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Freedom from Command and Control: A Better Way to Make the Work Work
Freedom from Command and Control: A Better Way to Make the Work Work
by John Seddon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you set targets that's all you'll ever get, 21 Feb 2010
Harry S Truman is cited as saying "If you set targets, that's all you'll ever get!"
By this it is meant that if you set targets those targets will become the prime and sole objective of the efforts of those charged and EVERYTHING ELSE GOES OUT THE WINDOW!
This book goes about showing the reality of this type of sentiment and shows another way of doing it.


The Sweeney - The Complete Series 2 [DVD] [1975]
The Sweeney - The Complete Series 2 [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ John Thaw
Offered by Decider
Price: £23.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Shut it, and that's an order!, 21 Feb 2010
An excellent series from the 70s when the population had a different morality set.
rooding violence, superb screenplays and NO the goodies don't always win !

Now a period piece it captures the feeling of London in the 70s run down dirty & skint


The Spy Who Came In From The Cold [DVD] [1965]
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold [DVD] [1965]
Dvd ~ Richard Burton
Price: £4.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anti-Bond, 21 Feb 2010
Simply an outstanding spy movie, twists and turns throughout, terrific acting and a dark dreary London to start in.
Burton was magnificent in it.
Probably closer to the truth of espionage that materialistic James Bond with his flashy lifestyle, cars and disposable women.
No 5 star living for Alec Leamas who lives a near down-and-out existence and who accidentally hooks up with a girl.
This film makes you think. Not a film for those with ADD.


Hall Of The Mountain Grill
Hall Of The Mountain Grill
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £7.75

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hawkwind masterpiece, 4 Feb 2010
There are 3 hawkwind albums you MUST own

Warrior on the Edge of Time
Space Ritual

and this one, Hall of the Mountain Grill


Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Offered by Alemannenprog
Price: £24.95

33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hawkwind Masterpiece, 4 Feb 2010
Hawkwind at their most excellent.
Superb, spacial, atmospheric and creative. It takes you to another place!
It tells a story and some of the tracks are some of the best ever written in rock history.

A must for anybody thinking they know rock music.

One track "The Demented Man" in particular is absolutely bloody amazing !
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The Devil You Know
The Devil You Know
Price: £6.01

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back to Sabbath, 4 Feb 2010
This review is from: The Devil You Know (Audio CD)
I remember the huge impact Sabbath had when Ronny James Dio joined and got Sabbath post Ozzy back on the road again.
They were back then, and well they're back again now!

This has got to be the best Sabbath album for a couple of decades. It's the best thing since Reunion at least and probably the best studio album since Mob Rules ( but then I quite like Born Again )

As Ozzy becomes more and more, dare I say it, the "Widow Twanky" of Metal, Tony and the guys turn up with this stonking and awesome album

Just buy it ! dont read anymore reviews, just buy it!

Awesome guitars (as you would expect) great driving riffs, and this time some really quite spectacular lyrics.


The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas
The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.48

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of the 60s, 3 Feb 2009
Littlewoods had the foresite to put an ad carrying the Mama Cass song "Dream a Little Dream of Me" in the middle of the X factor.

It just detonated all the efforts of the contestants and put them in their place.

This album is a real bargain and carries all the tracks you would want from the M&Ps

Yeah the 60s are long long gone and 3 out of the 4 of the band are now no longer with us, but what great songs and such great vocal harmonies.

Buy it it's as cheap as chips


Secret South
Secret South
Price: £9.83

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real thing, 3 Feb 2009
This review is from: Secret South (Audio CD)
This is such an awesome album as to be nearly beyond review.

Anybody who is serious about contemporary music needs to have this in their collection.

Nearly every track is a powerful masterpiece in its own right.

Excellent sound snd delivery. Such a great album such a great band.
Buy it.


To Lose My Life ...
To Lose My Life ...
Price: £8.54

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back to the early 80s recession et al, 3 Feb 2009
This review is from: To Lose My Life ... (Audio CD)
Whilst this album may be an excellent debut album, which it is, but so was the Editors debut on a very similar tack. On the face of it, it is great that Joy Division is remembered by imitation as it is the greatest form of compliment but we need new not copies. It is perhaps a comment on our "back catalogue" society that everything has to be "like something else". We don't embrace the new, perhaps we have done everything there is to do in music, perhaps every genre of music has been invented and that there is nowhere to go, Metal has definitely hit a dead end, but then again some bloke in 1910 said that everything that was going to be invented had been invented. If everything has been done before then so I am afraid has this album.

It also sounds like they don't mean it, being actually more like Duran Duran than Joy Division, despite the insincerely delivered doomladed lyrics. You will notice a good measure of Duranesque riffs in the music along with a few Cocteau Twins moments.

Maybe this album is a cynical attempt to recapture the essence of the winter of discontent, the real hardships of socialist derived national poverty in a bid to sell product. Maybe I am completely wrong and this is a piece of original masterful artistry, maybe we need to be reminded of the past maybe we need to have this type of music to express our national debt.

Of course they are not like Joy Divison, they can't be.
So in conclusion a good debut album, well done boys, great sounds, but please spare us the Joy Div similarites or imagery.

If you want deep dolor, doom on gloom go to the original product or get into 16 horsepower for a cajun equivalent, where it is real.


Sabotage
Sabotage
Price: £11.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album Sabbath ever did, 2 Jun 2008
This review is from: Sabotage (Audio CD)
This album is the most important album the serious rocker could ever put in his collection. The first 4 tracks will blow your mind. Megalomania is a masterful piece of progressive rog, if you can call it that. Geezer's lyrics cut straight through you, Ozzy's is at his best, Toni's guitar blows your head open particularly on the multiple reprises (orgasms) of Megalomania using twin tracked (or more) guitar recordings to give a double barrelled effect. All in all... Look stop reading these reviews and just buy the album! It is probably the best £10 you'll ever spend.

WiLF
Guitar
Engione Room of the Apocalypse


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