Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume

Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume II [PDF / Epub] ☉ Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume II By Eddie Trunk – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the much anticipated sequel to the bestselling Eddie Trunk s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, Trunk picks up where he left off by featuring new bands, both legendary and forgotten, and sharing In the much anticipated sequel Essential Hard Kindle Ó to the bestselling Eddie Trunk s Eddie Trunk's PDF or Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, Trunk picks up where he left Trunk's Essential Hard Kindle ´ off by featuringnew bands, both legendary and forgotten, and sharing his passion for all things metal Complete with his favorite playlists, band discographies, memorabilia, trivia, and thancolor photographs, this new book combines brief band histories with Trunk s unique personal experiences and anecdotes in a must read for all fans of rock and roll Featuring a diverse lineup, from Marilyn Manson and Ace Frehley to Lita Ford and Whitesnake, Volumesalutes all those who are ready to rock.


About the Author: Eddie Trunk

Eddie Scott Trunk is hard Essential Hard Kindle Ó rock and heavy metal historian, radio Eddie Trunk's PDF or personality, talk show host, and author, best known as the host of Trunk's Essential Hard Kindle ´ several hard rock and heavy metal themed radio and television shows including VH s That Metal Show.



10 thoughts on “Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume II

  1. Reese Copeland Reese Copeland says:

    Great book Has a plethora of short stories about osme great musicians recounting their history, where they came from and all the hard work that went into where they are today Has great little stories about things you never knew about your favorite musicians Great read and it goes quick.


  2. Bob Nielsen Bob Nielsen says:

    Brings back so many memories of life in the 80 s This book made me remember all the bands I loved in the 80 s that I had drifted away from over the years, but thanks to Eddie and Spotify I once again can listen to bands like Ratt, Riot, Quiet Riot, Angel, White Lion, Night Ranger and Triumph and feel 20 again Thanks for all the great insights to these bands and bringing them back to my listening cycle..


  3. Fredrik Reinsborg Fredrik Reinsborg says:

    I actually liked Volume II better than Volume I This book covers thesemi known artists bands in the world of hard rock and metal In the first book I already knew a lot about the artists covered By reading this book I learnedabout artists I have heard songs from, but did not really know that well I like the format where Eddy gives his favourite playlist of each band, discography, have a fun fact section and tells about an underground classic album, live album, dvd connected to t I actually liked Volume II better than Volume I This book covers thesemi known artists bands in the world of hard rock and metal In the first book I already knew a lot about the artists covered By reading this book I learnedabout artists I have heard songs from, but did not really know that well I like the format where Eddy gives his favourite playlist of each band, discography, have a fun fact section and tells about an underground classic album, live album, dvd connected to the band In the main sections for each band he describes the music, how the band got popular, his meetings with the band through the years, his opinion of their music and what the band members are doing today.This book is especially good if you are a fan of 80s hard rock and heavy metal I recommend it to all fans of rock I just hope Eddy will write a Volume III For me that will be eveninteresting It is till a lot of influental bands Eddy has not given coverage yet in his Essential books


  4. Fred Klein Fred Klein says:

    I m still browsing Trunk s books, and I am admittedly not going to read every word I am not interested in all of the bands and performers Trunk provides information, stories, and his insight about the top players in hard rock and heavy metal His enthusiasm comes through Fans can debate about which performers should have been or should not have been included Personally, I am annoyed that Poison is in volume 1 and Ratt a superior band IMHO was relegated to a footnote, only to get full trea I m still browsing Trunk s books, and I am admittedly not going to read every word I am not interested in all of the bands and performers Trunk provides information, stories, and his insight about the top players in hard rock and heavy metal His enthusiasm comes through Fans can debate about which performers should have been or should not have been included Personally, I am annoyed that Poison is in volume 1 and Ratt a superior band IMHO was relegated to a footnote, only to get full treatment in volume 2 But these are Trunk s books, so the evaluations are necessarily subjective


  5. Corey Corey says:

    See my review of the first volume of this very cool series of books Anyone who considers themselves an aficionado of hard rock bands, especially those of the 70 s and 80 s, owe it to themselves to read these books The author is a great guy who has been immersed in the music scene since he was a kid and he comes across as a fan as much as a gifted historian of music He provides biographical information on bands he considers instrumental no pun intended to hard rock and metal and shares insid See my review of the first volume of this very cool series of books Anyone who considers themselves an aficionado of hard rock bands, especially those of the 70 s and 80 s, owe it to themselves to read these books The author is a great guy who has been immersed in the music scene since he was a kid and he comes across as a fan as much as a gifted historian of music He provides biographical information on bands he considers instrumental no pun intended to hard rock and metal and shares inside stories, trivia and where are they now type information I loved both volumes of these books and keep them close if I need some info or to play some songs from Eddie s Playlist from one of my favorite bands


