WorldCat Identities

Popoff, Martin 1963-

Works: 125 works in 301 publications in 3 languages and 3,777 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discographies  Pictorial works  Interviews  History  Heavy metal (Music)  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Collector, Photographer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Popoff
The top 500 heavy metal songs of all time by Martin Popoff( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitliste over de 500 mest populære heavy metal sange, fundet gennem afstemning blandt fans. Med kommentarer til hver enkelt sang
Contents under pressure : 30 years of Rush at home & away by Martin Popoff( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In original interviews with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, author Martin Popoff considers each of Rush's albums and tours ... Popoff examines, with the band, nearly every song in the band's vast catalogue."--Page 4 of cover
The top 500 heavy metal albums of all time by Martin Popoff( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The result of an extensive worldwide poll asking heavy metal fans to list their favorite high-octane albums, this compendium combines those survey results and Popoff's original interviews with world famous rockers. Recording session secrets, road stories, and tantalizing personal anecdotes -- they reveal it all, and offer their own Top Ten ear-splitting faves." "Melded with Popoff's unique and celebrated insights into heavy metal, this essential resource becomes a rock-writing standard. From AC/DC to ZZ Top and from Black Sabbath to Pantera, both headbanging chart-toppers and lesser-known gems are catalogued and critically appraised. With reviews of early metal albums of the late '60s, as well as the latest hits from the '00s, The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time combines fearless criticism with hilarious, candid rock star quotes to produce an honest assessment of the 500 albums that topped the poll. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Goldmine standard catalog of American records, 1948-1991 by Martin Popoff( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to vinyl-- albums and 45s. Includes artists, labels, formats, titles, dates of releases, variations, errors, fakes, cross references, and current prices
Ramones at 40 by Martin Popoff( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ramones at 40 chronicles in words and photos the music of the legendary band that helped spearhead the punk rock movement, from their early days in New York City to their last tour and album. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of their first album, and with a foreword by Ramones bassist CJ Ramone, this book is a must-have for all fans of the kings of punk"--Back cover
Metallica : the complete illustrated history by Martin Popoff( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, Metallica has become the single bestselling heavy metal act in music history, with more than 100 million album sales to its credit. Now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the band remains hugely popular worldwide: in 2009, Metallica's 1991 self-titled LP became the bestselling album of the SoundScan era. In this book, the first complete illustrated treatment of the band, acclaimed heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff leads a roster of respected heavy metal writers to take on Metallica's entire history, analyzing each of the group's ten studio albums (including 2011's LuLu collaboration with Lou Reed) and providing a complete discography. More than 300 images complement extensive band stories: their formative years spent woodshedding in the clubs of Los Angeles, tragedies like the death of founding bassist Cliff Burton, the triumphs of multiple platinum recordings, personnel changes like the departures of Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted, and tours covering the world over. Live-performance and candid off-stage photographs are accompanied by a stunning selection of memorabilia, including gig posters, concert tees, picture sleeves, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs, and more"--Publisher's description
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide by Martin Popoff( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether you're cleaning out a closet, basement or attic full of records, or you're searching for hidden gems to build your collection, you can depend on Goldmine record album price guide to help you accurately identify and appraise your records in order to get the best price
Goldmine record album price guide by Dave Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides updated prices for more than 100,000 vinyl records, explains the industry standard grading guide, and offers tips to accurately grade and value LPs
