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Chuck Klosterman: Fargo Rock City – A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural Nörth Daköta

Eric Weisbard, New York Times Book Review, The, 3 June 2001

SPANDEX MAKES the heart grow fonder. When I was an editor at Spin magazine a few years ago, the article most people gushed over was one that revisited ''hair metal'' bands like Poison and Mötley Crüe: the substance-guzzling, groupie-devouring, drag-queen-outdressing '80s rockers from Los Angeles's Sunset Strip, driven into exile by grunge's punk credos.

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