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Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe
Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars J'adore!, 6 Feb 2014
A hugely enjoyable survey of the French pop scene in the '60s and specifically, the female singers, - 'ye-ye girls'. Author Jean Emmanuel Deluxe has an infectious enthusiasm and deep love and knowledge for his subject. He tells the story of this quite brief explosion of innocent pop music which added colour to France from the early 60s to the end of the decade, where the whole scene seems to have disappeared as Europe moved into a heavier era. The book introduces all the most famous artists, Gall, Hardy, Vartan etc and also recommends many lesser known singers or one hit wonders. There are interviews with some of the stars and the book is very well illustrated with plenty of cool 45rpm… Read more
ARCTIC S113 BT Orange - Portable Bluetooth Speaker&hellip by Arctic
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Artic is cool!, 7 Dec 2013
Really happy with this little speaker! It successfully provided music for my childrens party, phew, mission accomplished!
Even got knocked of the shelf and was fine, due to the soft rubber-like material surrounding the speaker. I used the speaker with my I-pod nano, so two very small pieces of kit to provide party sounds. Great! The Bluetooth connection was made quickly and easily. The speaker was ample for the childrens party in a modest sized church hall, (musical statues was a highlight) but obviously wouldn't do a major rave or something. Main selling points: Good clear sound, small and attractive item which doesn't take up too much space, reasonable price, very cool technology (ie… Read more
Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80 by Jon Savage
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Punk no is dead no?, 23 Nov 2013
Perfect book for anyone who wasn't buying 45s in the 70's or for someone who did but has since parted with them or can't be bothered to get them out of the loft. As is said in the book, there has always been more to music than just the music. In the punk era, I wouldn't buy a single if it had an awful sleeve, and some of them sure did. I'm not sure if some of the weaker sleeves have improved what with the distance we are now at from punk (almost 40 years woah). Maybe bad design is just bad design. I still don't like the art for the Killjoys or Slaughter & the dogs 1st single! Strange that the sleeves work fine as art works, separated from the music they contained. They are stand alone… Read more

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