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Metallica: The Club Dayz, 1982-1984: Live, Raw and Without a Photo Pit! Paperback – April 1, 2009
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"Fans of Metallica will love this intimate look at the band, from more than two decades back. Bill Hale takes us on that journey, offering a massive dose of heavy metal mania." Shelf Life
"All I can say is wow. The holy grail of Metallica's early era in photography. This is one awesome book along with the text that goes with each photo. Any Metallica fan from any era has got to check this book out." Good Time Metal Oldies Blog
"Hale captures the edgy essence of the young band . . . If you are a serious Metallica fan or just a purveyor of rock history, this book is a must-see." Sacramento Book Review
"One of those few books that are more than developed film on paper, but a time machine in book form . . . Bill Hale is to Metallica as Astrid Kirchherr was to the Beatles." antiMusic.com
"Hale’s shotsdamn, he was just a kid tooare top-shelf, crisp, clear, colorful, and kinetic. Some remind me of Ross Halfin. He had full access backstage and wasn’t afraid to wade into the pit to get crucial shots from the front. He has a good eye for the pose, and his fan’s eye view allows him to capture shots that more experienced and blasé snappers might pass up . . . A slim volume but very much worth it for all serious students of metal." Ink 19
"This happens to be the earliest account of photos to surface on this band’s early period . . . this book is a must have for the true Metallica fan." Big Wheel Magazine
About the Author
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In the 1980's, Bill was the Chief Photographer for Metal Rendezvous Int. Heavy Rock - Metal Magazine.
While on staff he was able to shoot many of the top bands of the day including Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Riot and UFO. Bill was fortunate enough to photograph many legends before they transcended to "Rock and Roll Heaven), Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Bon Scott (AC/DC), Freddie Mercury (Queen) and Rory Gallagher are on that list.
"MRV" gave 1st press to some of the biggest metal and Hard rock bands of the day. Anthrax, W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns and Armored Saint, the list goes on... Bill worked exclusively with MRV, yet, his work appeared in such Metal Magazines like Kerrang (UK), Enfer (France) and Metal Mania (San Francisco).
Bill now lives in Hawaii and still works with Rock and Rollers. His client list contains some of the state's most loved and legendary stars such as C&K, up and coming Guitar virtuoso Makana and the Hawaiian Super Star Henry Kapono!
Top Customer Reviews
Megadeth fans should obviously pick this up as well, as there is a huge dose of Dave throughout this incredible photo compilation.
I look forward to seeing more of Bill Hale's work.
I don't own a coffee table, but when the hard-bound version gets released, this may be the impetus I need to justify going out and buying one to accommodate my many voyeuristic friends.
Fans of Megadeth also find themselves enamored by Club Dayz, getting a glimpse of a young Dave when he was still part of Metallica. Bill, looking forward to the next snapshot of history that you allow me to accompany you through!
(Of note, as I know the author I'm a little biased)
Fortunately a friend spoke up and led me in a positive direction...I was brought into the world of Bill Hale and some wonderful photos that really captured and captivated. Beautiful spontaneity that you want from a picture that can speak a thousand words.
This book contains photos that you will not see if published by Metallica, as anyone with inside knowledge of Metallica's inner workings you will understand that "Photo Approval" can sometimes mean that the chain of command often goes to the very top, which means Lars Ulrich. Lars controls photo approval just like he controls the Set-List at every Metallica show, because he can.
Inside this book you'll see photos that may be 30 years old but only now are seeing light today thanks to the work of the author and snapshots that were taken.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised because some of the photos were a great tribute to the past, and if you are a fan of Dave Mustaine you will absolutely love this book as it shows Dave with the band in quite some candid alcoholic fuelled photography back when these guys played the clubs just for beer money or a few drinks at the bar.
Concluding, this is a rare insight and even the most diehard Metallica or Megadeth fan will be surprised at the amount of photographs that they have never seen.
I'm pretty sure my peers agree with me as every review on Amazon has given this book 5 stars and why wouldn't you? It's a glimpse into a past that many still reminisce about.
Well worth the price!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a big Metallica fan especially Cliff Burton era so it was a pleasure to see all these old photos of them.Published on December 6, 2013 by Daniel P'Lopez
I enjoyed this book & the content immensely. It was sad seeing the pics of Gar Samuelson & Cliff Burton. Wish they were both still with us. Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by piedpiper86
I don't know if books with pictures would be to everybodys tastes, sometimes they wouldnt be mine, but I think this book was great, as it offered a different perspective of... Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by J. Stuart
Bill Hale is one of the greatest metal photographers of our time. As a rock photographer since the late '70s shooting everyone from Black Sabbath, Queen, Judas Priest, UFO and Thin... Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by Shockwaves
This book is totally awesome. If you are a Metallica fan, you must buy it. The story is cool. But the pictures are freaking cool. Made me feel I was there.Published on November 12, 2010 by Abdul Fazrul
Miss the "good ol' days" or are you to young to have been there? Then this little book brings you the romance and glory of music for musics sake. Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by James Martin
Bill Hale's work in this book is amazing. As a kid growing up on the first wave of the Thrash moment I remembering seeing some of these photos in underground magazines back then. Read morePublished on September 18, 2009 by Albert S. Hodge III