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Tool on Track

Every album, Every song

Matt Karpe
UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95

Music may not have been the designated career path for the members of Tool when they each relocated to Los Angeles in the 1980s, but the quartet would soon find one another and join forces to become one of the most distinctive acts in the history of rock and metal. Tool On Track documents all of the band’s studio releases, from their raw and unapologetic 1991 demo tape to their 2019 epic, Fear Inoculum, a record thirteen years in the making and an album that would solidify Tool as one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time.

Something of an enigma but an extremely complex and intelligent band, this book goes into considerable depth as it uncovers the stories behind Tool’s engrossing back catalogue. The formulations of pivotal songs such as ‘Sober’, ‘Ænema’, Schism’, ‘Lateralus’ and ‘Rosetta Stoned’ have become stories of legend, and this book has been extensively researched in order to create a valuable reference book that all Tool fans can delve into at their leisure,

Also focusing on the band members’ various side-projects and selected guest appearances, as well as acting as a detailed biography, this is the most comprehensive book on the band yet written.

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The Author

An avid music fan, author, and journalist, Matt Karpe has written for multiple print and online magazines over the last decade, including Powerplay and the punk and hardcore publication, Down For Life. Tool On Track is Matt’s sixth book overall, his previous releases being We Own the Night: The Underground of the Modern American Hard Rock Scene; two volumes of Nu Metal: Resurgence, Nu Metal: A Definitive Guide, and Korn On Track. He lives in March, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Number of Pages: 144
Number of colour pictures: 32
ISBN: 9781789522341
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UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95


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