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Decline of Western Civ: Metal
Decline of Western Civ: Metal
Decline of Western Civ: Metal
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Metal
 
Soundtrack to the 1988 film. Track listing: Alice Cooper w/Axl Rose, Slash and Izzy of Guns N' Roses - Under My Wheels Faster Pussycat - The Bathroom Wall Motorhead - Cradle To The Grave Armored Saint - You Can Run But You...  more »

      
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All Artists: Decline of Western Civ: Metal
Title: Decline of Western Civ: Metal
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 1/1/1988
Re-Release Date: 3/10/2009
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Metal
Styles: By Decade, 1980s, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077779020522

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Soundtrack to the 1988 film. Track listing: Alice Cooper w/Axl Rose, Slash and Izzy of Guns N' Roses - Under My Wheels Faster Pussycat - The Bathroom Wall Motorhead - Cradle To The Grave Armored Saint - You Can Run But You Can't Hide Lizzy Borden - Born To Be Wild Megadeth - In My Darkest Hour Queensryche - The Prophecy Metal Church - The Brave Rigor Mortis - Foaming At The Mouth Seduce - Colleen

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Confessions of a teenage metalhead
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 08/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Given how much screen time is spent on Sunset Strip hair metal bands in Penelope Spheeris's lamentably out of print Decline of Western Civilization Part 2 - the Metal Years, I'm surprised at most of the bands that are included on the film's soundtrack. From what I recall, only Faster Pussycat, Seduce, and Lizzy Borden were actually featured in the movie.

It may not be terribly representative of the bands featured in the film, but the soundtrack is a pretty accurate snapshot of heavy metal in the second half of the 1980's. You get your L.A. hair metal from Seduce and Faster Pussycat, Seattle power metal from Queensryche and Metal Church, the Metal Blade power metal sound from Armored Saint and Lizzy Borden, the old school metal sound from Motorhead and Alice Cooper (featuring none other than Slash and Axl from Guns n' Roses), and Megadeth and Rigor Mortis represent the emerging thrash metal scene.

Some of the songs stand out more than others, and some are available elsewhere, but as a whole this soundtrack is a very effective reminder of what it felt like to be a metalhead in the late 80's. I give it a big thumbs-up and recommend it to any 80's metal fan as well as anyone who enjoyed the film (and not just in a "let's laugh at the hair metal losers" kind of way).
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