Stuart Hatfield

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (10 of 12)
Location: Harrogate, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,051,837 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 12
The Anthology (1977 - 1979) ~ Tom Robinson Band
The Anthology (1977 - 1979) ~ Tom Robinson Band
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is a superb comprehensive anthology of the Tom Robinson Band. A 3CD and 1 DVD set compiles the two albums "Power In The Darkness" and "TRB Two" alongside the 1977 John Peel sessions, some additional A and B sides (ask an older person !), a few previously unreleased tracks, two "in concert" BBC sessions and a DVD that accurately highlights that, with the incendiary guitar licks from Danny Kustow and the social comment, you have yourself a band that, at their brief height, could give The Clash a run for their money.
I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier ~ Michael Weston King
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having seen Michael Weston King live a few times over the past couple of years, this new album shows he still has the passion and hunger in his belly. A great new album covering some thought-provoking 'anti-war' songs. The album deals with other war related issues from the Amerian policing of the world to the solemn scenes we see at Wooton Bassett on our TV screens most evenings. With covers of tracks by Phil Ochs, Bod Dylan et al, this often very personal and emotive album shows just how well MWK can erm, "voice his voice" but the nice surprise for me was that the self-penned tracks are even better. Edwyn Collins once sang "too may protest singers, not enough protest songs". Well, here you… Read more
The North Will Rise Again: Manchester Music City 1&hellip by John Robb
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honesty and Intregity, 22 July 2009
Another excellent book from John Robb ; he is right there in the middle of things and gets the influential people to comment on the history and experiences of this scene. Most people claim they were into the Pistols and the Clash when they were about 6 years old, so it was refreshing to hear folk who were genuinely interested in Showaddywaddy or Michael Jackson, self confident enough to tell it how it was not how it was portrayed.