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Coal Not Dole Printed Fridge Magnet 58mm Large Round Button Novelty Gift
Coal Not Dole Printed Fridge Magnet 58mm Large Round Button Novelty Gift
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Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 8 Oct. 2016
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Excellent. Good service. Good quality. Good crack.
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Music Must Destroy
Music Must Destroy
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4.0 out of 5 stars BABYLON'S STILL BURNING., 21 Sept. 2016
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The Ruts and Ruts DC were and are always going to be a band whose musical influences and capabilities set them aside from their contempories whilst also allowing them to sit comfortably on the same bench. This LP has a touch of everything (bar reggae) and it works really well. The title track and ''Kill The Pain' are spikey stormers whilst the more subdued 'Golden Boy' and 'Soft City Lights' reveal a more subtle approach more akin to the 'Animal Now' period. Ruts DC still have plenty to offer. I love em. Dearly. Rock/Skank on.


Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils Tin Of 36
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils Tin Of 36
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Price: £37.16

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great pencils., 14 July 2016
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Delivered this morning, opened and put to use instantly! I'm not a professional artist and do coloured pencil work for the love of it. These pencils are excellent quality. They glide across the paper and blend really well. Great for detail too. Wish I'd saved up for the larger set but this will do fine now. Recommended.
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Artorius Revisited
Artorius Revisited
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious Artorious., 27 April 2016
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The ghost of Mr Lee hangs over the whole EP and thus begs the question, 'What's not to like'? If I'm allowed to be briefly pedantic, the darned thing don't last long enough but what is here shall suffice for now. The instrumental version of Newby Street is perfectomundo and, played first thing in the morning, will brighten the day no end. I write this as a self confessed relatively recent convert to Michael Head and his various projects but as they say, some things are worth waiting for.


Elegant Enigmas the Art of Edward Gorey A160
Elegant Enigmas the Art of Edward Gorey A160
by Karen Wilkin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.95

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5.0 out of 5 stars A FINE LINE BETWEEN ART AND THE WONDERFULLY WEIRD, 29 Feb. 2016
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A wonderful book crammed full of Ed's fine line artwork. The man's warped view of the world is always a pleasure and his illustrated short stories are always as esoteric as they are entertaining. This is, as the title suggests, a stand alone compilation of some of his finest artwork.


Sequel to the Prequel [Bonus Disc]
Sequel to the Prequel [Bonus Disc]
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4.0 out of 5 stars NEVER MIND THE SUPERMODELS...THIS MAN CAN WRITE., 29 Feb. 2016
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From the swishing skank of 'Dr No' to the Dylanesque 'Fall From Grace', the latest LP from Babyshambles is a myriad of musical genres. All nicely knotted together with a swinging ambience caught somewhere between late 60's Kinks and Sandanista era Clash and a whole lot more in between. (If that's possible)! It's very good anyway and you could do a lot worse for the price. The cover of the VU's 'After Hours' is a perfect choice of cover on the bonus disc too. I write this as a confessing band wagon jumper by the way. But playing catch up can be good crack when it is as entertaining as this.


Grace/Wastelands [VINYL]
Grace/Wastelands [VINYL]

4.0 out of 5 stars Artwork as music as life....nice one., 29 Feb. 2016
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There's always been something about Peter Doherty that endeared him to me amongst all the sordid debauchery and supermodel humping headlines. This LP is a reminder of the simple fact that he is a songwriter first and foremost...and a damned good one at that. Subject matters and references are very akin to late 60's Kinks with a splash of his own musical finesse. Glad I saw the light. Great stuff.


Remains (Bonus Tracks, Deluxe Edition) [VINYL]
Remains (Bonus Tracks, Deluxe Edition) [VINYL]
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5.0 out of 5 stars How To Do Reissues With Style., 2 Oct. 2014
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The Remains were one of the acts who opened for The Beatles on their final tour of the States. For some groups that would have been enough of an accolade to carry with them for the rest of their days. Not the Remains. The music was their main raison d etre.

This double vinyl mono Deluxe version of the debut LP has just about everything on it that the band recorded in their short existence. Lovingly reissued by Sundazed Records, the cover is made of thick cardboard and the vinyl black n heavy. They have done an excellent job.

Now, the music. Classic line up. Guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and the familiar RnB Jaggeresque vocals are all present and correct. Kicking off with 'Heart', a glorious anthemic song which starts off at a slow pace before kicking into a top notch 'rave up', this LP just flys on by. 'Don't Look Back', 'Why Do I Cry' and the standard 'Diddy Wah Diddy' twang, rock and rattle the cage whilst slower songs like 'Thank You' and 'Lonely Weekend' fit into the tracklisting effortlessly. The oft overlooked gem 'Once Before' is here in all it's monaural glory and is a standout track on side 2.

