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Heavy Metal Thunder

The Music, Its History, Its Heroes



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Heavy Metal Thunder by Philip Bashe
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In one of the earliest definitive studies of the genre, former music magazine editor and writer Philip Bashe dives into the origins of heavy metal rock, compiling a fascinating history and timeline of its pioneering bands. In this insightful study, Bashe--the former editor of both International Musician & Recording World and Circus magazines--dissects the style, tracing its origins from Link Wray's 1954 guitar distortions on "Rumble," to the first true heavy metal single: the Kinks' 1964 "You Really Got Me." In addition to the genre's high-volume, high-drama history, Bashe illuminates the songs and performances of ten of the most lauded groups in heavy metal history, all of whom were interviewed at length for Heavy Metal Thunder: Black Sabbath Judas Priest Scorpions Rush AC/DC Van Halen Iron Maiden Def Leppard Quiet Riot M tley Cr e Featuring a foreword by Judas Priest front man Rob Halford, as well as dozens of photos, Heavy Metal Thunder also includes a chronology and discography for collectors. Readers interested in related titles from Philip Bashe will also want to see: Dog Days (ISBN: 9781635615739).

Author Biography

Philip Bashe is the author or coauthor of eighteen books and has edited many hundreds more. His titles include Teenage Idol, Travelin' Man: The Complete Biography of Rick Nelson, The Complete Cancer Survival Guide, Caring for Your Teenager, Science Lessons, You Don't Have to Die: One Family's Guide to Surviving Childhood Cancer, When Saying No Isn't Enough: How to Keep the Children You Love off Drugs, The Complete Bedside Companion: No-Nonsense Advice on Caring for the Seriously Ill, and Heavy Metal Thunder. A former magazine editor and radio announcer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Buffalo Evening News, Reader's Digest, Parade magazine, Billboard, and other publications, Bashe lives with his wife, author Patty Romanowski Bashe, and son, Justin, in Baldwin, New York.
Release date NZ
April 20th, 2018
Reprint ed.
82 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
Echo Point Books & Media
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