The Decline of Western Civilization Part II The Metal Years - Big Sky Film Series
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II - The Metal Years
Penelope Spheeris, 1988, USA, 93 minutes minutes,
Top Hat Lounge, Missoula, Montana
December 23, 2013 - Screening at 7:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
This cult classic documentary follows the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on the glam metal sub-genre. Spheeris explores the more famous musicians, including Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Mustaine and Paul Stanley. She then explores unknown bands, such as London, Odin and Seduce. The film also features interviews with members of Poison, Tuff, Vixen, Faster Pussycat, W.A.S.P., and more. Serious issues such as drug usage, alcohol abuse, and censorship are tackled, as well as vanity issues like celebrity and sales.
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