Thursday, March 29, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Bill Hale is a photo genius!, February 21, 2011
This review is from: Metallica: Club Dayz 1982-1984 (Paperback)
Bill Hale is one of the greatest metal photographers of our time. As a rock photographer since the late '70s shooting everyone from Black Sabbath, Queen, Judas Priest, UFO and Thin Lizzy in their prime, and living around the Bay Area at the time, Bill was one of the few to visually capture the beginning of the thrash metal movement in the early '80s and was perhaps the first photographer to capture the early days of METALLICA! This book features brilliant photographs from the very first shows Metallica ever played in the Bay Area with original bassist Ron McGovney and original guitarist Dave Mustaine on through the first club shows with Cliff Burton and the very first show featuring Kirk Hammett (on the "Kill 'Em All For One" Tour w/ opening for Raven). The book contains not only groundbreaking live photos from the band performing at legendary SF clubs The Stone, The Old Waldorf and Ruthies but also great backstage and off-stage photos of a then-unsigned "garage band" who would eventually take over the world! Bill Hale was there from the very beginning to visually capture Heavy Metal History! A Must Buy for the true Metallica fan!!