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The Aristocrats [DVD]
The Aristocrats [DVD]
Dvd ~ Paul Provenza
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £4.55

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the world of comedy Marmite, 4 May 2006
This review is from: The Aristocrats [DVD] (DVD)
It is very simple really.

You will either love this film so much that you will talk about nothing else for days or hate it with a burning inhuman passion.

As I'm sure you know its about a joke that has become a legend behind the scenes of comedy. A Joke that comedians tell to each other as an informal competition.

The start and finish is more or less fixed but the rest is just a flight of absurd and twisted fantasy.

From a purely technical point of view this is a disjointed mess that should not be funny in any way at all.

Much of it is offensive in the extreme and the only things that redeem it is the performance and the intent.

Such an insane idea couldn't possibly happen so any offense is just a symptom of an inflated sense of self importance on the part of the viewer.

Try it but don't let the kids watch it.

Live Thinnest of Air [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Live Thinnest of Air [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by M and N Media US
Price: £79.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Try something new, you won't regret it., 13 Dec. 2003
I was at the show in the foothills of the Colorado rockies back in July.
I have crossed the Atlantic every 6 months or so to see this band and all my friends have loved the music that they make.
This is shot like a documentary with the show itself broken up with footage of the bands few days before the night itself.
Ziggy Marley guests on No Woman No Cry and that alone is worth the price of admission.
Support Your Local Emporor went a bit wrong but thats the beauty of a live show.
John Poppers 100% control of feedback is amply demonstrated during an incredible performance of Star Spangled Banner in the style of Mr Hendrix. A sight to see and an amazing sounds as its played on a harmonica.
Get this DVD and love every second. Maybe go to next years show as they have done the 4th of July at Red Rocks 10 times so lets make the 11th time a new english invasion.
Coincidentally if you see a guy in a surfer shirt at the back of a group of fans during some footage on the second disc with a guy playing harmonica then its me.

Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good indeed but not the best., 3 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Truth Be Told (Audio CD)
New studio album and a bit different from the previous work. They are a more complete band now with keyboards from Mr Wilson
Blues Traveler have always been so much better live than in a controlled environment, see "Live From The Fall" for maybe the best live recording of all time.
Jamming away and bouncing of each other and the audience.
Doesn't have any songs that grab you like the previous stuff and the apparently obvious single, "Thinnest of Air", is being left behind and "Let Her and Let Go" is gonna get the single release in the US.
It does grow on you very quickly and then you start to listen to the lyrics and they just drag you in. Potential for jams everywhere with a monster in "Partner in Crime" at the end. Only sour note is "Mount Normal" which is a bit of a damp squib but all in all the rare beast that is an album that doesn't have any songs that need to be skipped.
I cross the Atlantic to see this band about twice a year so if Sanctuary records are reading this then promote the band and get them to play the UK and Europe as I'm running out of money.
Give it a go, you should like it.

It's Easy To Bluff... Rock Guitar
It's Easy To Bluff... Rock Guitar
by Joe Bennett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but rather insulting, 22 Oct. 2002
This book is a good idea and it has allowed me to bluff my way through a really fun conversation with a bad guitarist in the pub.
Gowever it does presume that you are a souless spud who is only interested in posing.
If you are serious about music then only buy with disposable money.
The best part is the custom designed showing off piece for the music store but other than that keep away.

UFO Tofu
UFO Tofu
Price: £20.74

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love the unconventional stuff then buy this CD., 22 Oct. 2002
This review is from: UFO Tofu (Audio CD)
If you told me a few years ago that I would be listening to, and loving, Bluegrass instrumentals then I would have offered you a white jacket with long sleeves.
The musicianship on this and I suspect all of the other Bela Fleck recordings is superb.
Bela Fleck has control over a banjo that I can't even imagine and acts as the glue between these musicians.
Victor Wooten is one of the best bass players on the face of this planet and funks it up at every chance.
Howard Levy is more known to me as the master of the harmonica overblows but also plays keyboards and stuff amazingly.
As for Future Man I have no idea was a Synth-Axe Drumitar is but I know that it sounds great.
All of them are masters of there instrument and it shows. Not in a Stev Vai "I'm the greatest in the world and I know it" kind of way but like people who are comfortable with the groove and make it deeper and better whenever they play.
Buy this, turn the lights down and open your ears.
PS - Howard, how do you play that Golden Melody like that? Mine sounds awful.


7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual but great, 31 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Superman (Audio CD)
I went all the way to Chicago to see another band and found FFF on the same bill.
John Ondrasik has an amazing voice and great songwriting talent, plays a mean piano as well.
I liked them so much that I went out the very next day and brought everything that they have ever done. No singles available at that time but I got the first CD(Message For Albert) and the CD that Superman comes from (America Town) which I'm listening to at the moment.
Superb band and great sound.

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