Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal




      Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal
Bang your head Metal Health ll drive you mad Quiet RiotLike an episode of VH1 s Behind the Music on steroids, Bang Your Head is an epic history of every band and every performer that has proudly worn the Heavy Metal badge Whether headbanging is your guilty pleasure or you firmly believe that this much maligned genre has never received the respect it deserves, Bang Your Head is a must read that pays homage to a music that s impossible to ignore, especially when being blasted through a sixteen inch woofer.Charting the genesis of early metal with bands like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden the rise of metal to the top of the Billboard charts and heavy MTV rotation featuring the likes of Def Leppard and Metallica hitting its critical peak with bands like Guns N Roses disgrace during the hair metal 80s and a demise fueled by the explosion of the Seattle grunge scene and the alternative revolution, Bang Your Head is as funny as it is informative and proves once and for all that there is to metal than sin, sex, and spandex.To write this exhaustive history, David Konow spent three years interviewing the bands, wives, girlfriends, ex wives, groupies, managers, record company execs, and anyone who was or is a part of the metal scene, including many of the band guys often better known for their escapades and bad behavior than for their musicianship Nothing is left unsaid in this jaw dropping, funny, and entertaining chronicle of power ballads, outrageous outfits, big hair, bigger egos, and testosterone drenched debauchery. Free Download [ Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal ] author [ David Konow ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 498 pages
  • Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal
  • David Konow
  • English
  • 12 April 2018
  • 0609807323

10 thoughts on “ Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal

  1. Luke says:

    I sincerely hope David Konow didn t receive any payment for writing this book All it is is a compilation of media tabloid stories based around 80s glam rock, with an irritatingly long section on Kiss.Konow clearly doesn t have a very good grasp on his subject matter Hes not alone, though You ll find a lot of heavy metal books written like this old, out of touch journalists who think metal stopped being made on January 1st, 1990 I guess ...

  2. Paul Grose says:

    Traces the rise and ultimate fall of Heavy Metal The work covers the birth of the genre out of Brirmingham UK and the rise of Black Sabbath through to its ultimate demise at the hands of the new Seattle Sound of the early 90 s A great and easily accessable read.

  3. Vali says:

    Warning this book is not about true heavy metal but focuses instead on the horror that was the glam of the late eighties and early nineties The stories are interesting enough, but metal pioneers like Bl...

  4. Bill Koester says:

    Read this one in high school when I first started getting into metal music Fun, easy read, the equivalent to watching one of those TV documentaries on musicians you like.

  5. Matt says:

    This book reads like a Wikipedia article about a handful of bands that cracked the billboard 1 This is not a book about Metal Don t waste your time.

  6. Draconis Blackthorne says:

    Quite honestly, even though one may be able to relate to a great majority of the subject matter discussed in this book, as a progressive evolution in preferences, I have to say that this tome reads like it was written by a trendoid who just automatically switched to the next herd trend once the populace was directed otherwhere by music executives, manipulating via financial reasons, rather than core resonance.This can be perceived in the large majority of commentary made in the past tense, as if Quite honestly, even though one may be able to relate to a great majority of the subject matter discussed in this book, as a progressive evolution in preferences, I have to say that this tome reads like it was written by a trendoid who just...

  7. Alejo says:

    Right from the beginning the author states that he s a fan of the Hair Metal era, because he lived through it, and that s the main focus of this book Thrash Metal gets some references, and Death Metal and Black Metal are only mentioned once Anyway, it s a good b...

  8. Yavvo says:

    Pretty good read Major bands in the genres of heavy metal were the focus Too much attention was given to GNR for my liking Wishof the development of heavy metal would have been discussed and lesser known bands mentioned, but nevertheless it kept me reading.

  9. Russell Holbrook says:

    Metal Health is an album by Quiet Riot That record changed my life For real It s still one of my favorite albums of all time, ever When I saw a book who s title was culled from the lyrics of the title track off Metal Health,I knew I had to read it Unfortunately, I was so high when I read it that the only part I remember is when the author was making fun of seminal indie rock band, Sebadoh I was like, Hey dude, Lou Barlow was in Deep Wound, and without Deep Wound we might not have Grindcor Metal Health is an album by Quiet Riot That record changed my life For real It s still one of my favorite albums of all time, ever When I saw a book...

  10. LaDonna says:

    I am hopelessly the 80 s rock chick so when I saw this on the library shelf the other day, I had to grab it Overall a solid overview of this underrepresented genre The book came out in 2002, so manychapters could be added in the near decade since There were a few items where I had to share with my husband stuck in the 80 s with me but nothing that really came as a shocker If you loved it, lived it or are curious about it, this book is a good place to start,...

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