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Motörhead - Rock in Rio 2010
Motörhead - Rock in Rio 2010
Dvd ~ Motörhead
Price: £9.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Of All Right!, 3 Jan 2011
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Recorded live at the 'Rock in Rio' festival, Lisbon, Portugal, on May 30th 2010, how fresher a slice of raw Motorhead can you get?
And as a festival gig, you get a streamlined and undiluted 63.49 minute set of powerful, loud, Motorhead rock 'n' roll - what more can you ask for?
Well, how about a track listing?
Yes, that would be a great idea, so here we jolly well go - Iron Fist (with obstacles) / Stay Clean / Be My Baby / Rock Out / Metropolis / Over The Top / One Night Stand / Guitar solo / The Thousand Names Of God / Cradle To The Grave / In The Name Of Tragedy / Drum solo / Going To Brazil / Killed By Death / Ace Of Spades / Overkill.
Of course, ardent fans will know that Rock Out and The Thousand Names Of God are from the cracking 'Motorizer' album, which has only just been superceeded by the recent release of the equally excellent 'The World Is Yours' CD.
But this set is particularly relevant for Motorhead collector's, as a rare B-side, only played live and included in their set but a handful of times, with 'Cradle To The Grave,' which was written and recorded in 1987 for the 'Eat The Rich' single.
A powerful performance by the band, and this excellent, stripped-down, festival set captures Motorhead like Thunder In A Bottle.

Motörhead - Attack in Switzerland [DVD] [2011]
Motörhead - Attack in Switzerland [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Motorhead
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Price: £9.44

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why Only Half The Show?, 18 Dec 2010
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This is a great DVD from a Swiss open air festival which was televised. It's just a pity the whole show didn't make it onto this disc, as we are left hanging in the air halfway through. This isn't the ticket for Motorhead fans, we need the encores, we need Overkill to beat us into submission to end the set.
Great picture quality, great sound, but let's have part 2 now, please.
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LA Ink - Series Two [DVD]
LA Ink - Series Two [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kat Von D
Offered by Revelation Films Direct
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Tattoo You, 18 Dec 2010
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This review is from: LA Ink - Series Two [DVD] (DVD)
Great, but without the 'Soap Opera' of the LA Ink staff, just watching clients being tattoed would be boring. Sometimes, Kat's personal life takes over and there is more footage of her on tour with her boyfriend's band than tattooing. Let her keep those tapes to watch at home, rather than overkill these discs. More of a happy medium needs to be struck to keep everyone happy, please.

Dorset Pubs & Breweries
Dorset Pubs & Breweries
by Tim Edgell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treasure-Trove of Dorset Pubs, 5 Nov 2010
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Tim Edgell must have put an incredible, but no doubt very enjoyable, amount of time, effort, and passion into getting this fabulous book together.
If you live in Dorset, you will find it fascinating, with many of the premises long gone, but captured forever, (thank goodness), within these pages.
The illustrations are in black and white, and due to their age, may not have had the luxury of colour photographs within their history. But the photos are superb, as are the descriptions and text throughout.
A superb testament to many pubs and breweries still operating, and a welcome place for those gone to find a home in Dorset history before they are forgotten.

Dorset and Somerset Narrow Gauge
Dorset and Somerset Narrow Gauge
by Vic Mitchell
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book., 4 Nov 2010
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As we get older we thrive on nostalgia, and this book pretty much covers the narrow gauge rail and tramways used internally within factories and businesses in the 1950's and '60's. Some, at the beginning of the book, were used on watercress farms, whilst the majority of the other examples worked the numerous clay factories within the 2 counties, moving the raw material from the open cast pit, and onward into the manufacturing process.
If you're into these private rail and tramways, you couldn't do better than start with this book.

