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Piledriver
Piledriver

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this before buying. Important!, 21 May 2011
This review is from: Piledriver (Audio CD)
Status Quo are anything but a joke. Their music defines a sound that helped to break down barriers between young people and create for the children of the 60s and 70s an identity that set them apart from the older generation. Quo was paving the way for latter hard rock acts however their roots owe much to the 50s Rock and Roll movement. This album is the 70s answer to 50s rock. It is both uncompromising and serious. If you want to hear Quo at their very best then look no further. And now I will tell you exactly why reading this review is so imporant. As a music college trained musician I have had to take issue with the three chords that many seem to believe makes up their songs. The truth is, the Quo rarely use only three chords. Their music changes key and modulates; has dynamic range, moves from major to minor and varies in mood and tonality. The quo managed to do however what every great band does, they appealed to those who really believed that they were hearing only three chords. If you have an ear however, you will hear many many more. Enjoy


In the Army Now
In the Army Now
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Price: £7.17

1.0 out of 5 stars I remember the day clearly..., 4 Sept. 2010
This review is from: In the Army Now (Audio CD)
Indeed I do. For me, rock music was an inheritance from an older brother who handed me down what must only be considered the very best of 70s rock music. This of course included Status Quo who were amongst the most hard hitting acts of the time. Imagine my suprise when hearing In The Army Now for the first time. I knew then that Rock as we know it had just died and that is what this album really says, it proclaims the end of heavy rock and the very start of air brused rubbish. Do yourself a favour and buy anything that Quo did up untill around 1979 and then forget it. This group was mighty but by the time this rubbish was realeased it was time to get a day job.


Speak Easily [VHS]
Speak Easily [VHS]
VHS

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dont forget Thelma...!, 3 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Speak Easily [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Certainly Buster is the funny man here but the movie also showcases the talents of leading lady Thelma Todd. She is just delicious and makes the whole movie worth a watch!


Cosmic Egg
Cosmic Egg
Offered by Great Price Media EU
Price: £3.54

4.0 out of 5 stars Dont knock this one..., 1 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Cosmic Egg (Audio CD)
Brings to mind a band thats moving onwards, moments of Led Zep, Black Sabbath even AC/DC but not a great deal of WolfMother...and thats not being critical. Any self respecting hard rock fan knows that you cannot ever repeat the great rock of the past in a truely original way, but you can emulate it and Wolf Mother does exactly that. A great album.


Abbott & Costello - The Collection (13-Disc Box Set) [DVD]
Abbott & Costello - The Collection (13-Disc Box Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lou Costello
Price: £20.00

15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly not Laurel and Hardy. Certainly is Abbott and Costello, 29 Dec. 2009
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Firstly let me get one thing straight, Abbott and Costello are not Laurel and Hardy, the two cannot be compared really apart from era, clothing, props and regional parts of the world. Abbott and Costello did far more radio and tv work than L and H and had their own spin on the gags - please lets not try to compare the two it just wont work. I remember Abbott and Costello on TV mainly, the films are really very funny and the format is quite daring, plots are adventurous and gags varied. I love these boys because they have something that was unique to them. If you want Laurel and Hardy then buy them, if you want Abbott and Costello then buy them - never, however try to compare, you may miss the joke whilst trying to do so.
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Blue Jeans and Moonbeams
Blue Jeans and Moonbeams
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £33.95

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Think about it..and you may see?, 2 Aug. 2009
Talking from the context of the musicians (minus Beefhearts as singer for the moment) I would say that those playing on this album are certainly amongst the finest that Beefheart worked with. Add Beefheart into the equation and I feel the imbalance begins, on the one hand you have the vocal technique of a true 1960s icon backed by all the razz matazz of a true 1970s air brushed band. That is why for some this album does not work, why settle for the new model when you can have the prototype? Now take the album at face value, forget anything of Beefhearts that came before and what are we left with. I would have said that if this album had been produced as a one of then it may have easily reached the heights of any Beefheart album that came before. In conclusion, forget the old it has it's place but not here. This album represents it's times, music was changing, hippies had started to look tired, the Beatles had almost become old fasioned, punk was 2 years away, heavy metal just around the corner, Beefheart could not have poduced a 1960s master piece in 1974. He did however produce an album that refelected a moment in popular musical history when everything was changing. Out with the old and in with the new. Beefheart was never the same after this album but neither was anyone else.


