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Movie Details

Title:   The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
Director:   Penelope Spheeris
Year:   1988
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.04.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
- Suburbia

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.04.06DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2006
I guess the message of this movie is it's ok to laugh at hair metal. I openly admit I was into both Guns n' Roses and Poison when I was a kid... but the biggest thing I wonder while watching this movie is... what about the guys old enough to know better? What about all these groupies? Are they all soccer moms now like Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon? What about all these failed musicians? I'm thinking this is partly a document of its time but also that of LA. Weirdos, man... weirdos.

Anyway, this was funny. I'm not quite sure it was as definitive a portrait as the first one was but whatever... I don't really NEED a definitive portrait of 80s rock... although preceeding this with Heavy Metal Parking Lot would've been perfect...

(15 minutes later)

Thanks, Google!

ahh... well, brief foray into 80s metal over, time for more Glenn Ford!
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