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by concolz
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Detroit Stories Review

Is the six page article any good? Not really. It's basically about how the band fitted into the '69/'70 Detroit 'scene'; with particular reference to MC5 & The Stooges.The new album gets a couple of paragraphs. Apparently they'd considered asking Iggy to feature on it, but then ruled that out as to...
by concolz
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Detroit Stories Review

The latest edition of Uncut magazine has a short review of the album (plus a six page article on the band's early days in Detroit). Although the reviewer highlights a couple of tracks - Social Debris & Independence Dave - overall he's not too impressed. Calling it " more Nugent than Stooges ", he st...
by concolz
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New single - 'Our Love Will Change The World'
Replies: 72
Views: 3310

Re: New single - 'Our Love Will Change The World'

Vocals: Alice Cooper
Piano, Backing Vocals: Bob Ezrin
Drums: Johnny "Bee" Badanjek
Bass: Paul Randolph
Guitars: Wayne Kramer & Garret Bielaniec
Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals: Tommy Henriksen
Backing Vocals: Sheryl & Calico Cooper
by concolz
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New single - 'Our Love Will Change The World'
Replies: 72
Views: 3310

Re: New single - 'Our Love Will Change The World'

Carbon copy of the Outrageous Cherry original. I like the song, but what's the point? At least with Rock & Roll - which I rated - they conjured up a bit of extra 'oomph'. Here though, it's just chug through, adding absolutely nothing. Perfunctory, and pointless.
by concolz
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories first song "Rock 'N' Roll" to be available Fri 11-13-20
Replies: 66
Views: 3397

Re: Detroit Stories first song "Rock 'N' Roll" to be available Fri 11-13-20

Well, I really liked it on first listen; and still do. As I didn't buy the EP, it's not a problem that the Breadcrumbs songs are on the album; they've grown on me. So far, Ezrin has kept it pretty tight; more garage, rather than hard rock/metal. I hope it doesn't fall apart, mid-way, re 'comedy' tra...
by concolz
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories first song "Rock 'N' Roll" to be available Fri 11-13-20
Replies: 66
Views: 3397

Re: Detroit Stories first song "Rock 'N' Roll" to be available Fri 11-13-20

It resembles the Mitch Ryder cover far more than the VU original, although Alice's vocals are better and Ezrin beefs up the arrangement. According to Amazon next release is Our Love Will Change The World, Dec 11th.
by concolz
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories first song "Rock 'N' Roll" to be available Fri 11-13-20
Replies: 66
Views: 3397

Re: Detroit Stories first song "Rock 'N' Roll" to be available Fri 11-13-20

Better than I anticipated. Ezrin reins in the kitchen sink approach for a tight groove. Reminiscent of Dead Flies ; more Hendrix than Velvets. Vocals are strong - I like it when Alice slips into the higher register - whilst guitars & drums are 'in yer face'. Love that organ sound too. Excellent star...
by concolz
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album cover
Replies: 163
Views: 6147

Re: New album cover

First single is 'Rock'n'Roll' and it's yet another cover, this time that well known Detroit band Velvet Underground.... (they're from NYC) Apparently Lou Reed WROTE it in Detroit.. kinda tenuous surely... I think it's more to do with Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels putting it out as a single in '7...
by concolz
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice Songs You Like More Than Most Other Fans Do
Replies: 40
Views: 2495

Re: Alice Songs You Like More Than Most Other Fans Do

Titanic Overture
Nobody Likes Me
Blue Turk
Jackknife Johnny
You Look Good In Rags
Identity Crisis
The Sharpest Pain
In Touch With Your Feminine Side
Flatline
Dead Flies
by concolz
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice on Top of the Pops
Replies: 15
Views: 1532

Re: Alice on Top of the Pops

I remember Tony Blackburn having a very brief chat to Alice, re Elected , on the 9th November '72 show. Following the Mary Whitehouse/Leo Abse furore - tabloid hysteria & double page spreads of BDB's mascara baby - TOTP (and Radio One) gave the subsequent singles short shrift. Despite them all climb...
by concolz
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biblical touch
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: biblical touch

Ignoring WTMN does anyone else think The Last Temptation and Brutal Planet are both his strongest solo albums lyrically and musically? I think they are certainly his strongest post-Warner Brothers albums. But, for me, after Alice 'cleaned up', and left WB, he lost the magical x factor. Obviously, f...
by concolz
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old School Uncool
Replies: 29
Views: 3048

Re: Old School Uncool

It's dire stuff from all three of them. Neal Smith's is particularly awful; dreadful cover too.
by concolz
Tue May 19, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New song and video "Don't give up" coming!
Replies: 99
Views: 15514

Re: New song and video "Don't give up" coming!

Like Paranormal and Breadcrumbs, three years from now this song will be relegated to the forgotten bin. I listened once and that was it for me. I feel exactly the same.The spoken bits are okay, but the rest sounds like a third-rate Brutal Planet cast off. This was a golden opportunity for Alice to ...
by concolz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breadcrumbs
Replies: 80
Views: 13542

Re: Breadcrumbs

Listened to it a few times on Spotify . I enjoyed Seger's Gloria rip-off the best. Overall I find the ep 'okay', in the same way the majority of Alice's post- Brutal Planet studio albums have been 'okay'. Personally, I wish he'd move out of his retro-rock comfort zone, and chuck in more musical curv...
by concolz
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Animal
Replies: 27
Views: 4548

Re: Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Animal

Reed obviously wanted some uber-commercial 'classic rawk' - chart clawback after Berlin 's US pasting - but I can't stand it. That awful three and a half minute, widdly widdly, intro to Sweet Jane sets the tone: loads of 'tasteful', antiseptic, guitar grandstanding. (Ditto the WTMN tour.) For me, it...
by concolz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Alice Cooper - On Tour
Topic: ‘Ol black eyes is back Tour
Replies: 571
Views: 107704

Re: ‘Ol black eyes is back Tour

I think the giant baby is hilarious; pure panto at its finest. My Stars is a fantastic track, but their retro metal squall doesn't fit at all; indeed, it spoils a number of the songs. The hair-metal tracks sound good though, as they suit the band's style...... Teenage Frankenstein is pretty epic her...
by concolz
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rise - First reviews
Replies: 117
Views: 13932

Re: Rise - First reviews

Who's Laughing Now has a T.Rexy swing, but the rest is, mostly, bombastic nonsense. There's lots of stodgy metal plod; the covers add nothing (again); redundant 'intervals'; pointless, elongated codas. As for Bushwackers & Rise - aka Chas & Dave & Vindaloo - 'laughable rubbish' doesn't even begin t...
by concolz
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting (from Popoff book)
Replies: 65
Views: 7995

Re: Interesting (from Popoff book)

Whichever way you look at things, at root it's a question of morality & ethics (rather alien bedfellows in the music business). Alice waltzed off with the brand name - his strings pulled by a.n. other - leaving the other four high and dry. The latter refrained from legal action (out of a misplaced s...
by concolz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television Generation DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

Television Generation DVD

Not seen this mentioned in 'latest news' yet. Amazon UK are listing The Television Generation DVD; release date: November 2nd. Here's (some of) the blurb: Featuring television/live performances by Alice Cooper (original band/solo singer). Includes rare 1971 footage, alongside more recent performance...
by concolz
Wed May 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elected Re-Recorded?
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Elected Re-Recorded?

Si wrote:Same recording, slightly different mix.
Yes, that's what I've always thought. As I understood it, Ezrin mixed the 45 vocal so that Alice was 'centred', giving it a bit more 'oomph', for AM radio. The original album mix had Alice's voice panned to the right channel only.