Mike Daly gets heavy with The Wisdom of the Metal Gods

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Time Flies When You're in a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods

MIKE DALY

(Plume)

In Time Flies When You're in a Coma, author Mike Daly harvests heavy-metal-mocking laughs from actual lyrics — which, as anyone who has ever listened to Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, et al already knows, are some of the hilariously worst ever committed to wax. The book, about the size of a double CD, is divided into "meditations," "Zen questions," "daily affirmations" and "words of wisdom." Sample jewel: "Wanna kiss your lips/ Not the ones on your face," from Quiet Riot's "Let's Get Crazy." Photographer Mark Weiss' stills are as fabulously cheesy as the text.

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