This is the much-enquired-about fifth of the series, and the follow-up to Ye Olde Metal: 1977, Ye Olde Metal: 1976, Ye Olde Metal: 1973 To 1975 and Ye Olde Metal: 1968 To 1972. Like those, it’s also limited to 1,000 copies, signed by me, and it’s numbered. On the cover... Starz!
For those not in the loop yet, what I'm doing with this is detailed examinations of classic old albums, using new interviews with guys in the bands, maybe a little available press here and there. These are write-ups that are way more exhaustive than any commercially viable (!) book would ever dare. You know me, I just love getting the stories, no matter how few of us hard rock historian types care anymore.
This one's as power-packed as any so far, with more celebrated and mega-rare Rich Galbraith photos, cool old ads, 45 sleeves and other weird stuff. The book is 250 pages, went right to the wall (ha ha, you’ll notice every chapter ends on the left to save space), full trade 6" x 9" dimension, and stuffed with trivia folks ain't never heard before - I guarantee it.
The chapters this time - and I gotta tell you, a couple of these, like the Ram Jam and the DMZ, are the best yet! - are:
- Hounds - Unleashed
- Yesterday And Today - Struck Down
- Frank Marino And Mahogany Rush - Live
- Teaze - On The Loose
- DMZ - DMZ
- The Dictators - Bloodbrothers
- Dead Boys - We Have Come For Your Children
- Styx - Pieces Of Eight
- Starz - Attention Shoppers!
- The Boyzz - Too Wild To Tame
- The Godz - The Godz
- Ram Jam - Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Ram
- Starz - Coliseum Rock
- Uriah Heep - Fallen Angel
- Pat Travers Band - Heat In The Street
- Streetheart - Meanwhile Back In Paris...
The next one in the series will cover 1979, then 1980, one per year likely well into the '80s, at least. But yeah, the idea is that this is a pretty strange, obscure thing to try, and the hope is that people will "collect 'em all," the whole thing making a l'il "same design" heavy metal encyclopaedia set as they show up, a series, a cool bunch of collectible books.
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