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The Lone Groover

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (37 of 37)
Location: Warrington, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 82,219 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 37
Nothing Can Hurt Me ~ Big Star
Nothing Can Hurt Me ~ Big Star
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5.0 out of 5 stars For The Faithful, 6 Sep 2013
I've loved Big Star since I bought the first two albums as a double package back in the 70's. They were a revelation and I still get as much joy from their output today as I did then. I have "Nothing Can Hurt Me" on the Record Store Day vinyl release...like a pair of dinner plates! I can't recommend it enough in this format, the sound is stunning. Having said that, it's not really for the casual buyer though I wouldn't discourage anybody from investigating this fine band. Its just that the most pleasure will probably be had by devotees listening to previously unheard detail in the new rather dry mixes. Love it.
Music to Eat ~ Hampton Grease Band
Music to Eat ~ Hampton Grease Band
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes Please., 17 May 2013
Tired of sanity? Lost in the horror of a world being taken over by the X factor and The Voice? Life seeming a little hum drum? Buy this, turn up the volume, turn out the lights and reality will recede into a distant ugly memory as the Hampton Grease band take you on a journey to God knows where or what, but enjoy the ride, dig the view and by the end of side four (or CD two) you will never be quite the same again.
Decency (1991) ~ Diesel Park West
Decency (1991) ~ Diesel Park West
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lost Classic, 17 May 2013
Diesel Park West's second album, their last on a major label and the peak of their career. Great songs, great playing and the production is stunning despite the band having their reservations, possibly down to having to use a drum machine rather than a real drummer. I also hate drum machines, but due to some excellent programming, it works rather well in this case and at the time it was recorded drum machines were all too over used and badly programmed. Its the vocals (sounding like they were ALL done by John Butler, he must have been busy a busy chap in the studio) and guitars which grab you...sweeping massed harmonies, wondrous chiming guitars all embellishing a strong set of songs. There… Read more

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