#1
I'm doing a research paper on heavy metal. I was figuring this would be the best place to ask for some help. I was wondering what books would be good reads on the subject (Hammer of The Gods is a given I suppose), as well as any ideas, good articles, stuff like that.

The focus will be on the evolution of the genre, from it's roots in the 60's to today, the major players, it's impact on popular culture/music, how well it reflected the times, etc.

PS: It has to be 12 pages SINGLE ****ING SPACED. Not really relevant but it pissed me off so I thought I'd share.
#2
The Metal Forum is actually the best place to ask instead of here. There's probably going to be arguing about the genre.
#3
Why don't you just look up the history of metal on a search engine. That's what they are there for.
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#6
wikipedia man... i mean, wikipedia, man
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#9
find the rockDoc on the history of metal on vh1 it was pretty cool they interviewed dio and a bunch of people
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#10
You guys. >_<

Wikipedia is considered a sham in the academic world. I'd get an F for using it like it was a real source. There are references to real stuff at the bottom, but most of it is just as reputable.

I could search engine heavy metal, and have, but the internet is full of a lot of ****. I was hoping the metalheads of UG would be a better option.

I forgot there was a metal forum. =( I'll take this there.
#11
Write the entire thing talking about the history of Gwar. And I'm not talking about their actual histories, I'm talking about their fictional histories.
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#12
You are much better off buying a book... the kvlt guys there will just give you bands no one but them listens to.
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You guys. >_<

Wikipedia is considered a sham in the academic world. I'd get an F for using it like it was a real source. There are references to real stuff at the bottom, but most of it is just as reputable.

I could search engine heavy metal, and have, but the internet is full of a lot of ****. I was hoping the metalheads of UG would be a better option.

I forgot there was a metal forum. =( I'll take this there.


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Why don't you just look up the history of metal on a search engine. That's what they are there for.

well he's looking for books that we recommend...as opposed to flipping through every **** book found by google.


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Don't forget to include Sabbath, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and of course, Steppenwolf.
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#18
I did the same thing for a research paper last year, 'cept slightly longer (no, you can not have my paper).
Check out the documentary "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" and the book "Sound of the Beast : A History of Heavy Metal"....I think that's the name of the book at least
PM me if you have any questions, I may be able to help you out
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I did the same thing for a research paper last year, 'cept slightly longer (no, you can not have my paper).
Check out the documentary "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" and the book "Sound of the Beast : A History of Heavy Metal"....I think that's the name of the book at least
PM me if you have any questions, I may be able to help you out


Yes, Metal: A Headbangers Journey is your best answer. It breaks down the origins and every branch of metal. Its a great DVD
#22
You have misgivings about wikipedia but come to the pit for help? What is the academic world coming to. =P
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#23
Take these guys's advice, and also read Satan rir media (Satan Rides The Media), if you're going to include Black Metal in your references, and check it against Varg's bio on www.burzum.org. That, and every self-respecting metalhead has that book.
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#24
Try search for the seven ages of rock metal video, if you cant find that i'de start with black sabbath.