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by PFOLGORE
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Alice's Touring Days Over?
Replies: 27
Views: 1163

Re: Are Alice's Touring Days Over?

If there was ever a band cut out to do a residency in Las Vegas it’s Alice Cooper, he could do a decade run there. Not too far from is home in AZ. I wonder why that has never been considered. It's been mentioned before. Doing a WTMN show in Vegas. yes, I saw his WTMN show at the Sahara in Lake Taho...
by PFOLGORE
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice Songs You Like More Than Most Other Fans Do
Replies: 36
Views: 1499

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

Fields of Regret, there something magical about some of those earlier songs.
by PFOLGORE
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Alice's Touring Days Over?
Replies: 27
Views: 1163

Re: Are Alice's Touring Days Over?

If there was ever a band cut out to do a residency in Las Vegas it’s Alice Cooper, he could do a decade run there. Not too far from is home in AZ. I wonder why that has never been considered.
by PFOLGORE
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old School Uncool
Replies: 29
Views: 2503

Re: Old School Uncool

Artistically only Michael made an earnest attempt to move on in his own direction and he failed. You listen to his solo compositions and you wonder if it is really the same guy who wrote “Caught in a Dream”. Collectively, with Alice Cooper they had some chemistry. Individually, even in their prime t...
by PFOLGORE
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new michael bruce group album
Replies: 10
Views: 3557

Re: new michael bruce group album

there was a certain chemistry in the original Alice Cooper, Bob Erwin included that produced some great songs. the solo projects by former members make me appreciate more Alice’s talent for crafting lyrics and his singing abilities. As much as I loved the original group I find their solo projects ha...
by PFOLGORE
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you changed your mind?
Replies: 55
Views: 12382

Re: Have you changed your mind?

Yes, it was the sound track for a television special and that was the loophole in the contract that allow Alice to record an Album on a different label. Seeing that the WTMN album was a success that embolden Alice and management to cut ties and go solo. Later all members of the group received a con...
by PFOLGORE
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you changed your mind?
Replies: 55
Views: 12382

Re: Have you changed your mind?

Disagree a good bit although not entirely with Bowie comments but the debate on him is long and for a different place. For me, Battle Axe started out as a generous 5/10 and has slipped to a generous 3. Just don't enjoy listening to it. Your comments suggest Alice is stale and tired. Personally, I d...
by PFOLGORE
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you changed your mind?
Replies: 55
Views: 12382

Re: Have you changed your mind?

[quote="Ted Sallis" post_id=304766 time=<a href="tel:1578487093">1578487093</a> user_id=1607] [quote=PFOLGORE post_id=304754 time=<a href="tel:1578469253">1578469253</a> user_id=4130]Battle Axe were song written with the hope or expectation that Alice would eventually participate and polish up the ...
by PFOLGORE
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you changed your mind?
Replies: 55
Views: 12382

Re: Have you changed your mind?

From Pretties For You to Greatest Hits, I love every one of the original group's albums. My reasoning for believing MOL was more a Michael album was that MB had butted heads with Ezrin during MOL sessions, which tells me that the project meant a lot to him...that and there weren't any macabre songs...
by PFOLGORE
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob & Shep & Alice are ok
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Bob & Shep & Alice are ok

I believe and it is becoming more and more apparent that the original Alice Cooper band became a to big to fail corporate band during the making School’s Out. Bob, also would be judged as a producer by the bands output; Therefore he did what he needed to do not to fail by bringing in musicians to pl...
by PFOLGORE
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Analyzing & The Meaning Of Lyrics & Songs
Replies: 24
Views: 2834

Re: Analyzing & The Meaning Of Lyrics & Songs

I find it best not to over think either Alice Cooper or David Bowie lyrics. They are both masters at creating some great imagery with their lyrics with little substance behind them.
by PFOLGORE
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glen gets head butted by Norman Mailer
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Glen gets head butted by Norman Mailer

mr.barlow wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:32 am
I'd love to know how they got invited to Mailer's house. Perhaps he head butted Glen to send a message to his brother-in-law.
Reading about it from another source apparently Mailer’s teenage kids had a interest in the band Shrapnel and they were invited to a party at the house along with Glen.
by PFOLGORE
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glen gets head butted by Norman Mailer
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Glen gets head butted by Norman Mailer

Apparently Glen Buxton with members of Shrapnel were visiting Norman Mailer. Norman took a vocal and instant disliking toward Glen. Later Glen made a comment on a portrait of Mailer’s wife saying that he would f### her. Mailer then grabbed Glen by the ears and gave him a headbutt that dropped him. H...
by PFOLGORE
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SLICK BLACK LIMOUSINE
Replies: 49
Views: 3222

Re: SLICK BLACK LIMOUSINE

Why would an award be given for a guitar solo on a very obscure song that had a very limited release? Doesn’t sound credible.
by PFOLGORE
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COULD BOND HAVE SAVED ALICE COOPER?
Replies: 65
Views: 4103

Re: COULD BOND HAVE SAVED ALICE COOPER?

The song does not sound like the original band. The song wreaks as a Alice Cooper project. It is overproduced and orchestrated. I wonder what role if any Michael played in the song, we know Glen did not play on it. So if it had been successful it would have only given Alice more encouragement to go ...
by PFOLGORE
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting (from Popoff book)
Replies: 65
Views: 6965

Re: Interesting (from Popoff book)

What is in it for Alice? It won't add anything to his career or bottom line. He has probably toured and collaborated with other musicians longer than the time spent with the original band. It wasn't working 45 years ago when they were relatively young and it certainly won't work now that they are se...
by PFOLGORE
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Beach Boy-i-fication of the the bad.
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: The Beach Boy-i-fication of the the bad.

You could always ask Dennis on FB. He did have some help in the style for Crazy Little Child which you can read about on the albums section here. Neal responded to the Shwartzberg allegations when I messaged him. If Douglas didn't like Neals drumming why did he go on to produce Platinum God? For ye...
by PFOLGORE
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Beach Boy-i-fication of the the bad.
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

The Beach Boy-i-fication of the the bad.

Glen's diminished role after their break through Album is well documented. I think it is accepted that he did not play at all on BDB and MOL. What has not but mentioned is Michael Bruce's declining role and to a lessor extent the other band members. During the productions of BDB and MOL there were p...
by PFOLGORE
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zappa's influence on Alice Cooper
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Zappa's influence on Alice Cooper

Zappa's musical influence on the group is non existent after Bob Ezrin became involved with the group. However, whether Alice admits it or not his impact Alice's persona was lasting. When Alice deviated from his Zappa's like irreverence to mainstream and counter cultures and use a clever lyrics that...
by PFOLGORE
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice Cooper's best guitarist??
Replies: 21
Views: 4243

Re: Alice Cooper's best guitarist??

Creativity and originality carry more weight in my perspective than technical ability. There are 10 year olds on YouTube who can play a lot a great rocks song lick per lick. But they are just parroting the creation of someone who came before them. Nina would fall into this category. Glenn certainly ...