“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.