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Anvil!: The Story of Anvil I spent a long time hovering between two and three stars The book was merely OK, but I do like to root for the underdog, and it was nice to read a metal biography that wasn t a bunch of dudes bragging about themselves for 300 pages They at least document some struggles, some mistakes they made, and some people they trusted that they shouldn t have trusted This earned it an extra star for me.That s not to say it doesn t have all the things that make metal biographies tedious First of all, the I spent a long time hovering between two and three stars The book was merely OK, but I do like to root for the underdog, and it was nice to read a metal biography that wasn t a bunch of dudes bragging about themselves for 300 pages They at least document some struggles, some mistakes they made, and some people they trusted that they shouldn t have trusted This earned it an extra star for me.That s not to say it doesn t have all the things that make metal biographies tedious First of all, there s the sexism I know the 1980s were a different time I know there were groupies But do we have to recount it with such breathless desperation Do we have to now, in present day, call them chicks This stuff ages horribly, and it s become glaringly obvious that the musicians from the 1980s 90s metal scene just never outgrow it Ever.Highlights Lyrics, printed out to make sure we appreciate them, that read Can t get to sleep cause I hear you squealin , like stuck little pig you love the feelin It also helpfully includes the lyrics to Butter Bust Jerky, and if you want to know what that is, just Google it.Anyway There isn t much Spinal Tap ish about it They just haven t made a full time living making music It happens There are plenty of talented musicians in bars across the country who ve devoted their lives to it, and they just never get rich from it I wish they could, but they don t This book isa character study, although I m not sure the authors always know it You can see their personality traits on display Robb s penchant for quitting and taking off when he doesn t like what s happening, Lips s barely veiled dislike of Squirrely, etc Those moments make it worth the extra star As for the backstage adventures, I m done reading those I think this was the last unread metal biography left on my shelf, and I ve had my fill m Side note There s a typo at the top of page 133 soft cover There should be a period between honor and Anvil See I read it all I LOVE books about bands, life on the road and the struggles and adventures of artists This got a little repetitious at times but it was still a lot of fun They talked about partying, but it wasn t as bad as many of the other biographies I ve read about rock bands where the drugs come before anything else These guys really were brothers in rock and that kind of makes me sad when I think of guys I was in bands with in the past who I don t really associate with any I haven t seen the doc I LOVE books about bands, life on the road and the struggles and adventures of artists This got a little repetitious at times but it was still a lot of fun They talked about partying, but it wasn t as bad as many of the other biographies I ve read about rock bands where the drugs come before anything else These guys really were brothers in rock and that kind of makes me sad when I think of guys I was in bands with in the past who I don t really associate with any I haven t seen the documentary but I can t wait to watch it Yes, I read The Story Of Anvil and I haven t even seen the documentary yet The commitment of Lips Kudlow and Robb Reiner to becoming the best thrash speed metal band they can be is quite astounding the book describes their struggles, and struggles, and struggles Finally they break through via the acclaimed documentary, and are recognized as a great influence on bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Overkill, Guns Roses et al Again, plenty of nasty on the road stories, but you do get the im Yes, I read The Story Of Anvil and I haven t even seen the documentary yet The commitment of Lips Kudlow and Robb Reiner to becoming the best thrash speed metal band they can be is quite astounding the book describes their struggles, and struggles, and struggles Finally they break through via the acclaimed documentary, and are recognized as a great influence on bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Overkill, Guns Roses et al Again, plenty of nasty on the road stories, but you do get the impression that these guys aren t the sharpest knives in the drawer Rock on Steve McGowan Anvil is the story of the pair of Canuck metalheads behind the three decades strong Anvil a band whose shadow was until recently, at least much longer than the zeroes on their paycheques The book s written aside from Slash s introduction in a very simple way the editors have transcribed interview remarks from Lips, the band s guitarist, and Robb, the band s drummer, and labelled them with a name so you know who s talking I felt slightly short changed with this approach, but by the end Anvil is the story of the pair of Canuck metalheads behind the three decades strong Anvil a band whose shadow was until recently, at least much longer than the zeroes on their paycheques The book s written aside from Slash s introduction in a very simple way the editors have transcribed interview remarks from Lips, the band s guitarist, and Robb, the band s drummer, and labelled them with a name so you know who s talking I felt slightly short changed with this approach, but by the end of the book I felt appreciative of its directness it communicates a real sense of personality that s sometimes lacking fromeditorially filtered music writing.Are Anvil a good band They re longstanding and have received props for putting speed metal on the map Lars Ulrich, Scott Ian, Tom Araya and the like all rate the band, so they must have something to their particular stripe of rock But ultimately, the band is kind of secondary to the relationship at its core This is a feel good book that tells the story of two guys who never gave up in their belief that they were going to be rock gods It s difficult to say that it s a cautionary tale though there s drug use and some of the band s members have troubles with it, the woes of narcotics aren t really plumbed but it s worth the ride regardless Terrible not nearly as good as the brilliant film of the same name Poorly written and much too long, there is way too much time spent on the distractions of the rock n roll lifestyle I really had to force myself to finish.It does end on a high, with the band riding the wave of the film s success, but it s a long march getting there. Picked this up over the past weekend and blazed through it The is a real life Spinal Tap adventure of two hard rocking Canadians and their struggle to make it big in the music biz Well worth the read There is a documentary about them too I listen to a lot of music and and have heard of a lot of different bands Even ones I don t like and ones I have never listened to For some reason Anvil has alluded me all these long years Until now A very fast and inspiring read I didn t put this book down unless I had to A lotdetailed than the fine documentary which inspired it, which is a very good thing. At Fourteen, Toronto School Friends Steve Lips Kudlow And Robb Reiner Made A Pact To Rock Together Forever Forming Their Band Anvil They Went On To Become The Demi Gods Of Canadian Metal , Releasing One Of The Heaviest Albums In Metal History, S Metal On Metal The Album Influenced A Musical Generation Including The World Dominating Bands Metallica, Slayer And Anthrax, All Of Whom Went On To Sell Millions Of Records Anvil S Career Would Take A Different Path, However, As They Slipped Straight Into ObscurityAlmost Thirty Years Later Lips And Robb, Our Unlikely Musical Heroes, Are Still Chasing Their Dream Anvil The Story Of Anvil, Their Autobiography, Follows The Ups And Down Of Their Career And Their Volatile Friendship Which Has Now Spanned Almost Four Decades , Reveals Their Dedication And Unadulterated Passion For Their Music, And Carries Us Along On Their Last Ditch Quest For Fame And Fortune Based On Sacha Gervasi S Award Winning Film Of The Same Name, And Published To Coincide With Its Worldwide Release, This Hilarious Yet Poignant Book Reminds Us That If You Believe In Yourself, Stick By Your Friends And Never Give Up, You Really Can Make Your Dreams Come True You Cannot Fail To Be Moved By This Story Anvil Rock Awesome story, all the intense heartache anguish of trying to make it in the music business truly inspirational Awesome story, all the intense heartache anguish of trying to make it in the music business truly inspirational Inspirational.


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