Beer drinkers and hell raisers : the rise of Motörhead by Martin Popoff( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MotOrhead, remember me now, MotOrhead, alright!" Lemmy, Phil, Fast Eddie and the Rise of MotOrhead is the first book to celebrate the classic-era MotOrhead lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor. Through interviews with all of the principal troublemakers, Martin Popoff celebrates the formation of the band and the records that made them legends: MotOrhead, Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, and Iron Fist. An in-depth coda brings the story up to date with the shocking recent deaths of Taylor and Kilmister. MotOrhead comes to life in this book as bad-luck bad boys-doused in drink and drugs, most notably speed-incapable of running their lives right, save for Fast Eddie, who is charged with holding things together. Popoff also examines the heady climate of music through the band's rise to prominence during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with detailed reflection on MotOrhead's unique position in the scene as both originators and embattled survivors who carried on the renegade spirit of those times
Judas Priest : heavy metal painkillers : an illustrated history by Martin Popoff( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the heavy metal band Judas Priest, chronicling the history of the band from their start in the 1970s until their split in the 1990s, and continuing with the band's reformation in 2003, and includes descriptions of each album, photographs, and interviews
The big book of hair metal : the illustrated oral history of heavy metal's debauched decade by Martin Popoff( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1980s, heavy metal went mainstream. The dark themes and brain-busting riffage of bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple suddenly fell out of favor--replaced by a new legion of metalheads whose themes of girls, partying, girls, drugs, and girls were presented amid shredding solos and power ballads and who were somehow more acceptable to the masses. In this ultimate guide to the subgenre, acclaimed heavy-metal journalist Martin Popoff examines hair metal in an all-encompassing oral history jacked up by a kaleidoscope of outrageous and previously unpublished quotes, anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia. The Big Book of Hair Metal features the observations of dozens of musicians, producers, promoters, label execs, and hangers-on in examining hair metal's rise and fall as well as all the bands that kept Aqua Net in business through the Reagan recession: Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt, Warrant, Great White, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Vixen, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Guns N' Roses, and dozens more. In crafting a narrative of hair metal, Popoff also examines the factors that contributed to the movement's rise (including MTV, Reagan's "morning in America," and a general move toward prudish morals); the bands that inspired it (the Sweet, New York Dolls, Alice Cooper, and KISS, for a start); and the scenes that nurtured it (the Sunset Strip, anyone?). The ride finally ended circa 1991, when hair metal was replaced by grunge, but what a ride it was. Here it is in all of its primped-up glory"--
Rush : the illustrated history by Martin Popoff( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of British blues, Rush solidified its lineup in 1974 and has gone on to record 18 studio albums (and counting). Notable for bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee{u2019}s high register, Neil Peart{u2019}s virtuosic drumming and inventive lyrics, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson, the multiplatinum band melds a diverse range of influences and along the way has amassed a large, notably loyal following worldwide. Rush is bigger than ever before with the hit 2011 documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage and this year{u2019}s new album, Clockwork Angels, and tour. Now, for the first time, Rush is treated to the epic visual celebration they so richly deserve in a beautifully designed and profusely illustrated history following the band{u2019}s entire career. A chronological overview history written by noted music scribe and Rush authority Martin Popoff spans the band{u2019}s entire career from 1968 to today. A complete Rush discography chronicles all their albums, from the debut album to 2112, Moving Pictures, and Signals to Grace Under Pressure, Vapor Trails, and more. The authoritative text is complemented by album reviews written by well-known music journalists from around the globe, commentary from fellow musicians, a discography, and hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorabilia, including picture sleeves, gig posters, rare vinyl, handbills, ticket stubs, and much more
Led Zeppelin : all the albums, all the songs by Martin Popoff( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Formed by the unlikely alliance of two ace studio musicians and two bar-band bumpkins, Led Zeppelin went on to create the template for the marauding modern rock 'n' roll band, forging a legend that in many ways overshadowed the music they left behind. Often described as heavy, any true fan will tell you that the band's 81 studio tracks are actually a complex amalgam of blues, psychedelia, rock, folk, and country that reveal the influences of Led Zeppelin's four members. Veteran music journalist Martin Popoff picks apart each of these 81 tracks in exquisite detail, and for the first time ever, you can come along for the ride. Popoff analyses the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more. Included as a special bonus, he also offers an introductory essay on each of the band's nine studio albums, and sidebar features that explore influences on the band and live albums as well as song details, such as running time, instruments played, engineers, and studios."--
