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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Points - Cheap, 21 May 2015
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Good Points - Cheap, works.
Bad Points - Works for 5 minutes, then starts smoking and then fails.
Conclusion - waste of money.

Looney Tunes - The Complete Golden Collection (Volumes 1-6) [DVD] [2011]
Looney Tunes - The Complete Golden Collection (Volumes 1-6) [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Bob Clampett
Price: £34.99

8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sufferin' Succotash !, 29 May 2013
Those thtupid moronth at Amathon. {Ahem} Advertising a product at a very good price, then after 5 days canceling the orders and raising the price to the highest it's ever been. Utterly Dethpicable.

Mortelle Ecosse
Mortelle Ecosse
by Stuart MacBride
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little unfair..., 11 Dec. 2011
I mean, giving a book a one-star review just because it's in a foreign language. Especially when the listing says

Product details
Paperback: 442 pages
Publisher: Imprint unknown (21 Sep 2009)
Language French

Not sure which UK book this is, but they usually average a four star rating, so that's what it gets.

Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £17.04

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World Music, and yet Oddly American., 2 April 2007
This review is from: Bahamut (Audio CD)
I bought this CD after a personal recommendation (Hi reb!) who basically told me "You're weird, try this." Well, she was right. This is both Barking and Wunnerful ! Reading the blurb, this sounds distinctly like a novelty : perhaps a makeshift band put together for a student show. I mean, twin harmonicas, contra-bass saxophone, tuba, Tuvan Throat Singers... It's a joke. Right?

No, it's distinctly odd, but musically it's definitely grounded in the American Blues tradition, although other bits seems more grounded in Tin Pan Alley tradition. By using an eclectic selection of world music instruments, it gives it a whole new perspective. Hmm. I'm risking slipping into pretentious mode, so I'll just recommend it and say its eclectic, eccentric and non-electric.

Oh, just for balance, there's one track I just have to skip ("Lost Fox Train"), but the track "Bahamut" is just so joyous, the CD still deserves 5 stars.

And remember, this CD is best enjoyed on the back of a blood-red ox with fifty eyes, which fits inside one of the Bahamut's tears.
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Please Smile My Noise Bleed
Please Smile My Noise Bleed
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Price: £2.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleeps, Scratches and Beauty, 9 Jan. 2007
When boiled down to the basic info (a couple of esoteric tracks by strange Icelanders, remixed by a bunch of obscure Germans), this CD hardly sounds very tempting. Certainly on the first listen, I almost threw the disc away. Nothing particularly humm-able, lyrics in mumbled icelandic at best, and a couple of the remixes barely counted as music.

And yet, there was somthing. A few days later I tried again. And next day again, and now there's barely a I don't listen to at least one track of it. The remixes are all worthwhile, retaining some of the primitive charm of the originals, yet exploring a different aspect of the source.

It's an odd mix of rhythms, beats, organic sounds, simplicity and sparseness. If the opening of the last track doesn't send a shiver up your spine, well, I don't want to know you. It's not a CD that everyone will appreciate, but a lucky few will find it gorgeous.

Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £29.28

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tiny Masterpiece, 26 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Miniatures (Audio CD)
An album devoted to the Beauty of Brevity.
No need to say too much.
Eclectic Selection of Artists.
Poets, artists, icons, actors, kids, humourists, musicians.
Unique Recordings, Unusual Visions.
Highlights : too many.
Lowlights : too eclectic for many.
Summary. Buy it, and review it yourself.

Existentialism and Humanism
Existentialism and Humanism
by Jean-Paul Sartre
Edition: Paperback

11 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last - A Graphic Novel Version, 5 Sept. 2003
"Existentialism and Humanism" has always been been a challenge to translate into English, so this latest version sidesteps the problem in a novel way by converting it onto a cartoon strip. With very few speech bubble / thought bubbles, the concepts and insights are now available to a world wide audience. The downside to this approach has been the time it took to convert the medium, and the product was released as a weekly series of 3-panel cartoon strips (a demeaning description for such a masterwork) in the popular Belgian Satirical Publication "Les Actualities de Parp-Parp"
The choice of artists was Sartre's, and Philip Mairet has an impressive canon of work before Existentialism and Humanism. He was Marcel Marceau script-writer, and head background artist on "Roobarb" (where he also convinced the studio that Custard teh cat would be funnier if he was pink, rather than yellow.) He does however suffer for a tendency to slip into his old ways, often including a confused squirrel in the background of teh strip. Perhaps this is at Sartre's instigation (in whose mind the squirrel represented death.)
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The Elbow Is Taboo
The Elbow Is Taboo
Offered by Hausmusik
Price: £39.14

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Dimensions in Rhythm Farming, 4 Aug. 2003
This review is from: The Elbow Is Taboo (Audio CD)
Quite astonishing body of work,
Renaldo and The Loaf are the pseudonyms of Jello Biafra and Kylie Minogue, who joined forces after meeting each other at Barney The Dinosaur TV recording. The result, presented here courtesy of Some Bizarre, is simply one of the moist astounding recordings of the 1990's.
Whereas most people would expect Kylie to provide some anodyne power-pop, and Jello to growl out some vitriol, the opening track (Street called straight) is a Duelling Banjo-inspired instrumental interplay of Tuba and Zither. Tough yet tender.
This track merges into the next (Boule) which displays a great debt to their mutual chums Arthur Two-Stroke and The Chart Commandos, with Jello and Kylie offering alternate verses describing a game of Petanque. Over a calypso beat !
The rest of the CD is similarly whippy : quite breathtaking really.
Only four stars though : a star is lost for failing to include the single "Fremsley" (yes, a cover of the Ivor Cutler track.)

Hybrid Kids Vol.1: a Collection of Classic Mutants
Hybrid Kids Vol.1: a Collection of Classic Mutants
Offered by all my music
Price: £39.90

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlike everything else you'll hear (almost), 25 Jun. 2003
Before S Club Juniors....Before New Kids on the Block...There were Hybrid Kids. A showcase compilation of unsigned young bands from the State of Euphoria, doing their own loving / warped cover versions of Pop Classics (and the odd Sun Ra track.)
And boy, did they have a unique sound. Recorded on a tiny budget by Morgan Fisher (former keyboardist with Mott The Hoopla) the bands finally sank back into obscurity (except for the one who later formed Take That.)
Stand-out Tracks ? Take your pick. Possibly the luscious, gentle "...Loving Feeling" or the angelic "Wuthering Heights" or the unexpected gravitas of "D'ya Think I'm Sexy", or....Damn..they're all great.
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