Stephen Lloyd

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (743 of 840)
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,931 - Total Helpful Votes: 743 of 840
Duffy Bowie: Five Sessions by Chris Duffy
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The photographs are lovely without question. A lot of the images are previously unseen and those images which we are perhaps overly familiar with still warrant repeat viewings because of their classic iconic status.

For me though, like an earlier reviewer, this book is just too small to do Duffy’s photographs real justice. Annoyingly, there is also text across some of the images which again negates full appreciation of the work. A stunning image of Bowie in suit and fedora taken at dusk from 1975 being a case in point.

Personally I could have done without much of the text which is not particularly enlightening, and instead I would have welcomed bigger reproductions of… Read more
Chop Chop by Simon Wroe
Chop Chop by Simon Wroe
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!, 8 Jun 2014
This is an excellent debut novel. It has some traits of Irvine Welsh and Chuck Palahniuk in style but ultimately it’s a Simon Wroe original.

I was trying to describe this book to someone the other day. Struggling to do so, I think I commented that ‘Chop Chop’ was like a combined effort of Welsh and Palahniuk to rewrite the screenplay of ‘The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover’. A screenplay to be presented to David Lynch (circa Blue velvet) for direction. But even this doesn’t really come close!

It is funny at times but don’t be mislead into thinking that this is primarily a funny book. The humour comes from the narrative of the grotesque characters like ‘racist… Read more
What's Your Name London ~ Suede
3.0 out of 5 stars For collectors only!, 7 May 2014
This unofficial recording is actually better than I was expecting having read very poor reviews of the sound quality on various Suede sites.

It is definitely a soundboard or monitor recording and not sourced from audience tape. The problem for me however is that the vocals and bass are high in the mix and the guitar is barely audible. For an early Suede gig where Bernard’s guitar virtuosity is of paramount importance this is totally inexcusable.

This is one for collectors only then. Anyone interested in early Suede live recordings and blistering live shows in general should purchase a copy of ‘performance’. No finer an unofficial live album exits for this band or… Read more