Mike the Fish

"Mike the Fish"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (431 of 556)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,871 - Total Helpful Votes: 431 of 556
Lazaretto [VINYL] ~ Jack White
Lazaretto [VINYL] ~ Jack White
28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
I didn't buy this as a fan of Jack White's music (I'm not in general) but because of the bells, whistles and general kitchen sink of novelties that this vinyl pressing has had thrown at it.

As it turns out I do like the album, and I may grow to like it a lot. There is variety, yet consistency too. Some of the lyrics are religiously controversial/arguably disrespectful, which some may find offensive or hard to stomach. But how are the quirks that the vinyl offered?


Side 1 is cut inside to out, and has enough distance from the end of the side so that those with an auto player should still be able place the stylus without kicking the auto… Read more
Temptations - Definitive Performances [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ The Temptations
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is not a straight forward clips DVD. The full programme has 16 clips of music interspersed with interview segments from Otis Williams. Where the tracks were lip synched on the original performance a stereo mix has been used instead, but not always the original stereo mix. For some reason two Tom Moulton mixes from The Motown Box were used. It's a shame the mono mixes were not used which is presumably what would have been used at the time of broadcast/recording. (I'm not a mono supremacist, however the 60s Motown single mixes seem to be very good and have greater impact from what I have heard.) Where the track was a unique performance, the audio for that performance has been used… Read more
That Close by Suggs
That Close by Suggs
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Llike many, I was eager to read this book. There have been hints about difficult relationships in Madness, and these are briefly referenced, but in no detail and we learn little about the workings of the group, or indeed recording the music. Presumably the lack of detail about group dynamic is that he still has to work with these guys, and also - to be fair - it is none of our business.

He recollections about some parts of London in the 70s is at times alarming: violent world, with poor accommodation too. Maybe some parts of Britain are still like this. But it's shocking and worth reading.

As I said in the review title, Suggs is a great story teller and this book… Read more

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