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Heavy Metal Britannia (2010)

Tracing the roots of Heavy Metal music within the UK.

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Chris Rodley
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Credited cast:
Black Sabbath ... (archive footage)
Ritchie Blackmore ... Himself (archive footage)
Budgie ... Himself
Biff Byford ... Himself
Deep Purple ... (archive footage)
Bruce Dickinson ... Himself
Ian Gillan ... Himself
Rob Halford ... Himself
Tony Iommi ... Himself
Iron Maiden ... (archive footage)
Led Zeppelin ... Themselves (archive footage)
Lemmy ... Himself
Jon Lord ... Himself
Motörhead ... (archive footage)
Ozzy Osbourne ... Himself (archive footage)
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Tracing the roots of Heavy Metal music within the UK.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Хеви-металлическая Британия See more »

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Lemmy: People who work in a factory, right, or some awful fucking mind-numbing job like that, because I worked in a factory, I know what its like, it's fucking awful. Most people have to do that kind of job that they hate every day of their lives. Can you image what that must be like? You have to submerge your intellect completely, right, so at the weekend they want to hear something that rips the heart out and gives back better.
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Great content, just in the wrong order
4 September 2012 | by FatPhilSee all my reviews

I loved seeing all that old footage, and it was great to hear so many of the "gods of metal" talking about how they viewed the development of the genre. However, they jumped around in time like H.G. Wells' pet crack monkey.

For example: Don't show clips of Breakin' the Law while you're discussing the early to mid 70s. Don't play Breadfan while you're discussing the mid-to-late 70s.

This could have been so much better if only they'd not tried to deceive you about which music/video snippets occurred when.

And quite what an original piece from Metallica was doing in the music, I don't know, this was supposed to be about Britain. It would have made sense to bring Metallica in for their plagiarism of Budgie etc., but it makes no sense showcasing their best original work, from the 80s, while trying to present music from the UK in the ~70s.


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