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Blu ray 5-Movie Starter Pack: Lucy/Dracula Untold/47 Ronin/Immortals/R.I.P.D [Blu-ray] [2015] [Region Free]
Blu ray 5-Movie Starter Pack: Lucy/Dracula Untold/47 Ronin/Immortals/R.I.P.D [Blu-ray] [2015] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Keanu Reeves
Price: £16.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars MEH..!!!, 21 Dec. 2016
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As far as value for money goes it is okay... 5 movies for LOW PRICE.. but the problem here is that three out of the five movies are pants. "Lucy", "Dracula Untold" and especially "R.I.P.D." are rubbish. "Ronin 47" is just okay and "Immortals" is watchable but overall I found these movies dull, derivative and uninspired. My copy has already been given to the charity shop.. no way I'd sit through these a second time.
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Untamed Melodies
Untamed Melodies
Price: £18.29

5.0 out of 5 stars "It's Mace's world.., 19 Dec. 2016
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This review is from: Untamed Melodies (Audio CD)
.. and we're just living in it".. Yeah, I know.. I think Dean said that about Frank but somebody also said it of the Untamed Youth's bass player and somewhat head honcho. Semi-legendary guitar ace Deke Dickerson still had hair (it's very important to have hair in rock & roll) and Mace is holding onto his final strands. Joe Cocker's career nosedived as his hairline receded and Phil Collins was always bald hence he was always cr@p. He should change his name to Phil Garabaldy. Anyway, be that as it may, here is a cd containing the best bits from the guys' first two Lps, a couple of Xmas tunes and also some stuff from their 8-track mini-Lp "Sophisticated International Playboys" plus a few unreleased songs as well. It's soul is in 1960s American garage/surf/ pop, complete with Farfisa organ and the reverb guitar wizardry of Deke. A heap of covers and some originals that would not be out of place on a Nuggets compilation.. Grab a copy while you still can, and then BURN IT. You shouldn't be listening to this garbage anyway..


Psychedelic Mind Trip
Psychedelic Mind Trip

5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Island Disc for sure.!, 11 Dec. 2016
This review is from: Psychedelic Mind Trip (Audio CD)
A REALLY good compilation of psych/pop with the FULL versions of "Magic Carpet Ride" and "Crimson & Clover". All of these songs are well known and there are no surprises or revelations here. It is just a wonderful package and it's great to have them all together on one disc. A quality choice of tunes all the way and the sound is excellent. A definite keeper if you a wasted hippy still living in the past in your mother's basement. Otherwise, grow up..! This is 50 years later and you should be listening Adelle. What's WRONG with you..??


Best of Bob Wills
Best of Bob Wills
Price: £11.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent..!!, 8 Dec. 2016
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This review is from: Best of Bob Wills (Audio CD)
These recordings were done in Nashville in the mid 1960s. Bob Wills had just disbanded the Texas Playboys a year or so before so here we have him with top of the line Nashville session men (he calls out to "Pig" Robbins a few times) plus a couple of his homeboys (Johnny Gimble is on hand) recreating the sound of his Playboy days. It sounds great. It really swings and Bob is in his joyous "Ah-HAA", "Yeaaaah" overdrive. I had this on vinyl back in the 1980s and it's great to have it on cd. I never get tired of hearing it. Okay, so it's not the original 1940s Playboys.. big deal. You can find those scratchy recordings all over the place if you want 'em. Bob had a stroke in the late 60s so this would probably be the last of his recorded output but don't quote me on that.. it's pretty close though. Still, as slick as it sounds with the Nashville guys, here is proof positive that Bob Wills Is Still The King just like Waylon Jennings said he was.. but Waylon was a druggie and a boozer and he didn't know WTF he was talking about at the BEST of times. Bob Wills wasn't "the king" at all. He was more like the court jester. He should trade in that 10-gallon hat for a cockscomb. The man is a fool. Buy this cd and file it in your comedy section because this guy is a JOKE.


Lulu
Lulu

5.0 out of 5 stars Hey Patrica, Have you come to roost..?, 7 Dec. 2016
This review is from: Lulu (Audio CD)
Great band. Good harmonies. Some nice guitar licks.. but there is one thing wrong and it could be of some significance when considering buying a music cd of any sort and that is: the songs are cr@p. Total cr@p.!! Okay.. the 2nd track "Lulu" is good and there are one or two other passable things here.. just barely passable.. but on the whole I found the listening experience after track 2 rather tortuous. Their previous album "Across The Universe" is much better and certainly grows on you after a while but this, the band's final effort, doesn't cut it. One star for Elaine's truly righteous rack.. and the title tune.

Addendum: Okay, it is now one day later and after listening to this cd a couple more times (and spending a quiet moment in the bathroom with Elaine's picture and a box of Kleenex) I have come arrived at the conclusion that I quite like this cd. I have now removed it from my "out" pile and restored it to it's rightful place on the cd shelf next to "Across The Universe". It grows on you.. I give it FIVE stars now. You should buy a copy while you still can.


