Jumping Jack wrote:I do plenty of Coop promotion on the Stones and Who boards, and in fact have dragged groups of "Wholigans" and "Shidoobees" to Coop's shows in Boston, Atlantic City and Louisville in recent years. Fans of one are usually fans of the others. That's not necessarily the case with Macca or U2 though, but that's another story, LOL.
Coop has always expressed the highest regard for the Stones which is well recognized and appreciated by their fans. When I met Coop in Birmingham I told him we had backstage passes at the joint show at Churchill Downs and thanked him for the goodies he tossed over the sacred hedges to us in the front row. I told Coop and Toby we thought he put on a better performance in KY than the Stones, and he was very quick to point out that no one upstages the Stones. He is always the gracious gentlemen. He did smile and said by the time the Stones got to Phoenix and realized what proceeded them and whose house it was they did step it up a notch and brought their A game.
While he probably would never admit it, Mick's 73-75 glam days were likely heavily influenced by Coop, and the great 75 lotus stage was clearly an attempt to keep up with the B$B staging, particularly since the B$B tour broke the 72 Exile tour gross. Here's hoping the Stones do go out again next year and Mick tours another 10 years, because that means Coop will go another 15, LOL!
IMHO, the only group at Coop's energy level or beyond this year is AC/DC. My "Rocktober" has up close seats to both within 2 weeks and my hearing may never be the same again. Both are better than the 70s and I am loving every minute!
It's good to hear that Who and Stones fans really like Alice, even if it appears that Macca and U2 fans may be less receptive. Maybe that's because the Who and the Stones are heavier bands and therefore their fans are more likely to be into Alice Cooper. In addition, it may be because the Stones and the Who were huge in the 70s so many Stones and Who fans overlap with Alice Cooper fans. Whereas the Beatles broke up in 1970, so Paul McCartney fans don't overlap as much. And U2 became huge in the 80s so their fans would not overlap as much with Alice Cooper fans either.
And you are correct when you say that Mick's 1973-75 glam era was probably influenced by Alice Cooper. When Alice Cooper became huge, it was very noticeable that Mick suddenly started wearing tons of makeup. Also, in 1974, the Stones went on television on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert and performed "It's Only Rock n' Roll" and it was very noticeable that they had added theatrics to their performance with a big soapy bubble bath. Alice's 1973 monster BDB tour was definitely on everyone's mind. Even Elton John suddenly started wearing outlandish costumes in 1973.
Speaking of "It's Only Rock n' Roll", it's worth pointing out that when the Stones performed that on their 1989 tour, they had a huge montage of rock greats on a big screen behind them. They included Alice Cooper in that montage which was really really cool.