A. Smith

(REAL NAME)
A K Smith
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (75 of 112)
Location: UK
Anniversary: 10 April
Birthday: 28 Oct
Web Page: rotorbabe.com
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,785,176 - Total Helpful Votes: 75 of 112
Japandorf ~ Klaus Dinger
Japandorf ~ Klaus Dinger
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 3 April 2013
I read a Mojo review where the writer compared Japandorf to La Dusseldorf, stating it was the "lost" album. How wrong he was. This album sounds like it was recorded in a hurry in a very cold room somewhere in Germany. It's almost a sympathetic slice of studio time for the once great Klaus Dinger, a session filled with sycophants egging him on. "Yeah, Klaus, sounds great". No, Klaus, it doesn't. Sorry to throw cold water on your grave but this album would've been better left as a personal experiment that, although fun, does not quite make the grade.
Ralf & Florian ~ Kraftwerk
Ralf & Florian ~ Kraftwerk
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, 24 Jan 2013
I first purchased this album in 1974 and have played it on and off ever since. I found a CD version at a record fair in Belgium a couple of years ago, bought it (along with Kraftwerk II) played it and binned it immediately. It turned out to be a poorly copied CDR that skipped on just about every track. This version, however, is the real thing. The sleeve could've done with a higher resolution print but the disc is absolutely amazing with an unbelievably crisp sound. Anyone wishing to replace their much loved vinyl version couldn't do any better than Crown Records edition. Superb in every way.Ralf & Florian
Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Candace Hilligoss
Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD] DVD ~ Candace Hilligoss
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One of the best independent horror movies ever made. Tipping its cap to the German expressionist movement (Calligari, Nosferatu, Golem) and pre-dating Romero's zombie's by ten years, Carnival of Souls is a masterclass in low-budget film making. Candace Hilligoss' performance is astonishing, she virtually carries the film using nothing more than a series of expressions and strange movements. Wonderful. Highly recommended for fans of this much lampooned genre.

Wish List

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9.11: The New Evidence by Ian Henshall
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