The Decline of Western Civilization - Part II

The Decline of Western Civilization - Part II

The Decline of Western Civilization - Part II

Director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World) explores the life of LA's Heavy Metal scene of the mid and late 80s in the second part of her music documentary series. Features legendary rock artists like Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne.

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The Decline of Western Civilization - Part II / Reviews

Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Penelop Spheeris's 1988 sequel to her classic 1981 LA punk documentary focuses on the kind of extravagance that the kids in the first film were rebelling against, at least insofar as it manifested itself in stadium-ready rock 'n' roll and its brand-new baby brother, hair metal.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Even those who would never, without the urging of wild horses, dream of attending a film about the seamy world of heavy-metal music are sure to find Penelope Spheeris's The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years of unexpected interest.

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