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Clough's War by Don Shaw
Clough's War by Don Shaw
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3.0 out of 5 stars Damned damned damned, 27 July 2009
During his six years at the helm of Derby County, Brian Clough transformed the club from Second Division no-hopers into one of the strongest and most feared in Europe. Behind the scenes, however, all was not well. Clough's War documents the deterioration of the relationship between manager and employer - chairman Sam Longson in particular - as well as the fallout from Clough's bitter resignation in October 1973.

In his foreword, author Don Shaw (who instigated 'The Campaign' to have Clough reinstated, and was its nominal head) intimates that he has tried to somehow 'right the wrongs' of David Peace's The Damned Utd, the controversial 2006 novel which caused such deep upset to the… Read more
Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur ~ Blur
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
If you're a Blur fan already, it won't have escaped your attention that Midlife features - for the first time on LP - the band's great 'lost' single, Popscene. Its inclusion alone goes some way to distinguishing this as a compilation par excellence, and another is the extremely judicious selection of non-single cuts, meaning the likes of Blue Jeans, Badhead, He Thought Of Cars and Trimm Trabb nestle alongside most of the usual suspects - Girls And Boys, Parklife, Song 2, Tender et al.

13 may be their strongest LP overall, and Parklife may show the band at the peak of their powers, but as an introduction to the magical world of Blur, or as confirmation of what heights they were… Read more
Old Grey Whistle Test - Volumes 1-3 Box Set [DVD] &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ The Old Grey Whistle Test
119 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five star kicker, 16 Mar 2009
The Old Grey Whistle Test began its 16-year televisual run in 1971, largely as a vehicle for assorted singer-songwriters and groups of hairy men with guitars. After Annie Nightingale replaced Bob Harris as presenter in 1978, the music of the prevailing post-punk / new wave era began to take centre stage, and during the 1980's Whistle Test then shifted its focus further towards 'chart' music.

This box set brings together the three previously-released DVD volumes into one complete collection. The first volume was itself released on two discs; disc one concentrates on the period from 1971-78 and disc two on 1978-87. The remaining two volumes were single disc affairs that each… Read more