Hell Bent for Leather

Hell Bent for Leather

Confessions of A Heavy Metal Addict

Book - 2004
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Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, c2004
Branch Call Number: 781.6609092 H945h
Characteristics: x, 309 p. : ill., ports. ; 20 cm

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vickmeister
Jun 24, 2020

From the moment he first thrilled to the sound of Angus Young killin' it with his guitar riffs on an AC/DC album, Seb Hunter knew metal music was for him. This is his amusing account of how he (clumsily) made his way from being a fan to being in bands; their members utterly convinced that they were destined for greatness no matter how weak their actual musical talents and character flaws might seem to prove otherwise. Interspersed with his personal recollections are humorous aside related to various kinds of heavy metal, tongue-in-cheek definitions, ratings, and other entertaining related random thoughts. You don't have to be a metal fan to enjoy this but it will probably resonate with you if your youth coincided with the 1980s. I greatly enjoyed it.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Mar 11, 2012

There seem to be a lot of "Confessions of a <whatever>" books in print. This books is okay, but it is poorly written. Seb Hunter chronicles his life along side of Heavy Metal from the late 70's to the early 90's. He describes his attempts at making it big with various Hair Metal bands that no one has ever heard of. The book is funny, but he swears too much, and that brings down the quality. My biggest complaint is that Hunter overstates Kurt Cobain's influence on the music scene when Nirvana made it big in 1992. If you've read everything else about Heavy Metal, then give this a try, otherwise, I'd suggest "Sound of the Beast: A Heavy Metal History".

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Mar 11, 2012

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Mar 11, 2012

Coarse Language: A lot of useless swearing, but it goes with the Heavy Metal culture of the time.

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