Binky Philips: "Louder Than Hell -- The Definitive Oral History of Metal": Go Buy This... Please!
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"Heavy Metal is like farts. I only like my own." - The Who's John Entwistle, King of all bassists in Rock.
"I really hate this kind of music. But, my God, it's fun to play" - Sara Lee, bassist of Gang of Four, Robert Fripp's League of Gentlemen, Thompson Twins, B-52s, at the end of her first (paid... the only way I could get her to come) rehearsal with me and my "Lives At Leeds" semi-metal CBGB band, The Planets.
I never bought into Metal.
Before we go any further, just so I don't lose every pissed off metalhead in my first sentence...
No smug condescension here, okay. Not one syllable. Incredulity? Yes. Holier-than-thou? No.
But, I've been playing guitar for 50 years next February. Fuck, I'm ancient! That informs my perspective (I know my shit). Ultimately, metal was/is too monochromatic for me, and, in general, the lyrical content left and leaves me cold. Hell, I hated when the mighty Led Zeppelin brought frickin' gnomes and druids and "The Evil One" into roc
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