Denim and Leather: The Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Denim and Leather: The Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

by Michael Hann
Denim and Leather: The Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Denim and Leather: The Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

by Michael Hann

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Overview

Between 1978 and 1983, Great Britain spawned a DIY uprising of over 500 heavy metal bands. Many soon became the household names of the 1980s metal invasion…many others did not. For the first time, author Michael Hann captures the whole nose-to-tail story of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in all its power and glory, exploring the bands, clubs, radio, magazines, festivals, and the majesty and misfires of the NWOBHM in over 100 interviews with members of Venom, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Samson, UFO, Tygers of Pan Tang, Vardis, Judas Priest, Saxon, Whitesnake, Girlschool, Witchfynde, Demon, Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, Gillan, Led Zeppelin, and more. "There's more than enough here to make this exhaustive labor of love the equal of other standard-bearing oral histories such as Everyone Loves Our Town and Please Kill Me."-KERRANG!


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935950257
Publisher: Bazillion Points Books
Publication date: 12/01/2022
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 413,869
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Who's Who 16

1 "The Music Machine sounds hollow this Tuesday evening." 21

2 "We must have done a lot for Peru." 45

3 "Plumstead, for a few months at least, was the center of rock." 64

4 "It was like the CBGB of British metal." 92

5 "Tommy Vance was a god." 115

6 "Fuck me, they're young." 134

7 "Dear Mr Barton, grovel grovel grovel…" 158

8 "Punched in the face by nothing at an insane asylum" 182

9 "Are you better off being a superstar with £150 million in the bank, or just living a normal life?" 207

10 "I don't think I spoke to him after that." 233

11 "Look for the backwards shit." 264

12 "Your head grows and you start to have a bit of an ego." 285

13 "The singer swallowed a bee. He carried on." 315

14 "The daft bastards were bound to set themselves on fire." 338

15 "It could be pretty vile." 360

16 "Sometimes it was a good education. Sometimes a bad one." 372

17 "The shock was how good that record sounded." 391

Afterword 412

Where Are They Now? 418

Acknowledgements 422

Additional Sources 425

NWOBHM Playlists 427

About the Author 431

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