Big difference from the other recent bios… this one is
full color throughout, stuffed with pictures, but also lots and lots of text
355 pages, way bigger than the Rush. Long-friggin’-awaited…
I’ve had it finished for nine months. It just goes through a lot of hands
with ECW, which is a good thing.
Long story, but the prices below have been raised from
the original estimate. This bloody thing weighs exactly one kilogram, so with
packaging material it goes over and costs much more to ship. Sorry
nothing I can do; I gotta deal with Canada Post.
Essentially, it’s like my Rush book (also published
by ECW) same high quality look, with 373 graphics, consisting of 127 band
photos and 246 memorabilia and record sleeve shots.
OK, first, here’s the publisher’s
hype… (from which you’ll gather, it’s very much along my
usual format every damn song discussed in one way or another, and ALL of
Containing rare and previously unpublished material
culled from Popoff’s interviews over the last decade with all the
principal members of the band, Black Sabbath: Doom Let Loose is an
exhaustive song-by-song, album-by-album trek through the Sabs’ 37-year
history. Numerous one-on-one conversations with Ozzy, Tony, Geezer, and Bill, as
well as ten interviews with Ronnie James Dio, and additional interviews with
supporting musicians such as Tony Martin, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Vinny
Appice, Bob Daisley, Bobby Rondinelli and Neil Murray, make this full-colour
retrospective a must for any fan.
The drugs, drink, depression, and doom surrounding this band have imbued songs
like “The Wizard,” “Paranoid,” “Iron Man,”
“War Pigs,” “Children of the Grave,” and “Heaven
and Hell” with an almost supernatural importance among lovers of dark
music. In the wider realm, full albums such as Master of Reality,
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, and Heaven and Hell show
up with regularity on lists of greatest records of all time. Doom Let
Loose explains how such classics came to be. It also deals with their tour
history, documenting the places rocked, the supporting bands, and most notably,
the band’s trials and tribulations as they tried to hold it together in
the Satan-obsessed, drug-addicted America of the Nixon era. Look for all manner
of Sabbath photos and artifacts that make this examination of heavy
metal’s fearsome foursome a feast for the eyes as well as the enquiring
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