The Decline Of Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years.
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June 17, 1988 - 2023: 35 years of: The Decline Of Western Civilization: Part II, The Metal Years.
The slick sultry summum of Sunset Strip.
Lipstick, disorder and hard-hittin' rocknroll. American rock-fans rock hard and just like the underground Heavy Metal Parking Lot did in Spring 1986 at Maryland's Cap Center ...yet this time West-Hollywood gets fucking trashed.
"I'm a full blown alcoholic." - Chris Holmes of WASP
Sworn enemy of the P.M.R.C., the movie puts the spotlight on the hardrock / glamrock scene of the Sunset Strip: 1987-88 the EPCOT Center of debauchery, drugs and panty-droppin' fun-lovin' Harley-ridin' ass-kickin' tits-showin' JD-drinkin' and finger-tappin' rocknroll !
"We've already got the money." - Bobby Dall of POISON
Words of wisdom from the Gods: Ozzy, Alice, Lemmy and newly sober ex toxic-twins Steven Tyler and Joe Perry sets the mood into chaos. On stage, performances by: LIZZY BORDEN, FASTER PUSSYCAT, ODIN and living local legends LONDON.
"We are not role-model for your life !" - Lizzie Grey of LONDON
Hardrock's only National Geographic documentary, in full bloomed colors, follow the sleaze-guide to visit: The Rainbow Bar & Grill, Gazzarri's and The Cathouse. West-Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, the heaven of rockism, where the social blend is made of bikers, stripers and live fast die young dreamers.
"Sex ...and rocknroll the American way." - Gene Simmons of KISS
And last but not least: the fans. From average Joe's, to low-life wannabes, to eventual real-life rockstars AKA two ladies of then unknown VIXEN ...the fans are the rock-crowd and some fans aims at being rock-heroes. Also a very very very special interview from WASP's Chris Holmes sat the bar so high, or low, that his mumblings are worth the price of the admission alone.
"I've must've snorted all of Peru !" - Steven Tyler of AEROSMITH
Third in line, in an immortal string of visual rocknrollers, following 1984's This Is Spinal Tap and 1986's unofficial Heavy Metal Parking Lot ... The Decline Of Western Civilization: Part II, The Metal Years pin-points to a tee the hair-era and it's colorful signatures. 1981's earlier Part I was focusing on the SoCal punk scene.
"Disobedient boys ...that's what we are." - a fan
Cum and rejoice the glorious 80s in 90mins, courtesy of rock-fan and producer Penelope Spheeris. She would later up and modernize the game, with 1992's party on extravaganza Wayne's World ...SHWING ! Our beloved decline is: Sex, drugs & rocknroll !
RIP Bill Gazzarri AKA Sunset Boulevard's Rocknroll Godfather (1925-1991)
RIP KNAC (1966-1995)
RIP Lizzie Grey (1958-2019)
The Decline Of Western Civilization: Part II, The Metal Years = movie trailer
The Decline Of Western Civilization: Part II, The Metal Years = the movie
Where are they now ?
Alumni interview in 2014
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