Hell Bent for Leather

Hell Bent for Leather

Confessions of A Heavy Metal Addict

Book - 2005
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Seb Hunter wasn't just a heavy metal fan. He was a blind devotee who threw away his education and future prospects to become a rock star. In Hell Bent for Leather, he reaches into the most embarrassing depths of the family photo album to reveal his Wayne's World-esque teen years, taking readers on a (very loud) musical journey from his first guitar to his first gig and on, through groupies, girlfriends, too many drugs, spiraling egos, musical differences, and finally, the end of the dream -- and a much-needed haircut.In this nostalgic look at heavy metal culture, Seb Hunter has given us a moving portrait of adolescence and chasing your dream, reminding us all that it's better to have lost in rock than never to have rocked at all.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2005, c2004.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed. --
ISBN: 9780060722937
0060722932
Characteristics: viii, 312, 16 p. :,ill.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Mar 11, 2012

There seem to be a lot of "Confessions of a <whatever>" books in print. This books is okay, but it is poorly written. Seb Hunter chronicles his life along side of Heavy Metal from the late 70's to the early 90's. He describes his attempts at making it big with various Hair Metal bands that no one has ever heard of. The book is funny, but he swears too much, and that brings down the quality. My biggest complaint is that Hunter overstates Kurt Cobain's influence on the music scene when Nirvana made it big in 1992. If you've read everything else about Heavy Metal, then give this a try, otherwise, I'd suggest "Sound of the Beast: A Heavy Metal History".

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Mar 11, 2012

Jean-Pierre Lebel thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Mar 11, 2012

Coarse Language: A lot of useless swearing, but it goes with the Heavy Metal culture of the time.

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