Below is the back cover blurb, for this study that feels like my favourite
recent book Who Invented Heavy Metal? but basically covering a period
one metal generation later.
And like my recent book, Swords and Tequila: Riot’s Classic First
Decade, I’m not only holding on price but lowering them a good 10%
across the board. But still, remember, I am signing, packing these up and
mailing from Canada.
Orders will be signed from me to you, so please specify if it’s a present for
someone else. Glad to sign as a present for your favorite denim and leather
NWOBHM-jamming metal buddy.
Ah yes, the heroic, glory-rich daze of the New Wave of British Heavy
The year was 1979, and a brash new breed of heavy metal-maker was busy
shoveling dirt over the death of punk, while simultaneous mourning the waning
energies—or outright demises—of hard rock’s earlier heroes, namely Led
Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep.
In Wheels of Steel: The Explosive Early Years of the NWOBHM, Martin
Popoff charts the long ramp-up to this detonation of headbanging mania through
the late ‘70s, arriving at the penultimate first years of this flash
phenomenon, namely 1979 and 1980.
Utilizing his celebrated oral history method—rich with detailed chronological
entries to frame the story—Popoff blasts through all of the reasons the NWOBHM
had to happen, and then drops down on all the singles, albums, live events and
conceptual trends studding those remarkable two years, an era that essentially
marks a coming-out party for heavy metal.
Come join Martin, along with dozens of his old school headbanging buddies, as
they together tell the tale of this ersatz genre’s birth and mischievous,
defiant adolescence—heavy metal would forever be transformed, and Wheels of
Steel celebrates plainly and yet powerfully, all the reasons why.
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