Sides 3&4 complete the picture. The covers of 'Mercy Mercy' and 'I'm Talkin Bout You' hold their own in amongst a bunch of Barry Tashian penned numbers. 'Me Right Now' is as catchy as flu in an igloo as is 'Baby I Believe In You' which borrows the middle section from 'Why Do I Cry'. Well, if a song's good why not use it twice! Especially when it's your own. Non LP A&B sides, (which would have made a fine follow up LP on their own merit) various outtakes, alternate versions and an unreleased instrumental, 'Morning Song', make this an absolute necessity for any 60's music lovers' collections.

There's no need to track down the originals when reissues are done as tasty as this. Treat yourself. You deserve it.
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Mouth Atomizer
Mouth Atomizer
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Price: £11.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snazzy!, 2 Oct. 2014
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Great little extra for your artistic endeavours. Adds a bit of panache to your work with minimal effort. Easy to clean and maintain. A word of caution. It is adjustable at the hinge and if it's not set right you will blow yourself dizzy.


Southpaw Grammar (Expanded edition)
Southpaw Grammar (Expanded edition)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Did his best, didn't worry!, 27 Aug. 2009
In 1995 liking Morrissey was a euphemism for condoning right wing thuggery, or so the press would have had you believe. The man had fallen from grace in a style only he could perpetrate...by just about upsetting everyone. A commendable effort, as the last time anything or anyone had rocked the boat of the fickle British Music press was in 1977 when Johnny and the boys sneered and spat their way into history's less desirable annals.

Southpaw Grammar was originally released in August 1995, sandwiched in between the underrated `Boxers' and the criminally overlooked `Sunny'. It reeks of the same glam rockism's which lent themselves to `Your Arsenal' but unlike that peach of an album there is no room for sentimentality here. Moz is clearly asking the public to have a go if they think they're hard enough! A revised running order here helps things move along at a nice pace and choosing the mighty `Boyracer' as the opening track is like blowing the whistle in the trenches of the Somme. With a riff clearly lifted from `Action' by The Sweet, this storming beauty reflects Morrissey's annoyance at not being able to convert to the seemingly indestructible mindset of the everyday John who gets away with everything and bats not one eyelid in the process. `Dagenham Dave' is a similar take on the same subject and as singalongable as anything else Morrissey has turned out. Both were single releases from the original album. Nobody Loves Us, the B-side to Dagenham Dave is at last given it's rightful place on the remastered album and it is astonishing to think as to why it was relegated to the flip of a relatively poor charting single. Singing as though he were trapped in the body of a 14 year old, it is without doubt up there with Morrissey's finest recordings and is lyrically amusing and astute.

A point often overlooked on this album is the standard of musicianship shown by Morrissey's backing band of this period. The roles of Whyte, Boorer, Cobrin et al are phenomenal throughout here and a shame it is that they are seldom more than a footnote on a glittering page. The melodies and breaks which run through `Do Your Best and Don't Worry' and `Reader Meets Author' are refreshing on the ear and considering how many bands the `Britpop era' flung into the frontline around this time, few managed to even come close to competing with these boys. Speaking of Britpop, the extra track `Honey You Know Where To Find Me', is very Pulpish for want of a better expression, and is indeed `of it's time'. Listenable nevertheless.

The epics `The Teachers Are Afraid...' and `Southpaw', once condemned for exceeding 2mins30secs, are here in all their proggish glory and admittedly deserve the odd `skip'. That having been said, without them there would have been no cake to ice and they eventually become an integral part of the LP if you let em'. The other two extra tracks are by no means throw aways. `Fantastic Bird' is very glammish and punkish at the same time while `You Should Have Been Nice To Me' is at least good B-side material.

The original package was covered in early 70's RCA repro logos, an obvious nod to the influence of Bowie (whom he supported, albeit briefly, on the back of Southpaw remember) and The Sweet, as well as a homage to Morrissey's Glam Rock shrine. The booklet contains much of the same alongside an interesting as well as frank essay from the man which makes this reissue complete and to this fellow, a worthy purchase. I have to admit to not really being a Morrissey fan until `Vauxhall and I', and `Southpaw' was the first album I purchased by him. It's as powerful now as it was then and fits in nowhere else. Just like it's artist. Try it on for size ol' pip.


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