Laurel And Hardy: Block-Heads [VHS]
Laurel And Hardy: Block-Heads [VHS]
VHS
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Price: £4.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Not a classic but darn close!, 8 Feb. 2009
Blockheads came close to the end of the teams contract with the Hal Roach studios and is mostly a feature version of the 1929 classic, 'Un-acustomed as we are' which was the boys first talkie. The plot is the same as this earlier short, Stan intrudes on Olivers marital life and choas is the end result. James Finlayson stars in an excellent fight scene with Oliver Hardy and Stan smokes a pipe made up from only his hand and a match that strikes twice, need I say more. The only reason I will not give this gem a five star rating is that in truth, it feels like the boys were borrowing from earlier material because they had trouble coming up with new material. They did not add to the earlier short (infact it is not as good as the earlier effort) and the female roles in this one never come close to the greatness of Mae Busch, the original and evergreen Mrs Hardy. However after all that being said it is a Laurel and Hardy movie and a good one. If youre anything like me nothing in this world would ever put you off those boys and who am I to critize with harsh words. Enjoy, but remember this film was first seen in 1929 as 'Unaccustomed as we are' which was the boys first talkie and sincerely one of their best.

:)


A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse
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Price: £3.83

2 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A small pinch of salt...., 7 Nov. 2008
For me this album begs more questions than it really answers because in a word the whole deal is one of supreme simplicity. Upon hearing the opening strains of the first track (Miss Judy's Farm) I am immediately struck by the fact that the album has started with a three chord song that is divided into two sections, the first slow the second fast, after that nothing really special seems to hit me. When one considers that Status Quo were at the time starting to become accused of playing with only three chords it would seem that in the light of this album that particular accusation is misplaced. The tracks on this LP really are three chord wonders, Ronnie Wood does little to really promote the guitar and Rod Stewart seems intent upon spoiling everything with his trademark whine. However....

Considering this album historically then we can paint another picture. For it's day the production is excellent, the sound being hard and rocky enough to be considered borderline early punk with enough tempo variety to keep it all very interesting. Even if the songs are not always immediately understandable the concept certainly is. The album is a hard rock belter before rock was ever considered hard. Its miles away from the clean bluesy sound of Led Zep and more in tune with it's time than anything Deep Purple had yet come up with. In other words this album is fantastic if you take it with a pinch of salt...

I feel that the reason why this album is so celebrated has more to do with the people on it than any viable musical content.

Bubble Gum at its best. Kit
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XS All Areas - The Greatest Hits
XS All Areas - The Greatest Hits
Price: £7.59

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than 3 chords, 2 Nov. 2008
To fully understand Staus Quo you have to first view the era which created them and most importantly the influences that were around them. The Quo are one of the few groups who made the transition from hippie pop to hard rock, they managed to re mould the sound and image to appeal to the 70s in a way that was unique to them. Those ignorant of musical structure seem to believe that the quo only used 3 chords within the structure of most songs however as a musician myself I can vouch that nearly all songs contain both many chordal and modular changes, if you want three chords try Led Zepplin.

This album is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest rock outfits of all time...enjoy!!


Wheels Of Fire
Wheels Of Fire
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4 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sterotypical 60s rock, 30 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Wheels Of Fire (Audio CD)
To set the cat amongst the pigeons here a little, I will have to disagree with those who view Cream and this album as a kind of holy grail of rock. This album suffers from that 60s disease known as selective memory, a disease which with one hand inflates the value and worth of anything that was produced during the years 1966 - 69 and with the other wipes the board of everything that was done since, in the end we talk of Cream as if it all happened a number of centurys sgo and in a far away land in which everything was bigger and better, the truth however is that Cream were then and everything that has come after struggles to get past the nostalgia block that selective memory creates.

This album like so much of the 60s stuff is another white attempt at black American spiritual music and like all the others it sounds like it. This album is great if you wish to study a particular part of music history and specialise in the 1960s however I feel that the album does not stand up to the original masters of the blues that it attempts to copy. But then again, thats selective memory isnt it?....
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