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Ultimate Body Press Dip Stand
Ultimate Body Press Dip Stand
Price: $91.98
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still using it two years later..., January 14, 2012
While looking around at other workout gear, I saw link to this, and realized after thinking about it, that I actually really love this thing. I've had it for about two years now, and it's held up. I bought it to add to my home gym, and have been using it solidly, now. I'm 6'4, and although I have to really keep my knees bent, I can use it fine without dragging the ground. The foam gripper thingie did finally break on the right side, but a little piece of foam holding on for two years after repeated abuse isn't bad. I just taped it right back. It's been a great addition to my workouts.

In Concert
In Concert
DVD ~ Cinderella
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Badass, February 12, 2011
This review is from: In Concert (DVD)
Cinderella have been really neglected as far as the resurgance in popularity of the hair stuff goes. Tom Keifer is condiderably more talented, at least in my opinion, than say, Poison. His songs have always come across as a little more raw and real than the Sunset stuff, and he sticks to the blues oriented rock that make Aerosmith and Zeppelin tick.
His vocals are a bit put on, but you'd be hard pressed to find many rock guys still going that have the talent and drive he does. I caught them on their 2010 tour and he was all over the place, playing guitar, slide guitar, sax, piano, steel, and singing his ass off. If you get the chance to see them live, do!
As for this particular DVD, it's another quality product from the band as far as performance goes. A great show, going over most of their best songs, with the vigor of 1991. I'd like to have had "Long Cold Winter," but other than that, I can't complain.
The audio starts off sort of poor, but the sound man fixed the mix as he went, as you do in a live situation, and it's pretty clear from the beginning on. The video is typical early '90's.
As stated, the band puts on a great performance, and it really bums me out that these guys aren't more appreciated. The real musicians fall by the wayside as the media whores get the limelight.
Keep it up, guys!

Peter Pan & the Pirates - Ghost Ship [VHS]
Peter Pan & the Pirates - Ghost Ship [VHS]
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Pan as it's meant to be!, December 5, 2003
Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates is without a doubt the best version of J. M. Barrie's classic story. If you are a fan of Disney's version of Peter Pan, definately try this, and see Neverland as it's supposed to be.
Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates shows a depth that is severely lacking in modern cartoons. Contrary to Disney's version, the characters have personality, and this version shows an energy that is lacking in Disney's version.
James Hook is absoulutley amazing. I've often had to resort to a dictionary after watching an episode, because Hook's vocabulary in the show is very extensive. He quotes Shakespeare alot, and his education is very noticable. Hook is not a coward, prissy character as in Disney's version, and Tim Curry's preformance is absolutley perfect.
Now, this episode itself: Peter Pan is pitted against the supernatural as The Rake, Hook's Brother's ghost ship, returns to Neverland after his treasure is found in a cave. Peter and Hook must fight to save themselves and Neverland from the evil power of the Ghost of Hook's murdered brother.
The animation is great, the music is beautiful, and the show leaves you with a feeling of adventure!
If this video comes back into stock, I highly advise this for your children, and even for adults!
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St. Anger
St. Anger
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Metallica for a New Generation - New generation, run away!, October 24, 2003
This review is from: St. Anger (Audio CD)
Metallica has always been known for their bonecrushing riffs and lightning fast solos. They have been a metal mainstay, and the idols of all metalheads since their first release "Kill Em All". But no more.
St. Anger features a bitchin' new case, with awesome artwork and a new DVD included with the CD.
But the CD itself? A metal massacre. A complete piece of crap. Metallica has sunk low.
We'll start with Metallica's new appearance. Gone are the days when Metallica tore it up, headbanging and playing like Satan's minions. Also gone, are the days of Metallica's metal background. The very beginning of the DVD made me think I was about to watch a rap video (god forbid). James spraying a wall with gangster like graffiti. But I still thought "Hey, it's the music that counts, right?"
Again, I was dissapointed.
The new album is bad. Doesn't even sound like Metallica. No solos, no stand out riffs, and Hetfields voice is absolutley horrible, which is accented by Lars, who sounds like he's banging on tin cans instead of drums. I have no idea what the band was smoking when they wrote the lyrics, either. Horrible. Take "Invisible Kid" for example. There's a little part where James starts singing and I had to turn it down. There was no rhyme, no melody, and it sounded like a dog faking an orgasm.
Metallica has gone completely commercial, and St. Anger is another generic piece of crap turned out by Metallica in a last-ditch effort to make money. Take my advice, don't buy this album. No melody, solos, good riffs, or thier awesome thrash sound. This is what happens when Metallica ran out of Dave Mustaine's (lead singer of Megadeth) riffs. Metallica, please don't suck next time!

Countdown to Extinction
Countdown to Extinction
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You'll be hanging on by the Skin of Your Teeth, October 12, 2003
This review is from: Countdown to Extinction (Audio CD)
Megadeth has always been one of metal's best acts. Now, with Countdown to Extintion, they still are. Here's a song by song review:
1.)Skin of My Teeth: A great song all about (lead singer) Dave Mustaine's suicide attempts, and a decent album opener. For me, this song is great, but I did get a little bored with it, after repeated listenings. Still a great song, though. A-
2.)Symphony of Destruction: A great song. Balls to the wall, heavy, strong metal foundation. Very catchy chorus, and a Megadeth classic. A+
3.)Architecture of Aggression: Another heavy song. A nice little song, with a good chorus. It starts off with rockets and guns firing (yes, a ripoff of Metallica's One but it works). A-
4.)Foreclosure of a Dream: I love this song. It starts off slow, then elevates into a catchy rocker. I love the way Mustaine sings the chorus, and the little riff in there is great too. A+
5.)Sweating Bullets: GREAT SONG. Very simple, but also humorous. The chorus is extremely catchy, and I catch myself singing it all the time. Dave Mustaine's limited vocal range in this song is used to great effect. A+
6.)This Was My Life: There's some noticible anger in this song, and the lyrics are quite clever. Mustaine's voice is a bit high at some points, and does get kind of exagerrated, but it doesn't ruin anything. Good song. A-
7.)Countdown to Extinction: This is an awesome song. It's meaning is deep, and speaks out against the needless killing of animals. There are some clever lyrics here, and the chorus is done splendidly, mixed with some great guitar work. There's a female spoken part in this song, which works extremely well. A+
8.)High Speed Dirt: This is a catchy one. The solos in this song are phenomenal. Marty Friedman's bluesy solo towards the end of the song is so great, and the little sound effect at the end of a body hitting the ground is a gruesome touch. A+
9.)Psychotron: Another good'un. All about a part human/part robot, Psychotron is simple, but still a very good song, and always worth a listen. A
10.) Captive Honour: Starts slow, then grows, and has a great little courtroom skit. All about a man in prison. No really stand-out riffs, but the lyrics are clever. B
11.)Ashes in Your Mouth: I think that the arrangement could have been better on this song, but it's still pretty good. The solos aren't bad, and the chorus is kind of cool. B

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