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Windpower (High Power Extended Play)
Windpower (High Power Extended Play)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blast form the past, 4 Jun. 2014
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This was an excellent 12in when it came out considering how old it is, its passed the test of time still a good listen.


Tutti Frutti [DVD]
Tutti Frutti [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robbie Coltrane
Price: £6.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 9 May 2013
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Firstly this is an unparalleled work, I enjoyed it the first time when I saw it in the 80's and still do now. This is as far as I know the first outing together for Robbie Coltrane and Emma Thompson both putting in an amazing performance, later to be reunited in the Harry Potter Movie's. I live where parts of it were filmed and I have to say it has the most curious continuity of anything I have ever seen; when they did filming on the move one can see out of each window of the van parts of Glasgow well known to all that live there. However, there were obvious cuts in filming resulting in the most hilarious continuity breaks. look out one window of the Majestic's Tour van and you see one place, it cuts to the next and out the window is a wholly different part of the city. The acting is superb Emma Thompson's Glasgow accent is very west end and extremely good. Maurice Roeves "Vinny" turns in a great performance, Katy Murphy as the infamous "Miss Toner" hard as nails but humorous with it. Richard Wilson - Eddie Clockerty the slightly shady side of Glasgow business a fantastic performance.

Robbie Coltrane - Danny McGlone
Emma Thompson - Suzi Kettles
Richard Wilson - Eddie Clockerty
Katy Murphy - Janice Toner
Maurice Roėves - Vincent Diver
Stuart McGugan - Bomba MacAteer
Jake D'Arcy - Fud O'Donnell
Ron Donachie - Dennis Sproul
Fiona Chalmers - Glenna McFadden

The Majestics, a ageing Scots rock 'n' roll band, are on the eve of their 1986 "Silver Jubilee" tour, and find themselves without a lead singer when their lead singer, Big Jazza McGlone (Coltrane), is killed in a car crash.

The group's devious manager Eddie Clockerty talks Big Jazza's younger brother, Danny (Coltrane), home from New York for the funeral of his brother, into joining the band as their new lead singer. Suzi Kettles (Emma Thompson), an old classmate of Danny, picks up the guitar and also joins the band...and so the magic goes on the scene is set for a truly wonderful series.


Hot Girls of Weimar Berlin
Hot Girls of Weimar Berlin
by Barbara Ulrich
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, 17 Aug. 2008
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Good coffee table filler, A good start to the insights and dodgy practices of 1920's Berlin. Its more a reference to other works and people.

Good for leaving out when the Mother in Law comes round. It will make her visits less frequent and bring some color to that ageing and haggard face

This is one for those interested but not wishing to be overly taxed by reading. Its an opening into the dark dreams and shady practices and people of the time. A time when it was considered normal for under sixteen year old girls to indulge in lesbian relations, for men to bugger boys and dogs while smoking a pipe.. there is a seedy underclass revealed of alcohol perverted sex romps and drugs of uninhibited performers and artists. As well as the desperate and dependent, sex slavery and a lot more. all of which with a liberal helping of artworks and references to other works and not a lot of text.


Lulu in Hollywood
Lulu in Hollywood
by Louise Brooks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.50

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 17 Aug. 2008
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A very good book; an insight into the world of the 20's silent movies and the who did what to whom or who was doing what to whom of the era. For a washed up movie actress she produced an excellent comment on the times and herself as well as the industry.

Her movies are well worth a watch too, she changed the world of acting from the over dramatic to the natural. A real icon of the 20th cent.
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