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DIG THIS: DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION @ ARTS AT THE ARMORY

Metalyears

rome burns, nero shreds

The second entry in Penelope Spheeris‘ documentary series about life in Los Angeles, this film takes aim at the excess and decadence of glam-metal. Which is to say it takes aim at a massive metaphorical target. ‘Cause seriously, these guys we’re all about excess and decadence. That word-pairing was probably the title of at least seven metal albums. Although it’d be spelled “X-Cess and Deka-dance” or something. Point is, lots of overdoes and STDs. Those were the tools of the trade until grunge finally came along and cleaned everything up. Thanks Kurt!

[Mon 2.13.12. 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617.718.2191. 7pm/21+/$3. @ArtsattheArmory. artsatthearmory.org]

About SEAN CLANCY

"Time's glory is to calm contending kings, To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light." - Shakespeare, "The Rape of Lucrece" "I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture." - Shakespeare, "Last Will and Testament."
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One Response to DIG THIS: DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION @ ARTS AT THE ARMORY

  1. J. PAT J. PAT says:

    My new definition of “having made it” is “making fart noises in a pool while trying to remember how many gold records I have.”