Black Sabbath : doom let loose : an illustrated history by Martin Popoff( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Black Sabbath's rise as the quintessential heavy metal band
Goldmine price guide to 45 rpm records by Martin Popoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been 60 years since "the little record with the big hole" first arrived on the scene, changing the sound of music forever; and while these black gems have been around for a long time 45s are still red hot in the collecting market. Goldmine Price Guide to 45 RPM helps you stay in the loop and on the edge of the 45 RPM market with comprehensive coverage of the biggest little record ever made. --Publisher
Black Sabbath FAQ : all that's left to know on the first name in metal by Martin Popoff( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digs deep into quirks, obscure anecdotes, and burning questions surrounding the Sabs. In a fast-moving, topical format, this book covers a tremendous amount of information, delectable to any Sabbath fan, but hard to find in a traditional biography
Pink Floyd : album by album by Martin Popoff( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than a quarter billion albums sold, Pink Floyd stands among the all-time giants of rock. This beautifully produced look back at Pink Floyd's fifteen studio releases features entertaining, in-depth panel discussions with rock journalists and musicians moderated by author Martin Popoff. The resulting insights, opinions, and anecdotes explore everything from the band's mostly Syd Barrett-penned debut to breakthrough iconic releases such as The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, the songwriting tandem Roger Waters and David Gilmour, interband conflicts, and more. Illustrated throughout with performace and candid offstage photography as well as rare memorabilia, Pink Floyd: Album by Album is a multifaceted celebration of a beloved band."--Backcover
Fade to black : hard rock cover art of the vinyl age by Martin Popoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title lets you take an extraordinary journey through the coolest hard rock album covers from 1965-90: vinyl's 'golden age.' Martin Popoff - the world's most renowned heavy metal journalist - joins with celebrated cover artist Ioannis to offer always insightful, sometimes humorous critiques of 216 covers. Popoff looks at the good, the bad and the ugly from all angles, critiquing the top cover art in the genre and offering trivia and behind-the-scenes stories from the artists themselves about the covers and the music that inspired them. The showcased musicians include the era's biggest stars, from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Cream to Kiss, Metallica, Nirvana and Alice in Chains
AC/DC : album by album by Martin Popoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Formed in 1973, AC/DC became one of the most popular and bestselling bands in rock history with their no-frills approach to loud, heavy, and sweat-drenched blues-based rock music. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band's discography by moderating in-depth and entertaining conversations about all 16 of AC/DC's studio albums, every page illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography and rare memorabilia. Popoff gathers 20 rock journalists and authors who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique history of the band, covering everything from early lineups; the role played by the Youngs' older brother, George; the songwriting and legendary antics of original vocalist Bon Scott; the mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; the debut of singer Brian Johnson on the band's mega breakthrough, Back in Black; the band's fallow 1980s and 1990s resurgence; and later difficulties, such as Malcolm's onset of dementia and the legal problems of drummer Phil Rudd."--
Rush : album by album by Martin Popoff( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Treats fans to an unparalleled look back at the trio's twenty studio albums through the minds and ears of twenty musicians, Rush authorities, and fellow journalists." -back cover
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Contents under pressure : 30 years of Rush at home & away
Contents under pressure : 30 years of Rush at home & awayThe top 500 heavy metal albums of all timeGoldmine standard catalog of American records, 1948-1991Goldmine Record Album Price GuideJudas Priest : heavy metal painkillers : an illustrated historyBlack Sabbath : doom let loose : an illustrated historyGoldmine price guide to 45 rpm recordsBlack Sabbath FAQ : all that's left to know on the first name in metal
Alternative Names
Martin Popoff Canadian music journalist

Martin Popoff Journaliste musical canadien

Martin Popoff Kanadischer Musikjournalist

Popoff, Martin Harry

Popoff, Martin Harry 1963-

Попофф, Мартин

ポポフ, マーティン


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