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Description - Goodbye Guns N' Roses: The Crime, Beauty, and Amplified Chaos of America's Most Polarizing Band by Art Tavana

Goodbye, Guns N' Roses transports the reader into a mind-altering trip through the colours, scandals, nihilism, and mythology that make Guns N' Roses so much more than another 'hair metal' band

Goodbye, Guns N' Roses is a genre-rattling attempt to explain the appeal of America's most divisive rock band. While it includes uncharted history and the self-lacerating connoisseurship of a Guns N' Roses fetishist, it is not a recycled chronicle - this book is a deconstruction of myth, one that blends high and low art sketches to examine how Guns N' Roses impacted popular culture. Unlike those who have penned other treatments of what might be considered a cliched subject, Art Tavana is not writing as a GNR patriot or former employee. His book aims to provide an untethered exploration that machetes through the jungle of propaganda camouflaging GNR's explosive appeal.

After circling the band's three-decade plundering of American culture, Goodbye, Guns N' Roses uncovers a postmodern portrait that persuades its viewer to think differently about their symbolic importance. This is not a rock bio but a biography of taste that treats a former 'hair metal' band like a decomposing masterpiece. This is the first Guns N' Roses book written for everyone; from the Sunset Strip to a hyper-digital generation's connection to 'Woke Axl,' it is a pop culture investigation that dodges no bullets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781770415119
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: ECW Press,Canada
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Publish Date: 11-May-2021
Country of Publication: Canada

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