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Preview — Heavy Metal by Deena Weinstein. 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 Few forms musiic music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy culthre.
Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious hhe of metal, culhure 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.
PaperbackRevised tis, pages. Published April 7th by Da Capo Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask snd readers questions about Heavy Metalplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 07, Michelle rated it it was ok. Interesting read, but too dated for my taste. Sure, it’s thd if you want to know about metal’s earliest history, but so many things have developed since this book was published in Because of this the read became a bit of a dread after the first half.
Probably also because heavy metal is one of the types of metal I never really liked much. Jul 18, Lyle Raymond rated it really liked it. A thorough survey of the genre for those not looking to celebrate, but to understand. A little dated in its assessment of metal as homophobic, but otherwise very insightful.
Nov 18, Clayton rated it really liked it. An interesting, if outdated, sociological perspective into the genre. Aug 02, Jody Mena added it Shelves: This book is really helpful in answering the question ‘Just what is heavy metal?
Most of those who don’t enjoy heavy metal think it’s nothing but noise and screaming and black leather and silver spikes, and potheads with long hair and grungy clothes. And while it is all that, it’s so much more, and by couching the concept in an intellectu This book is really helpful in answering the question ‘Just what is heavy metal? And while it is all that, it’s so much more, and by couching the concept in an intellectual and scientifically disected plane, this book allows everyone, fan or not, to analyze the subject objectively.
Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture by Deena Weinstein
So I particularly recommend it those who don’t understand the appeal of heavy metal – if winstein can’t understand it emotionally, this might help explain it to you on an intellectual level.
Though it’s a bit dated now, this book still provides some really meaningful insight into the roots of heavy metal, how to identify it and understanding what makes it so popular and prolific. I found it particularly interesting to read about how the failure of the hippie movement was the natural cause of the heavy metal movement – like a snapped rubber band, the ideology of love and peace rebounded, weinstdin in the backlash gave rise within a disappointed and disillusioned youth culture to an ideology of power and rage.
That it was a logical evolution from blues, folk music and acid rock seems obvious once you think about it, but this book really lays it out in a straight line for you. Take the time to read this book when you get a chance. Even if you don’t come to appreciate heavy metal, it will give you insight into the motivations behind others that cultjre, so you will never again have to wonder ‘what’s the appeal?
I bought this book at a local charity shop before leaving on holiday and it was really worth it. The best part is how she has managed to look at heavy metal and its sub-culture from an entirely sociological perspective avoiding all the normal prejudices. I learn’t a lot about myself and why I started listening to metal in the first place and why it has remained consistently important to me.
It was published in and therefore doesn’t feature all of the bad influnces that came into metal in th I bought this book at a local charity shop before leaving on holiday and it was really worth it.
It was published in and therefore doesn’t feature all of the bad influnces that came into metal in the s rap, techno, industrial etc etc which does the heart good.
If you have any interest in understanding metal, whether you like the music or not, then this book is essential reading. May 14, Brian rated it it was ok. If you’ve ever wondered what a college thesis on the societal impact of heavy metal music was then this is your book. If, however, you prefer your heavy metal like I do: Or at the very least fun. Then don’t bother picking up this book.
This book is almost Spinal Tap-ish in it’s attempts to impart the larger cultural impact of, say, Dio on society. A long, slow read that could have been summed in in two words, “Devil horns.
Heavy Metal : the Music and Its Culture.
Dec 13, K rated it did not like it. Weinstein’s opus is another early academic work on HM, and thus deserves some welnstein, but she decontextualizes the lyrical matter from the music, performance, and subcultural aspects, thereby relegating her discussion to theoretical irrelevance. She also makes a large number of mistakes, for one claiming to be a fan of the music, in terms of band timelines, song titles, general influences, etc.
May 30, Sam rated it liked it.
A particularly enjoyable section in this serious, sociological examination of heavy metal is the segment describing conservative attempts to censor lyrics through organizations like the PMRC.
There’s nothing particularly imaginative about the cultuee the author has about heavy metal culture, but the book is satisfying nonetheless, and admirable for its restraint. Apr 07, Erkan Saka rated it really liked it Shelves: Probably one of the best in the field. Some parts are ethnographic. It covers until mid s.
Of course, another study needed what happened after that but clues are already given in the last chapter Jan 22, Mark rated it liked it. I read this for her Sociology of Rock Music class, probably in Weinstein was by far my favorite professor at DePaul. This book will probably seem fairly dry to anyone looking for a typical heavy metal read.
Jul 16, Erin rated it it was amazing. Deena Weinstein is a genius. Jun 12, Sabrina Reis added it. Jul 08, Michael rated it liked it Recommends it for: Lovers of heavy metal you should get that looked at! What’s there to say?
If you love Metallica and Slayer as well as Sabbath and Zeppelin, this is the book for you. Please don’t be one of those people who ignores the classics! Sep 09, Alejo rated it it was amazing Shelves: A great study of the early years and the shock in 80’s. Jedi-Timelord rated it really liked it Aug 06, Adrien Begrand rated it liked it Sep 30, Justin rated it it was ok Oct 01, Nik rated it liked it Aug 24, Joel rated it really liked it Jul 31, David Bramall rated it really liked it Dec 21, Zach rated it really liked it Mar 31, Joshua Finnell rated it it was ok Dec 18, Tom Shapira rated it really liked it Apr 22, TR rated it liked it Nov 27, Heather rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Wouter rated it liked it Nov 11, Jonathan Anderson rated it really liked it Oct 07, Sergio rated it really liked it May 26, Emory LaserWolf rated it really liked it Apr 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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