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by tommycooper
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Garage rock or orchestrated epics?
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Garage rock or orchestrated epics?

Hi Dennis Many thanks for engaging with us like this. Really appreciated. Alice has been talking recently about garage rock influences, but has also talked about the influences of film composers such as John Barry & Henry Mancini.If the OGs had stayed together which influences would you have wanted ...
by tommycooper
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overdue a biopic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1223

Overdue a biopic?

Story on the BBC today that Danny Boyle is to direct a high profile TV drama series about the Sex Pistols. Story goes on to point out that “the film and TV industry is snapping up the rights to all sorts of musicians’ life stories” and continues with a list that includes Shep’s client the late Teddy...
by tommycooper
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202
Replies: 106
Views: 14360

Re: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202

My memories of that night aged 19. Travelled from the north of Scotland with a mate and joined a queue hours before the doors opened. Not sure why as it was all seated! At one point some side doors were opened and we could hear live music from the venue. Asked the roadies who’d opened the doors whet...
by tommycooper
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Alice Cooper - On Tour
Topic: Alice Leeds Arena September 18th 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 3166

Alice Leeds Arena September 18th 2020

Ticketmaster promoting Leeds date. Presale supposedly started yesterday but I can't access it. That may be just as well as Andre Rieu is also advertised as playing there the same night!!
by tommycooper
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Alice Cooper - On Tour
Topic: ‘Ol black eyes is back Tour
Replies: 572
Views: 119550

Re: ‘Ol black eyes is back Tour

Although I’ve seen dozens of Alice shows since 1982, the first at the Glasgow Apollo, the In The Flesh show in '88 and most recent in Aberdeen would take some beating. Got quite emotional hearing My Stars live for the first time, having listened to it so many times as a ten year old back in ’72. One...
by tommycooper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COULD BOND HAVE SAVED ALICE COOPER?
Replies: 65
Views: 5877

Re: COULD BOND HAVE SAVED ALICE COOPER?

John Barry, who scored eleven Bond's, was unavailable for Live and Let Die which preceded TMWTGG. He had a big say in who sang his Bond songs and is unlikely to have ok'd Alice (unfortunately). It was being pressured to work with Duran Duran and particularly A-Ha in the 80's which led him to walk aw...
by tommycooper
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Grey Whistle Test Interview
Replies: 3
Views: 2612

Re: Old Grey Whistle Test Interview

I remember a very old black and white cartoon (and another Bob Harris interview) accompanying it Paul.I haven't watched it in a while, but there might be a clip of the interview on Super Duper?I think it aired before From The Inside was released in the UK. The step up in quality after Lace & Whiskey...
by tommycooper
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice tour grosses
Replies: 16
Views: 6785

Alice tour grosses

Pollstar have published the Top 100 Worldwide Tours for 2017: https://www.pollstar.com/Chart/2018/01/2017YearEndTop100WorldwideTours_621.pdf Once again no sign of Alice. I don't expect him to be near the top, but given that he did over 100 shows shouldn't we expect to see him at least in the lower r...
by tommycooper
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Alice Cooper - On Tour
Topic: For the Brits
Replies: 1
Views: 2267

For the Brits

I'm guessing he's not well known outside the UK, but couldn't help chuckle at this comparison from The Scotsman review of the Glasgow gig: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/music-review-alice-cooper-sse-hydro-glasgow-1-4613412 "Cooper has been peddling the same shtick for decades, but ...
by tommycooper
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jimmy Kimmell
Replies: 15
Views: 6331

Re: Jimmy Kimmell

He certainly didn't look like a guy approaching 70 who'd not long got off a plane from New Zealand. Great song choice and performance for Halloween
by tommycooper
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice's Voice
Replies: 18
Views: 9887

Alice's Voice

Just seen footage of Liam Gallacher wandering off stage at a festival gig moaning that he'd lost his voice/ got a sore throat. For me, that's a result....but it did get me thinking about the number of singers who have to cut short gigs and tours because of voice "problems". How come Alice is able, y...
by tommycooper
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob Ezrin-Past, Present And Future
Replies: 164
Views: 77106

Re: Bob Ezrin-Past, Present And Future

There have been a number of references in this, and other threads, to budgetary issues/ constraints in the making of Alice's albums. I'm not taking a position here, because I simply don't know- but is it really possible that this album would have been demonstrably "better" if those involved had spen...
by tommycooper
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promotion/Comments By Eddie Trunk
Replies: 21
Views: 13352

Re: Promotion/Comments By Eddie Trunk

I think mr.barlow makes some excellent points re the use of mr.ezrin. I would imagine that if I had presented Alice with my wish list of producer and players, he would (very politely) have told me to take a hike. So I'd be left with no new album at all. As it is I get a bunch of great songs which, c...
by tommycooper
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will there be a Paranormal album review
Replies: 220
Views: 110306

Re: When will there be a Paranormal album review

I'd like to pose another question or two before the album sales discussion goes cold? If Trash was Alice's biggest selling album, and everyone from Forbes to the BBC has been confidently asserting for many years that his career sales are over 50 million, how has that been achieved? The stats we've s...
by tommycooper
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album update
Replies: 423
Views: 163236

Re: New album update

Love it! Is there a hint of Bob produced Pink Floyd's Another Brick In The Wall Part One just before Alice's voice kicks in? For some reason I also thought of This Maniac's In Love With You first time I listened- although I hope no-one on the forum agrees as Trash seems such a hated album here! Also...
by tommycooper
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where are the Promotions people?
Replies: 37
Views: 16960

Re: Where are the Promotions people?

From Pitkin 88: "Be careful what you wish for regarding promoting it, there was a lot of stuff surrounding ACAS and that was dead on arrival". I think a number of board members might have been grateful for the advance promotion on ACAS. I remember getting pretty excited in the months leading to rele...
by tommycooper
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where are the Promotions people?
Replies: 37
Views: 16960

Re: Where are the Promotions people?

I still have sympathy for dadascot and Dannorama. I absolutely understand the business logic of all of Si and Andy's points- but when it comes to Alice I don't always want to think in terms of what's best from the accountant's perspective before I express an opinion. At his concerts I am transported...
by tommycooper
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advertising and ticket sales
Replies: 29
Views: 13052

Re: Advertising and ticket sales

I think there's something in what dadascot is saying. Like many of us, I suspect, I get quite a few e-mails from ticket sites. Ticketmaster/ See Tickets/ AEG and the like seem very keen on reminding me that Deep Purple, for example, are playing the UK at the end of the year- but if I hadn't already ...
by tommycooper
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice reference in movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: Alice reference in movie?

Can't help with that one, but the reference to movies reminded me that Rob Zombie is to make a film of the last few years of Groucho Marx. Will Alice get more than a passing reference there, I wonder?
by tommycooper
Tue May 12, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice considering re-recording some early 80's material
Replies: 116
Views: 42002

Re: Alice considering re-recording some early 80's material

Dada is a great piece of work but Alice's physical and mental state, which obviously played an important part in its creation, is surely not something any fan would want a repeat of. It follows (for me at least) that I loved the Constrictor through to Hey Stoopid period simply because, having feared...