There's a brief bio on every former member, and a list of bootlegs that'll make the Metallica completist drool. But the book, a box set really, isn't called The Thrash Stash for nothing, and stash aplenty there is.
The hard cover book is presented in a sort of scrap book form with lots of pockets holding all kinds of goodies. The front and back covers each hold posters; one from a sold out show in Belgium during the 1993 Wherever We May Roam tour and the other touting a 1985 concert in Oakland. These are replicas of course, as are the other insertions found throughout the book: mostly tickets, flyers, mini posters and a couple of peel-and-stick special access passes. Two of the coolest inserts are a band statement from the Troubadour in Los Angeles showing that Metallica got paid a whopping $36.90 for a 1982 show and a Guitar Center receipt made out to Cliff Burton showing that the late bass player paid $1100.00 for an Alembic guitar, case, and strap.
There are 20 enclosures in all, some of them a bit delicate, and these perhaps should be removed to a safer location if the book is to be left out for guests to fondle, and owners of The Thrash Stash will definitely want to show it off. For storage on a book shelf though, the whole thing comes in a sturdy (and illustrated) slipcase that'll keep the set well protected.
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