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Classic Rock Presents Motörhead Aftershock
Classic Rock Presents Motörhead Aftershock
Price: £6.18

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The blues don'r rock???, 27 Oct. 2013
This is indeed the best album since *Inferno*, which was in turn the best since the band entered the 21st century. Another great production from Cameron Webb, this is, as the man himself might say, a collection of uptempo little numbers with a couple of slower songs for contrast. But I just don't get a previous review which tells us that the blues can't rock. I'm not buying that. *Lost Woman Blues* is a fine replacement for *Just 'cos you got the Power* and rocks just as hard.
Given the setbacks of the last year, some of the lyrics are a tad bleak, but there are also some classic Lemmy word-games, like *Give us the time and we'll do the crime*.
All in all, this is a great piece of work and I'm looking forward to seeing which tracks appear in the live set in 2014.
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The World Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else (DVD+2CD Digipack) [2012]
The World Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else (DVD+2CD Digipack) [2012]
Dvd ~ Motörhead
Price: £21.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Look ma--colours!, 22 Oct. 2012
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Well, Volume 1 got slagged off for being in black and white so this one should please for being in glorious technicolour [they'll probably complain its not BluRay]. You get an entire gig from Wacken [2011] with excellent sound and visuals; and fragments from Rio and a UK festival. Its the same set list as Volume 1, and I was sorry not to see Nina C Alice guesting at Wacken; a couple of strippers aren't much of a bonus. You do get a halfway decent documentary made by a couple of quite normal Superfans. And hey....the price is right.


The Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Novel (Bernie Gunther Mystery 8)
The Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Novel (Bernie Gunther Mystery 8)
by Philip Kerr
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Czech this out..., 11 Dec. 2011
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It would seem to be hard to write anything new about a character after eight volumes and nearly twenty years. Yet in this most recent insight into Gunther's development as a German between 1933-45 and his de-evolution as a human being, we get both a Miss Marple [really] and a devastating psychological portrait.

Whenever Kerr writes about Heydrich, I picture him as he was portrayed by Kenneth Branagh in that HBO special about Wannsee. Yet I can never picture Gunther--he is faceless. I suspect that is the point of this series....it never disappoints, indeed it is getting better and better, even is they appear more often. Kudos.


Clippasafe Waterproof Mattress Sheet (Single Bed)
Clippasafe Waterproof Mattress Sheet (Single Bed)
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff!, 4 Oct. 2011
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Bought this for my 90 year old father and he has no complaints; quite a steal at the price; very quickly delivered.


Natures Plus Vitamin D 1000iu - 180 Softgels
Natures Plus Vitamin D 1000iu - 180 Softgels
Offered by Nutriglow
Price: £14.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff!, 4 Oct. 2011
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You can't prove anything about a vitamin of course but these seem professionally produced and distributed and the price is competitive.


Enemy At The Door - Series 2 - Complete [DVD]
Enemy At The Door - Series 2 - Complete [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alfred Burke

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 26 July 2011
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This remarkable series was televised at just the wrong moment: not that long after the *Colditz* series, and at a time when popular culture was focused on the nasty, brutish and short [in a word, punk]. Politics was a mess, the economic situation worse. So a slow drama about a tiny island in the Channel set in 1942 did not have a lot going for it. Which is a huge pity as it was very well written, very well acted, and nicely filmed, displaying a good sense of time and place without resorting to the complex trappings of more current period dramas.
Colditz had laid out a rather cliched 'good cop, bad cop' formula, and to an extent that is replicated here with the three-way tussles between Wehrmacht, SS and Feldpolizei....but the acting is better and more nuanced [little shouting, no screams of Jawohl!] and the weekly plots, woven within a longer arc of relations between civilians and their occupiers, were of course more complex than one could develop in a prison camp.
I watched both series 1 & 2 with great pleasure. It would have been a nice touch to find someone who could provide a little commentary on production and writing, but I suspect that most of the protagonists are no longer with us. I do wish we knew quite why the story ended as it did [no spoilers here!], but in a way it would have become harder to maintain any sort of narrative balance between the two sides as one moved towards 1944-5, so perhaps it was an early precursor of *The Office*--do your best work and then stop.
An excellent series, a very good DVD [the colours are a little flat but I've seen much worse] and well worth your time and money.


Potsdam Station
Potsdam Station
by David Downing
Edition: Paperback

70 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A punch in the gut, 7 July 2010
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I greatly enjoyed the three previous *Station* novels and ordered this early. I was a little disconcerted to read that the action has skipped across some three years, and that this installment brings together all the key protagonists as the Reich contracts to its core, Berlin.

