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Boys of the Empire: Modern Rock Lyrics
Boys of the Empire: Modern Rock Lyrics
by Garry Johnson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The Gangster Of Slang, 13 April 2009
Garry Johnson was the first Street-Punk poet, and more. Part John Rotten, part Orwell.
Gal`s words painted vivid pictures of rebel youth growing up in a world betrayed by low-life politicians.
His poems and song lyrics were a window to a teenage underworld of unemployment, violence and purple hearts.
But he balanced that nihilism with a passion for life and a raging social conscience.
Garry hated bigotry as much as he despisd what passed for authority.
He was the real voice of the street.
"The Boys Of The Empire" novel has inspired both the hard-hitting screenplay "I Am The Seeker Of Truth And Justice" and the rock musical "The Punk Poet".
The updated book still includes the punk anthems "National Service" and "Ballad Of The Young Offenders" but added to the content are more adult topecs like divorce` & `child abuse`.
When they make the movie they should recruit actors from the world of TV soaps.
Minty from Eastenders would be ideal as the fat former pimp and child-abuser Richard Grimson.
And Becky from Corrie perfect as the ex-stripper and `cheating wife` who betrayed her husband and walked out on her children.
The main character of Donna Spencer could only be played by sexy stunner Amanda Holden.
Some of the songs have already been recorded by Maninblack, The Glory Boys and Insane Society.
And come close to the classic covers of If Looks Could Kill by The Buzz Kids and Suburban Rebels by The Business.

The Progressive Patriot
The Progressive Patriot
by Billy Bragg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Plastic Punk, 7 Mar. 2009
This book confirms that Bragg was never a proper punk like genuine working class heroes Joe Strummer, Garry Bushell and Paul Weller.
Those three were from the Johnny Rotten Sex Pistols camp whereas Bragg was always closer to Tom Robinson, Bronski Beat and plastic punks Jimmy Mack and Attilla The Stockbroker.
But credit where credit due he did writw one GREAT song "New England" for Kirsty McColl.
But he was never a voice of a generation like Strummer, Costello, Bushell or Weller.
He built a reputation on hype and spin. He was NOT a Cockney, a West Ham fan or a genuine punk.
If you want the real deal then I say buy the Oi Street Punk albums and enjoy the genuine PUNK patriotism of The 4-Skins, Sham 69, Frankie Flame and The Business.
Real punk was never about Suburban Rebels like Bragg. It was always Garry Bushell, Max Splodge and Urban punk rockers The Gonads.
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This Is Mod
This Is Mod
Offered by johnny8640
Price: £19.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cult That Never Dies, 7 Mar. 2009
This review is from: This Is Mod (Audio CD)
What is MOD?
It is great music, top fashion and this album.
MODS is the fashion craze that never dies.
The old guard are The Small Faces and The Who and carrting the torch are The Buzz Kids, The Purple Hearts and The Secret Affair.
And Great News Ths Purpls Hsarts ars playing livs at Stanford Le Hope in Essex next month.
Mod gave us Rod Stewart - Sta-Press and Crombie coats AND this album gave us the groove to dance.
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Eminem - Behind The Mask [2001] [DVD] [2015]
Eminem - Behind The Mask [2001] [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Eminem
Offered by Replay-International
Price: £2.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Stuff, 7 Mar. 2009
This is just brilliant. Mr M is Mister Cool but it is Courtney Love who makes this a genuine Classic.

America's Sweetheart
America's Sweetheart
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £9.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack For Now And The Future, 7 Mar. 2009
This review is from: America's Sweetheart (Audio CD)
Courtney Love is the best thing to come out of the USA since Elvis Presley.
She is the smartest and sexiest performer in Showbiz.
This album is hotter than anything by Madonna or Tina Turner and is closer to Oasis and The Stone Roses.
Courtney is like a female David Bowie, She can sing, write great songs and act.
Checkout her performances in The People V Larry Flynt, Julie Johnson, Trapped and Cant Buy Me Love.
And then read her book Dirty Blonde. Courtney Love is the real deal.

Les Girls: Photographies Daniel Frasnay
Les Girls: Photographies Daniel Frasnay
by Daniel Frasnay
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adult Entertainment, 7 Mar. 2009
I bought this book while researching a project on the "noble art" and was genuinely surprisrd by thr quality of thr contrnt.
Some of the girls featured are good-looking enough to be on Page 3 of The Sun.
This is the best book of its kind and far superior to Baby Ice And Oil and Stripping In London.

Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love
Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love
by Courtney Love
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Punk Legend, 7 Mar. 2009
This book has a fantastic sexy cover. And to be honest it sums up her character and that one picture says it all.
But the content does not do her justice. Another book needs to be written to paint the real picture.
Courtney is a former stripper who shot to fame after marrying Kurt Cobain.
But the blonde beauty who starred in the films Sid & Nancy and Julie Johnson should turn her true rock & roll life story into a bio-pic.
If you want to know how much Courtney is better than this book then check out the reviews of her films and recording career.
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West Ham United: Fa Cup Greatest Goals [DVD]
West Ham United: Fa Cup Greatest Goals [DVD]
Dvd ~ West Ham United Fc
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mighty Hammers, 7 Mar. 2009
A fitting tribute to West Ham Utd.
When England won the World Cup it was THANX to the Mighty Hammers.
Captain Sir Bobby Moore
Hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst
One goal Martin Peters.
What more can I say?

Minder - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Minder - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ George Cole
Offered by NextDayEntertainment
Price: £39.95

28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection, 7 Mar. 2009
A fitting tribute to the best TV programme of all-time. No actor will give a performance to equal Sir George Cole as loveable rogue Arthur Daley.
Every othet character from Terry the Minder, Dave the barman to cop clowns Chisholm AND Rycott feature throughout.
This is TV Perfection.

Opera Guide
Opera Guide
by Amanda Holden
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amanda Holden Is A Star, 5 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Opera Guide (Paperback)
Amanda Holdern is so much more than just a pretty face. As a Judge on Britians Got Talent she is the sexiest female on TV.
But as this book proves she can also write a great story.

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