.45 Dangerous Minds: The Most Intense Interviews From Seconds Magazine (The Art of the Interview) Paperback – March 28, 2005
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Over the years, all sorts of strange and weird people were interviewed. Everything from White Power musicians to serial killers, controversial politicians, and bizarre artists and performers were interviewed, and a collection of the best and most interesting interviews eventually ended up in this book.
And it's a motley group of people, to say the least. Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, is the only one who appears twice, the first interview from 1994 (by Michael Moynihan) and the second from 1997 (by Boyd Rice). As always LaVey has a lot on his mind, and the interviews are both a great read.
Two other Satanic "icons" appear: Marilyn Manson, in an interview from 1995 and "Count" Varg Quisling Vikernes from 1996. Manson's, Vikernes', and LaVey's sections are in sharp contrast to, for example, Lee "Scratch" Perry's stoned mumbling about pot and extraterrestrials and Charles Manson with his odd personality. Other people who appear are, among others, Glenn Danzig, serial killer Richard Ramirez, poet Allen Ginsburg, porno actor Ron Jeremy, director John Waters, and more.
Not all contributions are equally interesting; some are amazing while some are extremely dull and boring. Several of the interviewees are unknown to the great majority, and some of them fail miserably in catching the reader's interest, even though the quality of the interviews themselves is overall high.
The book ends with a large collection memorable quotes taken from the magazine's history, and all in all the book is worth checking out, because after all, unusual people often have unusual things to say; things you're not likely to read about in traditional mainstream magazines.