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Special Music From Special Kids
Special Music From Special Kids
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Price: £26.70

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Those About To Rock...We Salute You!, 28 Jun. 2005
What can I say about this album that hasn't been said before? 'awesome', 'rawks', 'better than Hasslehoff' (blasphemer!) 'MenCAP could have produced better'.
This album rivals Metallica for its soul and heavy guitar riffs. For 'special' kids, these kids know how to rock and roll, almost like young Tommy from Pinball Wizard, except they have gimpy legs, scaley eyes and bad stutters...
I can see where a past reviewer thought the walking man-god, or man-beef, as I call him David 'fat abs' Hasslehoont thought he may have had a hand in making this album.
Buy this, its exceptional, although not in a Hot Shot City type way.

In A Metal Mood - No More Mr Nice Guy
In A Metal Mood - No More Mr Nice Guy
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Price: £16.71

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God Gave Rock & Roll To You...Gave Rock & Roll To You..., 28 Jun. 2005
Pat Boone, The Man, The Myth, The Legend In His Own Lunchtime...
This walking, talking hunka - chunka burning love has released possibly the *greatest ever album* in the world, bar Sir David of Duisburg Hassleme's 'Auf Stum Meine Deustchland'.
It takes you on a love rollercoaster ride of such thrash metal songs as Enter Sandman & Paradise City, I am gutted that Hot Shot City and Night Rocker are not on it as these are perfect examples of how metal should be played, in front of 30,000 sweating, leather clad, moustachieod Germans, such as Klausie & Big Hans.
This album is life changing, and I mean as a man to Ms Isreal, Eurovision song contest stylee.
Buy this album as your ears, close family and stray dogs depend on it.

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation [VHS] [1987]
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation [VHS] [1987]

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hai Karate..., 28 Jun. 2005
What can I say about American Ninja 2 that hasn't been said before? `camp', `awful', `I haven't seen a girl naked' were the reviews when it went straight to video.
This winner of the coveted 'Campest Movie Award 1987' is a modern celluloid classic that ranks up there with the Godzilla films for depth, plot and mad ninja skillz, its obvious when viewing that Stevie Wonder was in charge of the camerawork with direction from David Hasselhoff, special effects are clearly done by Budget On A Shoestring Inc.
Watch in awe as a non descript ninja gets a beating, choke as you drive an oil tanker through the gaping holes in the script, look away in disgust as a burly Marine gets his USMC issued dress tunic ripped and torn off him in an homo-erotic struggle inside a drinking establishment, cry with joy when the heroes finally defeat the enemy and high 5 each other at the same time complementing each other physiques with a friendly bit of banter such as `you been working out?'. A bit like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but with beer bosoms.
It makes you want to complete your degree in Movie Buffology.

Sings America
Sings America
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Price: £29.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live From Las Vegas, Nevadaaaaaaa....,, 28 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Sings America (Audio CD)
David releases this modern day classic which rivals Kenny Rodgers, Johnny Cash & Sinatra et al for their passion of good, quality music and snake hip movements.
This messiah of our times delivers these top quality anthems with the power, soul and passion of someone beating you around the head with a rubber hose for the sheer sake of it. David hits the high notes, low notes and sometimes even sings in tune. He sings California Dreaming with such power it has been said to rival the sounds and smells of what happens inside a slaughterhouse in a 90 degree heat. The way he crucifies Country Roads and takes it to a higher plain has to be heard to be believed. I could go on and on about the other songs, but unfortunately my vocabulary can only go so far. New words to describe The Great One™ will have to be invented as words like `ballcocks', `moist' and such are in no way able to describe this aural beating.
`Der Grosse Duke' also wears tasteful 80's attire in the cd cover which alone is worth 5 stars.
I hope the producers take heed of this walking saint of our times and finally give him his own Las Vegas show, to which I personally believe he deserves.
Hot Shot City is a particularly good song, but its not on this cd, which is the only letdown to this work of modern art, which also doubles as a coaster and or a frisbee.

