Martin Popoff here, to tell you about the yummiest, swankiest book I’ve ever done. The cover is made out of RUBBER and it’s called…
OK, so yes, it is a rubber-bound hard cover, 9 1/2” x 12 1/4” large format, on premium gloss stock, full colour throughout and it weighs 3 3/4 pounds.
What is it? Well, it’s a book of hard rock ‘n’ metal cover art, picked by myself and cover artist Ioannis, and then what I’ve done is critiqued, reviewed, raved about, interpreted, reminisced over... each one.
Emboldening some of my most feverish writing is lots of quotes ‘n’ comments from the cover artists themselves, the photographers, and in many cases the bands (and even the odd manager), about the thought process behind the cover at hand.
So without getting into names, you’ve got commentary from the guys who did covers for Uriah Heep, Diamond Head, Budgie, Ted Nugent (Weekend Warriors – yeah!), Kiss, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Gamma (II of course!), Iron Maiden, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Motley Crue... and dozens of rockers from all walks of the ‘70s and ‘80s having a laugh over some of their greatest wrappers. And it’s not all mainstream either—you’ll see some Quartz, Manowar, Legs Diamond, Angel, Boyzz and Starz celebrated here as well.
Also included are a couple of reminiscing introductions from myself and Ioannis (who also helped with design) and list of both of ours’ Top 100 Hard Rock Album Covers Of The Vinyl Age. Each cover is fully credited, and then cross referenced by a couple of indexes in the back, and the shots of each sleeve are sumptuously top-notch, taken from pristine sources.
Unfortunately, this book is a little pricey, given high shipping costs, although it’s really only pretty bad overseas. Still, two things:
Price including shipping:
- I’ll of course be signing them (and given that it’s proven to be a HUGE Christmas item or good birthday prez, please make sure you tell me if it’s not for you!); and,
- this is a good time to bundle with another book or two because YOU’VE PAID ALL THE POSTAGE with the costs below. Seriously, ask me for a quote. It’s only the cost of the book and I’ll give ya a deal for playing ball with me.
PayPal happily accepted!
Ask me if you'd like a PayPal invoice, or just do yer usual and direct funds to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Email me at email@example.com with any further questions. Nice savings on shipping can be had if you take a few things, and as you know, I'm always good for swingin' a deal for two books or more. Just email me for a quote. But weirdly, for international orders, the magic number for good postage savings is TWO books, but not three.