Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

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Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by JasonC » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:57 pm

hey, i just discovered this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPQvBoO_x1o

could that be one of those unreleased songs were talking

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alice- ... ton-album/


i think its a gem!

i hope alice will at sometime record some songs from wagner again or release some old ones from the vault, "Something to Remember Me By" was one of his best songs in the last 14 years in my opinion

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by Si » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:14 am

"Remember The Child" is a song Dick recorded a couple of years ago and released as a charity single.

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by JasonC » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:19 am

Si wrote:"Remember The Child" is a song Dick recorded a couple of years ago and released as a charity single.
i know, did you even listen to the song :grin:

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by Si » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:27 am

JasonC wrote:
Si wrote:"Remember The Child" is a song Dick recorded a couple of years ago and released as a charity single.
i know, did you even listen to the song :grin:
Haha only the start. I saw the clip title and assumed that what was it was :)

It could be for the Cotton project. Not heard any more about that for a while, not that I've looked.

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by pitkin88 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:54 am

God what a horrible song.

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by mestreech » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:09 am

pitkin88 wrote:God what a horrible song.
indeed

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by mr.barlow » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:30 am

There are songs that are hits and there are songs that are sh*t. This is the latter served on a silver platter!

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by recoop » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:51 am

Oh dear, in terms of quality there are songs that are cans and those that are cants- that is definitely a cant :blush:
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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by Paulimo » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:20 pm

Not the best quality clip to really judge it, but one thing's for sure, the singer is awful.

In the right hands it may have potential. Hard to tell from this distance.

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by concolz » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:26 pm

The original 'Remember The Child' is quite moving; better than this rotten Cotton stuff.

http://youtu.be/a7nnFrOVg5s

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by pitkin88 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:19 pm

That is better but about 2 minutes too long.

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by concolz » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:14 pm

pitkin88 wrote:That is better but about 2 minutes too long.
Yes, it does need a bit of 'pruning'!

Charidee records are usually unspeakably naff, and cynically self-promotional, but Dick obviously cared deeply about the horrors of child abuse. The track, written in the early 90s, was subsequently used as the theme song for a PBS tv special; played, on tour, by Dick at abuse seminars; embraced by psychologists as a therapy tool, and used to raise funds for his 'Remember The Child Foundation'. (There was also an album, of the same name, that expanded on some of the issues surrounding child abuse.)

Although much of Dick's solo stuff sounds, to me, REO Speedwagon-bland, I do really rate his original version of 'Might As Well Be On Mars'; lovely restrained, bluesy guitar, as opposed to the horrible cod-metal that ruins Alice's. My favourite of Dick's tracks, though, is the lead song, 'Some Things Go On Forever', from his 1978 debut album - the vocals here are just brilliant.

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by concolz » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:40 am

In my above post I should have written 'striking', rather than 'original' - as that implies Dick wrote 'Mars' first, then gave it to Alice, whereas it was a co-write.

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Re: Unreleased Dick Wagner/Alice Cooper Songs

Post by wind_up_toy » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:46 am

I see Maryann Cotton refereed to this, along with a photo of him and Alice, in a recent Facebook post:

"Can’t wait for everybody to hear the songs you and Dick Wagner wrote for me!"

I guess you could call him the ultimate Alice Cooper tribute act. Soldier Boy is his version of Wind Up Toy, It's All Hallows Eve is a cross between Keeping' Halloween Alive and Cold Machines, Maryann is a cross between Ballad Of Dwight Fry and Might As Well Be On Mars and For The Angels is basically Sun Arise.
Visit my fan site: http://www.welcometomynightmare.co.uk

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