Heavy Metal 101
A Headbanger's Journey
This is Spinal Tap
Seven years strong, this crash course in all things Heavy Metal will have you Head Banging, Air Guitaring, and Devil Horn Raising in no time! Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Heavy Metal, including who’s awesome, who isn’t, why louder DOES mean better, and so much more!
New for 2013: A 4-part lecture/film series, Thursdays in January 2013 (details below).
Topics include: origins and history; iconography; why Judas Priest rules; why Metallica used to; why Ballads are, and always have been, lame; and why Lemmy IS God.
A multimedia extravaganza that covers everything you ever wanted to know about Heavy Metal!
So, if you think that Poison is Metal, that ümlaüts häve nö pläce in the Ënglish längüage, and can't tell the difference between Black Sabbath and Bon Jovi (hell, if you think Bon Jovi is listenable, for that matter), then you can't afford to miss this activity. This is guaranteed to be the most BRUTAL class ever offered at MIT!
WARNING: This series most definitely goes to 11! Earplugs optional.
Schedule of Events (All events held in 14N-313 at 5:30 PM)
January 10th: Heavy Metal 101
A two hour seminar that covers Heavy Metal's origins and history; iconography; why Judas Priest rules; why Metallica used to; why ballads are lame; and why Lemmy IS God. A multimedia extravaganza that covers everything you ever wanted to know about Heavy Metal!
January 17th: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
The Film That Will Take You Into the Heart of the Beast! This ground-breaking documentary examines the history of heavy metal stereotypes and illuminates the truth behind the music. (2005 - 96 minutes) Discussion to follow.
January 24th: Iron Maiden: Flight 666
A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. (2009 - 112 minutes) Up the Irons! Discussion to follow.
January 31st: This is Spinal Tap
Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. A cult classic! (1984 - 82 minutes) Discussion to follow.