The Killer Rocks On / Boogie Woogie Country Man
The Killer Rocks On / Boogie Woogie Country Man
Price: £13.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've always liked Jerry Lee Lucas.., 23 Nov. 2016
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..and "The Killer Rocks On" is the biggie here. "Boogie Woogie Country Man" is good also but it is the poorer cousin to "TKRO". Kind of like "Street Choir" is to "Moondance" but without the toilet paper.

A nice little booklet insert with this BGO release tells the story. This has been one of my favourite Jerry Lee albums.. this and "London Sessions". You should buy them both and perhaps even play them.


Bill Turnbull's Relaxing Classics
Bill Turnbull's Relaxing Classics
Price: £8.99

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is all very well..., 23 Nov. 2016
..but why put a picture of Gary Shandling on the cover of an album called Bill Turnbull's Relaxing Classics.?
It makes no sense whatsoever..!
I don't get it...!
Why do you curse me..??

This is a fantastic cd for whenever you are feeling constipated. Believe me, this will loosen you up and by album's end there will be a well-worn path to the smallest room in the house.. I kid you not.!!!
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My Generation (Remastered Mono Version)
My Generation (Remastered Mono Version)
Price: £7.99

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Real., 3 Nov. 2016
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The version you need is the remastered MONO cd for under six quid. Twelve ORIGINAL tracks (no demos, fillers or rejects). The artwork is faithful to the original album. The 4-page insert has a page of info, a page of track details and the rear is the "Big Ben" group photo the guys used for the cover of the American release. There is another colour photo of the boys at Nelson's Column just under where the cd sits. The cd itself is black with the original "Brunswick" logo on it. In essence, this is all you need unless you want to go mental. I assume you already know what the album is all about. Buy it and put it on your shelf right next to the MONO Kinks first album. I see there is a mega-set, 5-disc version of this album coming out soon for about eighty-five quid. Really? Do you think you will ever play it.?? The whole lot..? Do you have the space for it..? Really..? Burn, baby, burn!!! For eighty-five quid you can buy the MONO vinyl, a turntable, and still have change for a pizza.
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Two Beasts
Two Beasts
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Price: £19.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Return Of The Singing Werewolf..!, 28 Oct. 2016
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I can't help it. Chris Schafer just looks like Wolfman Jack.. a thinner version, no doubt.. but man, what a hairball..!! Be that as it may, this is a worthy follow up to their classic third album. Instantly accessible. It's all subjective, I know.. perhaps the tunes here wont connect with you but know this: It is superbly crafted rock music. Well written songs.. some fine guitar.. it's the kind of stuff that will never sound dated. I like Schafer's gritty voice as opposed to high-pitched girly voices and screeching prima donnas like Bon Scott and Robert Plant. It must be their tight pants. The Rutles had tight pants but not the strangled soprano girly screech... anyway, I recommend The Why Store mightily.. like the wind.


Original Album Series: Country Rock
Original Album Series: Country Rock
Price: £13.37

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 Great.! 1 Okay.! 1 So-So and 1 total Stinker.!, 27 Oct. 2016
The Gram Parsons and the Gene Clark albums are the big guns. The Souther, Hillman & Furray band delivers.. kinda, and the other two are lesser efforts. The Byrds 1973 album, even though it is the original line-up reunited (McGuinn, Crosby, Hillman, Clark & Clarke), has none of the original jingle-jangle guitar work of their "Mr Tambourine Man" days. Yeah, it can be labelled country rock but it's also something I thought The Byrds could never be: Bland.!! Still, in certain areas, it ain't half bad. The Poco album is from 1984 (the rest are from the early to mid '70s) and it's the stinker here. Furray is back but there is no sign of Jim Messina. Does it even matter? Be that as it may, "Inamorata" is no "Pickin' Up The Pieces". It has that awful "Do You Like Pina Colada" feel to it and the drumming is that horrible 1980's.. what's it called? "Gated reverb", I believe.. where the drums are processed to sound powerful and punchy but it just sounds dated now and ruins the whole dreary listening experience even more. The album starts off lame and goes downhill after that. There is absolutely no reason to listen to this cd.. it is so boring that it defies description. "Odd Man Out" sounds a bit like a really bad Steely Dan reject.. to label it "country rock" is an insult to the genre. "Wishing On The Moon" is that bland kind of "Moonlight Feels Right" sappy radio fodder. Poco were never all that great to begin with but this is their lowest moment and does not belong in this collection. Think of the worst Sutherland Brothers & Quiver album and then go 10 points lower and you'll get the idea. I'd rather have a Linda Ronstadt album in it's place or, even better, one of the country rock albums the Everly Brothers like "Roots" or "The Hit Sound Of..".. or The Marshall Tucker Band.. ANYTHING! Actually, after playing the Poco disc, the Byrds cd sounds like a masterpiece.

All you get in the way of content and presentation is the original albums in replica sleeves ..although I recall my old GP vinyl being a fold-out cover.. not so here. If you aren't all that familiar with the music offered I'd advise you to sample the albums somewhere before buying this set.. I'm sort of in two minds about it because IMHO it's only half worth having as I doubt if I will be playing The Byrds all that much.. and Poco not at all. Maybe I should have found newly remastered versions of the Parsons and Clark material only. Anyway, it's something for you to think about..


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