Fade to Black: Hard Rock Cover Art of the Vinyl Age (Hardcover)
Take an extraordinary journey through the coolest hard rock album covers from 1965-90: vinyl's golden age. Martin Popoff--the world's most renowned heavy metal journalist--joins with celebrated cover artist Ioannis to offer always insightful, sometimes humorous critiques of 216 covers. Popoff looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly from all angles, critiquing the top cover art in the genre and offering trivia and behind-the-scenes stories from the artists themselves about the covers and the music that inspired them. The showcased musicians include the era's biggest stars, from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and Cream to Kiss, Metallica, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains.
About the Author
Martin Popoff is one of rock s most prolific writers. This is his 50th book. Previous books have included studies of Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest you get the picture! As a journalist, he has written for a number of diverse magazines including Record Collector, Goldmine, Guitar World, Metal Hammer and a BBC TV programme on metal. He lives in Toronto