Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Andrea Hughes reviews Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984

I feel like a teenager again! Like those times when a new album from your favorite band was coming out, and you waited and waited, then it finally came out and you had to be the first one to get it....the overwhelming giddy feeling you felt when you finally did get it....you know what I'm talking about.....and it's all thanks to a wonderful photographer, Bill Hale!! His new book, "Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-84", is an absolute MUST for ANY Metallica Fan, Dave Mustaine Fan, Speed Metal Fan, as well as anyone who is just an admirer of wonderful photography!!!

A good photographer can capture the "mood" of the moment, and capture the "mood" Bill did!!!! From beginning to end, "Metallica The Club Dayz", draws you in, and holds you there. Keeping you in a state of excited nostalgia. You can almost hear the "head-shredding" guitar, feel the pounding of Lars' double-bass, and taste the passion and frenzy in the air. It's as if Metallica reaches through the pages and shoves "Metal Up Your Ass!" By the time I finished the book, I felt like I had just witnessed an amazing concert! (Exhausted and ready for more!!!) I knew this book was coming out before it actually did come out, and I had many conversations with Bill's wife about what photos would be in the book, but nothing prepared me for the actuality. "Metallica The Club Dayz" is so much more than I could have ever imagined!! I AM ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY!!!

Thank you sooooo much Mr. Hale!!! For your talent, your insight, and most of all for sharing all of that with us!!! I know we haven't seen the last of you yet!!! (in fact, I'm hoping you're coming out with a Megadeth book next!)

I could go on and on about "Metallica The Club Dayz", but I think I'll go flip through book again, only this time, I'll be listening to "Kill 'Em All!"