Before he was the author of such books as ‘A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon,’ ‘Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,’ and ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music,’ Greg Prato was a writer for such respected UK-based publications as Classic Rock, Guitarist, Metal Hammer, and Record Collector. ‘No Schlock…Just Rock!’ collects most of Greg’s writing for these mags between a five-year span (2003-2008), with the focus on the crème de la crème of classic rock, heavy metal, and punk/alt-rock. Included are features that explore the entire careers of Faith No More, Soundgarden, Bad Brains, Meat Puppets, The Cars, The Raspberries, and GG Allin, as well as additional interviews/articles on the Ramones, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Jethro Tull, Rush, King Crimson, Steely Dan, William Shatner, and Run-DMC (among many others), plus... More > the 3 articles that later led to Greg's Melon, Bolin, and Grunge books.< Less
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Oct 14, 2009
My book just came in the mail and was able to read through a few select chapters on bands that have been long time favorites. I really enjoyed those chapters and some just being short segments or reviews on the bands from over the years...... But there seems to be a little bit for everyone to take in, from Classic Rock to Metal and even a bit from the Punk Rock Scene with write ups on the Ramones and the Dead Boys. Looking forward to reading the rest and have enjoyed Gregs style of writing since reading Grunge is Dead and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story along with current articles in the various magazines that Greg writes for........... so if your a rock fan I think you will enjoy the book.....