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by concolz
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice on Top of the Pops
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

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: 812

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: 2499

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: 13931

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: 11840

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: 3944

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: 98410

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: 12337

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: 6950

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: 2916

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: 1610

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.
by concolz
Wed May 30, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elected Re-Recorded?
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Elected Re-Recorded?

There's an Alice Cooper 'Songs' thread on the Hoffman Forum, which is currently discussing the BDB album. One poster has stated that Elected was re-recorded for the album version. Is that correct?
by concolz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I still think Paranormal is mediocre........
Replies: 52
Views: 8552

Re: I still think Paranormal is mediocre........

I think the last two Alice albums have been ho-hum; plus HVs was crap. They're a mish mash of superfluous guests; a handful of great songs, derailed by another handful of 'goofy' nonentities; slick, yet soulless. Why not use ACG, or the touring band, for a whole album? At least that would lend some ...
by concolz
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 30th Birthday RYFAY!
Replies: 33
Views: 18316

Re: Happy 30th Birthday RYFAY!

It's Poundland Alice: cheap; tacky; instantly disposable (as was 'Constrictor').
by concolz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more (love at ur conveveince)
Replies: 9
Views: 4716

Re: No more (love at ur conveveince)

No More Love At Your Convenience is a great song. Not everything has to be about cross-dressers and 'loving' decomposed human beings. I always thought this was about making love to a cadaver. The protagonist, Alice, has her where he wants her and now it is convenient for him. I thought it was about...
by concolz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Alice album rankings from 2000 to Present
Replies: 46
Views: 31061

Re: Your Favorite Alice album rankings from 2000 to Present

1. BP Easily his best post-WB album. He's got something to say, and says it magnificently. A five star affair. 2. DT A more eclectic version of BP ; some filler, but still good. 3. ACAS I like the amateurish production; mostly great stomping songs. 4. DD Some good, some meh. Title track, and Jesse J...
by concolz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 131292

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

A fortnight on - and after listening to it several times on Spotify - it hasn't grown on me; still a 50/50 record. If they'd made it a single album (preferably replacing 'HW' with 'GAG'!), then I might have bought it. The 2CD format - two originals, plus live filler - puts me off even more.
by concolz
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice speaks about Glen Campbell
Replies: 7
Views: 3897

Re: Alice speaks about Glen Campbell

A thoughtful tribute by AC to GC. Ever since I heard Galveston on TOTPs in 1969 I've always had a soft spot for Glen's music, especially his stuff with Jimmy Webb. His last few years have been horrendous, but now he's free of that terrible torment.
by concolz
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 61376

Re: New album sales

Although sales figures may be woeful (compared to the past), the charts do still act as a symbol of where an artist retains greatest popularity. Top 10 Australia Austria Czech Republic Finland Germany Sweden UK Top 20 Belgium Canada Greece Norway Top 30 The Netherlands I would imagine the AC camp ar...
by concolz
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 61376

Re: New album sales

#4 Australia
#6 Sweden

Best chart positions there since Trash.