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Out of a Black Cloud Came a Bird
Out of a Black Cloud Came a Bird
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Motta Tamper - Flat Base 49mm (Wooden Handle)
Motta Tamper - Flat Base 49mm (Wooden Handle)
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Henry Rollins (Re/Search Pocketbook)
Henry Rollins (Re/Search Pocketbook)
by Henry Rollins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Henry Rollins, you're hard., 17 July 2013
I don't much care for Mr. Rollins but writing the word HENRY over Nick Cave's face is especially egregious. Incidentally, since the I'm no longer much of a fan of him either.


New Heavy
New Heavy
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mike Patton., 24 Sept. 2009
This review is from: New Heavy (Audio CD)
There are certain questions in this world that perhaps no one will ever fully answer.... Why, if there is a God does he allow pain and suffering? How does gravity really work? How can catapillers magically turn into butterflies? and perhaps more pressingly, who the hell is Mike Patton and why on earth does he feel the need to crop up on other peoples records and make such an utter a stink of them?

Dub Trio can sond like bleeding Soundgarden when they go all metally, I do wish they'd stick to the Dub and remember to lock their doors when Mike's coming over.


Exploring The Dangers Of
Exploring The Dangers Of
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the bisness., 29 Aug. 2009
Dub Trio play brilliantly tight, spacious and beautifully crafted instrumental dub. They are polished without ever being slick and this is by far the best record I've bought all year.

I can't say I care for their metally stuff on the majority of their other two records - this is the one that works for me. In parts it sounds a tad like the wonderful fellow New York band Blind Idioy God's dub forays.Blind Idiot God Mesmeric.


East Poppyfields
East Poppyfields
Price: £9.60

1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading., 10 Aug. 2009
This review is from: East Poppyfields (Audio CD)
Please pardon my savage ignorance, but what does this CD have to do with Boxcar Satan?


One Thousand Drawings by Tracey Emin: A Thousand Drawings
One Thousand Drawings by Tracey Emin: A Thousand Drawings
by Tracey Emin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.58

12 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Far more quantity than quality., 27 July 2009
Sadly this expensively produced book is little more than a predictable batch of scratchy, and willfully bad drawings and doodles. On viewing the book it soon becomes very obvious that there is a painful lack of real experimentation and development in this work. Emin's characteristic use of the monotype line provides an obvious attempt to pump some life into her mark-making and much of her work clings to this technique. However this soon becomes every bit as tired and wearisome as the drawings' self-obsessed content.

Doubtless her supporters would claim this gauche, anti-art, charmlessness is in fact central to her aim. This is ofcourse nothing new, Maggi Hambling has been doing this better and for decades before Emin. In order to enjoy this and indeed ALL of her work you would need to feel a great deal of sympathy for and interest in Emin's pseudo-solipsistic outlook on life. (Needless to say I don't.)

By way of contrast, students of visual art ( who Emin laughably recommends this book to) would do well to look instead to the work of Kathe Kollwitz if they wish to see powerful emotion brilliantly expressed graphically.
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Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith
Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith
by Mark E. Smith
Edition: Hardcover

22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Aspalls and The Fall, a deadly brew., 14 May 2008
Ive just come in from the garden on a particularly lovely May evening having finished both this biography and three bottles of Aspalls dry cider. (sorry if this lacks coherence)

I'm quite partial to both of them in moderation. Whilst the cider was very good but nothing new I must admit that I was hoping I gain something new fom reading this book.....a different insight and to world of the Fall and Mr Smith. Sadly that didn't happen.

Somewhere around the half way point I couldn't help reading between the lines about all the musicians he's sacked, voting tory, etc, etc. At this he starts to become the grating, misanthropic, reactionary drunkard in the corner of the pub strungling with his false teeth. This side of him soon wears thin and my subsequent interest in the book started to wain. However in the second half there are enough interesting anecdotes of him pulling himself out of impending oblivion and serious scrapes to keep most readers hooked. I also enjoyed his Lady Di, Beckham, Elton John, New-Labour bashing.

I can't forget that this is the man who has given us Sparta, Hit the North, Mr Phamacist and dozens of other stunning, witty, and insightful records over years and years. The over-riding power of this book is that M.E.S is rather like the character of Johnny in the film Naked: the down-trodden, intelligent, dissatisfied outsider looking in on society and commenting on the obvious broken mess around us that most people accept or don't even see. The Fall made really wonderful music. There's much about the tenacity in his life lived through the tough times pretty well described in the book that informs and often powers the music of the Fall.

No great revelations here but it will be a very sad day when he stops.


I AM KLOOT/PLAY MOOLAH ROUGE
I AM KLOOT/PLAY MOOLAH ROUGE
Price: £11.50

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A diamond hidden in the mouth of a corpse., 3 May 2008
Lyrically and musically a very beautiful record. But not ever self-consciously so. Given half a chance I know you will soon enough discern for your self as to why this is why this is so very good.


I Am The Messiah
I Am The Messiah

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Save your money for something better!, 14 Feb. 2008
This review is from: I Am The Messiah (Audio CD)
The simularities between this and any record by the Eels are entierly superficial. Whilst it shares the same quirky sampling and superb production it lacks the heart and content of the Eels.

After a while all the repetetive riffs and rather shoehorned samples become irritating. Whilst I wouldn't quite go as far to say that comparing this record to the Eels is like compring chalk to cheese I would however say it's like comparing those nasty cheese sticks with Caciocavallo Podolico.


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