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HccToo Music Player, 8GB Sports Clip Bluetooth MP3 Player With Lossless Sound and Expandable MicroSD Slot Support 64GB (Black)
HccToo Music Player, 8GB Sports Clip Bluetooth MP3 Player With Lossless Sound and Expandable MicroSD Slot Support 64GB (Black)
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Price: £68.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 30 Sept. 2017
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Excellent bit of equipment for the price. Supports a 64gb microcard. Would definitely buy again.


Oasis' Definitely Maybe (33 1/3)
Oasis' Definitely Maybe (33 1/3)
by Alex Niven
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 6 July 2015
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Brilliant book. Alex Niven absolutely nails everything that made Oasis great, and treats them with a respect that is lacking in many 90's retrospectives, wherein Oasis are seen as northern simpletons who spat, swore, and who basically just got lucky. Definitely Maybe was always much better than a re-treading of rock history and Niven understands this, re-contextualizing them as a band who, despite having retro touchstones, still sounded as modern as any number of other, much more critically lauded, bands. The early Oasis combined a very sweet, warm centre with genuine working class rage, and Niven recognizes this as a major attraction in their early popularity in an atomized early-90's Britain.

Great book.


"Rolling Stones": Exile on Main St. (Guitar Recorded Versions)
"Rolling Stones": Exile on Main St. (Guitar Recorded Versions)
by Rolling Stones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.00

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE FULL EXILE ALBUM TAB!!! - BEWARE, 14 Nov. 2009
Be very careful, there are two 'Exile' tab books out there - one is called "selections from Exile on Main Street" which only contains tab for 12 (or 13) of the tracks, the other is the full "Exile on Main Street", with practically all guitar parts covered for all the tracks. Unfortunately amazon include this review on the product pages of both versions, so BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE SELLER BEFORE PURCHASE THAT YOU ARE GETTING THE FULL 18 TRACK VERSION and not the 13 track version (assuming it is the 18 track version you want, of course....).

Now that you've been duly warned il get on to my hearty recommendation of this fine volume - as already said, almost all of the main guitar parts are covered (i say "almost" because there may be some that have slipped the ears of the tabbers. Ive missed nothing, though), and tabbed out fully. From Keef's thunderous open G chops to Mick Taylors delicious licks, its an absolute must for any Stones fan.

ENJOY!
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Combat Rock
Combat Rock
Price: £7.25

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent record., 14 July 2007
This review is from: Combat Rock (Audio CD)
This seems ot divide opinion more than any other Clash album - some see it as a sell out, others as a return to form following the sprawling, flawed Sandinista. Im certainly in the latter camp; i love this record, and certainly believe the criticism levelled at it is wholy unfair: its a "sell out", why? Because it had two hit singles on it? London Calling was hardly Aphex Twin either, was it? Ironically the Clash's attempt to "reign it in" following the musical binging that was Sandinista is where, in my opinion, this album fails. It has a fairly good cross section of musical styles on here, but fails to really sink into any kind of groove due to the genre-hopping combined with its relative (ie for a Clash album) brevity. Strummers lyrics have also deepened on this record - Allen Ginsberg turns up on Ghetto Defendant and its clear on some of the other tracks (Car Jamming, Straight To Hell) that he was an influence on Strummers songwwriting. It came out at a time when the Clash had just broke big (that is Shea Stadium, albeit supporting the Who, big) in America, and i think this is one of the major influences in people who claim this record is commercial. In my opinion, its no more commercial than London Calling or even the first Clash record, which did appear, lest we forget, in 1977 - a time when no punk record could fail.

Probably my third favourite Clash record, which would place it in my top 15-20 of all time. Love it.


Uncle Dysfunktional
Uncle Dysfunktional
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Thanks, 11 July 2007
This review is from: Uncle Dysfunktional (Audio CD)
For a man who was abusing drugs from a very young age (thats abusing drugs, as opposed to banging a few pills on the weekend), Shaun Ryder 'had it' far longer than he really had any right to. The first Black Grape, in 1995, album was a stone cold classic, the second had its moments moments and Englands Irie was the best of the Euro 96 tunes, but 'it' has deserted him with this. The twisted lateral wordplay that graced the first 3 Mondays albums and Black Grape has been replaced by average chav-thug half rhymes, and its fair to say that there is really no point to this. Its a shame that as the Mondays influence becomes apparent they are back to sully their own legacy.

Leave it.


The Libertines Bound Together: The Story of Peter Doherty and Carl Barat and how they changed British Music
The Libertines Bound Together: The Story of Peter Doherty and Carl Barat and how they changed British Music
by Anthony Thornton
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful to look at..., 24 April 2006
For a good account of the Libertines that "Kids in the Riot" by Pete Welsh is probably better (IMHO) as it seems to have more interviews with the main protaganists and also the writing style of this book made it hard for me to get into. The review that says its a long book is slightly misleading - its 288 pages long, but a good proportion of that is Photographs (Roger Sargeant being the Libertines official photographer, Anthony Thornton a writer). However, the photogrphs are fantastic and the look of the book is worth it alone as it is absolutely gorgeous to look at.

Being a huge fan of the band (im probably one of many they had a life-changing impact on) i wouldnt have been able to go without it and £10 is well worth it.... but if your not an obsessive and are only prepared to buy the one book, then "Kids in the Riot" probably shades it.

Peace.


Vf: Making Of Stone Roses: The Making of "Stone Roses"
Vf: Making Of Stone Roses: The Making of "Stone Roses"
by Nigel Cawthorne
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 8 Mar. 2006
The below review pretty much says it all to be honest, but i thought id back it up so theres at least 2 reviews saying the same thing.
Most of the information in this book appears to have been taken from John Robbs book "The Stone Roses and the Ressurection of British Pop" which, despite not being a great book in itself, at least the writer appears to have some enthusiasm for his subject.
As i recall (although i read it around 5 or so years ago now), The Mick Middles book "breaking into heaven" is probably the best of the three.


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