`The Bible for all music fans'. That's a statement which, even if you tried, couldn't be more accurate. The Essential Rock Discography (or, maybe as I'll refer to it in future, TERD), consists of 1250 pages...a lot, yes. The amount could give the actual Bible a run for its money. But every single one of these pages is, literally, stuffed with information. Have you ever wanted to find out a colossal amount of biographical information on your favourite bands, and anonymous bands too? Now's your chance. If you buy TERD you're, guaranteed, going to be overwhelmed at the fact of how filled with information it is. It also, as mentioned on the blurb, contains over 100 full page photographs...which is a good thing if you want to recap on exactly what a specific band looks like. The depth Martin C. Strong goes into about every single rock band / artist on the planet is peculiarly mindblowing, if you fully understand what I mean by that phrase. It's not a negative one, by the way.
If you're wondering why this review, probably, seems a bit vague and rather slurred it's because it's just such a good book I'm a bit stuck on what to tell budding purchasers about it.
It's simply fantastic, that's a factual remark. For music enthusiasts I, for the life of me, can't think of a single volume that would be of more use or more interesting & joyous to read (joyous? Sounds a bit of a weird phrase, yeah...but it is, seriously).
So there we have it. My review on TERD, The Essential Rock Discography. My advisement would be to GABIN (Go And Buy It NOW).
Here's a certainty: you won't be disappointed.
And, er, did I just say that was a certainty?
5 Star *****