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Full Swing
Full Swing
Price: £7.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crowning Glory, 25 May 2012
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This review is from: Full Swing (Audio CD)
There's no avoiding comparisons with The Pogues; whether they're justified is for you to decide. What is without doubt is that you get fantastic folk rock delivered with great passion.

The title track is followed by debut single Kissing Gates and its lively B side Whose Pint's Whose? Live favourites Hell or High Water, Bodmin Town and She Swears Like a Sailor round out this worthy introduction to one of Cornwall's finest exports.

The band recently supported the new incarnation of Big Country so their fans are probably already aware that bassist Tony Butler's son is a member of Crowns and that there is no 'The' before the band name.


The Very Best Of Stiff Little Fingers
The Very Best Of Stiff Little Fingers
Price: £5.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic SLF Compilation, 12 April 2012
There are so many great SLF songs that it should be impossible to put together a poor compilation, and this isn't one. but should it be described as a best of?

The answer is subjective of course, but some favourites you would probably expect to see on a best of, such as the hit single Listen, are omitted.

It's also a shame that some of the best songs from the latter part of their career have been overlooked once again - here's a recommendation to check out Get a Life, Beirut Moon, Harp, Each Dollar a Bullet and Can't Believe in You.

With two discs available one devoted to early SLF and one to the best from Flags and Emblems onwards would have offered a great insight into the evolution of the band. It would also give some well deserved exposure to a canon of work that has not received the attention it deserves.

That said for the price this is a great introduction to an exceptional band.


Get A Life [Bonus Tracks]
Get A Life [Bonus Tracks]
Price: £18.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Get This, 12 April 2012
If Carling made intros they'd probably struggle to beat this. The opening to Get a Life is simply one of the best you'll ever hear. You then get a classic SLF track followed immediately by another; the vastly underrated single Can't Believe in You, which deserved to be a hit.

It's not until Track 8 (Baby Blue) that the standard drops a little. But overall this is probably the best CD released by the second generation of SLF.


Paper Jamz Rock Guitar Series 2 - Guitar 1
Paper Jamz Rock Guitar Series 2 - Guitar 1

5.0 out of 5 stars Indie Heaven, 16 Mar. 2012
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Our daughter (age 6) loves to play with this guitar, but secretly we like it more!!! Great tunes, great fun.


The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies
The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies
by Ray Didinger
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Sports, 16 Mar. 2012
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Although few sports movies are true classic. Most follow a similar formula down at heal team/player suffers setback, overcomes adversity, but somehow pulls through in the end. But I, like many, have a soft spot for them, even though most focus on games played on the other side of the pond.

The comment on the back cover says it all; they "tug on all the different emotions that make us feel alive. We step into the athletic shoes of the heroes and feel their doubt, dedication, despair, and triumph ... we hang on every plot twist, groan with every setback and cheer with unbridled joy when victory is achieved."

All my favourites are here, so that's a good thing, although as with all books of this nature they're often a little too far down the running order for your liking. But that's OK, everyone has their own opinion. At least the authors provide their own justification and offer a great insight into each and every entry.

The extras, short feature lists and articles with well known actors and sports stars, are also interesting and occasionally enlightening.

Well worth the asking price.


Live-King Biscuit Flower
Live-King Biscuit Flower
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Price: £4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raise The Alarm, 20 Feb. 2012
Thank goodness for the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Without them this there wouldn't be great live CD from the first incarnation of one the best live bands in recent memory. Like the outstanding "Spirit of '86" video, it was recorded across the pond, this time in 1983 at The Paradise Theatre, Boston, MA. That means some of the bands best known tracks aren't here. But, don't worry the set-list includes outstanding versions of their early material, with debut single "Unsafe Building" being one of the stand-out tracks.

As its an early show the group, who may have been short of material, reprise "Marching On" in the encore. But it's a great song, so who cares. Mike Peters then provides a valuable insight into the band and events associated with the tour and recording. An essential purchase.


Good Morning Nantwich: Adventures in Breakfast Radio
Good Morning Nantwich: Adventures in Breakfast Radio
by Phill Jupitus
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Musical Memories, 4 Dec. 2011
My discovery of music mirrors that of Mr Jupitus; an early 70s love of The Sweet followed by a musical awakening round at my mates, who had a job and money to spend on the latest punk 45s - take a bow Buzzcocks, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Damned and The Jam. There's no doubting Phil's tastes have evolved more than mine and that he clearly loves HIS music. But whilst there's much to enjoy in the pages of this book, there's a considerable amount of padding and the 'commercial radio' chapter highlighted by many other reviewers is the prime example.

Unfortunately this book is probably the literary equivalent of what Mr Jupitus dislikes so much about commercial radio. It treads the middle ground and clearly doesn't want to bite the hand that feeds. Understandable, but ultimately unsatisfying.

Get a second hand copy and read it on the beach.


Scene it? Magical Moments Disney DVD Game
Scene it? Magical Moments Disney DVD Game
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: £45.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Disney Fans Everywhere, 10 Oct. 2011
Better gameplay options than the original Disney Scene It. And with more clips from the modern Disney and Pixar films, your kids will have a real chance to win.


Underclass Hero
Underclass Hero
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Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Contract Earned, And You Can See Why, 21 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Underclass Hero (Audio CD)
What do you do if your label is about to drop you? Answer, produce an album as good as Underclass Hero. It's an album of great variety which means it won't please those who just like pop punk.

What Underclass Hero is, is a great album with surprising depth, that you can return to again and again. Whatever mood you're in there's something here for you.


Screaming Bloody Murder
Screaming Bloody Murder
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sum 41, 21 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Screaming Bloody Murder (Audio CD)
Simply the best CD I have bought this year.

Those who dipped their toes in the water, and many did, with Fat Lip, then dismissed Sum 41 as formulaic US Pop Punk have been proved so wrong. In Undercalss Hero and Screaming Bloody Murder they have released two albums worthy of a place in any rock fans collection.

There are already excellent track by track reviews on here, so this is simply a ringing endorsement to buy SBM, you won't be disappointed. It's right up there with Green Day's American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, but without the complicated back-story.


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