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Ege Bamyasi
Ege Bamyasi
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 16.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars slinky, 5 Nov 2003
This review is from: Ege Bamyasi (Audio CD)
not my favourite Can album, but it's worth getting for I'm So Green and Spoon. It's laid back, groovy and jazztacular.


Thelema
Thelema
Offered by Renegade Sports Group Limited
Price: 3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is not a balanced review, 5 Nov 2003
This review is from: Thelema (Audio CD)
The last studio recordings from the drunken rock-n-spooky brilliance-machine that was the Murder City Devils. If you're thinking about getting it, get it. Excellent production. the songs being a progression from In Name and Blood, which you loved. The general atmosphere of doom, heartbreak and joy. Ah, devils.


Orquesta Del Desierto
Orquesta Del Desierto
Price: 13.84

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, 5 Nov 2003
This review is from: Orquesta Del Desierto (Audio CD)
This features Pete Stahl of Earthlings? on vocals, Alfredo Hernandez of late Kyuss/early QOTSA fame on drums (what else?), with songwriting from Dandy Brown and Country Mark Engel.....if i remembered it right. plus, a horns section. and other people who i forget, they're all good though. it's an acoustic barbecue album. or a late night beach party. cold beers on a hot day. sometimes it sounds like Gomez. all the songs put a smile on your face and your mother would appreciate it as a gift.
the acoustic side of desert rock.


Tropic of Capricorn (Modern Classics)
Tropic of Capricorn (Modern Classics)
by Henry Miller
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars oof, 16 Oct 2003
a little bit more rambling than tropic of cancer, but still good. he doesn't waste any time setting the scene, just gets straight into the inspired ranting. it details his time spent working for some telegraph company or other, and the chaos he experienced as a result of this, on a daily basis.
the bit where he describes going to a friends house and playing music for hours on end was the highlight for me. infectiously spirited. or something.


Tropic of Cancer (Harperperennial Classics)
Tropic of Cancer (Harperperennial Classics)
by Henry Miller
Edition: Paperback

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars immense, 16 Oct 2003
the first henry miller book i read and still the best (mind you i've only managed three so far). to put it lightly, he was a very intense chap. you get the feeling he wrote it all as fast as he could. it's about when he lived in paris, the friends he made, the hunger he experienced and the near-endless stream of whores he dipped into. it's brilliant because he's so passionate, dark but funny in places. like nothing i'd ever read.


Do I Come Here Often?: Black Coffee Blues Pt. 2
Do I Come Here Often?: Black Coffee Blues Pt. 2
by Henry Rollins
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars short! great!, 16 Oct 2003
finished this in an afternoon. it contains rollins' diaries from the lollapalooza tour and interviews he conducted with jerry lee lewis, roky erickson and others. funny and observant. he talks about jane's addiction, the trials of playing in front of indifferent audiences, and the frustration of having to get up extra-early so the shared tour bus could take members of nine inch nails into town to get face-paint.
would be good to ease into his writing as it's not as intense as black cofee blues. you might as well get another while you're at it though cause the short length will leave you wanting more, of which there is plenty my friend, oh yes.


Platinum Breaks
Platinum Breaks
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 16.95

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite dnb album, 16 Oct 2003
This review is from: Platinum Breaks (Audio CD)
back when metalheadz had the metalheadz vibe, that weird creamy darkness. every track on here is classic and you should be buying it. it never fails. digital, goldie, doc scott, peshay, dillinja, photek, hidden agenda, alex reece, lemon d, source direct, j majik, wax doctor. perfection.


Black Coffee Blues (Henry Rollins)
Black Coffee Blues (Henry Rollins)
by Henry Rollins
Edition: Paperback

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ouch, 7 Nov 2002
If you've never read Rollins before, it might be better to start with his more accessible stuff like "Smile, You're Travelling", mainly because the first half of this book is a lot of very short stories detailing little acts of violence and suicide carried out by nameless city residents. It's quite admirable really, and you feel like a *trooper* for having got through it, and into the diary section at the end, which is as always interesting to read and leaves you wanting more.
Recommended, then, but not for the weak of stomach.
And it does improve when you go back to it (after your years of THERAPY) to get you through those HARD TIMES, uhuh.


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