Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

Penelope Spheeris followed up her 1981 doc on LA's punk scene by focusing on the heavy metal world in 1988 with The Metal Years. The interviews with Lemmy are priceless and he comes across as the only person in the movie I would want to go have beers with and shoot the shit. As with most musical genres, heavy metal is littered with tons of derivative and stupid ass bands and in this flick the moldy log of metal is kicked over to expose some rather creepy critters. Still as entertaining and watchable now as when I first saw it in the theaters back in 1988.


  1. I always loved this. Lemmy is definitely the man I would wanna have some beers with. He's so awesome.

  2. Oh yeah, a night of drinking with Lemmy would probably be a blast and give us a lifetime of great stories!