The Music and Its CultureUnknown - 2000
Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Embraced by millions of fans, it has also attracted a chorus of critics, who have denounced it as a corrupter of youth--even blamed it for tragedies like the murders at Columbine. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of metal, which she analyzes, explains, and defends. She interprets all aspects of the metal world--the music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its lyrics--and in the process unravels the myths, misconceptions, and truths about an irreverent subculture that has endured and evolved for twenty years.
Publisher: [New York] : Da Capo Press, 2000.
Edition: Rev. ed., 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Branch Call Number: 306.484 Wein
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.