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The Horrors
The Horrors
Price: £10.87

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Joe Meek for the 21st Century, 2 Aug. 2011
This review is from: The Horrors (Audio CD)
Sixties joe meek /surf rock / telstar meets the cramps via the velvet underground half breed stooges.

Not for everyone but this is a slice of something different. I've saw them live around the period before their first album and they blew me away with their wall of sound come the tornadoes drone rock. This ep is better than their debut album in my opinion defnitly worth a listen


Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits
Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits
Price: £10.02

5.0 out of 5 stars The starting point for any newcomer, 27 May 2011
First off I didnt buy this album from amazon but im suggesting you do right away even before you read on if you like.

I was about 15/16 had a crummpled up fiver in my traqcksuit pocket off my gran. Was wondering aimlessly through HMV when i saw this for £4.99, I dont think i could of invested my 5 pounds anymore successfully than i did that day. Knopfler introduced me to the blues and the guitar and generally brilliant lyrics. The man is a genius. Dont listen to the haters say that you need the two disc version or somthing. This is enough for any youndg mind to handle you dont want to blow yourself away to early. The quality of the music is outstanding and the imagery conjured up by the likes of 'Tunnel of Love' or 'Brother In Arms' could bring a tear to a glass eye.

This album should be used to turn chavs into real music lovers and non thinkers into thinkers its brilliant and its fun. A must have if yo've got a bit pocket money lying around


Live At Massey Hall 1971 (CD + DVD)
Live At Massey Hall 1971 (CD + DVD)
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As live albums go, 27 May 2011
Firstly I must say that i'm not a massive fan of live albums you can doubt me if you want but I cant really get into them. But this on the other hand is a completly different ball game, it contains the best workings of a lot of Neil's classic songs versions that outshine their album counterparts 'Heart of Gold a MAn Needs a Maid' and even 'cowgirl in the sand' take on amazing new imagery and ressonance when you hear them on here. If you have a few Young albums get this one its briliant.

P.s dont bother with the dvd its garbage but the album is second to none 5 star classic


One World
One World
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Martyn, 27 May 2011
This review is from: One World (Audio CD)
Young, Dylan, Buckley, Simon, ..........Martyn. Thats how good this album , and the majority of Johns back catalogue is. He is up there with the best no doubting it. H emadehis own sound a true individual. This album is mind blowing especially small hours. If your in on your own get this on you will love it. I played it on repeat 6 times the other day and everytime i couldnt help but wonder at the skill on display. A must have a true underated gem of the 1970's


His 'n' Hers
His 'n' Hers
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £4.36

5.0 out of 5 stars This is of a different class ......., 27 May 2011
This review is from: His 'n' Hers (Audio CD)
It has happened many times in the past and will happen all over again. A more commercial album in a bands back catalogue is lauded as their 'best' but you've got to look deeper. This is pulps masterpiece - suburban dreams and kitchen sink drama this is Jarvis at his best. He can make you laugh , cry and dance like none of his contemporaries can Gallagher, Albarn et all wish they were as good a lyricist as Cocker. This album is always over look for 'Different Class' and this is criminal. Little indie boys need to work harder and dig out the true gems like this. from the opening chords to the fade out this is a brilliant album at a crimanally low price. This is the 90's, This is suburban bible, this is cockers masterpiece, this Album isd a different class


Berwick-Upon-Tweed: Three Places, Two Nations, One Town (Informed Conservation)
Berwick-Upon-Tweed: Three Places, Two Nations, One Town (Informed Conservation)
by Adam Menuge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

0 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Berwick upon Tweed, 27 April 2011
Three Places, Two Nations, One Town.

Three Places Yes

Two Nations No

One Town Yes

Berwick has been an english town for no less than three hundred years officially and more unofficially. The constant hounding by scots angers and disturbs this peaceful English town. Thos who show a love for scotland should decamp five miles further north and live in their promise land.


Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend
Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend
by Stephen Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime, 27 April 2011
I have read and re-read this book many times. Picked it up for nex tto nothing about thre/four years ago and i still re-vist it now and again.Superb read and the essential read for anyone trying to understand the Doors an/or Jim. The little tales and anecdotes make it a entertaining and gripping read.

I think val and stone should of based their terrible movie on this with me directing and we would have had a far better film.


Five Leaves Left
Five Leaves Left
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £7.60

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of His Three, 13 April 2011
This review is from: Five Leaves Left (Audio CD)
This has to be the starting point for any new comer to Drakes music. From start to finish this album captures your imagination and transports you to Cambridge amongst the dreaming spires and neatly mown lawns. Kirby's strings are sublime and nicks voice would never be better than it is on this album , it ticks evry single box. SHould be in any list of top ten albums of all time, seriously it should. It surpasses its contemporaries and those who try and replecate its laid back astral feel. I love Fairport, John Martyn, Dylan, young etc and this blows them all out the water. It holds a special place in my heart in truth a rare rare find.


The Fighter [DVD]
The Fighter [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mark Wahlberg
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.53

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raging Bull For A New Generation, 22 Mar. 2011
This review is from: The Fighter [DVD] (DVD)
Christian Bale and Amy Adams easily desevre their awards for this film. Its brilliant, blows rocky and ali out of the water.

Worth watching even for thoughs who arnt boxing fans, anyone can appreciate the superb acting on show.

You will not be disapointed !!!


The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £6.75

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Alternative Album Of The 1960's, 16 Mar. 2011
Bought this album when i was 15/16 and still hadnt developed a thought process which allowed me to apreciate its brilliance. Left it alone for about a year then played it again, and yes it is one of the most influential albums of all time. Alternative music starts here this is the invention of punk/garage/grunge and any other loose pigeon hole invented by the mass media.

Im not a fan of Nico if im honest (self important celeb humper kate moss of her day) but her voice does seem to suit the over all feel of this record. and she adds a softer edge to a pretty hard visceral album.

You wont beleive this was released in 1967 to be honest its at least ten years before its time.
Essential in anyone who really appreciates music, play it loud and scare the neighbours.


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