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The Resource Nöthin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion, [interviews by] Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock

Nöthin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion, [interviews by] Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock

Label
Nöthin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion
Title
Nöthin' but a good time
Title remainder
the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion
Statement of responsibility
[interviews by] Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock
Title variation
Nothing but a good time
Contributor
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive, no-holds-barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal. 1980s hard rock was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated--and maybe even helped to define--a spectacularly over-the-top decade. Indeed, fist-pumping hits like Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It,' Mötley Crüe's 'Girls, Girls, Girls,' and Guns N' Roses' 'Welcome to the Jungle' are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, Pac-Man, and E.T. From the do-or-die early days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock's Nothin' But a Good Time captures the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it. Featuring an impassioned foreword by Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist and avowed glam metal fanatic Corey Taylor, and drawn from over 200 new interviews with members of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Winger, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and many more, this is the ultimate, uncensored, and often unhinged chronicle of a time where excess and success walked hand in hand, told by the men and women who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era--one in which the bands and their fans went looking for nothin' but a good time...and found it"--
  • 1980s hard rock was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated-- and maybe even helped to define-- a spectacularly over-the-top decade. From the do-or-die early days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Beaujour and Bienstock capture the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it. -- adapted from publisher
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.4216609/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.N67 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Beaujour, Tom
  • Bienstock, Richard
  • Taylor, Corey
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  • Rock music
  • Heavy metal (Music)
  • Glam metal (Music)
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
  • Glam metal (Music)
  • Heavy metal (Music)
  • Rock music
  • Rock musicians
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Label
Nöthin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion, [interviews by] Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Corey Taylor -- Cast of characters -- Introduction -- Everybody wants some!! -- Feel the noize -- Knock 'em dead, kid -- Youth gone wild -- The last mile -- Shut up, Beavis -- Epilogue
Control code
on1198989769
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250195753
Lccn
2020042047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1198989769
Label
Nöthin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion, [interviews by] Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Corey Taylor -- Cast of characters -- Introduction -- Everybody wants some!! -- Feel the noize -- Knock 'em dead, kid -- Youth gone wild -- The last mile -- Shut up, Beavis -- Epilogue
Control code
on1198989769
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250195753
Lccn
2020042047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1198989769

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