Black Sabbath FAQ

Black Sabbath FAQ

All That's Left to Know on the First Name in Metal

Book - 2011
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(FAQ). Unlike any Sabbath book thus far, Black Sabbath FAQ digs deep into quirks, obscure anecdotes, and burning questions surrounding the Sabs. In a fast-moving, topical format, this book covers a tremendous amount of information, delectable to any Sabbath fan, but hard to find in a traditional biography. This rich history lives and breathes and shouts right here. And the voice behind it could not be stronger: Martin Popoff is a heavy metal expert who has authored over 30 books on the subject, including Doom Let Loose , which is widely considered the definitive biography of the band. In Black Sabbath FAQ , Popoff is like a rabid detective unearthing (and sometimes debunking) ancient lore, valiantly covering new ground, applying academic rigor, but then wildly sounding off with lurid opinion. The pendulum swings, and, though disoriented, the serious Sabbath studier is better for it come the book's doomy conclusion. Dozens of images of rare memorabilia make this book a must-have for fans.
Publisher: Montclair, NJ : Backbeat Books, 2011
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780879309572
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 B561p 2011
Characteristics: xvi, 400 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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ozzyoz Dec 04, 2014

I am going to agree with the previous comment with almost everything they said. It was interesting, the dislike for dehumanizer was obvious ( I thought that it was a truly great album), and it was worth reading. I don't know if it was difficult to follow but at times seemed like I was doing homework. At no point did I think it was poorly written and at several times I felt like it was the only book I read about Sabbath and actually learned something. Pick it up but skip the homework.

Sep 06, 2011

Poorly written, though contains a fair amount of interesting material on the legendary group.

The author seems to have a tremendous dislike of the "Dehumanizer" album. He continually bashes it, despite it being something of a late classic.

Altogether, worth reading, though difficult to follow.


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