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by Robbie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Alice Cooper - On Tour
Topic: Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 6388

Re: Manchester

I agree with everything Killer Wolf says. I thought it was fantastic-am tempted to go to London to see it again! Not something I have done since Theatre of Death. The lighting and presentation of Billion Dollar Babies was the best I've ever seen it (and I have seen every tour back to Special Forces)...
by Robbie
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Grey Whistle Test 1978
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Re: Old Grey Whistle Test 1978

Thanks Si-is it on Youtube? -have tried to find it without success.
by Robbie
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Grey Whistle Test 1978
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Re: Old Grey Whistle Test 1978

There is also a little mention here too about "From the Inside" at the start but tantalisingly, that's all!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=893gTfe6eU4
by Robbie
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He's human after all!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4570

Re: He's human after all!!!

Thanks for the detailed info Steve. Very interesting-will give it a try!
by Robbie
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He's human after all!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4570

Re: He's human after all!!!

Thanks for info Devon-this clip was the first time I noticed.
by Robbie
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He's human after all!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4570

Re: He's human after all!!!

Am not sure Si. I noticed this because of the singing on the chorus. Perhaps he uses a lower tuning more now as his voice changes with age.
Don't they use a tuning with the bottom string tuned to D instead of the E for that more industrial rock sound?
by Robbie
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He's human after all!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4570

He's human after all!!!

After the thread about Elected and the disgraceful incident in Huntsville I wanted to see how the Trump Clinton fight looked and came across this clip :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDDyrf6vE28 It interested me for two reasons. First I have noticed in the past that Alice usually lets the audience ...
by Robbie
Sat May 07, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice at a wedding
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Alice at a wedding

With apologies to Si and the moderators if I have missed this already on the news page or the forum-please remove if others have provided a link already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_HD84DV33A

My son is getting married in a few weeks time should I invite Alice too!!!
by Robbie
Thu May 05, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constrictor Thirty Year Anniversary
Replies: 31
Views: 10353

Re: Constrictor Thirty Year Anniversary

Never mind a thirty years anniversary re-issue of the album-I'd take a thirty year anniversary re -doing of "The Nightmare Returns Tour" in full. It remains today the best concert I have ever seen in my life (Manchester Apollo). Great opening, brilliant multi level stage set, superb lighting, fantas...
by Robbie
Sun May 01, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is The Casual Fan Ruining Alice Cooper?
Replies: 83
Views: 19129

Re: Is The Casual Fan Ruining Alice Cooper?

Fair points re:keyboard player Guttertrash in terms of the arrangements and I assume keyboards are pre-recorded or sequenced in some parts of the show, but I see the three guitar player thing as part of Alice's desire to be part of some kind of pub band par excellence (are they called bar bands in t...
by Robbie
Sun May 01, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is The Casual Fan Ruining Alice Cooper?
Replies: 83
Views: 19129

Re: Is The Casual Fan Ruining Alice Cooper?

After going to see the Raise the Dead show in Wolverhampton I was so disappointed I started a post basically asking whether the "Theatre of Death" tour would be seen as Alice's last great tour (it was the thread Shep responded to). Reading the setlist and seeing the cover songs once again my thread ...
by Robbie
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hanging Stunt Goes Wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 2311

Re: Hanging Stunt Goes Wrong

In the case of the guillotine they are stories to sell tickets. In the early nineties I was in a rock horror band which played the working men's clubs in the north of England and we borrowed heavily from Alice's theatrics. We had a fully working guillotine illusion like the one Alice uses. For those...
by Robbie
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could almost be a sample
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Could almost be a sample

Driving along and heard this on the radio -when it started (before the vocals) I thought it was "Steven"-too close for comfort in my view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0A9CzPNVhs
by Robbie
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chiller
Replies: 18
Views: 5247

Re: Chiller

......Pitkin wrote about cutting the band some slack. Fair enough-I am sure they would rehearse more if there were to be the prospect of more gigs- but I am not going to pretend something is good when it isn't.
by Robbie
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chiller
Replies: 18
Views: 5247

Re: Chiller

Having just watched the Youtube clip link provided by Steven Crayn, as a great fan of the original band I am sorry to write that I find it virtually unlistenable and bordering on embarrassing. Sound quality notwithstanding, the playing seems sloppy and amateurish (listen to part of the solo on Under...
by Robbie
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Same setlist time after time
Replies: 63
Views: 15097

Re: Same setlist time after time

Surely the answer to this post is rehearsal time. Any musician knows it takes time to get "gig fit" and "tight" so the usual songs that are played I suspect are the ones all the band (including the stand in guitarist)have continued playing as staples in the live set lists of the separate strands/pro...
by Robbie
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Similar to "Only Women Bleed"
Replies: 28
Views: 12597

Re: Similar to "Only Women Bleed"

Re: the guitar tab.
Perhaps it also sounds similar because this song is in the key of G like OWB. The chord progression G A C on the verse is made even more similar because of the descending sound of some of the chord inversions too!As Si said definitely too close for comfort!!
by Robbie
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Similar to "Only Women Bleed"
Replies: 28
Views: 12597

Similar to "Only Women Bleed"

I appreciate there are only so many chord changes but the tempo, chords and melody on the verse of this song are very similar to OWB. I just heard it driving home and when I heard the intro I expected a cover!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tozspmHxCGM
by Robbie
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intersting Alice and Sheryl videos
Replies: 90
Views: 16172

Re: Intersting Alice and Sheryl videos

Pitkin 88 wrote:Part of the problem is the closeness this site has to the artist and people connected to the artist.

On the contrary I see that as a strength of this site-I believe you get insight and information here you don't get anywhere else.
by Robbie
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intersting Alice and Sheryl videos
Replies: 90
Views: 16172

Re: Intersting Alice and Sheryl videos

Mr Barlow wrote: Sheryl stood by Alice. She loved him and helped him. She saved his life. I remember posting virtually an identical comment on another thread about this. Obviously Sheryl was a massive influence but also his Christian faith has been immensely important in saving his life. Something I...