FARGO ROCK CITY: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota

FARGO ROCK CITY: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota

New York: Scribner, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. New York: Scribner, 2001. First edition. In this brilliant, witty, and deeply personal take on 1980s heavy metal, Klosterman recounts vignettes from his adolescence in rural North Dakota and mixes them with observations on what the metal subculture meant to him: “Growing up, it was the soundtrack for my life, and for the life of pretty much everyone I cared about. We didn’t necessarily dress in leather chaps and we didn’t wear makeup to school, but this stuff touched our minds. Regardless of its artistic merit, Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 Appetite for Destruction affected the guys in my shop class the same way teens in 1967 were touched by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Commercial success does not legitimize musical consequence, but it does legitimize cultural consequence.” Octavo. Original black paper-covered boards over a black spine, with silver titles. Light wear to the tips; else near fine in a nearly fine dust jacket. Near fine / Near fine. Item #65038
ISBN: 0743202279

Price: $35.00

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