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To live is to die : Metallican Cliff Burtonin tarina (edition 2011)

by Joel McIver, Sami Heino (KÄÄnt.)

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Title:To live is to die : Metallican Cliff Burtonin tarina
Authors:Joel McIver
Other authors:Sami Heino (KÄÄnt.)
Info:Helsinki : Like, 2011
Collections:Your library, Read, Read in 2013
Tags:non-fiction, pop culture

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To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton by Joel McIver



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In "To Live is To Die, the life and death of Metallica's Cliff Burton" by Joel McIver,a 272 page novel about the life and death of Cliff Burton, the bassist of the heavy metal band Metallica. This book tells about the rise to fame of metallica, mainly focusing on Cliff Burton. It goes over the Cliff's bass parts of every metallica album made when he is alive. It covers Cliff's childhood to death,in a tour bus crash crash. I am not a fan of McIver's writing, all of the books I've read by him, organizes his writing poorly and talks about unimportant things, giving him less room to go in depth about the important things. For example, when writing about the bus crash where Cliff Died, he dismisses how he died in a few paragraphs, then goes off into unimportant things such as the drummer having to borrow a roadies trouser after the crash.

Regardless of the poor writing, The story of Cliff Burton is very interesting, and McIver not only succeeds in documenting it interestingly enough, but is the first person to write about it. This book is a must read for any fan of Metallica or Cliff Burton, otherwise It won't be too interesting. ( )
  kleinj | Nov 23, 2009 |
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Metallica, the seventh-biggest recording act in American history, are consummate musicians ¯ but it wasn't always that way. A significant proportion of their playing expertise was acquired from a pivotal three-year period in their history ¯ 1983 to 1986 ¯ during which their music, a potent variant of thrash metal, evolved from garage-level to sophisticated, progressive heights ¯ thanks to the teachings of their bass player, Cliff Burton. The San Francisco-raised Burton pushed the band to new musical levels with his musical training, songwriting ability, and phenomenal bass guitar skills. Cliff's life was short but

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