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Giants
Giants
Price: £7.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Giants Walk the Earth, 4 April 2014
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I'm not a Stranglers fan as such and to be honest I only ever heard Golden Brown which left me cold at the time. I read a recent interview in Classic Rock with them and decided to take a chance on this disc. In a word, superb. What a pleasant surprise. From the jazz infused swing of My Fickle Resolve to the effortless swagger of the title track there's not a duff track to be found. This disc is a masterpiece of musicianship and dark wit. This has made this fifty- something, jaded music lover become excited about music again. Thanks Stranglers. Where to go from here?


Rock 'n' Roll Disgrace
Rock 'n' Roll Disgrace
Offered by shakedownrecords
Price: £7.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Live in Japan, Somewhere in Time., 31 Mar 2014
This review is from: Rock 'n' Roll Disgrace (Audio CD)
This archive release is a live recording of Sweet live in Japan from the Seventies. Its as rough as a camel's proverbial but it is recorded well enough to hear what an absolutely fantastic live band Sweet were. Exciting and thrilling with the chops to boot. What a shame they never achieved the fame they so deserved. I would guess this is from the Give us a Wink tour as songs like Cockroach, Lies in Your Eyes, Yesterday's Rain and Action are featured. A raw snapshot of what was on offer from this greatly underrated heavy rock lineup. I wish they had continued writing songs of this caliber instead of succumbing to record company influence and going softer to appeal to the masses. I wasn't expecting much from this release but was pleasantly surprised. This will appeal to diehard fans of the Steve, Andy, Mick and Brian lineup. Often imitated but never bettered. Vale the Lost Angels.


Black Sabbath Live...Gathered In Their Masses [Blu Ray+ CD] [2013]
Black Sabbath Live...Gathered In Their Masses [Blu Ray+ CD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Black Sabbath
Price: £17.94

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4.0 out of 5 stars Blackest Sabbath., 6 Dec 2013
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A pleasing aural and optical experience. The band plays well and Ozzy is in fine form. Really well filmed. The clarity of the Blu Ray is stunning. One star docked because of the difference between the video and cd tracklists. Cudos for putting on songs from 13 though. How many well established veterans are content with trotting out the same setlists year in year out? Tony smiles a hell of a lot throughout, so he must have been pleased God bless him.


Live: Raw Loud 'n' Live Tour 1981
Live: Raw Loud 'n' Live Tour 1981
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Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars NWOBHM Glory Daze., 12 Jun 2013
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I purchased this cd as the other cds available of Holocaust's early work were a tad expensive. The sound is what it says on the box. Raw. and therein lies the charm. I remember Holocaust from the early Eighties when a group of us would snap up everything remotely NWOBHM connected. Vardis, Raven, Venom, Girlschool, Handsome Beasts, Sweet Savage you name it etc.. . Holocaust certainly had their collective chops together and this delightful snapshot of those times is a pretty accurate representation of what those glorious times were about. One for the completists out there maybe. I wish some record company like Lemon or Rock Candy would put out an anthology of Holocaust's early work that is affordable. Til then, this little gem will keep me happy.


Live At Roadburn 2012
Live At Roadburn 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doooooooom., 10 May 2013
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Heavier than a two tonne hammer, slower than a snail doped up on Valium, Conan are a breath of fresh air to the listener craving something a little different for their Doom Metal fix. The guitar tone is a perfect mix of ethereal beauty and heavy, heavy, sludge. At loud volume the band are crushing. The songs require patience on the listener's behalf but once you lock in with the band the trance like repetitiveness of the songs simply sweeps you away. This live recording beggars belief with a crystal clear mix being afforded to the band on the night. The opening salvo of Krull, Satsumo and Hawk as Weapon are simply punishing. Recommended for fans of Pilgrim, Cathedral, Type O Negative, Reverend Bizzare, Winter and early Celtic Frost. Well done lads.


At the Mountains of Madness
At the Mountains of Madness
Offered by music-discount
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Mountain Men., 10 May 2013
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I'm a little embarrassed to admit that as an Aussie this is the first time I have heard this album. It's a long forgotten prog/rock gem from the early Seventies. This incarnation of Blackfeather were soon to split after the album's release. The music certainly holds its own against similar bands from that glorious era. Zeppelin, Sabbath, Purple, Heep, King Crimson, Gentle Giant and Camel could easily have been regarded as peers. Plenty of stonking, guitar work, clever arrangements and forceful musicianship abound and I can certainly recommend this album to any disciples of that era. Also recommended are albums by Buffalo and Flake two great Aussie bands that also had a lot to offer at the time and still hold up well today. Bon Scott also makes an appearance on the track Seasons of Change Pt 1 playing recorder. John Robinson(guitar), I salute you. Thanks to the seller too for making this album available for purchase on cd. Well worth it. .


Remain in Hope
Remain in Hope

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5.0 out of 5 stars Power Pop Perfection, 10 May 2013
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This review is from: Remain in Hope (Audio CD)
I stumbled upon these guys while reading a review of The Wildhearts' recent Earth Vs Tour. Listened to some samples and took a punt on the cd. Excellent power pop. Great playing, harmony vocals, hooks galore, smart lyrics and a nice dollop of grit and grunt to satisfy this 50 something rock dog. Reference points include Wildhearts, Beatles and Cheap Trick. What a pleasant surprise. I will have to investigate their previous albums.


Into The Wild
Into The Wild
Price: £13.57

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Heep, 7 July 2011
This review is from: Into The Wild (Audio CD)
Couln't believe this cd when I heard it. Better than anything Purple are putting out these days. While I'm listening to this cd I'm also hearin' Bad Co and Angel only ten times better. Mick and the boys are at the absolute top of their game. Absolutely lovin' it.


Look Thru' The Eyes Of Roy Wood & Wizzard: Hits & Rarities, Brilliance & Charm¿ 1974-1987
Look Thru' The Eyes Of Roy Wood & Wizzard: Hits & Rarities, Brilliance & Charm¿ 1974-1987
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £22.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Eddy and the Falcons., 18 Nov 2010
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After finding out that Wizzard released a second album in 1974 called Introducing Eddy and the Falcons, I went on the hunt only to find that the cheapest copies available were around the seventy dollar mark. Then I saw this little gem of a release and saw that a good number of tracks from said album were here, along with some other hard to find gems. Roy Wood, what a guy..!


Earth vs The Wildhearts
Earth vs The Wildhearts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy., 8 Nov 2010
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These rereleases are great little buys. Not only do you get the classic albums by the Wildies but you get loads of great extras on the second discs. This was their finest hour no doubt and it still rocks after all these years. Perfect.


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