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by Model Citizen
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Veronica's Sake
Replies: 18
Views: 6817

Re: For Veronica's Sake

I love the song and I LOVE From The Inside. Maybe my favorite Coop album.
by Model Citizen
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breadcrumbs
Replies: 80
Views: 11751

Re: Breadcrumbs

I'll throw in some love for the original "Detroit City" as well. I really don't dig this reworking at all. The bombastic production and performances of the original are tough to beat. That version feels like an anthemic energetic celebration of the city and its music. The new one feels...empty.
by Model Citizen
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flush the Fashion 40th Anniversary
Replies: 42
Views: 5557

Re: Flush the Fashion 40th Anniversary

I adore this record. My first introduction to the "new" Coop was the Clones promo that premiered on the "Pink Lady & Jeff" TV show. I was baffled but totally drawn to this new iteration of Alice. I rode my bike to the local Ayr-Way on release day, picked it up and rushed home to put that sucker on t...
by Model Citizen
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best engineered album?
Replies: 29
Views: 2140

Re: Best engineered album?

From The Inside. While it may be a bit too clean in places, there is no better sounding Cooper record in terms of clarity, balance and depth. I'd love to hear it in 5.1 surround.
by Model Citizen
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paris Special 82
Replies: 28
Views: 3121

Re: Paris Special 82

Well, as evidenced by my avatar, the blackout years hold a special place for me. I love those unusual records. Especially FTF and SF. I would love to see deluxe reissues or a box set with some bonus material. I think that era is unjustly maligned.
by Model Citizen
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goes To Hell........
Replies: 22
Views: 11743

Re: Goes To Hell........

I love it. Honestly, I think the "storyline" is more cohesive than its predecessor and I really love the musical diversity. I don't mind "You Gotta Dance" and I love "I'm The Coolest". Those early years of Alice's solo career might be a bit on the cabaret end of the spectrum but I appreciate that Al...
by Model Citizen
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best of Easy Action and PFY
Replies: 13
Views: 8029

Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Yea, I don't ever see Alice doing any of these songs in the context of a touring live show...BUT...anyone remember what Sparks did a few years back? They did a show for each of their released albums, played in full. A 21-night "Sparks Spectacular" residency at the O2. I would kill for a similar expe...
by Model Citizen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best of Easy Action and PFY
Replies: 13
Views: 8029

Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

No order, but it'd be something like this...

Swing Low, Sweet Cheerio
Today Mueller
No Longer Umpire
Levity Ball
Reflected
Apple Bush
Changing Arranging
Mr & Misdemeanor
Shoe Salesman
Below Your Means
Laughing At Me
Refrigerator Heaven
Beautiful Flyaway
by Model Citizen
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Alice album rankings from 2000 to Present
Replies: 46
Views: 31005

Re: Your Favorite Alice album rankings from 2000 to Present

1) The Eyes of Alice Cooper
2) Welcome 2 My Nightmare
3) Brutal Planet
4) Paranormal
5) Dirty Diamonds
6) Dragontown
7) Along Came a Spider
by Model Citizen
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 81330

Re: More tracks to hear...

Well, I've heard the whole damn thing. I dig it. Alice's singing is great, the musicians all turn in excellent performances and there are some small nuanced surprises here and there that raised an eyebrow a few times. Standouts for me are "Paranormal", "Dead Flies", "Paranoiac Personality", "Dynamit...
by Model Citizen
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 81330

Re: More tracks to hear...

Paranormal is a disjointed song but interesting nonetheless. I'm not wild about the guitar solo either, seems out of place, but overall I like the musical direction. Alice is stretching himself with the two songs released so far. PP is a better opening single than IBYFO and P is a better album open...
by Model Citizen
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 81330

Re: More tracks to hear...

Well, I like most of what I'm hearing. Definitely not at all what I was expecting but I'm totally ok with that. For me, part of what makes a Coop album great is the diversity of the material and this one sounds right along those lines. Sure, there are a few clips that have me scratching my head but ...
by Model Citizen
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 81330

Re: More tracks to hear...

It's SO refreshing to hear more of Alice's clean voice on these clips. There were plenty of cuts on the last album that featured it too and it really gives the albums more depth and variety. I've been pining for that for aeons. It seems with the predominantly heavier stuff he's done over the last co...
by Model Citizen
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 20 Alice Cooper Songs by the Original Lineup
Replies: 28
Views: 16260

Re: Top 20 Alice Cooper Songs by the Original Lineup

No particular order: Halo Of Flies Beautiful Flyaway Laughing At Me Gutter Cat vs The Jets Shoe Salesman Blue Turk Public Animal #9 Second Coming Apple Bush Generation Landslide Desperado You Drive Me Nervous Hallowed Be My Name Muscle Of Love Caught In A Dream Refrigerator Heaven Workin' Up A Sweat...
by Model Citizen
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will there be a Paranormal album review
Replies: 220
Views: 104434

Re: When will there be a Paranormal album review

Well, it's more of a promotional soundbite than a proper review, but this is as close to a translation as I could do: "Surprises are on Alice Cooper's 27th studio album, Paranormal far more than enough. The most important - if not the most sensual - is its consistent rockcoat to the (rock) values ​​...
by Model Citizen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paranormal Personality - the first single
Replies: 220
Views: 130420

Re: Paranormal Personality - the first single

I love it. When I heard the intro, not gonna lie, I was really hoping for that laid back Floydian groove to run a bit. I was expecting a deep Alice vocal like Desperado or I'm The Coolest but overall I really dig it. It sounds fresh, Alice sounds rock solid and the production is fantastic, as expect...
by Model Citizen
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months
Replies: 265
Views: 112012

Re: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months

The worst thing he could do is to make Special Forces Part 2. SF is the worst AC album for me. Luckily it is extremely unlikely that upcoming album will have any resemblance with that record. I hope it's a rocking record full of sharp riffs (Alice has said it is "a real riff-rock with not much of a...
by Model Citizen
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stunning cover of "Steven"
Replies: 11
Views: 5254

Stunning cover of "Steven"

I stumbled upon this last night and thought it was just too amazing not to share. Is David Locke a member here? I'm not usually crazy about instrumentals but all of the nuances are translated perfectly here and the faux orchestration is ridiculously good. Channeling Mr. Wagner quite deftly here... h...
by Model Citizen
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Commentary Alice anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 7888

Re: Social Commentary Alice anyone?

Good thread, and excellent initial post by recoop. I have often thought about this. I always saw 'The Alice Cooper Concept' as something that was initially created to mirror the decadence of the western world - in particular the USA. A concept that would use dark humour, surrealism etc. Cooper woul...
by Model Citizen
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BEST Alice Cooper song of all time!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 13733

Re: The BEST Alice Cooper song of all time!!!

Whew, I don't think it's possible for me to go with just one but here's a few that are at the top of my AC heap:

Second Coming
Halo of Flies
Blue Turk
Steven
Inmates
Might As Well Be On Mars
Is Anyone Home?
Detroit City
I Am Made of You