Hell Bent for Leather Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict

Auteur: Seb Hunter
Taal: Engels
Hell Bent for Leather
Auteur: Seb Hunter
Uitgever: Harper Perennial
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780060722937
  • Druk: 1
  • augustus 2005
  • 352 pagina's
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A witty and self-deprecating memoir about headbanging your way through growing up. Seb Hunter was a Heavy Metal fan and he's not proud. This is the story of his misguided 15-year Heavy Metal mission: from the first guitar (his dad's), to the first gig (conquering Winchester with his riffs), on through groupies and girlfriends and too many drugs to a faltering career in London, where outrageous egos, artistic differences and the dreaded arrival of Grunge (and a much needed haircut) kill the Heavy Metal dream. Along the way Seb imparts the important distinctions between Thrash Metal and Glam and casts his connoisseur's eye over the Metal guitar. You'll learn when to play a drum solo, the correct way to wear Spandex and exactly what to do when you're in the middle of a field at the Donington Festival and you desperately need a piss. Affectionate, irreverent, and very funny, Hell Bent For Leather is a moving story about growing up, of playing air guitar in your bedroom, of living with parental disapproval and of struggling with the laughter of your friends. It is a memoir about the glorious adolescent obsessions everybody has but no-one will admit to. Featuring music from: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Aerosmith The Scorpians and Guns n' Roses.

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'It's simple to milk laughs from metal, but surely much harder to use the genre to write a book that's simultaneously hilarious, strangely moving and which identifies the very essence of why music is so important to life. So raise a devil's horn salute to Seb Hunter, whose self-depreciating memoir of an adolescence dominated by Kiss and Iron Maiden rivals Giles Smith's Lost In Music as a perceptive and witty study of musical obsession. Anyone who has ever been in a rubbish band will wince with recognition at Hunter's doomed bid to become a rock icon, but metal's loss is writing's gain. Magic.' Q Magazine 'Hunter's memoir manages to be both funny and genuinely touching as he relives the developments that shook the metal world to its stack-heeled foundations.' Guardian

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    Zelfs als je geen metalfan bent geweest en maar zijdelings iets weet van het genre is dit een heerlijk boek. Seb Hunter's encyclopedische kennis van het genre gemixt met de tragikomische manier waarop hij zijn "carriere" beschrijft zijn heerlijk om te lezen!

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2005-08-16
Afmetingen
21 x 16 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's
352 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Seb Hunter
Uitgever
Harper Perennial

Vertaling

Originele Titel
Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict

EAN

EAN
9780060722937

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
661
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2005-08-16
Subtitel
Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict
Thema Qualifier Code
6PB
Thema Subject Code
DNBF1

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