Table of Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction I. Thrashing All Around Rhythm, the Body, and the Genre of Thrash Metal II. Death Greets Me Warm The "Fade to Black" Paradigm III. Thinking Man's Metal Whiteness, Detachment, and the Performance of Musical Complexity IV. The Road and the Mode Musical Tourism and Ethnicity Roaming V. Shape Shift, Mutiny in the Air The Sell-Out Question and Popular Music Histories Epilogue Notes Selected Discography Selected Bibliography Index
Glenn T. Pillsbury is a recent Ph.D. in Musicology from UCLA and a rising star in the field of popular music studies. He is the author of the "Metallica" chapter in the Encyclopedia Britannica, a founding member of the editorial board of the online music journal ECHO, and a regular presenter of papers at major scholarly meetings in music and the arts.