This must have been a challenge to write. Downing has to orchestrate his characters, bringing Russell back from the US and his son back from Russia. The latter is simple--he retreats; the former is more complex and while plausible, it ratchets up the plot to a higher level of physical action than the series has seen before.

I thought I had seen and read enough about Berlin in 1945 to get a sense of time and place, but this account takes the challenge of survival to a whole new level. The noise, smells and sights are piled on, almost to breaking point--as indeed they were for the German population, waiting either to vanquish their enemies at the last moment, or instead to die.

By the last third of the book, I was virtually unable to read ahead or put the book down--the tension was almost too much. It seemed impossible that the characters could survive the SS, the Red Army or the USAF bombs (and of course in reality many did not]. As the Thousand Year Reich shrank to a city, then a few districts, the characters are aligned, find each other, lose each other and .....well, you need to read it yourself!

I can't say this was a fun summer read. It stepped well beyond the minimal action of Alan Furst and Phillip Kerr and offered up a true inferno of intense experience. It would be a shame if David Downing now abandoned these people after investing so much in them; just as Bernard Gunther has become more interesting after 1945, I hope we get to see what happens to this cast in the post-war world.
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Nisim New Hair Biofactors Shampoo for Normal to Dry Hair 240ml
Nisim New Hair Biofactors Shampoo for Normal to Dry Hair 240ml
Offered by Beauty Lovables
Price: £14.80

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works!, 27 Mar. 2010
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I buy this for my ninety year old father who uses this exclusively. His hair is in excellent shape and has maintained good body and tone despite his age. He won't use anything else.


Lustrum
Lustrum
by Robert Harris
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Part II, 11 Dec. 2009
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This volume of Robert Harris's Roman-a-clef [I should have but couldn't contain myself there] follows on from *Imperium* [with a detour to write his scathing attack on a thinly-disguised Tony Blair in *The Ghost*]. Both are 'written by' Tiro, Cicero's slave and the inventor of shorthand.
Imperium had a 'Rocky' quality as its central character Cicero battles to become Rome's consul about a century before the millennium. This second volume takes up as Cicero confronts the many challenges to the Roman polity and personal attacks that ultimately become extremely dangerous.
This book is as well written as the first but suffers from lacking the sheer novelty of *Imperium* and from just too many plots and too much political action. Catalina, Crassus, Clodius, Clodia, Caesar--the list of malefactors goes on and on, right through the alphabet. And it ends on a down beat as Cicero is driven from Rome at the dead of night.
Even the reader who is only marginally informed about Roman history, via Shakepeare, knows that there must be a third part as Julius Ceasar becomes more powerful and is then destroyed. I am confident that when the trilogy is complete it will make a wonderful, albeit large, novel. At present, the reader is though, inevitably, left hanging.


White Line Fever: Lemmy - The Autobiography
White Line Fever: Lemmy - The Autobiography
by Lemmy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A parable for the ages, 30 Dec. 2007
Sure, lots of celebs enter extremely late middle age as well preserved national treasures; few do so on their own terms. Ian Kilmister--boomer, Capricorn, sometime loudest man on the planet--has lived his life like that Jimi Hendrix song: 'let me live my life, the way I want to'. Superficially, that might seem to add up to forty years of professional excess and little more, but as this work shows, it is actually a case-study in what it meant to grow up working class in the North of England immediately after the war. Nobody did a damn thing for him; he carved out what he did, despite a business that has ignored him, mispackaged him and exploited him pretty much since day 2.
Superficially, the book is about sex, drugs and the rest of it; in reality, its about the way in which popular culture has provoked profound social change in the UK and what it means to live through that social experiment--to live your life as an individual in an increasingly collective society.
Lemmy is at pains to emphasize that this is a life that has worked for him but would not work for everyone. He's quite happy to acknowledge that his libertarian views can translate into some un-PC attitudes--and mostly he's just *happy*, which is quite an accomplishment. Ever notice how successful people tend to be like elephants, reciting every grievance and every professional slight--despite a career full of them, Mr. Kilmister remains philosophical and phlegmatic about being thrown out of Hawkwind, the debacle of 'Another Perfect Day' and getting tossed aside by more record labels than he's had Malboros.
To repeat, this is neither philosophy nor literature, but if you want to know why folk like Dave Grohl seek out Lemmy to work with, then listen to 'Damage Case', read this book and you shall have insight.
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