Call of Duty: Finest Hour (GameCube)
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (GameCube)
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Price: £44.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enemy At The Gates..., 28 Jun. 2005
I believe that you are either an MOH man or CoD man, I am an MOH man and gave CoD a chance to rise above MOH and quite frankly it rises like soufflé.
It was all good gravy loading the game and getting ready to land on the shore in the first mission, but the graphics were archetypical Activision and took me back to the halcyon days of the N64, which the graphics resembled.
I thought the gameplay was slow and the graphics fused with the background on many occasions and trying to focus on one thing at a time was impossible. The guns were pseudo realistic but the sound was uncanny.
The characters were straight out of a Bond film, the Russians sounding like they had escaped from The Hunt For Red October, The Brits who all sound like Brian Blessed and with the Americans I was waiting on them stating that 'they never watched there buddies die face down for this'.
Not bad but not particularly good either, but still worth a go. Don't buy this direct, purchase it from ebay or a second hand games shop, you'll enjoy it better.

Medal of Honor: European Assault (GameCube)
Medal of Honor: European Assault (GameCube)

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Take That Fritz...!, 28 Jun. 2005
Now I am a reasonable man, and I like the MOH series as much as the next guy, but when I peeked at the reviews: 'Mediocre', Not as good' and 'I haven't had a girlfriend' I was a bit bemused to say the least.
After an hour or so traipsing through the missions I have to admit MOH:EA isn't very good, it has evolved, not for the good of the game or series but to keep up with Call of Duty, a game which I think is decidedly middle of the road.
The bad points outway the good points in what could have been a classic game.
Good Points:
Some graphics are top notch
Authentic WW2 weaponry & machinery
Involved in real battles of the era
Great storyline
Bad Points:
Some graphics are blocky ie Panzer tank and Thompson machine gun
No hakenkreuz (Imperial German markings though), taking away the authenticity of the game
All the Brits sound like Brian Blessed
Gameplay is slow and sluggish
Some missions are way too short
Too much time to load/pause the game
I could go on, but it would take the shine off the franchise.
Personally I still prefer MOH:AA & MOH:RS and the p.c. versions have still got good playability even with the add ons, where sadly this one lacks depth.
I was expecting comments from Boys Own/Commando comics such as 'Hande Hoch!', 'For you ze var ist over' and 'Take that Fritz' and maybe a guest appearance by German International Recording Artist 1980-2005 David Hasselhoff just to round off the lack of inspiration EA might have had with this release.
C'mon EA, get your act together as I hope the new James Bond isn't like this.
MOH: EA is a lot like Terminator 3, very well hyped, no doubt it will be bought in bucketloads, but it fails to deliver when it needs it most and it will leave a few with a bad taste in their mouth, look out for my copy on ebay in the next few weeks.

by John King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who Are Ya! Who Are Ya! Who Are Ya!, 3 May 2005
This review is from: Headhunters (Paperback)
I picked up the 3 books in 1 collection (Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away) by John King a few years back and have got to say it is 1st class.
I know a few ex-hoolies and they say it is the perfect insight into what happens before and after a game, whether it be home or away. I dont know if its changed days or we, the public dont see it going on, I have been to Stamford Bridge on many ocassions, including the time period ranging from The Football Factory to present and have never saw any violence firsthand that is mentioned, although I have been assured many times that it does exist, just not as publicised as it was back in the 80's.
It is a cracking read and I recommend the other John King books, even if you dont have an interest in the subject, or even support Chelsea or England, it is a rivetting read from start to finish. The tales might depict 'bad men', but you feel you can relate to them, they have morals and scruples and a gentlemens code, just on a different level but still the same.
Go on have read, you will be hooked.

The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
by Dan Brown
Edition: Paperback

28 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Michael, There Is A Bypass!, 3 May 2005
This book is actually not too bad, anyone who really thinks it is blasphemous must really be a curtain twitcher with nothing else to do, probably the same people who picketed Mel 'Jesus Is My Homeboy™' Gibson's Passion of The Christ when it was released.
The Da Vinci Code, reads like a bad episode of Knight Rider. The characters have no depth and are as stiff as an old gate, even when you solve the puzzle half way through you want to continue, as it is a real page turner, and also to prove yourself right.
If you have a few hours to kill at say, an airport, or a beach this is a cracking read. If you are looking for an innovative, outstanding peice of literature, then please do not read this. It is a fun, fast paced book and best not to take it too seriously.
It gets three stars as it has a good storyline, albeit let down by characterisation. Not great, but not particularly bad either.
Go on, its worth a read.

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