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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Qwert Shmarble ever!, November 19, 2003
I love the Qwert shmarble! Makes it's own gravy, just add water!

Black Light Syndrome
Black Light Syndrome
Price: $13.99
28 used & new from $6.43

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spontaneous and Threatening, October 7, 2003
This review is from: Black Light Syndrome (Audio CD)
The moment my senses were stricken by Black Light Syndrome, the world became a better, weirder, happy, eerie place with an elated hope that music could once again be spontaneous and threatening in the best of ways. Spontaneous and alive with a fresh conception of where music can grow if given freedom, threatening the axiom of what "progressive rock" ought to be, Black Light Syndrome is a rare chance for the listener to be entertained and challenged. Terry Bozzio (drums), Tony Levin (bass/stick) and Steve Stevens (guitars) meld together wonderfully in this incredible project recorded over a span of only four days in an environment where each member had equal and unconditional input to its improvisational composition. That freedom is always evident.
Known for their musical efforts with a seemingly countless number of artists, Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon), and Stevens (Billy Idol, Atomic Playboys) bring their influences to the album with a strangely comfortable feel. From the moody opening of The Sun Road, to the raucous noise of Dark Corners, to the flamenco fusion of Duende, Bozzio Levin Stevens introduce the record with a musical prowess that is both unpredictable and daring. The musing, jazzy title track coolly soars into Falling In Circles with an odd yet familiar vibe that crackles with electricity, while Book Of Hours gently soothes the tension afterwards. It is the album's closing track that best summarizes the entire listening experience, appropriately titled, Chaos/Control.
Black Light Syndrome is a bold mix of rock, jazz and world beat rhythms, carefully balancing fury and serenity in a soundscape of consciousness. Certainly not mainstream. Definitely excellent. This album comes highly recommended to anyone demanding more from music and I can only hope Bozzio, Levin and Stevens will work together again. Get it!

Slayer - War at the Warfield
Slayer - War at the Warfield
DVD ~ Slayer
33 used & new from $1.98

5.0 out of 5 stars The Slaytanic Wehrmacht keeps on killing!, August 17, 2003
This review is from: Slayer - War at the Warfield (DVD)
The Slaytanic Wehrmacht keeps on killing. With "Post Mortem" then "Raining Blood" then "Hell Awaits," does it get any better?

Muhammad Ali - The Greatest Collection
Muhammad Ali - The Greatest Collection
DVD ~ Muhammad Ali
Offered by btrdev
Price: $98.79
15 used & new from $19.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD value for all fight fans, August 6, 2003
Considering you're getting three full fights, PLUS a one hour biography, PLUS a reference CD-ROM, this is a great value. Perfect for all boxing fans, casual or serious. The "Rumble in the Jungle" fight happens to be my fave.

DVD ~ Tisa Farrow
Offered by arrow-media
Price: $15.93
42 used & new from $0.55

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love them MAGGOTTY Fulci zombies!, August 6, 2003
This review is from: Zombie (DVD)
What can I say, I freakin' LOVE these zombies! Maggotty, slow moving, menacing zombies with "We are going to eat you" as their tag-line. You've heard of the infamous "eye/splinter" scene and the surreal "shark/zombie" underwater fight: These have got to be seen to be believed. Great italian zombie film with buckets of gore, beautiful slinky women and a crazy late 70s soundtrack. Zombie fans have to check out Fulci's ZOMBIE.

Zombie Holocaust
Zombie Holocaust
DVD ~ Ian McCulloch
19 used & new from $7.85

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT vacation with Ian McCulloch!, August 4, 2003
This review is from: Zombie Holocaust (DVD)
Ah, italian zombie movies, you gotta love `em! But italian zombie/cannibal/mad-scientist/slasher movies? What the hell?!
All of that is rolled into ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST aka DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D. (Medical Deviate). If you're already looking here, chances are you're already a fan of the italian horror genre. This ain't CITIZEN KANE, kids. Sure, there's bad dialogue, a few cheesy special effects (A suicidal manequin jumps from a window?), and plot holes big enough swallow a Fiat... But that's all part of the B-movie charm that you love in italian zombie films. It's a zombie flick, yes, but they're only a fraction of the whole cannoli here. In fact, you've got a whole lotta cannibals and, might I add, for an italian cannibal film there is NO ANIMAL SLAUGHTER to be found, very nice for a change! But where there's cannibals and zombies, there's usually buckets of gore. Whole lotta gore. Eye gouging, throat slashing, rib cracking, disemboweling, bloody, gooey gore. The film stars Ian McCulloch, who also starred in Lucio Fulci's classic ZOMBIE, and the gorgeous Alexandra Delli Colli, who is just a stunning nude. Yes, you gotta love italian zombie movies!
Anyway, Shriek Show did a great job with this DVD with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and a great selection of extras. Clearly these are people who love the genre as much as their fans and produce a superior product to show as much.
If you're new to the italian zombie genre, I'd recommend picking this one up, along with Fulci's ZOMBIE. And just a word of advice: If Ian McCulloch calls up and invites you to vacation with him in the tropics, RUN, DON'T WALK, as fast as you can!
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Motorhead - 25 & Alive: Boneshaker
Motorhead - 25 & Alive: Boneshaker
DVD ~ Motorhead
Price: $14.93
32 used & new from $10.60

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STAND UP STRAIGHT!, February 9, 2003
"If this band moved in next door to you, your lawn would die." -- Lemmy
To paraphrase Bill Murray, there are two types of people in this world: those who love Motörhead, and those who are pathetic wimps. This DVD is an absolute blast. From classics like "Metropolis" and "Iron Fist" to new rockers like "Stay Out of Jail" and "Sacrifice", there's not a bad song in the nearly two-hour set. (Was there ever a bad Motörhead song, really?) Cools extras like the Wacken Open Air show, "Ain't No Nice Guy" unplugged, music videos, bios, interviews, etc., make this DVD a great value for Motörheadbangers everywhere. It's my favourite music DVD and I'd gladly lend it to you... but then I hardly know you, so you'll just have to get your own. Buy two and give one to your neighbour. It's the least you can do after killing his lawn.

Destroy All Monsters
Destroy All Monsters
DVD ~ Akira Kubo
28 used & new from $9.77

4.0 out of 5 stars What is it with aliens and silver jumpsuits??, January 10, 2003
This review is from: Destroy All Monsters (DVD)
Godzilla nukes New York! Mothra blasts Beijing! Rodan levels Moscow! It's all there, folks. Man alive, does this one bring back memories of after-school movies on TV in the mid-70s. Featuring eleven Toho monsters, including a few strange ones like Gorosaurus the T-rex wannabe and Manda the really big newt, this one is lots of fun for the whole family. (My kids love it in a "Dad is so weird" kind of way.) As mentioned by other reviewers, this ADV Films edition has NO MENU AND NO CHAPTER STOPS! A drag, yes. But it sounds great. And the widescreen presentation looks sharp, considering this flick dates back to 1968. And the price is right. If you're a seasoned Godzilla fan, go for it. Newbies should start off with something like Godzilla 2000 or Godzilla vs Mothra. Let's give it up for the dudes in rubber suits!

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