Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota
Empirically proving that—no matter where you are—kids wanna rock, this is Chuck Klosterman's hilrious memoir of growing up as a shameless metalhead in Wyndmere, North Dakotoa (population: 498).
With a voice like Ace Frehley's guitar, Klosterman hacks his way through hair-band history, beginning with that fateful day in 1983 when his older brother brought home Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil. The fifth-grade Chuck wasn't quite ready to rock—his hair was too short and his farm was too quiet—but he still found a way to bang his nappy little head. Before the journey was over, he would slow-dance to Poison, sleep innocently beneath satanic pentagrams, lust for Lita Ford, and get ridiculously intellectual about Guns N' Roses. C'mon and feel his noize.
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Review: Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North DakotaUser Review - Peacegal - Goodreads
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this author. I truly enjoy his pop-culture ruminations and whacked-out personal stories, but then he has to go and aggravate me with lines like “I ... Read full review
Review: Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North DakotaUser Review - Stephanie - Goodreads
This book could have easily been one hundred pages shorter. By far my least favorite Klosterman-penned piece... but still intelligent and witty and highly quotable- which I love. Though I wasn't the biggest fan, I know about five people I will be recommending this book to. Read full review