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The Land Of Lost Vinyl

Advantages: True music worship from a likeable guy, easy to identify with
Disadvantages: It's not exactly brain surgery

I wish I’d never looked at Giles Smith’s picture before I read this. If you decide to purchase this book yourselves forget about the back cover and just remember that it cost £5.99 and DON’T LOOK. His image gave me a voice in my head tha ...

pennii 01.11.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Lost in Music - Giles Smith

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Lost In Music

Advantages: Easy but not shallow reading, deeply chucklesome
Disadvantages: At the price, none

A book that is tremendously annoying in the sense that as a music fan you wish you'd written it first. Giles Smith's comfortable, easy writing style takes you through his life with popular music; listening to it, buying it, obsessing over it, and finally ...

greenierexyboy 27.10.2007 · Read full review
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Rollermania recalled

Advantages: Funny, serious, ironic - knows when to take the subject seriously, and when not to
Disadvantages: None

The very idea of a columnist with The Guardian owning up to having been a fully paid-up fan of the Bay City Rollers must raise a few eyebrows at least. But yes, almost every teenage girl must dream of meeting her pop idol sooner or later. Caroline's adm ...

JOHNV 16.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Bye bye baby: My tragic love affair with the Bay City Rollers - Caroline Sullivan

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guitar tuition book

Advantages: vital factors covered
Disadvantages: not to much detail

...I would say that this book should be aimed at players that want an easily explained step by step guide to beginner to intermediate playing. The book covers a range of areas : 1. Notes on the Fretboard (very important factor to learn) 2. The major scale ...

digitalsea 09.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Fretboard Roadmaps: The Essential Guitar Patterns That All the Pros Know and Use (Guitar Techniques) - Fred Sokolow

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