The Girl Who Played With Fire [DVD] [2010]
The Girl Who Played With Fire [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Noomi Rapace
Price: £3.75

57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Film of 2011, 3 Nov 2010
At 59 years of age, the best books in my life have been Lord Of The Rings, and Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. Poles apart, but from a captivating 'must keep reading' angle, that's how it is.
Whilst reading the books, I smiled and doubted anyone could play Lisbeth Salander, so quirky was her character, and with such an odd and skinny body. But then we didn't know Sweden, much like they had Steig Larsson tucked up their sleeve, they also had Noomi Rapace - and the rest of the cast, of course.
Like the books, the movies are wonderful, dark timepieces set in a beautiful country, and despite much being omitted from the books to fit the 2 hour movie time-slot, the pace keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Read the books, watch the movies, you will not be let down by doing either and in any combination. The books have sold millions of copies for a very good reason, and the films will match them in the fullness of time. Top-Notch.

From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8
by Stephen King
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best, 8 Oct 2010
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Stephen King has been a great role-model as I write crime / thriller fiction. And although most regard him as a horror writer, he always adds an element, if not a shovel full, of science fiction.
His 'what-if' for this story is brilliant, but he tended to drag it out rather like Dean Koontz with 10 pages when he could have said it in two. And the car, becoming, for want of a better word, a form of stationary 'tardis' between this world and another one, somewhere, was rather a weak but over-wordy idea.
But he is the best selling master, and if you check back through his stories from Carrie onwards, you will find a sci-fi thread / full on happening in there moving things along.
So, a great read, but would have been better as a short story in one of his collections.

Apartment 16
Apartment 16
by Adam Nevill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.94

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wll a 69th review make a difference?, 8 Oct 2010
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This review is from: Apartment 16 (Paperback)
This book has achieved high ratings, (I've not read them all), and one who couldn't get to grips with it. I enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it bothered me unduly, as I write crime fiction myself, but I like supporting great British writers like Adam Nevill, as much as great British films, like Lock, Stock, Layer Cake etc. There is something very special about British thriller / horror which the Americans can't get to grips with; maybe their social / cultural history isn't old enough yet? But there agian, they have produced their Ted Bundy's et al; so they're certainly not short of originality.
But there was one patch early on in the story where it floundered, and presumably that's what put the person off who didn't like the book?
But it picked up, and became quite page-turning. As another reviewer says, maybe there was a bit too much Seth? There was definitely not enough Apryl, but the story wins as it is, and would make a pretty good film. The ending is rather like several others which I won't mention so as not to spoil it; but yes, support us British authors, Stephen King has sold enough books and has enough money.

Motorhead -The Motorhead Story [DVD]
Motorhead -The Motorhead Story [DVD]
Offered by skyeblue
Price: £6.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Recycle, Recycle, Recycle, 29 Sep 2010
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Pressed from the same masters as the 'Overkill - 30th Anniversary' release, all that's changed are the labels on the DVD's and the carton insert, everything else is the same. So if you have that release, there's no point in spending out your lolly, only to be disappointed.
There are reviews of the 'Overkill - 30th Anniversary' DVD, so if you would like to buy this, or that, read those before doing so.

Motorhead -Steal Your Face [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC]
Motorhead -Steal Your Face [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Motorhead
Price: £10.14

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Shoddy, dodgy, and Lemmy will not be amused., 29 Sep 2010
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With such a dodgy looking cover, reminiscent of some cheap-jack novel wrapped around a tuppenny-halfpenny ghost story, the officiality of this release is questionable.
To all intents and purposes, it seems fine and dandy with cover photos of Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell, and Mikkey Dee; and indeed, they appear on the We Are Motorhead / No Class / Civil War / Damage Case / and God Save The Queen tracks; which were probably recorded at the Gampel Open Air Festival, in Switzerland, on 16th August 2002.
But then the blade, and the sanity behind the release, becomes twisted, and the programme suddenly jumps backwards to 29th June, 1985; with Ace Of Spades / Steal Your Face / Nothing Up My Sleeve / (We Are) The Road Crew / Overkill / and Motorhead, from the band's 10th Anniversary show at Hammersmith Odeon; a gig which was legit on its VHS video format back in the dark ages a quarter of a century ago, but has never seen official DVD release.
So where has this arrived from all of a hurry?
The copy / print of this section of the release, much like the DVD cover, looks decidedly dodgy, and is obviously from a poor source, so...
And with just 40 minutes for your money, it's a bit of a bum deal all around.

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