Fade to Black: Hard Rock Cover Art of the Vinyl Age (Hardcover)
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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
What can we say about Martin Popoff? He is a one of the world's best known writers on metal and classic rock both in books and magazines. This is his 45th book and likes his other work, the enthusiasm for the subject shines through. He knows just about every musician in the field personally and has a very loyal fanbase of readers. He's also a really nice guy.