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“The scrawny, strange-smelling world of teenage boys”

Many, many years ago, the BBC showed the video diary of teenage metaller Chris Needham. And, thanks to the magic of MetaFilter, I’ve just discovered this superb Taylor Parkes article about it – with embedded video so you can see what he’s on about.

“Now feel sudden death… from my guitar,” growls Chris on ‘Hate Song’, raising his Woolworth’s Strat copy and launching into a riff so tinny it wouldn’t fell a gerbil.

5 replies on ““The scrawny, strange-smelling world of teenage boys””

‘In Bed With Chris Needham’ is classic, even better than ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ – I’m such a fan that I have it on my video iPod :D

My book is a warts and all account of being in unsuccessful bands! So a bit like a paper version of ‘In Bed….’

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