L. Ward

"Les Ward"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (34 of 37)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 719,921 - Total Helpful Votes: 34 of 37
Snowboy Presents New Vintage ~ Kai Hoffman
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hip shake party, 19 July 2012
This CD is a dancefloor filler. Straight up! Included here are gems from the best of current retro artists, that's to say those singers and musicians presenting material conspicuously styled on the old R&B, soul and rock'n'roll antecedents of the 50s and 60s but who put a relaxed unashamededly modern spin on the sound.

Also on the setlist are a number of vintage obscurities absolutely in keeping with the time machine theme, including Rich Clifford and the Saddows, whose name sounds kind of familiar, but not quite. The track is a belter. This album's a joy for any listener who's loved Amy Winehouse or Caro Emerald or any of these modern new-but-sounds-old people. Beware though:… Read more
Mostly Ghostly: More Horror For Halloween ~ Various
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A terrific compilation of obscure horror-themed curios and novelty 45s from the rock n' roll era, this sequel to These Ghoulish Things is every bit as much spooky fun as its companion. The sound quality on most of the tracks is surprisingly good, given their age, and the material itself is an eclectic bag of trick-or-treat nostalgia, variously daft, doomy and demented. Every song has its own backstory, and this being Ace Records, you get excellent sleevenotes, packed with rare photos, reproductions of record labels and cover art, and thoroughly detailed text exploring the twisted tales behind each track. A brilliant CD, especially for Halloween, but for fans of old-school horror… Read more
Verbatim 47512 1TB USB 2.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Extern&hellip by Verbatim
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought this drive because from various reports, including reviews on here, I'd heard it was a decent piece of kit. It didn't work at all - faulty straight out of the box. I tried different cable, tried varying the USB ports on my computer, even tried it on a friend's computer... the device just can't be 'seen'. Maybe I've just been unlucky, but in my view this product is a lemon and you'd be well advised to look elsewhere if you're considering purchasing an external HDD. (I'd recommend the Toshiba, I've had one for 18 months and it hasn't once let me down.) Very disappointed.

EDIT - Aug 5th 2010:

I kept the drive, and after hours of unwanted hassle and online… Read more

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