Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

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by Deena Weinstein
     
 

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Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Embraced by millions of fans, it has also attracted a chorus of critics, who have denounced it as a corrupter of youth—even blamed it for tragedies like the murders at Columbine. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of…  See more details below

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Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Embraced by millions of fans, it has also attracted a chorus of critics, who have denounced it as a corrupter of youth—even blamed it for tragedies like the murders at Columbine. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of metal, which she analyzes, explains, and defends. She interprets all aspects of the metal world—the music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its lyrics—and in the process unravels the myths, misconceptions, and truths about an irreverent subculture that has endured and evolved for twenty years.

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Library Journal
This is one of the few books that provides a serious study of this most loud and rebellious form of rock'n'roll. Beginning with pioneers such as Black Sabbath in the early 1970s, Weinstein traces the roots of the music and the bands who played it, from England's hardcore headbangers to their American counterparts plus a lot of the lightweight pretty-boy bands of the 1980s. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Chicago Sun-Times
First time in paperback: The definitive study of heavy metal culture that "does for metal what Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces did for the Sex Pistols"
Voice Literary Supplement
Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Embraced by millions of fans, it has also attracted a chorus of critics, who have denounced it as a corrupter of youth-even blamed it for tragedies like the murders at Littleton. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of metal, which she analyzes, explains, and defends. The music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its lyrics-she interprets all aspects of the metal world, and in the process unravels the myths, misconceptions, and truths about an irreverent subculture that has endured and evolved for twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306809705
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
788,409
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Deena Weinstein is a professor of sociology at DePaul University in Chicago. Her numerous books, chapters, and articles in professional journals range from the sociology of rock to postmodern theory. She also writes music reviews and features for numerous magazines, alternative weeklies, and websites.

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Heavy Metal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to be ironpelt and frosts mentor. Thats all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very well writen. It debunks the many sterotypes of the genre. People who love metal,hate it or who have never been exposed will find this an interesting and informatve read.