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Halfnelson (Sparks) / A Woofer In Tweeters Clothin&hellip ~ Sparks
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparktastic!, 12 May 2013
its been observed that sparks change their style on subsequent albums because the previous one sold less than the last one....well, these 2 records, the first in sparks huge catalogue had nothing to fear and they went all out. the results speak for themselves. "pop" records with a slant on the bent/twisted/deranged side, with songs lyrics about incest (fa la fa lee) and crashing your car into others to make relationships (here comes bob) among others. no wonder they didn't sell big to a 71/72 audience. but then again who was listening to the lyrics?

unlike kimono my house and so forth the music here is weird for its time, still deliciously pop, but it'll make you look (hear?)… Read more
Grey Years Vol.1 ~ Asylum Party
Grey Years Vol.1 ~ Asylum Party
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
this band seems to be very obscure for some reason, probably as all the major indie labels were all signing the next crop of grunge and shoegaze bands. anyway, as reference they could be placed near "seventeen seconds" era cure or maybe nearer the band lowlife due to its shimmering guitar and keyboards. very noticable is the rhythm section, very muscular, similar to comsat angels early work.
the treasure within this compilation is their 1989 debut "borderline". a breath taking masterpiece, "play alone" and "first days of winter" being my highlights. the second cd consists of mainly demos, and to be honest the sound quality isnt the best (they are demos...)BUT the music quality more… Read more
Dr Martens Unisex-Adult 101 Boots Dr. Martens
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars shoe, 29 Dec 2012
well i havent had these for long. the quality is good and weren't as heavy as i expected. they are made "abroad" (thailand) but what isn't these days...my main point to this review is sizing. i had looked around the many pages of the interweb to find out if dr martens are "true-to-size". "yes they are", "no, get a size up from your normal and wear thick socks", "nooo, get a size down"....my shoe size is normally 10 but can fit some brands 9.5s. i bit the bullet and bought the size 9s. i tried them on they are a good fit, snug but i can wiggly my toes. so im thinking if i got the 10s they would be too large.
i walked a few miles and they were very comfortable but suddenly the left… Read more