Black Sabbaths Master of Reality (33 1/3 Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

Black Sabbath's Master of Reality has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's  a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the  broader cultural economy. John Darnielle hears it through the ears of Roger Painter, a young adult locked in a southern California adolescent psychiatric center in 1985; deprived of his Walkman and hungry for comfort, he explains Black Sabbath as one might describe air to a fish, or love to an android, hoping to convince his captors to give him back his tapes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826428998
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: 33 1/3 Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 625,229
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Darnielle is the singer and songwriter otherwise known as the Mountain Goats.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

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    Pretty interesting way to review an album

    I ordered this book from B&N based on people's recs, most notably Mz Whitney Matheson from POP CANDY. I had never heard of the author, or the band he's in. I doubt I'll be checking them out anytime soon.<BR/>Anyway, the book is basically a review of Black Sabbath's "Master of Reality" album, but told through the journal of a young patient / inmate? at a mental health facility. I have to admit, I could relate. I'm 40 yrs old, but I still quote lyrics constantly, and I give music, especially METAL, vast significance in my life. <BR/>So I did appreciate the premise and basic idea of this book.<BR/>In the end however, I was a little disappointed in the execution.<BR/>It's interesting and well written, but it's lacking...something.

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