  6. Harry Sahl Harry Sahl says:

    Sadly, this is not as good as the first book which only got a three star rating from me The book contains another 35 essential hard rock and heavy metal bands and I was disappointed that one of my all time favorites couldn t crack Eddie Trunk s top 70 Eddie has a section in the back of the book called More Essentials that lists another 23 bands which get a paragraph dedicated to them One of my very favorites Savatage is included there Mercyful Fate King Diamond and Soundgarden are two o Sadly, this is not as good as the first book which only got a three star rating from me The book contains another 35 essential hard rock and heavy metal bands and I was disappointed that one of my all time favorites couldn t crack Eddie Trunk s top 70 Eddie has a section in the back of the book called More Essentials that lists another 23 bands which get a paragraph dedicated to them One of my very favorites Savatage is included there Mercyful Fate King Diamond and Soundgarden are two others that merit only a paragraph Still, no Bulletboys Eddie includes Great White but here s their introduction Great White is often erroneously called a metal band, when, in reality they have very little to do with that genre of music Early on, they dabbled in edgier fare, and once even toured as an opening act for Judas Priest But for me, the band s sound has always screamed blues If they scream the blues for you, why did you include them as being essential hard rock heavy metal Another big difference in our opinions of his selections is he choose to include single artists like Lita Ford and Ace Frehley as essential There s a nice pic of Eddie with Lita Ford and the Wilson sisters and I would have preferred Heart as being essential, but it s okay to chalk it up to our musical tastes varying The real problem with the book is that Eddie s ego is so huge that much of the book was wasted space with him patting himself on the back He says space is limited but repeats himself For instance, on page 156 In August 2007, I hosted the first ever Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, with Quiet Riot in the line up Seven pages later In 2007, I was asked to consult on and host a new rock festival in Oklahoma called Rocklahoma We get it, Eddie You were at Rocklahoma you mention it another dozen times in the book He s lifelong friends with everybody They text and call each other and the book bogs down with self promotion Way too much of the word I and Eddie can use it three times in the same sentence Tedious On the good side, if you re not into hard rock and heavy metal but have some interest, you can go to the library and check out the book to find out about lesser known bands like Angel, Exodus and Saxon and go to Eddie s playlist for some tunes Those into the music will learn little from this book about the bands, but a lot about Eddie Trunk


  7. Adriana Adriana says:

    I got a chance to read this Metal and Hard Rock encyclopedia thanks to Goodread s First Reads, and I m glad I did Seeing how I was born too late to live in the really meaty part of Hard Rock Heavy Metal, a lot of the bands that Trunk explores in this volume were completely new to me Even the bands that I thought I knew from hearing their most famous songs on the radio held interesting surprises when I listened to the suggested playlists I recommend taking the time to look for the songs My iT I got a chance to read this Metal and Hard Rock encyclopedia thanks to Goodread s First Reads, and I m glad I did Seeing how I was born too late to live in the really meaty part of Hard Rock Heavy Metal, a lot of the bands that Trunk explores in this volume were completely new to me Even the bands that I thought I knew from hearing their most famous songs on the radio held interesting surprises when I listened to the suggested playlists I recommend taking the time to look for the songs My iTunes account took a nose dive and my iPod is now packed with some great music that I would have never even thought to look for.Now for the book itself.The writing is decent and there are some great photos and extra tidbits of information that go beyond the group and their music to give some insight into the musicians and their other interests It sometimes feels a little repetitive on two fronts One is that the rockroll live style became the clich because it appears to be true and every single entry reads like a plotline to a drug booze mayhem filled plotline of they got famous, became addicts, separated, got back together years later Slight variations, but the story remains the same pretty consistently If you plan to sit and read thru the book, this could make it a bit less entertaining I stopped every couple of bands and had a look listen thru the suggested playlist and their general discography to keep from feeling like I kept reading the same thing over and over This isn t really a problem with the writing,a problem with the music industry, but it could be something that keeps someone from truly getting how great this book is, so I m mentioning it.The second thing that felt repetitive was how often the author repeated himself when talking about different bands The amount of times he declared a band worthy of being in the fifth entrant into the Big Four would have it be closer to the Big Ten There are a couple of things like this that bothered me a bit while reading, but Trunk s enthusiasm seeps thru the pages so you can forgive his lack of originality when coming up with ways to express it A great reference book for music lovers and introduction for those just starting to dip their toes or wanting to explore further into the music genre


  8. Claire Claire says:

    I received Eddie Trunk s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume II as part of a Goodreads giveaway.Music historian Trunk s book takes a brief glance at 35 hard rock and heavy metal bands acts Each band receives about 6 pages of brief biographical information, along with photographs, factoids, discography, and recommended playlists from Trunk.As someone not familiar with many hard rock metal bands, the book was interesting reading for me, butardent fans might want to skip it, as the en I received Eddie Trunk s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume II as part of a Goodreads giveaway.Music historian Trunk s book takes a brief glance at 35 hard rock and heavy metal bands acts Each band receives about 6 pages of brief biographical information, along with photographs, factoids, discography, and recommended playlists from Trunk.As someone not familiar with many hard rock metal bands, the book was interesting reading for me, butardent fans might want to skip it, as the entries areoverviews than in depth never before seen information.Recommended for amateur music historians and outsiders newbies to hard rock metal


  9. Chad Chad says:

    Another good book for rock fans This one has some lesser known bands featured Riot, Exodus, Overkill along with somemainstream bands too Eddie doesn t hide the fact that he is friends with all these guys and if you can look past how pompous he is, it s a really good read.


  10. Nicko Nicko says:

    Not as good as Volume I, but at least it includes some bands that were egregiously overlooked in that volume e.g Accept, Blue Oyster Cult, Queensryche, Ratt Nevertheless, Eddie still continues to overlook bands that emerged since the turn of the millennium Seriously, Eddie, no Mastodon


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