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From Iwo Jima to the head banger's ball

Posted by Katie Johnston Chase February 26, 2007 06:27 PM

After being thoroughly depressed by the intense best picture nominee "Letters From Iwo Jima" last weekend, I was swept up in the pop-metal mania of Bang Camaro at the Paradise. The swing from Japanese soldiers facing certain death to 14 men leading a sold-out crowd in a chorus of "swallow the razor" was a little disorienting -- but it made me appreciate the entertainment extremes one can go to on an ordinary Saturday.

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