Fargo Rock City

Fargo Rock City

A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural Nörth Daköta

Book - 2003
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Empirically proving that--no matter where you are--kids wanna rock, this is Chuck Klosterman's hilrious memoir of growing up as a shameless metalhead in Wyndmere, North Dakotoa (population: 498).

With a voice like Ace Frehley's guitar, Klosterman hacks his way through hair-band history, beginning with that fateful day in 1983 when his older brother brought home Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil. The fifth-grade Chuck wasn't quite ready to rock--his hair was too short and his farm was too quiet--but he still found a way to bang his nappy little head. Before the journey was over, he would slow-dance to Poison, sleep innocently beneath satanic pentagrams, lust for Lita Ford, and get ridiculously intellectual about Guns N' Roses. C'mon and feel his noize.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2003.
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780743406567
Branch Call Number: 781.66 K
Characteristics: x, 272 p. ; 22 cm.


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Apr 23, 2016

Awesome writing, so funny. This book is a must if you grew up in the 80s listening to hair metal. Lucky for me, I listened to hair metal with my older brother. These are essentially essays deconstructing heavy metal culture. Is metal culture akin to Republican sensibilities? Difference between hard and heavy? What if girls like the band? (oh no!). Difference between glam and glitter as an adjective? Laugh aloud funny.


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