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Revival
Revival

4.0 out of 5 stars Disco Folk Revival, 21 July 2014
This review is from: Revival (Audio CD)
As seems to be the norm with Bellowhead they have followed up one slightly strange recording, their “Captain Beefhart moment” Broadside, with a more traditional recording in Revival.

The album contains a strong mixture of sea shanties, up tempo dance numbers and what I am indebted to another reviewer for terming “disco folk”. There is a slight tendency for some of the song arrangements to be Bellowhead by numbers but if this is your first Bellowhead album you will not realise this.

The drums and bass (tuba) are mixed right up front in most songs as if to make them more radio friendly. You’ll love it or hate it.

The first four songs are as strong as those off any Bellowhead album. Rosemary Lane (Scarborough Fair) gets the disco folk treatment and doesn’t quite work. A better example is the closing Greenwood Side which is the best track on the album. This infanticide stomper builds to a riff that could become Bellowhead’s Sister Ray moment if they want to extend it live.

The fifth * is lost to Moon Kittens which should really be sung by Shirley Bassey as a Bond theme, although it might be fun live, and a version of Bright Lights Tonight which emasculates the song in the same way that Cat Stevens did to Another Saturday Night. In fact it makes you realise they are pretty much the same song.

The first two tracks on the second disc on the deluxe edition are strong enough to replace these two and make it a five * album. However, the remainder tend to show the limitations of John Boden’s vocal range and if reviewed as a double album would bring it down to only ***.


Red Beans And Weiss
Red Beans And Weiss
Price: 9.21

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nursery rhymes for grown ups, 11 May 2014
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This review is from: Red Beans And Weiss (Audio CD)
The music on this album is in a rockabilly/blues/trad jazz vein with mostly simple catchy rhyming songs that are like nursery rhymes for grown ups. Imagine early Tom Waits with a little help on the lyrics from Ian Dury and the Kilburns.

Exile On Main Street Blues cuts up Rolling Stones lyrics (and even gives song writing credits to Jagger & Richrads) to make a new song, Sushie appears to be about a cat, and only Bomb The Tracks seems to be particulalry serious.

All in all a must play again, and again, package.


Corsicana Lemonade
Corsicana Lemonade
Price: 10.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lift music versions of your 70's and 80's favourite artists, 11 May 2014
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This review is from: Corsicana Lemonade (Audio CD)
This is a strange album in that it is full of memorable tunes but as a whole is unmemorable. Each track is like a lft music or K-Tel re-recording of one of your favourite 70's and 80's artists. So we have the sounds of Thin Lizzy, Robert Palmer, T-Rex, Cream, Little Feat and many more beiung performed by tribute acts. The net result is a neutered version that just makes you long to hear the original acts. Even when you turn it up loud it just doesn't rock.


Zymol Soft Seal Rubber Restorer
Zymol Soft Seal Rubber Restorer
Offered by Monza
Price: 38.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but seems to work, 18 Feb 2014
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I was a bit sceptical when I ordered this but my old Alfa Spider's canopy is leaking and I was running out of ideas. It appears to work. The flat bits of rubber round the windscreen and windows bounced back into shape. How long it will stay in shape I cannot yet say. It smells gorgeous but beware the smell pervades if it gets on your clothes.


Rainbow Chaser
Rainbow Chaser
Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Ever lasting piece of psychadelia, 18 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Rainbow Chaser (MP3 Download)
This record has it all, a lovely song, great catchy chorus, and wonderful psychedelic production. It sounds as fresh now as when it was released. Eat you heart out Sergeant Pepper.


Go Girl Crazy
Go Girl Crazy
Price: 9.18

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A very old and tiresome joke, 18 Feb 2014
This review is from: Go Girl Crazy (Audio CD)
This record was a joke when it was released and is still a joke. The sleeve art shows you it's going to be a send up and it is. It didn't bear repeat listening then and it doesn't now.


DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks - Pack of 60
DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks - Pack of 60
Offered by SHAINDY'S BEAUTY
Price: 7.79

1.0 out of 5 stars These Don't Really Work, 5 Jan 2014
It is almost impossible to get these twisted round to reach back teeth and when you do you cannot get the leverage to get the floss between the teeth.

The floss is very slack and becomes useless after one or two uses.

Finally in trying to get the floss at the correct angle I drove the pick end quite deeply and painfully into my chin.

Not really fit for purpose.


Poor Man S Soul
Poor Man S Soul
Price: 24.22

2.0 out of 5 stars Country music at it's most miserable and hackneyed, 2 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Poor Man S Soul (Audio CD)
I bought this because I love the burning guitar sound on Sad but Familiar, but things have changed. Most of the burning guitar has gone to be replaced by pedestrian acoustic and pedal steel. The lyrics are full of cliched rhymes and even manage to adapt from John Lennon's Imagine in the reference to Heaven and Hell's location. Just take a look at the song titles before you buy (I wish I had). This is one maudling record. If you like Hank Williams at his most pitiful or want to sit alone and feel utterly miserable this is the one for you. I'm afraid I didn't even make it to the end having given up at the point of grandfather's death.


Samsung NC110 10.1 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter)
Samsung NC110 10.1 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter)

2.0 out of 5 stars Too slow to be of any real use, 12 Sep 2013
We've had our Samsung NC110 for over a year now but it's going to have to go. Even with the extra memory it's too slow for even simple net surfing. Some sites such as the Met Office never do load. Its screen went after about six months and had to be replaced under warranty.

Shame, it's a nice bit of kit but I'm going to throw it at the wall out of frustration if we keep it.


Zambesia Botanica Shampoo 250ml
Zambesia Botanica Shampoo 250ml
Offered by Healthstore
Price: 6.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Controls itchy scalp & keeps hair silky, 24 Jun 2013
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I suffer from mild psoriasis and an itchy scalp. This is the only product I have found that controls the condition and leaves my hair feeling soft and silky rather than blitzed. My wife even borrows it occassionaly.


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