Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rock 'n' Roll Dealers - 'Have A Drink With Lemmy'

Live To Win Book (Again)

Big discusion going on on regarding the difference in price for the USA price for the book and the UK. Well, the book was produced by Cleopatra Records in LA, so lucky old America is getting it at the price which lucky old UK could have enjoyed, (several UK publishers were approached, but they didn't want to know), if a UK publisher had taken it up. But if one had, then America would be importing it, and they would be paying the higher price, which they have on many of the Motorhead record releases in the past, so now it's their turn to enjoy a ray of sunshine.
Virgin Record shops were famous in their day for import American albums which you couldn't get in the UK. But they were more expensive. This is an American book which you couldn't otherwise get in the UK. It costs money to send the books from the USA to the UK, and a book weighing 3lbs ain't cheap. Indeed, if you want to send one from the UK TO America, it costs over £20 per copy.
So the math is, (1) price of the book in America, + (2) shipping to the UK, (around £8 per book in bulk), + (3) profit margin for the importer and Amazon (no one does something for nothing) = price, which is (on Amazon) £49-99 (+ postage). [It's been discounted to around £46 already]
More than I thought it would be. Sorry.
But it isn't a cheapskate load of rubbish, it's a high quality luxury book which every fan will be VERY proud to own, and yes, you will regret it when as they are saying on imotorhead, they are triple that price as collector's items.
Yes, money is tight around the globe, but 'Live To Win' is worth every penny, and will make you smile your biggest smile ever when you actually see, hold, and touch one.
And when have I ever let you down?
The BEST £50 you will EVER spend!

A BAD price is that crummy 'The Early Years Box Set' for £257 which Lemmy warned us about.

'Live to Win' is Official, and all BRAND NEW, including never-before-published 1975 photos of the Lemmy-Larry-Lucas line-up playing live on stage.

Your Money and Your Choice, though...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Well Worth A Look

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dear Mr. Branson,

As a fellow hippie and record buyer from your mail order outlet in the '70's, (I bought the amazing Jimi Hendrix 'Live Experience' vinyl bootleg LP advertised quite blatantly and illegally in 'Sounds'), I prefer your record marketing skills to those of the Internet. Indeed, even your trains and aircraft are preferable, and Usaine Bolt on your TV ads doesn't cut any ice with me, either.
You see, yesterday my 'Superhub' arrived to make my Virgin Internet faster, more streamlined, yada-yada-yada, but the problem was, (as with everyone who gets one), is that we have to ring your engineers to get it installed. And what do I get, (as usual, I am sorry to say), a foreign accented gentleman and a bad phone line so that I can't understand a word he says.
When I ordered this 'Superhub,' I told the (easy to understand English guy), that the reason we sounded as if I was on planet Earth and he was on planet Mars was due to the fact that I have been waiting at least 3 years to get my actual piece of cable renewed.
You see, the cable from Main Virgin Box 100 yards across the way to the little box screwed to my wall should be in one complete piece. But it has been joined by your engineers, (or maybe they were NTL, or Nynex, or Cable and effing Wireless, I can't remember, but we have had this darned service which Mr. Branson ended up buying, for a very long time), twice, and in so doing the phone line sounds like bacon and eggs frying. Good job my wife has a mobile, good job no one except the eternal wrong number callers, (asking for the guy who had the line before us, 25 years ago), and people asking if I'd like a PPI refund, or this would annoy me more than ever.
Now, after ordering this 'Superhub' and talking to the English guy, he felt quite annoyed at this, (or perhaps he's paid to sound annoyed to make me feel like he's doing his job?), but he told me that he would send an engineer around. And he did so, last Monday (20th August), and I showed him the joins, and told him about the previous visits by his colleagues, which had brought forth: "Oh, the manhole over the road is full of water and refuse, and we can't find your cable," and he said "Well, it's a bit of a job, but we'll get to it at some point," (like, when?), and went away.
Now, going by the above, I am not going to hold my breath, as it seems to me as if they can't be bothered to do this job, (as it's a little bit difficult, and they might get their hands dirty, and they can't be arsed until my service doesn't work at all, and they are force into doing something), but in the meantime, as and when I ring someone, especially YOUR engineers, I can't understand a word they are saying!
So, my fellow vinyl record buying hippie friend, what are you going to do now? I had heart surgery in 2006 and I don't want the associated palpitations from ringing your people who note my call, get a bloke around to have a look, and then do bugger-all about it. Can you please tell them to get off their lazy arses and fix my darned phone line! Thank you.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The World Is Ours Volume 2

Being released in September, I am reliably informed that all 3 concerts (Wacken, Sonisphere and Rock In Rio) are in FULL COLOUR throughout.
Quite a few fans and many MHB's were disgruntled at the black and white concert footage from Chile on Volume 1, so you can buy this with confidence, and enjoy Motorhead in their full splendour.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Discounted Motorhead

Amazon now has the 'Live To Win' book discounted to £42-49 and available as from 10th September. Worth every penny, this is one of those books which takes your breath away when you see it.

I also noticed that 'The World Is Ours Volume 2' is around the £30 mark (plus postage) on Amazon, and £23 including postage from HMV.

Friday, August 10, 2012

'Live To Win' on Amazon

Well, the basic entry is there. I understand the book will be £49-99 or less (it should be discounted?) in the UK + postage. What Amazon will charge for postage I don't know, but it costs £5-30 by standard parcel for UK post due to its weight.
The quality of the book as a whole is worth the price, I must say, and will look 'The Business' on MHB's bookshelves around the world.

It's A Bomber!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Extremely Funny!

Friday, August 03, 2012

The World Is Ours Volume 2

Just noticed that Amazon are offering it for £30 + postage, and HMV just £23 including postage. A £7+ difference?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The World Is Ours Volume 2

This new DVD and 2 x CD release, and the double vinyl LP of the Wacken 2011 gig, have just been posted on Amazon UK for pre-order, (which costs nothing until despatch in September, but if we pre-order now it raises the profile of the release).
Not sure if it's the straight CD release or the Digipak, though, and we would prefer the Digipak, of course.