Mike Hayes

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (27 of 29)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 336,230 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 29
Safari Leather Cheque book Holder 5123_46 Black Safari
4.0 out of 5 stars good quality, 8 July 2013
A nice, good quality product at a time when banks seems to have stopped supplying these to customers. A bit odd to see the embossing on the back rather than front - not sure if that was deliberate or not!
Setlist: The Very Best Of Cheap Trick Live ~ Cheap Trick
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic collection, 4 July 2013
Back in February 1979 I saw an up-and-coming American rock band from Rockford, Illinois tear the roof off a packed Barbarella's Nightclub in Birmingham, England, on their first full headlining tour of the U.K. The place went nuts and the band was simply awesome. Singer Robin Zander was the perfect front man, with flowing blond locks and silver tonsils; guitarist Rick Nielsen was a flailing cartoon character with riffs to die for; bassist Tom Petersson played a jaw dropping twelve-string bass that sounded like nothing you've ever heard; and drummer Bun E. Carlos resembled a chain smoking middle-aged accountant but laid down a backbeat that left many of his illustrious influences in the… Read more
Original Album Classics (5CD) ~ Cheap Trick
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars pick five... any five, 29 Mar 2013
It's difficult to fault much of the material on offer here, but the selection of the band's first three studio albums and then their fifth and seventh is entirely illogical and random. Why not just package together their first five albums, for heaven's sake? It's typical of the shabby and thoughtless way much of the band's excellent back catalogue has been treated over the years, sadly. For those wanting a first taste of Cheap Trick at their best, buy 'Dream Police' and 'At Budokan', neither of which are included in this strange collection.