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Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008


    David Konow does an amazing job with this book,pulling new headbangers back in time to teach them what music truly is and taking those that lived it back down memory lane. Amazing job 10/10. /m/ UP THE IRONS /m/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004

    From a next generation headbanger...

    I thought this was a great book. I can understand how if you lived through the times it could be quite boring but hey, I didn't so I thought it was great! I learned SO much!! I'd recommend it for anyone from the new generation of headbangers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2003

    From Playboy

    ¿It became acceptable to mock heavy metal with Beavis and Butt-head and Wayne¿s World. After that, hardly a devil-horn salute or head-bang existed without an inherent sense f ridicule, sending Skid Row and similar bands to the land of Behind the Music. Given some distance from the genre¿s demise, it¿s refreshing to read Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal, David Konow¿s unsarcastic history of heavy metal. Konow tackles the acceptable (Metallica, Guns n¿ Roses, Slayer) and the absurd (Ratt, Twisted Sister, Cinderella) with the same enthusiasm. Surrounded by hairspray, spandex and a stilleto-clad Tawny Kitaen, Konow delivers an insightful and straightforward retrospective of metal- makeup and all.¿ Jason Buhrmester

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    a Good Read

    A chronological history of metal arranged by genre. Has some interesting stories of life on the road. Many prominent people interviewed for this book. Obscure bands left out, but isn't meant to be totally comprehensive...

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