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Ritz Woodbine

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 56% (40 of 71)
Location: Hants, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,227,847 - Total Helpful Votes: 40 of 71
Steeltown ~ Big Country
Steeltown ~ Big Country
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ay, right!, 2 Oct 2009
This is the Scotland I loved and left. The economic conscripts of "Where The Rose Is Sown" escaping the druggie paralysis of 'Just A Shadow' in Thatcher's post-industrial wasteland, 'Steeltown'. Adamson is singing about the Lothians and the daft, bright boys who get to choose between the box factory for four pounds an hour or Richard and Judy and a quarter of soap bar. No wonder the army's everywhere banging its drum. Dunno if things have changed but I wouldn't bank on it. "Too much fear" is the last line of the album. Fear of change. A very Scottish album that has a wistful, knowing sadness.
Csn ~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Csn ~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a wonderful record. I found it in Harpenden library on cassette 30 years ago and it's one of the very few albums to have stuck with me ever since. 'Cathedral', 'Just A Song Before I Go', 'See The Changes' and the sublime 'Carried Away' are all buried deep inside me. The reviewer who describes this album as "Decent Not Brilliant" is either Neil Warnock or Neil Young's mum.
Mazzola ~ Fingletoad Strange & Siho
Mazzola ~ Fingletoad Strange & Siho
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight Arrow, 3 April 2009
The Acid Archives is some kind of gift to humanity. I find it's a bit like deciphering the Rosetta Stone. I know what I like and they know what they like and sometimes you have to read between the lines in order to strike gold. This is one of the nuggets they umm and aah about, Disc 2 in particular. It's Benjamin in Berkeley again, waiting for Elaine to come out of class.