Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing Ltd; illustrated edition edition (4 July 1996)
Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14.6 x 1.6 cm
Black Sabbath were the architects of Gothic rock, led by the mysterious Ozzy Osbourne. Benefiting from in-depth interviews with the band, Wheels of Confusion chart s the history of the band.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was a complete history of Black Sabbath,
For any hard-core fan of Black Sabbath as I am this book offered many unheard of insights of how the band met, and gave personal information about each members contribution to Black Sabbath. During the Book drummer Bill Ward inlightins us on the personal side of the band and speaks very clearly on the down-fall of Sabbath during the post-Osbourne years. Rosen captures the in-depth interviews during Sabbaths creation of Heavy Metal music, and gives the reader emotional experiences of each member in Sabbath. From the outrageous hotel bashings to Ozzys personal side of the Sabbath break-up, Rosen allows the reader hear the story that answers the burning question that many new Black Sabbath fans want, and need to read. Rosen offers valuable information for the Ozzy Osbourne fan. He interviews Ozzys past, and present guitar players, and lets them speak on their experiences on the “crazy train.” Steven Rosen has given me a front row seat in the “real play” of the Sabbath story. His “never say die” approach to interviews gave me the insight of the “hard road” Black Sabbath had endured to be able to convey In your face music with real life experiences, and still be accepted by the masses
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Metal biography
Author Steven Rosen has written a solid narrative about one of the worlds greatest bands of all times, mainly indicated for who never read histories about the band. Without stopping too much in telling the “dirty” stories about the band (drugs, etc) he tries to analyse the songs and phases of the band, and gives a general portrait of Ozzy, Iommi, Bill and Geezer. Very good reading.