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by concolz
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories #1 in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1337

Re: Detroit Stories #1 in Germany

Plummets down from #4 to #52 on UK chart. Still, better than Maximo Park who were at #2 last week - they've fallen out of the Top 100 altogether!

Late entry for debut position: #3 Austria.
by concolz
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: I Hate You
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: I Hate You

Thank you. I loveI Hate You; easily the best song on the album.
by concolz
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: I Hate You
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

I Hate You

In a recent interview you said that I Hate You was originally conceived - in the aftermath of Alice going solo - as a sort of general rant at 'others'. a) After all this time, what made you decide to offer it up for Detroit Stories ? b) Did you hand over just the 'idea' to Alice and Bob? Did anythin...
by concolz
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories #1 in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1337

Re: Detroit Stories #1 in Germany

Summary of chart debut positions for Detroit Stories:

1 Germany
3 Australia
3 Switzerland
4 UK
6 Finland
7 Sweden
17 Belgium
22 Norway
27 Czech Republic
37 France
39 Italy
47 USA
51 Netherlands
56 Canada
by concolz
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories #1 in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1337

Re: Detroit Stories #1 in Germany

According to Billboard Twitter & Wiki:

#47 USA & #56 Canada Worst chart positions since ACAS & DD respectively!
by concolz
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

Re: Detroit Stories Review

Alice is on the front cover of the latest edition of UK music mag Vive Le Rock; in newsagents from today. There's a big article on the Detroit 'scene', a separate interview with AC, plus a full-page - 9/10 - review of Detroit Stories. (Mojo also, surprisingly, gave it a very good review.)
by concolz
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

Re: Detroit Stories Review

The album's gone in at #2 on the UK midweek charts. There seems to have been a bigger promotional push for Detroit Stories than any of his albums since the '90s.
by concolz
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

Re: Detroit Stories Review

Initial reaction was 'meh'. Subsequent (Spotify) listens have changed that so the 'good' - just about - shades the 'bad'. Rock & Roll and East Side Story are decent enough bookends; strut & garage rock pizzazz, respectively. $1000 High Heel Shoes is more doo-flop than wop. Sister Sledge are downrigh...
by concolz
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

Re: Detroit Stories Review

Long article in today's Guardian re Alice Cooper and 'The Detroit Scene': https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/feb/26/alice-cooper-detroit-rock And a lengthy review that reckons the album is "a late-life classic": https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/alice-coopers-detroit-stories-is-his-most-concis...
by concolz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

Re: Detroit Stories Review

This one reckons Mr Crayn has "one of the best guitar solos on the album".

https://crypticrock.com/alice-cooper-de ... um-review/
by concolz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

Re: Detroit Stories Review

pitkin88 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:13 pm
Sister Sledge. Sigh.
Yes, I noted that. Aren't they from Philadelphia? I liked their '70s singles, but what have they got to do with Detroit? Couldn't they at least have got somebody associated with Motown. Anyway the song stinks, and that's only the snippet!
by concolz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

Re: Detroit Stories Review

A few more reviews. The first one - printed in The Independent - calls the album 'a masterpiece'. Blimey! The others are rather more restrained. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/review-alice-cooper-loses-his-mind-in-detroit-rock-city-alice-cooper-mind-home-city-classic-rock-b1805785.html https://r...
by concolz
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Debris
Replies: 94
Views: 5047

Re: Social Debris

I've listened to Social Debris a dozen times now, and am still of the opinion that the song's an inconsequential piece of polished fluff. The last time he really stretched out was Might As Well Be On Mars ; thirty years ago. The last time he released an album that was truly different was Brutal Plan...
by concolz
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Debris
Replies: 94
Views: 5047

Re: Social Debris

I like the guitar(s) - nice & punchy - but not the song. It sounds like a cast-off from RYF&Y.
by concolz
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6541

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: 106
Views: 6541

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: 5095

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: 5095

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: 4690

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...