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Okunew, Nikolai - Red Metal - Die Heavy-Metal-Subkultur der DDR

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Heavy metal fans were probably the biggest youth subculture in the GDR in the second half of the 1980s. They went to work because records, their outfits and shopping trips to Budapest were expensive. But they were hardly interested in politics. The SED was therefore unsure how to deal with the youth culture and ultimately tried unsuccessfully to harness the metal scene to its goals.
Nikolai Okunew tells the story of the heavy metal scene in the GDR on the basis of extensive archival research, dozens of interviews and the broad scene lore. He shows how its bands developed and how fans travelled in droves to all corners of the country on weekends to party, drink and headbang. Conflicts with the police and the Stasi become just as clear as the role of the radio, which carried heavy metal into the country.

Layout: Softcover with flaps
Format: 16.5 x 23.5 cm
Number of pages: approx. 352
Illustrations b/w: approx. 86
Illustrations coloured: approx. 31

Language: German
Format: book
Publisher: Ch. Links
Title: Red Metal - Die Heavy-Metal-Subkultur der DDR
Author: Okunew, Nikolai
Release: 2021

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