D. Callaghan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (71 of 101)
Location: London England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,234,047 - Total Helpful Votes: 71 of 101
Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin by Damian McBride
Early on, after a few desultory remarks about civil service fast stream recruitment, McBride abandons any pretence at a wider political analysis to deliver a full blooded account of his dastardly deeds while working for Gordon Brown. I was reminded of when the misdeeds of the former Irish taoiseach, Charlie Haughey, came to light. Back then, the surprise was not that he was corrupt as everyone in Ireland knew there was something rotten associated with Haughey, the surprise was that the extent of the corruption was something not even the most vivid imaginations could not have contrived. Neither does McBride entirely convince as a pentito given the obvious relish with which tells his story… Read more
Live At The Capitol Theater, Passiac NJ, September&hellip ~ Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Live At The Capitol Theater, Passiac NJ, September 19th 1978 ~ Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
An absolute must to avoid. So disappointing on sound quality, overall packaging. You can still pick up a better copy of this concert with a little online effort .
Wild Tales by Graham Nash
Wild Tales by Graham Nash
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Hollie-wood, 11 Aug 2014
Lots to enjoy in Nash’s memoirs – his account of playing with the Hollies and then the LA music scene in the late 60's/early 70's, his bromance with David Crosby. Best of all, he still retains such an animated and awestruck voice, that of the working class Northern lad who not only discovered the world of sex and drugs and rock and roll, but somehow managed to wangle a golden ticket to partake of its endless diversions and indulgences. The carousel of CSN&Y breaking up/getting back together gets a bit tiresome and also the seemingly endless mentions of ‘Teach the children’.

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