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Kraftwerk: Publikation by David Buckley
Kraftwerk: Publikation by David Buckley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Although beautifully designed the cover of the book looks like an operating manual for Sellafield!! However, I have to agree that this really is an interesting read and had me hooked from page one. I've always had more than a passing interest in Kraftwerk and thought their music sounded ahead of it's time. Whilst there influence is plain to see on the "synth" bands of the late 1970's and early 1980's it stretched far beyond this into other genre's of music and it is still having an influence today. This book explains why.

David Buckley has obviously put a lot of time and effort into reseaching this book and should be congratulated. This to me is the most definitive book written… Read more
Between Betjeman, Bach And Numan ~ Chris Payne
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Relaxing, 1 May 2012
Like many others you will probably know Chris Payne as being a member of Gary Numan's band back in the late 70's and early 80's. He then went on to form Dramatis but also jointly wrote the Visage hit "Fade to Grey". Enough of Mr Payne's CV as this speaks for itself and so does this album. Essentially, Chris is an excellent pianist and this comes across in abundance. The album title may sound pretentious, but this is just not the case and every song is enjoyable and so easy to wind down to. There is a version of Down in the Park, which Numan fans will remember as being a dark song from his Tubeway Army days. Somehow this darkness disappears when it is played on the piano. There is also a… Read more
I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan by Steve Coogan
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm not sure I can add more to what has already been said, except to say this is an hilarious insight into Alan Partridge. Read his version of what happened when Tony Hayers gave him the sack from the BBC or what happened when he was cornered by superfan Jed. If you followed Alan in his TV series don't be mistaken that this book focuses on the episodes alone. Overall they are just touched upon but this book offers so much more and as with many of the other readers, had me laughing out loud. Again, I had my reservations as to whether the book would just be over the top, but credit must be given to the authors, Rob and Neil Gibbons, Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan for ensuring that Alan… Read more

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