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It's more than music...it's a way of life.

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Lemmy: It's fast and it's aggressive and it's rebellious and their parents hate it, which has always been the mark of good rock and roll. If your parents don't like it, it's good.
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COLLEEN
SEDUCE
(Recorded live on October 17, 1987, in The Cave, Holywood, CA)
(Andrews, Black, Burns)
IRS Music INC/Totenkopf Songs
Recorded by TIM PINCH
Mixed by Tim Bomba
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Hard rock, Hollywood, the mid 1980's...
25 October 1998 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

During the opening credits, there is a great pan shot across a line of fans waiting for a rock show. It sets the stage, so to speak, for a very entertaining--and informative--look at the heavy metal scene in the late 1980's. The movie concentrates on Hollywood, which was aruguably the epicenter of hard rock throughout that decade.

The decadence, flamboyance and unabashed immaturity in some the movie's scenes appears cheesy and fake when compared to other music eras...particularly the proceeding grunge period in Seattle. That said, it contains fantastic interviews and footage of some of the 80's biggest rock stars--and rock locations.

Every period and genre in music should have its story documented. And this movie is like a time capsule of hard rock in the 80's.


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