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PostSubject: #3 Movie: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years   12th May 2010, 5:33 pm






The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years is a documentary film directed by Penelope Spheeris about the Los Angeles heavy metal scene from 1986 to 1988. It is the second film of a trilogy by Spheeris depicting life in Los Angeles at various points in time. The first film dealt with the punk rock scene during 1979-1980. The third film chronicles the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers in the late 1990s.

The film features concert footage and interviews of legendary heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Aerosmith, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, W.A.S.P, and Alice Cooper.

In a 1999 interview for 'A.V.Club', Spheeris admitted that the scene with Ozzy Osbourne spilling orange juice was faked and the kitchen was not Ozzy's.

On September 13, 2008, in an audio interview with Jeff Duncan of Armored Saint and DC4, which revealed a surprising truth about the pool scene interview with the intoxicated Holmes. Before the interview with Spheeris, Odin singer Randy 'O' Roberg helped Holmes to fill with water a couple of empty vodka bottles that Chris had already emptied. However, Chris waan s indeed extremely drunk during the whole interview, but all the time on camera he was drinking and pouring water all over himself, not vodka. It is unclear if this was intentional to heighten Holmes' disturbing excess or a deceitful prank. As for Randy's involvements, Duncan mentioned that he and Holmes were roommates at the time when this film was made. It is unspecified if this was his idea or Chris'.

IMDb profile of the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094980/




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PostSubject: Re: #3 Movie: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years   16th May 2010, 4:27 pm

this is probably the most entertaining music related documentary ever made(or at least that's what i think ) there are some really great moments in it (probably the best-known parts are "Chris Holmes-in-the-pool" and "Ozzy-off-drinking-cooking-bacon" parts big grin ) it's the perfect panorama of the 80's heavy metal-glam scene: while lots of bands(and "young-restless-eager" lads) trying to make a career-so sure of themselves- ;on the other hand there are guys like Lemmy,Ozzy,Gene Simmons,Paul Stanley,Alice Cooper,Steven Tyler and Joe Perry who have already made it and lastly guys like Dave Mustaine,Chris Holmes,Bret Michaels and Co. who have just made it Cool

now,grab your popcorns and start banging your heads
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PostSubject: Re: #3 Movie: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years   22nd June 2010, 8:56 pm

Ever try to find this damned thing in a format that will play on North American dvd palyers?
Damn! I finally found it, but it took forever.
Ebay is my friend.
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