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The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies

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Reviews and recollections of hundreds of '70s heavy metal bands are included in this reference guide to a decade of music.
Paperback, 344 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
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Mark Desrosiers
Feb 25, 2011 Mark Desrosiers rated it it was amazing
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"Heavy metal" was a very ambiguous concept in the seventies, basically a "you know it when you hear it" proposition, but certainly not a well-defined genre with its own tropes and standards. Sure, obvious bands like Sabbath, Zep, and Judas Priest were considered metal, but what about "heavy" genre-benders like Cheap Trick, Iggy and the Stooges, Lynyrd Skynyrd? Lucky for us, Martin Popoff sorts through all the ambiguity in this reverent and fascinating record guide, one of the best ever.

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Nov 27, 2016 Justin rated it really liked it
You have to give Martin Popoff (of Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles) credit for his ambition, if nothing else. Over the course of three (soon to be four) volumes, he attempts to chronicle all of the albums that remotely qualify as metal and provide some commentary on each one. This is a huge undertaking, and it starts with this book - The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1 - The Seventies.

Unlike later volumes, there wasn't all that much that qualified as heavy metal in the `70s, so this i
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