Susan’s Book Coveting: Rock on!


Yep, more books about music are crossing my radar. Two this time.

First is from All Pens Blazing is described this way:

Neil Daniels has interviewed a staggering 65 of the world’s most successful writers of heavy metal and hard rock. Many of these writers are successful biographers, editors and long-standing freelancers who have interviewed some of the genre’s leading artists from KISS to METALLICA and BLACK SABBATH to SLAYER. They’ve travelled the world over, lived in tour buses, got drunk with their idols, attended some of the greatest gigs in history and are still alive to tell the tale. It’s all here; the wild stories, the anecdotes…and the advice!

Second is one from GalleyCat, the industry buzz machine. It’s called Precious Metal:

To celebrate the release of Decibel magazine’s DaCapo anthology, “Precious Metal,” the LA Times has collected some heavy metal memories from rock journalists around the country–an oral history of this strange genre of American rock.

The collection includes the stories behind such classic metal albums as Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” and Slayer’s “Reign in Blood.” In the article, rock reporters reminisce about heavy metal dinners, drug abuse, and satanism.

Books make great gifts, you know. And since *I* already own multiple copies of The Demo Tapes (Years 1 AND 2), getting them for me for the upcoming December holidays isn’t so smart. Getting them for you, on the other hand, is a brilliant idea. Even better, get copies for ALL members of your family!

But a review copy of these books I’m coveting? Talk about making Hanukkah the holiday of hope! After all, there’s a new change a-brewing here at West of Mars. Stay tuned for it; you’ll dig it. Of course.

And, hey! My friend Carol at Carol’s Notebook had some thoughts about the Demo Tapes: Year 1. Why not stop in and check them out??



  1. Jannie Funster

    November 4, 2009 4:19 pm

    Ch-ch-changes?? Ooo,sitting on the edge of my seat. Literally.
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..10 Things I Could Do (But Probably Won’t) Tomorrow =-.

  2. Alice Audrey

    November 6, 2009 12:26 pm

    It’s a movement. But if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be aware of it.

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