Book Review: Nothin’ But A Good Time – The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion By Tom Beaujour & Richard Bienstock

At first it was just called Hard Rock or Metal, then, more appropriately, Pop Metal or Glam Metal. Eventually, it was just referred to derogatorily as Hair Metal. But whether you loved it or not, the genre managed to have a pretty big stranglehold on pop culture, the radio airwaves, MTV and music charts across the globe for close to a decade. Music journalists Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock have just put out the definitive oral history of the much maligned, but just as passionately adored (if by a smaller group) 1980s genre. Nothin But A Good Time includes a wildly impressive who’s who, and who’s that? of that image-conscious metal scene. The authors are smart enough to address the big old sexist elephant blaring “Cherry Pie” in the room in the book’s introduction: “Speaking of sex, th...



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