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Jordan Hart is the founder of, a central online community for partial nerds everywhere with interests in pop culture, video games, music and movies, comic books, humor, and retro awesomeness. He has a regular gig as the “nerd world contributor” on The Kramp & Alder Morning Show on Milwaukee’s number one alternative rock music station. Follow him on Twitter: @Jordan_Hart / #Steel Rainbow

Looking back at '80s Hair Metal, one thing is apparent—every band looked and sounded exactly the same. According to legend, this is because of a secret text written by an anonymous record label in 1984 that promised fame and fortune to anyone who followed it word-for-word. As the music scene started to change in the '90s, this text faded into obscurity, never to be read and followed again…until now. Here, in all its glory, is a replica of that original text, painstakingly rewritten word-by-word for today’s retro music hopefuls to follow. The text, which covers everything from how to write music to how to dress, includes the following illustrated tips:

On How to Look:

On How to Write Music:

On How to Play:


ISBN 9780762780730
Genre HUMOR / General
Format Paperback
Pages 200
Publisher Date 2012-06-05 00:00:00.0
Publisher Lyons Pr
Copyright Year 2012
Height 7.25 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.56 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Legendary Underground Guide to Becoming an '80s Rock Star
Audience General/trade
Authors Hart, Jordan

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