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posted a comment on The Clash - The Story Of The Clash (Volume 1). about 1 year ago
probably easier - and more fun! - to make your own comp ;-)
whatever happened to the art of the mixtape...
posted a comment on Wisbey - Dirty Fan Male. about 1 year ago
this is one of funniest albums ever, and guaranteed to make all your mates go "WTF??!?!?" if you play it anytime, although for maximum WTF-effect try it in an 'after-party' scenario when peeps heads are already a little bit bent, lol!
posted a review of The Boomtown Rats - A Tonic For The Troops. about 1 year ago
I wonder if perhaps this band ended up being over-shadowed by Bob's political activism? Their debut eponymous album showed many signs or promise with some great songs, albeit being a little raw around the edges.
This second album retains the drive, ... See full review
posted a comment on The Boomtown Rats - The Boomtown Rats. about 1 year ago
'tis a cracking debut, definitely more New Wave than Punk, should we update the style category?
posted a comment on Kim Rapatti - Mood E.P.. about 1 year ago
agree with the props by the other two posters - this is a lovely, lovely e.p., grab one if you can!
submitted Purpose & Tristan Voice - Your Voice Is You / Boom For Miles. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Botchit Breaks 5 (Part 2). about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Planetary Assault Systems - The Messenger. about 1 year ago
plenty of women like techno! if they're not saying "oi, turn it up!!" when you put PAS on the platen, you're hanging with the wrong ones ;-))
posted a comment on Cyrus - Inversion. about 1 year ago
sounds like it might have happened when they switched colours at the plant during manufacturing - I expect they pressed clear, then green then black. it's not unusual.
posted a comment on Musicology - Hall Of Mirrors. about 1 year ago
think they might have lost the 'a' out of this as well - "Boundries" - maybe because it was the B-side?! ;-))

posted a comment on Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. about 1 year ago
this is indeed an immensely lush release!
highly amused to see some of the asking prices on the marketplace here at time of writing, considering it's still available to buy direct from Radiohead at £100, lol!

(£200?!? roflmto!!)
posted a comment on KRS-One. over 2 years ago
who the heck knows what went on several decades ago? and who really knows what's going on now?
just done a quick 'net search for news about Bambaataa, and nothing's coming up since Oct last year. All we see are just unsubstantiated claim and ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Vai - Flex-Able. over 2 years ago
spectacular six-string pyrotechnics from yer man Vai, with way more humour, intelligence and soul than any of the other 'axe wizards' like Malmsteen, Vincent, Satriani et al. Recorded for fun in his home studio, without - as his sleeve notes state - any ... See full review
posted a comment on Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool. over 2 years ago
brilliant! do let us know how you get on :-) as an alternative to a reel to reel setup, could it work with an old school analogue tape delay unit like a WEM Copicat or similar? that might also give you more options on the speed control?
posted a comment on Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool. over 2 years ago
don't know if I've got a second run here? definitely has all the exact matrix ID's as listed above, and it sounds perfect, really crisp and clear, great dynamic range and power, no problems at all.
posted a comment on Joe Cocker - The Very Best Of Joe Cocker - The Voice. over 2 years ago
I've never been much of a fan of the Stones or The Beatles, but I do have a fondness for Cocker's blues-infused renditions. His backing band is truly first class, and he really does have a special voice and outstanding delivery. If you have only a ... See full review
submitted Johann Strauss Sr. - Waltzes. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on The Clash - Combat Rock. over 2 years ago
well said england2 & EverlastingFather!
totally agree with you, five bloody brilliant albums from one of THE greatest bands of all time :-)
posted a comment on Blur - Think Tank. over 2 years ago
second and thirded the other posters comments...a brilliant album in all respects
submitted Bill Bailey (2) - Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on David Bowie - Heathen. over 3 years ago
I'd suggest the press is a little quiet because of the running time - over 50mins is quite a lot to squeeze on to vinyl, that's very close to the max. No complaints about the quality though, and it's a lovely blue :-)

