Mr. D. Roy

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Location: Belfast


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Find The Way Out, Anthology ~ Boo Radleys
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Interesting to note that all the rviews of this so far have come from people in Belfast - perhaps there's a reason why bassist Tim Brown has moved to Kilkeel!
Anyway, from the indie underground to Number 1 in just five years - not bad work by the Boos, especially given their impressive sonic evolution between point A and point B. The entire technicolour journey is chronicled here in gloriously remastered detail.
Disc 1 charts the Wirral band's rise from pedal happy Dinosaur Jr fans (this era culled from 1990's long out of print Ichabod & I LP and a slew of increasingly ambitious EPs for Action Records and Rough Trade) through their early Creation Records days as shoegazing… Read more
Skidding ~ Mega City Four
Skidding ~ Mega City Four
"People who impressed me, now they just depress me..."
A harder grungier sound for the MC4, the "gurning" guitar effects on the punky Skidding are straight off Raise by Swervedriver - a very enjoyable experience indeed, this sort of turns into a screamy take on Dinosaur Jr right at the very end.
It's a cool song, but long-time fans must have been scratching their heads at this when it first came out. One of the best tracks from the great (and under-rated) final Mega City Four album, Soulscraper.
B-side Stay Dead offers a decent mid-paced slice of the mopey, melodic, anthemic tunage the Megas did so well in their heydey. There's a lovely big guitar sound, a super-simple catchy… Read more
Wrong Turn ~ Ost
Wrong Turn ~ Ost
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What a mess. They've left off the best three songs that were actually *in* the film ("If Only" and "You Can't Quit Me Baby" by Queens Of The Stone Age and the awesome "Halloween" by Dream Syndicate - hearing this song in the movie made me hunt down their first record "The Days Of Wine And Roses") in favour of a bunch of nu-metal crap that was allegedly *inspired* by the film. Send in Vanilla...
Buy the first Queen's album and the first Dream Syndicate album and leave this piece of poo well alone.

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