The 2013 Martin Popoff ebook analyzing the complete two-record catalogue of '70s hard rock band Ram Jam.
Look, bar none, this is the most fantastic and strange story of a brief shotgun of a proto-heavy metal band you'll likely ever read.
There's a drug-dealing lead singer sent up the river, now doing good deeds as a prison preacher, insurance guy and keeper of rock flame through his band The Doughboys.
There's two bands competing to make the same record, the winner turning in one of the heaviest metal howlers of the '70s, Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Ram.
There's the guitarist on that album, burning a path through it, never to emerge again as the axe hero he should have been, now teaching high school and telling his class about this crazy Canadian who wrote the story of his old band Ram Jam.
There's the dated boogie rock debut that launched the smash hit everybody knows as Black Betty, and even the story of that song alone is a circuitous trip down the rabbit hole of nefarious management shenanigans.
Hands down, my favourite couple of these "making of" tales I've ever done. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be crazy with curiosity about the music on these two yin-yang records, if you don't know them already.
Note: This content was previously issued in the five book Ye Olde Metal series. If you've purchased those full-length $8.88 eBooks, you already have this!
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