Chuck Klosterman reviews Chinese Democracy

Several weeks ago, I checked out a book called Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey In Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman. I laughed throughout the entire book because of its self-deprecating look at hard rock (specifically hair metal) and its fans. Klosterman is himself a hard rock junkie like me, so I knew exactly where he was coming from.

When I heard Chuck had written a review of Axl Rose’s new album, Chinese Democracy, I knew I had to read it. And link to it. And I really hope you click on that link, and afterwords go to your local library and check out Fargo Rock City. Both are well worth the read.

(Doesn’t “afterwords” look funny? I thought it was spelled “afterwards,” but I get a red line under that word, so I guess it has to be “afterwords.”)

And don’t forget that tonight (Saturday, November 22), Hard Rock Nights (hosted by yours truly) will be blasting through some of the greatest Guns N’ Roses songs ever recorded, along with some Izzy solo stuff, Slash’s Snakepit, Duff McKagan, Velvet Revolver and more. And yes, we’re going to play a couple of new tracks off the new CD as well. So tune in at starting at 9 pm eastern!

Rock on, my most excellent hard-rocking brothers and sisters.

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on November 22, 2008, in music and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I certainly hope that I’m back for the show. I love Izzy’s solo stuff! I think “Just Don’t Know” could’ve been a big hit, if the publicity was there.

  2. We played “Somebody Knockin'” on the show tonight, but I’ll try to get some more Izzy in for you next week.

Leave a Reply to JT Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: