Some Other Guy

"Some Other Guy"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (127 of 136)
Location: Epsom, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 60,280 - Total Helpful Votes: 127 of 136
BANNED ON THE RUN: The music THEY wouldn't let YOU&hellip by Brian Southall
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've had my eye on this for a little while now & was curious about the content...and I have to say it's a little gem. The story of songs that "the powers that be" (in their often finite wisdom) chose to ban. Usual suspects here as they should be...Led Zeppelin? Check. Rolling Stones? Check. The Sex Pistols? Check. George Formby?, wait! George Formby? The toothsome end of the pier entertainer suffered too at the hands of the censors! Crazy! Little nuggets like this will entertain & enthrall. Recommended!
That Close by Suggs
That Close by Suggs
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT, 18 Feb 2014
I love Suggs, I love Madness, I watched "The Prince" on TOTP in 1979...I think you get the picture. I got this as a present and the first couple of chapters started off really well - reaching 50, facing your own mortality, looking back, & it gave a vivid account of his early years. And then? It just wanders off in to a stream of non-linear anecdotes, focussing more on Chelsea than Madness. It lurches back and forth betweeen events, some garnering far more detail than they deserve; others getting precious little detail at all. For example, Mike Barson's departure from the group in 1984 is reduced to one sentence. The Madness reunion makes mention of Barson rejoining but not… Read more
Rock Atlas USA by David Roberts
Rock Atlas USA by David Roberts
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait!!!!, 10 Dec 2013
Delayed since October this has finally arrived and I am absolutely thrilled! The companion piece to the original Rock Atlas UK, this covers America coast to coast and is packed with new appraisals of iconic US sites and locations with new and specially commissioned photographs along with some contemporary photos not published before. Of the new photos, I adore the memorial site for Buddy Holly and the Strawberry Fields photo of the Imagine memorial for John Lennon in NY is particularly poignant. I love this book! Highest personal recommendation!!