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Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line Chapter Summary & Analysis - Prologue, chapters 1-2 Summary

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Prologue, chapters 1-2 Summary and Analysis

Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line by Ben Hamper begins with a prologue detailing the presence of Dead Rock Stars in a General Motors factory in Flint, Michigan. The term Dead Rock Stars is capitalized to show the importance of the group of legendary musicians and to give them the reverence they deserve. These heroes of the rivetheads include Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Brian Jones. Unfortunately, stereos operated by electricity were against company policy, and if the line wanted to hear songs they'd heard a million times before, the stereo, owned by a lineman named Hogjaw, has to be camouflaged.

Although the music of the Dead Rock Stars was preferred by the majority of the line, not everyone was as appreciative as the author. Hamper makes repeated comments about the fact that management believed any stereo...

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