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Dreamer ~ Bobby "Blue" Bland
Dreamer ~ Bobby "Blue" Bland
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Played this to death, 22 Mar 2009
I bought this when it came out and I still dust of the vinyl copy now and again. A true classic. There aren't any bad tracks but the opener 'Ain't no love in the heart of the city' is possibly the best and 'Yolanda' has one of the funkiest bass lines you'll ever hear.

Finally if you're a Steely Dan fan you'll find many of the personnel here that appear on 'Aja' (Larry Carlton, Peter Christlieb, Jim Horn, Michael Omartian, Dean Parks and Ed Greene). The result is one of the tightest classiest bands you'll ever hear matched perfectly to one of the greatest sophisticated urban blues singers of all time.
Employment ~ Kaiser Chiefs
Employment ~ Kaiser Chiefs
24 of 85 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Key stage 2 poetry, 7 Sep 2005
Today is the poetry lesson for 10 year olds in an inner city Leeds primary school. Miss Smog asks the children to think of words that rhyme with 'Mary'.
Kevin says 'Dairy, canary and hairy'
Davey says 'Bleary, sneary and dreary'
Jane says 'Peary, Terry and Derry'
The Kaiser Chiefs say 'Scary, lairy and tell thee'
Miss Smog says 'Kaiser's that's very poor, is that the best you can do?
Kevin, Davey and Jane say 'We would have been embarrassed if we'd come up with those rhymes when we were only six'
Miss Smog say 'Now think of words that rhyme with mess and you must choose words other than less and less'.
The Kaiser's scratch their heads 'We can't think… Read more
Trout Mask Replica ~ Captain Beefheart
Trout Mask Replica ~ Captain Beefheart
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not at all random, 22 Sep 2004
I'll make this short as possible - I first heard this album in 1969 when John Peel used to play it incessantly. When I bought it I didn't stop playing it - so it is impossible for me to make objective comments. I still listen to it regularly now.
However I note that one reviewer refers to the 'random' sounds played by the band. Sorry but you're wrong, I saw the Magic Band in the early seventies and everything they played from this album was played note for note - almost an exact Replica of the record in fact.
Just because Beefheart composed and got his musicians to play in a manner somewhat different to just about anyone else, don't be fooled into thinking that much of this is… Read more

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