Fargo Rock City

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Fargo Rock City

A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota

By Chuck Klosterman

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743406567, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002

Empirically proving that no matter where you are kids wanna rock, this is Chuck Klosterman's hilrious memoir of growing up as a shameless metalhead in Wyndmere, North Dakotoa (population: 498).
With a voice like Ace Frehley's guitar, Klosterman hacks his way through hair-band history, beginning with that fateful day in 1983 when his older brother brought home Motley Crue's Shout at the Devil. The fifth-grade Chuck wasn't quite ready to rock his hair was too short and his farm was too quiet but he still found a way to bang his nappy little head. Before the journey was over, he would slow-dance to Poison, sleep innocently beneath satanic pentagrams, lust for Lita Ford, and get ridiculously intellectual about Guns N' Roses. C'mon and feel his noize.