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BADLANDS-DUSK
BADLANDS-DUSK
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The epitome of hard blues rock, 29 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: BADLANDS-DUSK (Audio CD)
This album is awesome.

Jake E Lee is such an under-rated guitarist, and his tone and playing style are a joy to listen to - loud !

To their credit, Ray Gillen, a soulful vocalist, and the drummer and bassist provide a synergy that is reminiscent of Zeppelin.

Highlights are : 'healer', 'the river', 'lord knows' and 'ride the jack'.

If you like classic hard rock, this purchase is imperative.

It will release endorphins in your brain in a Noah-like flood.
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Voodoo Highway
Voodoo Highway

5.0 out of 5 stars Hard blues rock in the 90s, 11 Jun. 2010
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If you like their self-titled debut and 'Dusk', you should get this.

Ray Gillen's vocals, Jake E. Lee's unique hard style and song-writing make this a raw and in-your-face aural assault.

No point highlighting specific tracks, as Badlands always delivered. However, 'Silver Horses' sounds like early 1970s blues rock.

With the summer imminent, get it in the car stereo and play it loud. Alongside a hot chick, preferably.


Balance
Balance
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Halen, 14 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Balance (Audio CD)
This is classic Hagar Van Halen and is a joy to listen to on a Sunday morning.

Great guitaring from Eddie Van Halen, fantastic voice from Sammy, good drummer and great vocal harmonies from the bassist.

A very varied album. From the pomp of 'The Seventh seal', through the rock/pop of 'I can't stand...' through to the eerie 'Feelin''.


Why England Lose: And other curious phenomena explained
Why England Lose: And other curious phenomena explained
by Simon Kuper
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In a holistic sense, a fascinating analysis of football, 10 Jan. 2010
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This book is fascinating and 'unputdownable' (I read it entirely on a lazy Sunday).

If you like football, understanding the sociology and economics of football will enthuse you. In particular, the chapters on the psychology of the transfer market, the historical analysis of European Cup / Champions League winners (and losers)and the false economic benefits of hosting a major tournament are outstanding.

You won't read a better book in 2010.


Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977
Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977
Price: £13.47

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock'n'roll heaven, 9 Mar. 2009
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Buy this on Amazon, lie on a bed / sofa, close your eyes and let the waves of hard rock swamp you.

Some of the greatest hard rock songs, riffs, harmonising guitars, drums, vocals - you name it - are here. Can anyone improve on this ?

It's a shame that 'Bad reputation' was beyond repair on the tapes.
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Red Light Fever
Red Light Fever

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 3 Mar. 2009
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This is disappointing in many ways : tinny production, AC/DC wannabe riffs, ordinary.

Perhaps he should have quit after 'Permission to land' which was so good. I will try this again after x pints of Foster's lager on Friday.
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The Rare, The Raw And The Rest
The Rare, The Raw And The Rest
Price: £17.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic odds and sods, 31 Jan. 2009
If you like the early, hard rocking Thunder, you will love this.

Any song that narrowly missed out on inclusion on their first three albums is worth listening to, and there are some gems here.

The two factors that differentiate Thunder from other hard rock bands are Luke Morley's outstanding songwriting and Danny Bowes' soulful and pure vocals.

End of. The peoples' rock band.


Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
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5.0 out of 5 stars A hard rock classic, 18 Aug. 2008
This review is from: Bon Jovi (Audio CD)
I bought this on vinyl back in 1984 and I LOVE it : melodic , catchy , hard, well crafted rock songs.

Great drummer, vocalist and guitarist. It sounds fresh today and it is great for driving down the M4.


Live at Donington Monsters of Rock 1990
Live at Donington Monsters of Rock 1990
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Price: £14.64

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome band, 22 July 2008
I was at Donington in 1990, I had never heard of Thunder, I expected a 'thrash' band but witnessed a classic band playing rock, in the mould of Thin Lizzy , Bad Company and others. They were a revelation , and I can visualise the scene now.

I bought 'Backseat symphony' on the Monday and fell for their music big time : the voice, the songs, the guitars, the vibe, the humour.


Industrial Economics
Industrial Economics
by Roger Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £49.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of the microeconomic analysis, 22 Jan. 2008
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I used this text for my Finals in Industrial Economics in 1987 . It is articulate, interesting and user-friendly and provides good coverage of all the issues eg Limit pricing, the relationship between Adertising and market concentration etc. The best book on the market.


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