If you like the way I’ve been doing these books, a chapter per album, every
song addressed—and if you were a
card-carrying NWOBHM maniac—then this book is for you.
Denim and Leather is 250 pages of biker metal hail after hail, with two
four-page colour sections, loads of fresh
interview content, all the facts and dates and even some of the hot disputes.
As the back cover crows…
Stand Up and Be Counted!
Now that there’s no more Motörhead, it’s up to Iron Maiden and Saxon to uphold
the fine tradition of the New Wave of
British Heavy Metal, something both bands have been doing for over 40 years
now. Indeed, 2020 marks the 40th anniversary
of Saxon’s landmark Wheels of Steel> album, a record we celebrate in
with much reverence and many pints of ale
clinked between headbangers clad in both denim and leather.
Of course there’s more than that but not everything! Indeed, Denim and
Leather: Saxon’s First Ten Years focuses on the
band’s golden era, Saxon’s prodigious first decade of output. Saxon,
Steel, Strong Arm of the Law, Denim and
Leather, Power & the Glory, Crusader, Innocence Is No
Excuse, Rock the Nations
and Destiny each are dedicated
stand-alone chapters, inside of which Popoff deconstructs every song across
both sides of the original vinyl, while not
forgetting bonus tracks and B-sides, as well as the live material along the
way, including the beloved The Eagle Has
It’s a glory-bound Saxon-fest that is long overdue, and it is the hope of the
author that at the end of this sometimes
critical examination that the reader returns to these records with new
reflections on the NWOBHM and some of the
detrimental things that came after for many bands, the heroes of our story
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