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by sickthing
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mojo - Vote For Alice Cooper's Best Albums
Replies: 41
Views: 13146

Re: Mojo - Vote For Alice Cooper's Best Albums

My top ten would be
1. School's Out
2. Killer
3. Love it to Death
4. Welcome to my Nightmare
5. The Last Temptation
6. Dada
7. Brutal Planet
8. Muscle of Love
9. Billion Dollar Babies
10. From the Inside

The relative rankin of 5-10 tends to vary from time to time...
by sickthing
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHEMICAL REACTION ( Rating The Un released and Bonus Cuts )
Replies: 39
Views: 12198

Re: CHEMICAL REACTION ( Rating The Un released and Bonus Cut

concolz wrote:For 'Midnight Crawler' https://soundcloud.com/sheila-lussier/tracks (4th track choice down.) I think it's terrible.

Thanks a lot for the link - I have to agree with your assessment! Still good to have heard it...Spider is one of the few albums that gets worse every time you listen to it.
by sickthing
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHEMICAL REACTION ( Rating The Un released and Bonus Cuts )
Replies: 39
Views: 12198

Re: CHEMICAL REACTION ( Rating The Un released and Bonus Cut

Hi,

How can I listen to If 4th Street Could Talk and Midnight Crawler?

Never heard either of those songs.

Thank you :)
by sickthing
Wed May 11, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Album!
Replies: 63
Views: 17692

Re: New Album!

Well...3-4 songs written with Michael and Neal, 3 songs with Dennis...here's hoping they write one or two more together and make it a reunion album!
by sickthing
Mon May 02, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is The Casual Fan Ruining Alice Cooper?
Replies: 83
Views: 19531

Re: Is The Casual Fan Ruining Alice Cooper?

Pearl Jam
by sickthing
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice's Facebook Page
Replies: 82
Views: 27296

Re: Alice's Facebook Page

How is that "condescending"? I was attacking Facebook, not the person I was replying to. I was referring to this but quoted the wrong part "You can get that from Twitter or his site though or even (and here's a shocking concept) this site as well." Well, as you know, Alice himself is not active onl...
by sickthing
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice's Facebook Page
Replies: 82
Views: 27296

Re: Alice's Facebook Page

"Who cares about Facebook anyway? The whole case for it (and social media in general) is exaggerated. The fact that you don't Facebook doesn't mean that a board user asking a valid question should receive condescending replies (perhaps another shocking concept). You can get that from Twitter Some p...
by sickthing
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACG LIVE on Periscope
Replies: 57
Views: 14391

Re: ACG LIVE on Periscope

I am not too excited. The players manage but that's about it. Compared to the current touring band they sound sloppy and amateurish. I don't have the history of following the original band so obviously I have no sentimental feelings. I do understand that they wrote many of the songs. But Nita 10/10...
by sickthing
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES TRACK LISTING REVEALED
Replies: 435
Views: 79296

Re: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES TRACK LISTING REVEALED

"Yes but again, you can look at any of the cover songs Alice has done and they're all, for the most part, very faithful to the originals. I don't remember people whining about his version of "Pretty Ballerina" for example and that was very close to the original. Perhaps because that was just one co...
by sickthing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dennis Dunaway book reviews
Replies: 138
Views: 39231

Re: Dennis Dunaway book reviews

The way I remember it from interviews is that Michael Bruce wrote the bass part for My Stars while Dennis was sick and then Dennis played the same thing on the recording.
by sickthing
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dennis Dunaway book reviews
Replies: 138
Views: 39231

Re: Dennis Dunaway book reviews

Agreed - would have expected some comments about NMMNG and Elected.


With respect to SO....I think his best bass work is on that album (Gutter Cat, Blue Turk, My Stars)!
by sickthing
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dennis Dunaway book reviews
Replies: 138
Views: 39231

Re: Dennis Dunaway book reviews

I really enjoyed thuis book. He does seem to race through the LTD to MOL period like à tornado, but maybe that's what it felt like at the time. One of the best rock biogs i've read so far. Well doen Dennis! When is Neal's out? :p In various interviwes prior to the release Dennis had said that his b...
by sickthing
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WTMN vs. FTI
Replies: 22
Views: 5680

Re: WTMN vs. FTI

Nightmare for me....FTI is one of the best solo albums lyrically but I prefer the musical style of Nightmare....there are more songs on FTI that I'm not too fond of (Millie & Billie, HYGSMN, Jacknife Johnny and Inmates) than there are on WTMN.
by sickthing
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dennis Dunaway book reviews
Replies: 138
Views: 39231

Re: Dennis Dunaway book reviews

It is indeed a great book. I think it's the most reliable account of the band years. I've always felt that the absence of Dennis' style and creativity is one of the biggest problems with the solo years. The only minor complaint I have is I would have loved more detail about the songs; there is hardl...
by sickthing
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brutal Planet vs. The Last Temptation
Replies: 33
Views: 8146

Re: Brutal Planet vs. The Last Temptation

My problem with TLT is that I feel it gets quite weak in the second half...never been too fond of Unholy War and Lullaby. I used to like It's Me, but not much anymore, and Cleansed by Fire is OK but not stellar. I think the first half of the album is really strong, though. BP is more consistent - Pe...
by sickthing
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muscle of Love Album released 40 years ago
Replies: 53
Views: 12921

Re: Muscle of Love Album released 40 years ago

>The aura of danger, outrage, and rebellion was nearly gone. That is probably because Michael and Dennis didn't want to be tethered to a theatrical concept (as Michael more or less put it) or be perceived as being Alice's backing band. Dennis always disagrees with the argument that the band wanted ...
by sickthing
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why do people hate ACAS?
Replies: 68
Views: 18544

Re: why do people hate ACAS?

But then Last Temptation and Brutal Planet are two of his best and both are 'dark' at least in terms of the concept/lyrics.
by sickthing
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why do people hate ACAS?
Replies: 68
Views: 18544

Re: why do people hate ACAS?

>I think it's a good attempt to step up and bring back the old dark Alice. That is a really important point. For all its faults, the album did indeed "bring back the old dark Alice" which highlights a possible dilemma. Does he concentrate on making the best album that he can, or does he concentrate...
by sickthing
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why do people hate ACAS?
Replies: 68
Views: 18544

Re: why do people hate ACAS?

I think the biggest problem with ACAS is that there was so much promise surrounding it - the artwork was really good, the concept (as originally announced) sounded very intriguing, the promo videos were great....and then the actual music just fell flat. Vengeance is Mine and I am the Spider are the ...
by sickthing
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite and Least Favorite ACG Album/ Solo
Replies: 45
Views: 9231

Re: Your Favorite and Least Favorite ACG Album/ Solo

ACG
Favourite: School's Out
Least Favourite: PFY

Solo
Favourite: WTMN
Least favourite: tie between L&W and Constrictor
Biggest disappointment: ACAS - the idea sounded real good, the promo video was awesome...the album just left so much to be desired.