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  1. Love Power Peace or Say it Live and Loud by James Brown.

    Funk in your face. Live at the Apollo is always stated as his best live album but I never really got into it.

    I'm with ya.

    Say it Loud in particular is incredible.

    Love Power Peace, though a dynamite show (how mean are the Collins brothers?) is let down by a flat mastering job IMO.

    Honestly and truly, get yourself that Live in Lousville Bootsy's RB album. It's fucking collosal.

  2. He's a nasty little midget beast.

    A slimy, full-of-himself musical rape-man.

    On the plus side, without him I'd probably not've realised what a great voice Thom Yorke has.

  3. "Baby Doll", by the Fatback Band (maybe 3 or 4 continuous listens) was the last time I repeatedly listened to something. "Your Love" by Charles Wright has also received this treatment at times, but that track is so short, and it fades in so beautifully. It can withstand continuous-listen abuse.

    However I never ever, even when I'm high from first getting my claws into something, usually listen to anything more than once a day. It just isn't a wise thing to do, and it corrodes your soul.

  4. I think that eBay savy people like us need to report every scam like this we see, even if only a small proporition get shut down, it's still a start.

    Obviously eBay should employ people to do this, but seemingly they don't.

    Apparantly eBay employ over one thousand 'fraudbusters' alone, and that's just for ther UK. Hmm.

  5. But there's only so many times you can draw fannies and find them funny.

    ...who am I kidding, fannies are ephemerally funny.

    No, drawing dicks is funny.

    Almost twenty years on and drawing dicks is funnier than ever.

    You can't be too expressive with a fanny.

    A dick, however, has bags of personality.

  6. Some of those Trojan sets are put together with a whole lot of love, you can't really go wrong.

    Soul Jazz have done great reissues (if mostly compilations) but the leaders of the pack have got to be Blood & Fire. Over the years most of what they touch seems to lead to a definitive version of a Jamaican masterpiece - god bless Mick Hucknall.

    I repeat, god fucking bless Mick Hucknall.

  7. Good grief, I thought I was the only person who'd ever seen that film!

    It really is amazing. No continuity at all, astonishing plot, shocking acting....my fave bit is still where they bury the motorcyclist in the ground - on his bike, naturally - but the hole is only about waist deep, so the top half of him is sticking out.

    Just amazing scenes.

    Not to mention one of the all time great british scores - alongside The Wicker Man's soundtrack, of course.

  8. I've no issues with his rapping, but have major issues with his insistance on using the shitest beats he can get his hands on / produce under the illusion of having some production flair.

    If only there was some meat or some vaguely classy sounds behind him could I possibly treat him as something other than an (occaisionally amusing) irritance.

  9. Just out of interest, does anyone remember the means machines bookazine that come out when it was still part of C+VG?

    It had early looks at a few megadrive games like ghouls and ghots, had the latest details on the Konix and was a bloody good read. Wish I still had it :D

    I've still got the second one (red cover). It's a great read as you remember - the enthusiasm surrounding the coming 16bit revolution was so infectious - almost arcade perfect PCEngine (which still looked liked it would see official release) and Megadrive games...the first tantalising shots of the Snes...

    I mislaid the first one - the 98% review of Ghouls n' Ghosts is something I badly wanna read again (t'was my favouritest game of all time for many, many years).

  10. These are some favourites, though it's been years since I heard some of 'em.


    Cymbals & Crystal Spears

    Heliocentric worlds

    Solar Myth Approach

    Live at Montreaux ('76)

    Space is the place (Impulse)

    There's one tape copy of an LP that I loved to pieces - a kind of sinister Monkish chamber suite - which has which has unfortunately always remained nameless. Just thought I'd slip that in for no reason.

    Disclaimer: A couple of these may require some sort of mental dysfunction on the part of the listener, however.

  11. The great Sun Ra produced stunning albums throughout his long and varied career - problem is that they were often produced for tiny labels that disappeared shortly afterwards.

    I'd say Space is the Place (the LP on Impulse, not the Film or the OST) is one of the more accessible ones for a Sun Ra beginner. Some of the earlier ones that always stay in print (such as "Heliocentric Worlds") will probably prove a bit much.

    Whatever, the man was a stone cold genius. One day the average man will know of all modern music's debt to him. I hope.

  12. I don't think it's a patch on the first one.

    It really sounds like Prince Paul took a step back and let the Automator take full control - the stock musicians mostly reprise their roles from 'Lovage', which a lot of the tracks sound like they're from (not necessarily a bad thing).

    However, though the inclusion of 'rock' tracks is no surprise bearing in mind Dan the Automator's recent production work but there's no excuse for working with the dullest, most talentless oafs you can find. And that Cullum track is a outright travesty.

    So basically, two appalling cuts together with Cullums unlistenably bad album closer severly lets the whole thing down. Disappointment.

  13. I think post-Barret Floyd is a bit crap, with Darkside's being the one I can actually get through. I absolutely loathe the Wall.

    Barret WAS Pink Floyd. They should've changed their name.

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