Author: Brian Roccio
Title: “Hollywood Rocks: The Ultimate Guide to the 1980’s Music Scene”
Publisher: Cleopatra Records
Release Date: 9/2003
Genre: Glam Rock History
No matter how you slice it, the big hair and spandex wearing bands of the Hair Metal Glam Rock scene of Hollywood, Los Angeles were often larger than life characters that delivered music with as much personality as the images they were presenting. The book “Hollywood Rocks” is a veritable tour guide of the scene and the groups that performed on the often infamous Sunset Strip and in its 200 plus pages we are literally taking a trip back in time that is not only proves to be a lot of fun, but also is one that will send the reader looking into cabinets for old vinyl and tapes that they might have long ago forgotten about. The book is loaded with hundreds upon hundreds of killer photos and is segmented into chapters that break it down by bands, flyers, media, venues and fashion. With this in mind we shall examine the sections in a little more detail by presenting the bands that brought this scene to everyone’s attention.
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