OK, new book, almost like an academic journal, the very first of a series, the intention being a little library of similar books covering a pretty big chunk of metal history.

It's also limited to 1,000 copies, signed by me, and most importantly, it's numbered. But yeah, you've got to be a pretty serious student of old hard rock to care about this. I know I'm dealing with a rarified bunch, so in the spirit of collectibility & 1,000 and then that's it. It's called...

The back cover hype:

The Concept:
Detailed examination of early hard rock albums, many lost to the sands of time, some merely in need of a celebratory re-visit. Primarily through the use of new, exhaustive interviews with the band members who were there - the focus being on one classic album - Martin meticulously pieces together the complete story of each album, lending his respected critical eye to the record, massaging in bucket loads of trivia previously unpublished. The end result is a collection of essays that are variously surprising, funny, revealing, and scholarly. Above all, it is the author's hope that the enclosed "love letters to ancient metal" enrich the serious musicologist's enjoyment of each record so reverently examined.

The Records:
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum, MC5 - Kick Out The Jams, Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come, Bloodrock - Bloodrock, Warpig - Warpig, Cactus - One Way & Or Another, Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride, Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself, Nitzinger - Nitzinger, Dust - Hard Attack, Humble Pie - Smokin', Buffalo - Dead Forever &, Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond, Trapeze - You Are The Music & We're Just The Band.

The Interrogated:
Dickie Peterson, Paul Whaley, Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis, John Garner, Stevie Hill, Jim Rutledge, Ed Grundy, John Nitzinger, Rick Donmoyer, Terry Hook, Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Jim McCarty, Leslie West, Corky Laing, Ken Hensley, Mick Box, Marc Bell, Kenny Aaronson, Jerry Shirley, Dave Tice, Bobby Caldwell, Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, Glenn Hughes, Tom Galley, plus maybe a dozen others amusingly quotable and fleshing out the terrific tale.

That's the end of the back cover hype. Back to me blabbin'. The next one in the series will cover the years 1973 to 1975, and I'm working on it already. Next, 1976 to 1977. Then, 1978 to 1979. 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," with all the cover graphics and spines being similar, the whole thing making a l'il heavy metal encyclopedia set as they show up, a series, a cool bunch of collectible books. Like, once I get up to the '80s, I can see each one covering one year only. Fact is, I'm getting killer stories from all these guys. All manner of unearthed little trivia nuggets is coming to light, and it's all getting stuffed into these essays that are, like I say, the story of one album.

The book is full trade size 6" x "9 format, 231 pages, and includes front and back cover shots of all the records discussed.

This book is completely sold out!

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