HAIRcyclopedia Vol. 1 - The Legends in the first book from Taylor T. Carlson, the Las Vegas Valley's biggest fan of hard rock and heavy metal. The book features profiles for 60 of the hottest bands... More > of the 80s and beyond, from popular bands like Motley Crue, Poison, and Guns N Roses, right down to more obscure ones like Bang Tango, Tora Tora, and Honeymoon Suite. Each band has a band member list, discography, recommendations, and a band biography. Information has been pulled from the author's extensive personal notes, and interviews with band members and fellow fans and experts. The book is printed in black and white and the emphasis is more on information - this is an encyclopedia, not a coffee table book. However, the book features extensive photographs from David Plastik, a legendary photographer of the era, as well as other contributors. The newest edition of the book features some minor revisions and some photos have been added/changed.< Less
HAIRcyclopedia Vol. 2 - The Vault is the second installment in the ROCKcyclopedia series.
The book contains profiles for 45 classic bands from the 80s and beyond, from moderate successes like Black... More > N Blue, Odin, Dangerous Toys, and Vandenberg, to more obscure ones like Dizzy Bitch and Diamond Rexx. Each profile contains a list of band members, discographies complete with recommendations, interesting facts, and a biography. The book is printed in black and white and the primary emphasis is on information - this is an encyclopedia, not a coffee table book.
Many of the photos are from the collection of David Plastik, a legendary photographer who took pictures of artists in the 80s spanning various genres. Other photos come from Troy Wells, a die-hard fan who took many great amateur photos in the era, and Jo Anna Jackson, a professional Vegas-based photographer.< Less
STEELcyclopedia - The Titans of Hard Rock is the third entry in Taylor T. Carlson's ROCKcyclopedia series of books. This book covers the best classic hard rock and metal bands of all time, including... More > groups like Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Dio. For all 50 bands in the book, there are lineups, discographies, recommendations, and band histories. Printed in black and white, the emphasis is more on information - this is more a reference book than a coffee table book.
As with the first two books in this series (HAIRcyclopedia Vol.1 - The Legends and HAIRcyclopedia Vol. 2 - The Vault) this one includes photos by David Plastik, a legendary photographer whose work has been seen on album covers, in liner notes, and in major music publications.
Author Taylor T. Carlson is a die-hard rock fan residing in the Vegas Valley. His reviews can be seen in Vegas Rocks Magazine, as well as on Rock Over America (a music website.)< Less