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by concolz
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 135847

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

For me, it's a 50/50 split, like the album cover: six good and six poor songs. That's a better ratio than W2MN (which I eventually got rid of), and miles better than the terrible HVs; still only a three star record at most, though. A couple of the songs - Paranormal & PP - would be much more effecti...
by concolz
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Ten ( Worst ) Tracks
Replies: 59
Views: 28237

Re: Top Ten ( Worst ) Tracks

Woman Machine(MOL) The only ACG song I can't stand. Damned If I Do(L&W) This Chas & Dave knees up pongs. I Am The Future(ZCS) Puts the T into turgid. Trick Bag(Constrictor) Hair-metal misogyny. Step On You (RYF&Y) See above. Trash - Plenty to choose from here, but this is his most despicable song. ...
by concolz
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 135847

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Paranormal Basically, Eleanor Rigby fed through the metal machine. Ezrin chucks in the kitchen sink bombast straight away. More pompous, than pomp. 4/10 Dead Flies Dead good! Plenty of quasi-Hendrix strut & stomp. 9/10 Fireball Best song on the album. Sounds like a new, hungry band; co-opting the s...
by concolz
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will there be a Paranormal album review
Replies: 220
Views: 108158

Re: When will there be a Paranormal album review

Positive review in the latest Mojo; also a big interview article. AC trots out the usual blarney & 'misrememberings', but has a couple of things to say about the 'blackout' albums that I'd not heard before.
by concolz
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more (love at ur conveveince)
Replies: 34
Views: 21345

Re: No more (love at ur conveveince)

It's just another lame track, from a very lacklustre album; epitomizing the 'state' all the main participants were in at that time. I like 'Broadway' Alice, but L&W just reeks of 'shove it out; any old rubbish will do' contempt.
by concolz
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 10 albums, top 10 tracks...
Replies: 37
Views: 20610

Re: Top 10 albums, top 10 tracks...

As of this minute:-
  • 1. Killer - HOF/DBs/Killer (Three-way tie!)
    2. SO - My Stars
    3. LITD - Black Juju
    4. BDB - ILTD
    5. Dada - Pass The Gun
    6. PFY - Titanic Overture
    7. WTMN - Cold Ethyl
    8. BP - Pick Up The Bones
    9. GTH - Guilty
    10 FTI - Quiet Room
by concolz
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will there be a Paranormal album review
Replies: 220
Views: 108158

Re: When will there be a Paranormal album review

It gets rubbished by 'Record Collector' magazine. Here's a summary: Paranormal lacks the nostalgia factor of W2MN; a concept, such as the one behind ACAS; and can't claim a return to the heaviness of DT. So, what does it offer? Not much, other than a moderately listenable set of songs. 'Genuine Amer...
by concolz
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 84467

Re: More tracks to hear...

Heard these three on KB show:

Fallen In Love - Meh to Bleurgh. Guitar widdles & rotten chorus.
Holy Water - Is this the joke track?
Dynamite Road - Damp squib. Think Convoy, only worse.
by concolz
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?
Replies: 47
Views: 24538

Re: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?

For me, the Cooper creative heydays finished when the WB contract ended, and AC cleaned up. For his own sanity, Alice had to detach himself from the former madness, but that detachment inevitably meant something special was lost forever. He became much more of a parody. I think the hair-metal bandwa...
by concolz
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 84467

Re: More tracks to hear...

The usual bombast; grafted-on guitar histrionics; tedious tune; plus BE's burnt-to-a-cinder production. Dreadful.
by concolz
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will there be a Paranormal album review
Replies: 220
Views: 108158

Re: When will there be a Paranormal album review

TeamRock have an online review. https://goo.gl/Bz9zq2 "It doesn't suck.....(although) it's no Killer ; not even a Flush The Fashion ." Genuine American Girl , Dead Flies , and Rats , are deemed the best tracks. The rest.... hit and miss . " Taken as a whole, it's a pretty patchwork affair ......(alt...
by concolz
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 84467

Re: More tracks to hear...

I don't like 'PP', and didn't think much of the title track (snippet); too bombastic; too Dad Rock. I loved 'Genuine American Girl' - sounds like The Undertones-meets-Doo Wop.
by concolz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice Cooper Quiz – 15 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4433

Re: Alice Cooper Quiz – 15 Questions

I got 15!
by concolz
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album update
Replies: 423
Views: 159315

Re: New album update

Apart from the intro, I thought it was very uninspiring; like a third-rate Vengeance Is Mine. The headache drums, and widdly widdly guitar were particularly awful. It's the sort of formulaic rock-metal, churned out by any number of mediocre nonentities. Trite, tedious, and oh so predictable.
by concolz
Tue May 09, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album update
Replies: 423
Views: 159315

Re: New album update

Two song titles revealed then: I've Fallen In Love & I Can't Get Up plus I Wanna Be A Genuine American Girl.
by concolz
Fri May 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months
Replies: 265
Views: 116793

Re: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months

Re: discussions above.....I must be in the tiniest of tiny minorities, because I really like ACAS . There's a certain Roger Cormanesque quality to it, and I've never got fed up of playing the album. On the other hand, I got rid of W2MN last year....got bored with the comedy songs, sappy ballad, and ...
by concolz
Tue May 02, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months
Replies: 265
Views: 116793

Re: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months

I'd be really interested if the promo were indicative of the general 'thrust' of the album: all-out weirdsville. No dad-rock; no 'welcome to my serial killer hell'; no Wagner sapfests found in a bottom drawer; no Scooby Doo songs...... just something radically different.
by concolz
Mon May 01, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If ACG toured without Alice
Replies: 33
Views: 15961

Re: If ACG toured without Alice

No, I wouldn't go. But I've also zero interest in seeing solo AC. Oldies, playing nostalgia tours, don't do anything for me anymore.
by concolz
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months
Replies: 265
Views: 116793

Re: New Alice Album in 2 or 3 months

Si wrote:RE: The actual Topic of this thread... You might want to check out the news page. :)
07282017? The album's going to be released on July 28th? And it's going to sound like Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music? If only.