And of course it is a great album!
posted a comment on D-M-S* - Exterminate. over 3 years ago
except...who was texting back in '91?! ;P)
strictly payphone vibes and bootleg cassettes bro!
posted a comment on Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads. over 3 years ago
One of THE greatest bands of all time, if you've never taken the time to check out Talking Heads, won't be disappointed, and this is a really good 'stepping off' album to get into them.
And if you're already a fan but don't yet own this, you ... See full review
posted a comment on Kingmaker. over 3 years ago
Saw Kingmaker live supporting The Wonderstuff at Brixton in December 1991, great gig. Cracking songs from a really energetic and powerful trio, definitely a cut above your average indie outfit of the time, certainly made me go out and buy "Eat ... See full review
posted a comment on Maurizio - M6. over 3 years ago
I hope you turned off the strange girl and turned up the beautiful music! ;-))
submitted Ever Vivid - Sketches Of My Life. over 3 years ago
submitted Various - Lifeworks Volume 1. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Acid Jesus - Remastered One. over 3 years ago
"Move My Body" - what a beautiful track!! The other two aren't bad either :)
submitted Various - This Is... R&B II. over 3 years ago
posted a review of NYJO* - NYJO Down Under. over 3 years ago
Picked this up in a bundle of other stuff, and have to say was quite underwhelmed by the cover, and about to put it straight in the 'sale' bin, when I reminded myself of the old maxim "never judge a book, or record...!" and decided to give it a quick ... See full review
posted a comment on Antonym - Tonanysm. over 3 years ago
my CD has 19 tracks, the last not being listed on the cover, and is 24secs of....silence! seems slightly odd, I mean if you wanted the listener to sit quietly and absorb the music at the end of the album, why not just have 24secs of silence at the end of ... See full review
submitted Various - Summer Festival Classics. over 3 years ago
submitted Ludwig van Beethoven, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Deutsche Grammophon. over 3 years ago
Always high-quality releases, I've never yet been disappointed with a DG record. As I've got older (and wiser?!) I've started exploring classical music more and more, and I've discovered as a general rule of thumb you can't go far wrong taking a chance ... See full review
posted a comment on Piano Circus - Future Sound Of London / Max Richter. over 3 years ago
This is a stunningly beautiful CD, and the re-interpretation of FSOL's "Glass" is just immense!
submitted Piano Circus - Future Sound Of London / Max Richter. over 3 years ago
submitted Togetha Brotha SoundSystem - The Highpriests Of Voices & Thundering II. over 3 years ago
submitted Lebatol - Sampler. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Humanoids From The Deep - Tube-Tech. over 3 years ago
"Tube Tech" just blew me away when I first heard it on Colin Faver's late night show back in the day, and it still sends shivers down my spine twenty years later! totally awesome!!!
posted a comment on X-102 - Rediscovers The Rings Of Saturn. over 3 years ago
agree with d_former - if you're a Mills/Banks fan this is an essential for your library ;-)

re: Track 12, what I've found is that you can play this in a normal CD player, but it is reversed! Not having a cd-j with reverse function, I ripped the whole cd ... See full review
submitted Acker Bilk His Clarinet & Strings* - Mellow Music 20 All Time Greats. over 3 years ago
submitted Wishbone Ash Featuring Robbie France & Ray Weston - Strange Affair. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One. over 3 years ago
VGC+ copies for sale from £1.25?! (August 2015) what a snip for a piece of musical history that still sounds fresh today as it did back then. it might be a(nother) rubbish British summer but this will still lift your heart and get your feet moving :)
posted a comment on Sly & Robbie. over 3 years ago
Quite possibly the greatest rhythm section ever, if you don't know who these two are, there is a massive hole in your musical world - and I can pretty much guarantee you will have a most enjoyable time filling it in :)
posted a comment on Sly & Robbie - A Dub Experience. over 3 years ago
not sure if it's the best ever Jon, I'd need to listen to all of the others to be able to judge ;-) certainly is a top TOP record though and totally agree with you about it being essential listening, everyone should have a copy of this!
posted a comment on Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out. over 4 years ago
apparently it's a pun!
*Play on the name of the surrealist author of 'Les Chants De Maldoror' ... Isidore Ducasse … *

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posted a comment on Plastikman - EX. over 4 years ago
Just received a flawless brand new copy from Juno, so I would think you've just been really unlucky with your poor quality pressing.

Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. As you've pointed out, Plastikman can be a bit of an acquired taste. ... See full review
posted a comment on XTC. over 4 years ago
many apologies for the 'poetic licence' re: their gig numbers, I obviously got that wrong, v.v. surprised to see just how many sets they have played. out of curiosity, do you know if AP was on stage for all of those?
submitted Country Joe McDonald - Goodbye Blues. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Sister Sledge - Lost In Music. over 4 years ago
Sonar by Night @ Barcelona - an enormous shed on the city's edge and 15000+ smiley happy people giving it up for Chic on stage, awesome!! :-))