Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thanks to Chad Bowar for this review of Megadeth Another Time A Different Place!

Thanks to Chad Bowar for this review of Megadeth Another Time A Different Place! Bill Hale - Megadeth: Another Time Another Place Book Review Rating 4 Star Rating By Chad Bowar, Guide
Bill Hale was one of the pre-eminent metal photographers of the ‘80s. He was the chief photographer for Metal Rendezvous, and his work appeared in many other magazines as well. Hale shot all the big name bands of the era, including AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and many more. He also captured the early days of thrash metal, and his book Metallica: Club Dayz 1982-1984 was released a few years ago. The subject of Hale’s latest book is another of the Big 4 of thrash metal, Megadeth. Dave Mustaine himself wrote the forward for Megadeth: A Different Time A Different Place, which chronicles the early days of the band with dozens of excellent photos, many of them previously unpublished. The first photo in the book is of a pre-Megadeth Mustaine playing in the band Young Metal Attack in 1982. Hale was able to photograph the band a few times during their formative years, with both posed and candid photos included in the book. There are some really good candids of the late drummer Gar Samuelson, and Hale dedicates the book to him. Other band members showcased in Megadeth: A Different Time A Different Place are Marty Friedman, Chris Poland, Mike Albert and David Ellefson. Ellefson also writes a section of the book, describing the creation of the band. There are plenty of photos of the other Megadeth members, but frontman Dave Mustaine, not surprisingly, is the main focus. Hale captures both Mustaine’s onstage intensity and his offstage goofiness. It’s a really well-rounded look at the enigmatic Mustaine. Fans of Megadeth will really appreciate the photos of the band when they were beginning their ascension to thrash royalty. Hale’s skill behind the camera is evident, and Megadeth: A Different Time A Different Place is an important part of the band’s historical record. (published March, 2012 by VH-1 Classic)

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