Various - The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
Label: Capitol Records - D 100464 • Format: CD Album, Compilation, Club Edition • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Glam, Heavy Metal
Filmed between August and Februarythe film chronicles the late 80s Los Angeles heavy metal scene. It is the second Faure Impromptu pour la Harp - Marcel Grandjany - Music for the Harp of a trilogy by Spheeris depicting life in Los Angeles at various points in time as seen through the eyes of struggling up-and-coming musicians.
The first film, The Decline of Western Civilizationdealt with the punk rock scene during — The third film, The Decline of Western Civilization IIIchronicles the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers in the late s. The film features a mix of live concert footage and interviews with established heavy metal performers such as LemmyOzzy OsbourneAerosmithAlice CooperKissMegadethand W.
Several unsigned L. The film chronicles the heavy metal club scene in Los Angeles during the time period, with an emphasis placed on the glam metal subgenre. Many of the struggling, unsigned acts appear convinced that worldwide stardom awaits them, and most appear to have no backup plan in place should this success fail Various - The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years materialize. It has been claimed, most notably in the VH1 documentary series Heavy: The The Mauna Malahini Islanders - Hawaiian Paradise of Metal that this film was partially responsible for the death of glam metal, and the subsequent rise of thrash metal and grunge.
The suggestion in the documentary is that fans, disgusted by the scenes of excess, decided to turn elsewhere. In a interview for The A. ClubSpheeris admitted that the scene with Ozzy Osbourne spilling orange juice was faked, and the kitchen was not Osbourne's. It is also believed [ by whom? The rest, including what he doused himself with, was just pool water.
However, the soundtrack does not attempt to feature all the performances that were in the movie. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Films directed by Penelope Spheeris. Categories : films English-language films American films Films directed by Penelope Spheeris Documentary films about heavy metal music and musicians s documentary films Documentary films about Los Various - The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Music of Los Angeles. Hidden categories: All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from February Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from August All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with hAudio microformats Track listings that use the collapsed parameter.
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