Heavy metal is a violent, head-bashing music complete, in its live performances, with its own arena of rage and celebration, the mosh pit. It is a music in the red corner of society, loud, angry, and, to a well-tuned ear, practically intolerable. And yet, the art form radiates a message about American adolescents well worth examining and comprehend
Profile - Jack; a heavy-metal concert - the sensory equivalent of war; profile - Nick; heavy-metal music and the socialization of adolescents; profile - Mark; what is this thing called heavy metal?; profile - Brian; the allure of heavy metal; profile - Spencer; the effects of heavy metal; profile - Lew; sources of alienation I - family and community; profile - Reggie; sources of alienation II - school; profile - Jean; the girls of metal; profile - Barry; heavy-metal music, individualism and adolescent alienation.