Thunder Foot: Chronicles of A Rock ’n Roll Pirate
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Darrell “Dwarf” Millar publishes the first volume of his Rock ’n Roll Chronicles series. Darrell is the drummer for Canadian Metal band KiLLeR DWaRfS. For a while he was in the band Laidlaw who had their debut produced by Nikki Sixx. This book is relatively short at around 150 pages (and covers the 80’s era of the band) but does not lack in fun and Rock ’n Roll debauchery.
The DWaRfS began in ’81 shortly after Darrell and Russ met in Quebec City. The rest is history as they say and Darrell (or Dunk as he is known as to his friends and fans) tells us that history. Beginning with his start in the music business and his high school band, Sphinx that also featured future DWaRf guitarist Bryce Trewin. Dunk tells us how Sphinx morphed into KiLLeR DWaRfS and their wild ride throughout the decade.
As mentioned in the introductory paragraph, this is a relatively short book but it does not lack in interesting tales. I read it in just a couple of sittings as soon as I received my copy. It is one of those books that you just cannot put down. The stories are interesting and in many cases, quite humorous. It’s all there as you’d expect, the sex, the drugs and obviously, the Rock ’n Roll. In a few instances the names have been changed to protect the innocent (or guilty?). We even get a glimpse into the recording of some of those classic albums that we all love. Most interesting is toward the end of the book and the stories of recording with the infamous Andy Johns.
An excellent book of Rock ’n Roll. Unlike some bios that are filled with exaggerated truths in order to sell more copies, this is the real deal. The dirt is included and not altered. THUNDER FOOT is a must read for all fans of the band, Canadian music and Metal fans in general. I personally cannot wait for subsequent volumes.