Mr. P. Ryan

"Pirate Pete"
From New Model Army to The Cinnamon Girl.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (3 of 4)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,928,797 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 4
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ ABC
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This DVD is NOT, I repeat NOT a good representation of the video wars that were going on back in the 80's. There are many good songs on this DVD, of course there is, it's an 80's compilation, but if you were there, like I was, it was bands like Adam & The Ants, Duran Duran & Madness who were pioneering the pop video culture, right from the off in 1980, not like Paul Morley suggests in the extra documentary, in 1983. Some of the songs on here weren't even hits, & have just been added because obviously Uncut Masters didn't manage to get the rights to many more popular acts, which IS in keeping, however with K-Tel's 80's compilation records released at the time. I was very happy that 3 songs… Read more
Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 [CD &hellip ~ Neil Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Sugar Mountain, 3 Sep 2009
Neil Young is probably the greatest, most hard working artist in the history of music & I love him for it. This album is a gem that requires no description really, just that it's Neil stripped down bare, the original unplugged session. When musicians like Neil, Damien Rice, Josh Ritter etc. talk about their lives they tend to be funny, Neil doesn't disappoint, the same as he didn't on the BBC in concert show from 1971, the 'bookstore rap' in particular tickled me.
All the songs on this album are Neil Young in his finest acoustic form. Listen & Love. " Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing"
Fandango [1985] Kevin Costner (Region 2 compatible&hellip
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fandango, 28 Aug 2009
Fandango, Fandango, Fandango. From the opening scene of this movie I think you just know what a joyful journey you're going to go on with a young Kevin Costner & his friends. Road movies are great & this one is one of the best. Very funny, with a special message about the Vietnam war just when you don't expect it, & about commitment, & youth, & how to organise a very cool free wedding. I saw it first when I was the age of the characters, which holds this movie a little dearer to my heart, & although I'm British, it still rings truer than most teen rubbish. I also love the fact that Judd Nelson plays a very convincing geek, as opposed to the cool mixed up, James Dean-esque kid in The… Read more

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