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Chuck Eddy - metal expert.......HA HA HA HA HA,
By A Customer
This review is from: Stairway to Hell: 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe (Paperback)
Picture this : bitter nerd who collects vinyl thinks that by defining his own pathetic record collection as "heavy metal" he has an instant licence to cool.....
IT DOESN'T WORK!!! On nearly every count Eddy reveals his ignorance of the genre. From the laughable inclusion in the "Nineties" appendage of a series of eighties hard rock collections, to the listing in said section of a Suzi Quatro retrospective!! I CAN speak with authority on "metal" having run the Australian subsidiary of Roadrunner Records for four years (the world's most successful "metal" label), and this guy is genuinely clueless. Not trying to reveal my own loyalties, but how can you have a "heavy metal" countdown without the inclusion of acts such as "Iron Maiden", "Judas Priest" or new cutting edge acts such as "Fear Factory" or "Coal Chamber"....
I'll tell you how this could happen....Chuck Eddy, despite claiming to be an authority, has either not heard of these bands or is scared of their music. When half his collection is wimp-out AOR records and other soft American "rock lite", you really must wonder about the integrity of his conclusions.
As a fan, and (if I may say so) a relative expert on the genre of "metal", I urge you not to buy this book. However, if Europe's "Final Countdown" has you air-guitaring in the bedroom, Eddy's book is a must......
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