Yeesh, that was an epic transport, but they’ve arrived. Nazareth: A Visual
Biography is my weighty 1.65 kg, 8 ½” x 12”
hardback coffee table book on Scottish hard rockers Nazareth.
The chief mission is to celebrate the entire 50 years of the band’s
hard-working career, utilizing my time-honoured
detailed timeline and quotes format.
But that’s just the start. Besides the fully 52,000 words of academic timeline
framing and commentary from the band in
their own words, the book features fully 615 pictures, placed reverently upon
sumptuous 100 lb. gloss paper.
As the back cover sez:
“Now you’re messin’…”
Dunfermline, Scotland’s finest may not sound like much of a boast, but
Nazareth made sure the world heard them howl,
staking their claim first down in London but then conquering in sequence
Canada, Germany, Russia and Brazil, all
territories that remain huge Naz-lovers to this day.
Happy bassist Pete Agnew has been a constant throughout—running the ship in
fact—but perhaps most notorious through the
lineups that have flown this proud banner through the years has been vocalist
Dan McCafferty, forced to the sidelines
recently due to respiratory issues, much to the sorrow of millions of fans
around the globe.
But as Pete has said, “You don’t retire from this business—you do it until you
die,” and so the band carries on, now
with Carl Sentance singing up a storm, in front of a lineup of consummate
songwriters and musicians that has been stable
for an astonishing run of beloved recent albums.
But it is of course the material from the glory years that keeps packing the
venues. Scotland wouldn’t be on the rock
‘n’ roll map without the likes of Razamanaz, Loud ‘n’ Proud, Hair of the Dog,
Expect No Mercy and No Mean City going
gold and platinum across more territories than most bands can find on a map,
let alone having been there. And inside of
those records… well, classic rock radio would be a sadder place without
“Broken Down Angel,” “Bad Bad Boy,” “Woke Up
This Morning,” “This Flight Tonight,” “Hair of the Dog,” “Miss Misery,” Love
Hurts,” “Telegram,” “Hearts Grown Cold” and
“Dream On” at the level of constant rotation they still enjoy today.
So come join the celebration, as Martin Popoff takes us through 50 years of
Naz, utilizing his trusty timeline
technique, with illuminating quotes along the way. But that’s just the
academic side: Loud ‘n’ Proud – 50 Years of
Nazareth is all about the pictorial, from live shots to posters, 45 sleeves,
magazine ads, backstage passes, ticket
stubs and promo items. That’s all here, decade by decade, creating a sumptuous
historical document that is a feast for
the eyes, hopefully consumed with a jar or two at the ready
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