After covering the gritty underground punk rock scene Spheeris went into Hollywood nightclubs to record the fans and musicians at the centre of the Hollywood Hair Metal scene which rose up during the Regan years. Featuring the likes of Kiss, W.A.S.P., Megadeath, and Ozzy Osbourne, all the excess, buffoonery, lycra and big hair are on hilarious display in The Decline of the Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years.
"Spheeris manages to locate the comedian in every musician she interviewed." Pitchfork
Decline of the Western Civilization II
6 Mar - 13 Mar
The second installment of Penelope Spheeris' trilogy and homage punk music, The Metal Years documents the birth of hair metal which has evolved from the anarchic L.A. punk and hardcore scene.