD2 features tracks from their third album 'The Correct use of Soap', their final Album 'Magic, Murder and the Weather', plus moire B-Sides. The best tracks here include 'Twenty Years Ago', 'The Book', 'Because You're Frightened' and 'Come Alive' (which namechecks Pepsi through the famous misprinted Chinese Advertising slogan "Pepsi-Cola brings your ancestors backfrom the dead"). CD3 contains tracks recorded in John Peel sessions and shows us how fantastically Magazine's songs are translated live. In a Nutshell, Magazine had the same influence on 80's music (both the good and the bad) and modern Indie music as The Stone Roses had on 90's music. Fans of U2, Radiohead, The Manic Street Preachers, The Super Furry Animals, Supergrass and Mansun take note.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars U2 as Indie-Kids, 23 Feb. 2002
This review is from: Boy (Audio CD)
When U2 started their career in 1980 they were playing to tiny crowds in small pubs across London and their main influences were Joy Division and Magazine. This album has a sweet mix of pop moments ("I will follow","Stories for Boys") and dark Joy Division-esque moments ("An Cat Dubh","Into the Heart","A Day without me"). Overall, it's an enjoyable album that shows a different side to U2 than the ultra-glamarous A-List act of today.

Real Life
Real Life
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Essential Late '70's Album, 25 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Real Life (Audio CD)
Magazine are formed by ex-Buzzcock Howard Devoto and contains future members of Visage, Ultravox, PIL, Siouxshe and the Banshees, Nick Cave's Bad Seeds as well as a current Lecturer in Music at North Lindsey College. It starts off with 'Definitive Gaze' which contains Punk guitar and Prog synth/keyboard and sets the tone for an amazing piece of work. The Roxy Music-esque 'My Tulpa' follows, leading up to their stunning
debut-single 'Shot by Both Sides'. The best track is 'Motorcade', an amazing fusion of a soaring guitar and top-notch keyboard work. Other hilights include the quirky 'Great Beautician in the Sky', the equally wierd ending track 'Parade' an the infectious 'The Light Pours out of Me'. If you want to know the origins of John Leckie's Production credentials, Radiohead's love of experementation, Mansun's very exsistance, the Manics' love of poetic punk, The Edge's echo laiden guitar sound and Joy Division's venture into a more electronic sound then look no further than this album.

One Foot In The Grave: Starbound [VHS]
One Foot In The Grave: Starbound [VHS]

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Victor at his very best, 20 Jan. 2002
Quite simply the best episode of 'One Foot in the Grave'. From the Sci-fi opening scene gradually moving towards Victor's temple, to the scene near the end where he's high on cocaine (placed by 'the Man in the Shed' in packs of Phosphrogen) singing 'Mr. Tambourine man' whilst driving a motor-lawnmower and conspires to destroy the 'Summer House' of Patrick's new boss Miss Fortune (played by Rula Lenska). Inbetween Play School Children's Drawing Sessions being interrupted, the forementioned Man in the Shed recieving an application for an American Express card, Mr. Swainee's Mother's travels in Space and the Meldrew House being a 'Surgical Support Recycling Centre'. Be prepared to laugh yourself silly.

If You've Never Been
If You've Never Been
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A British band getting better and better, 18 Jan. 2002
This review is from: If You've Never Been (Audio CD)
This is Embrace's third Album, and it's their best yet. They've roped in Ken Nelson (Coldplay's Producer) to help make this masterpiece with them. And in the process made Coldplay sound like Hear'say. 'Over', 'Wonder' and 'Make it last' are quite simply genius. 'If You've Never been in love with anything' shares the quirkiness of Badly Drawn Boy (another one of Ken's happy customers) with its use of an accordion. And 'Happiness Will Get You in the End' is just beautiful. Listen and You'll understand.

Secondhand Daylight
Secondhand Daylight

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Progtastic New Wave Album, 12 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Secondhand Daylight (Audio CD)
Post Punkers Magazine created this, their second album, at the top of 1979. And it is the bees knees. Fans of Mansun (like myself) should be familiar with Magazine. They're the favourite band of Paul and Chad. And this album bears an uncanny resemblance to Mansun's 'Six'. You can hear the similarities on the third track 'Cut out shapes', "We met in a Psyciatric Unit. She was in for having habits no one else would try." says their enigmatic frontman Howard Devotto. Other hilights include the Pink Floyd-esque opener 'Feed the Enemy', the instrumental 'The Thin Air' and the stunning 'Back to nature'. Listen, and be amazed.

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