To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton [Joel Mciver, Kirk Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Joel McIver is the bestselling author of Justice for All: The Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a. Start by marking “To Live Is To Die: The life and death of Metallica's Cliff Burton” as Want to Read: Make no mistake this book will further mythologize Mr. Burton. Like an inane fan McIver will offer his look on what Metallica would have become if Burton would have survived which.
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Metallica - the seventh-biggest recording act in American history - are consummate musicians, but it wasn't always that way. Their early career. To Live Is To Die The Life And Death Of Metallica's Cliff Burton (Revised And Updated Edition) Joel McIver. “When we toured with Metallica in –09, I read . (Book). Metallica, the seventh-biggest recording act in American history, are consummate Cliff's life was short but influential; his death was sudden and shocking.
It sucked that bad.
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Their downfall only solidified the point with me that Cliff WAS Metallica during their time together. That is incredible.
The force behind this continual improvement and innovation was Cliff Burton. That said, where was the fucking respect? I mean, we had tablature books that taught us what notes he played, but no biography? I find that incredible even now. But thankfully there now is.
To Live Is To Die: The life and death of Metallica's Cliff Burton
To Live Is To Die is written by Joel McIver, a veteran of heavy metal write ups covering many different bands and subjects withing the genre, and it is something that needs to be read by every metalhead in existence. This book brings this critical period to life, and the man that was pushing the envelope to innovative metal heights.
I mean, this is the man who helped write Orion. Amongst other masterpieces. A well written one. The dude came to learn.
He learned much from them and was always respectful towards them, and it became apparent to me that that is where he got his disciplined approach to learning the instrument.
A love of music yes, but musical talent no. The book is organized first by date spans, and then by Metallica album and the events that were involved in the making of the album and its subsequent tours and notable events.
I found the focus on the albums, and his bass playing on the albums, eye opening and informative. The musical aspect of this book does not leave you wanting.
She provides a great amount of detail as to who Cliff was as a man, and his camaraderie with his friends outside Metallica during their rise to arena band. True to himself and his musical beliefs, with no accounting for image or criticism.
Corinne confirms this on every level.
Her insights into his character are gold, and it was Cliff that stayed gold to steal a line from The Outsiders despite the distractions that came along with becoming a major label recording artist.
I want to personally thank Corinne Lynn for opening up for our edification on this great man and musician. The book brings all this to light and then relates how Cliff Burton grew up with the situation back then.
The book is full of useful interviews with people closest to Cliff, including his family, his bass instructor John Doherty, music promoters like Harald Omoein and all those musicians associated with the various bands he played for; including, of course, everyone associated with Metallica.
It also makes for a very interesting read with interviews from people with more awkward dispositions like Metallica's first bass player Ron McGovney, members of Trauma the band that Cliff played for before joining Metallica and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. The book opens Cliff's brilliant mind to its readers, making it clear why Metallica's song-writing was at its peak with his presence in the band.
Here was someone extremely level-headed, logical and most importantly, versatile. Cliff's musical influences encompassed almost the entire spectrum of Western music itself, ranging from Western classical to country rock to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. As a bass player himself, Joel McIver never leaves out accounts of Metallica's music. His explanations of Burton's mastery on each song from each album is worthy of applause.
The reason is that he has translated a lot of bass terminology into layman's language and has dissected each song as clearly as possible, making it a nostalgic read for both layman and bass player alike.
His description of Cliff's growth as a musician and how it bled onto the rest of Metallica as well is important too. Important because it becomes very apparent why Metallica's reputation as metal musicians started taking a nosedive after Burton's death. His death, in fact, has been a topic of great controversy and another commendable fact about this book is how the author has retold the events in a very investigative format.
He has been extremely objective about what happened and who was involved, never accusing anyone. In fact, that has been a hallmark throughout the book. In a nutshell, this is an essential book for a lot of people.It gave me a new appreciation not only for Cliff's playing, but record production, Metallica's arrangements, and bass guitar in general!
Feedjit Live Blog Stats. The book brings all this to light and then relates how Cliff Burton grew up with the situation back then.
Her insights into his character are gold, and it was Cliff that stayed gold to steal a line from The Outsiders despite the distractions that came along with becoming a major label recording artist. He was just so much more skilled in musical theory, structure, and harmony.
To Live Is To Die: The life and death of Metallica's Cliff Burton
Metal, on the other hand, has faced an unfair lack of reverence towards its own departed souls from the rest of the world. Alexa Statistics for this blog Thursday, 10 November Before anyone else points it out, yes, this is the same Joel McIver who wrote the highly controversial book ' Greatest Metal Guitarists', my views on which have been made very clear a few posts before this one.
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