The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

Directed by Penelope Spheeris • 1988 • United States

The second in Penelope Spheeris’s trilogy on alternative LA, THE METAL YEARS takes a fast-paced look at the outrageous heavy metal scene of the late eighties. Set in Los Angeles, the film explores the lives of struggling musicians, fans, and starstruck groupies. Featuring Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, and members of Aerosmith, Kiss, and Motörhead, as well as performances by Megadeth, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin, and Seduce, this raucous and entertaining chapter chronicles the lonely naiveté of the striving bands, the endless flow of alcohol and drugs, and the relentless sexism endemic to the scene.

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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

    Directed by Penelope Spheeris • 1988 • United States

    The second in Penelope Spheeris’s trilogy on alternative LA, THE METAL YEARS takes a fast-paced look at the outrageous heavy metal scene of the late eighties. Set in Los Angeles, the film explores the lives of struggling musicians, fans, and...