What Song Should Be The Next Single?

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by Daggers & Contracts » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:51 am

Been considering this for a bit.
"The Sound Of A" with a double "B" side (since it it the age of CD) with a
creatively edited version "Fireball" (making it collectable) & "Rats" would be awesome!!
All could fit on a 7" vinyl single.
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by Saint&Sinner » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:49 am

GAG would be a clear single - give that radio play on classic rock radio or whatever it is called and people would love it, a good hook with a melody line people will be humming for weeks

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by Daggers & Contracts » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:13 am

Saint&Sinner wrote:GAG would be a clear single - give that radio play on classic rock radio or whatever it is called and people would love it, a good hook with a melody line people will be humming for weeks
GAG may be too polarizing to release as a single unless a groundswell of activism latches on! :8):
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by Saint&Sinner » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:25 pm

I dont think it would, people wouldnt listen closely enough to it.
Like Poison, no one listened to the actual lyrics! it just a great tune with a killer hook.
GAG is not as good as poison (few singles are as good as that) but GAG would work well.

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by dadascot » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:13 pm

Saint&Sinner wrote:I dont think it would, people wouldnt listen closely enough to it.
Like Poison, no one listened to the actual lyrics! it just a great tune with a killer hook.
GAG is not as good as poison (few singles are as good as that) but GAG would work well.
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by pitkin88 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:40 pm

dadascot wrote:
Saint&Sinner wrote:I dont think it would, people wouldnt listen closely enough to it.
Like Poison, no one listened to the actual lyrics! it just a great tune with a killer hook.
GAG is not as good as poison (few singles are as good as that) but GAG would work well.
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by darkmenace » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:07 pm

Definitely should be Genuine American Girl with a pitch that includes the "social commentary" of the song.

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by mr.barlow » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:11 am

pitkin88 wrote:
dadascot wrote:
Saint&Sinner wrote:I dont think it would, people wouldnt listen closely enough to it.
Like Poison, no one listened to the actual lyrics! it just a great tune with a killer hook.
GAG is not as good as poison (few singles are as good as that) but GAG would work well.
Oops waiting for the anti-poison brigade to attack!

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I would say that there are literally a thousand singles better than Poison, however, Poison was a good song for Alice at that time in his career and over-all is better than most of the hair metal crap of that era.

I much prefer Genuine American Girl over Poison for many reasons, but most of all because it is a much better song!

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by Spettro » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:21 pm

Fireball. It's possibly the closest to sounding modern for rock radio.

Sorry, but GAG wouldn't do anything. It's a good song, but it's not fit for radio today.

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by Saint&Sinner » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:22 am

its not right for "modern" radio - as it, or fireball (or anything else of paranormal) wouldnt do anything.
However if you get the right song on - total rock radio in the UK (is that the right name?) and whatever European/american equivalent is
it would go over very well with all the dad rock crowd who would go, "oh i remember Alice Cooper from the 70's, this sounds alright. Maybe i should buy an album"
(I mean ok, that might end up being a greatest hits from your local TESCO but better than nothing i suppose :) )

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by padre_sliprat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:31 am

I just can't see any new AC on radio here in the states. You rarely get the old stuff.
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by recoop » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:51 pm

No more singles of the album. Alice should go for the Led Zep high ground of not being a singles band. The main album is only 35 mins (very good though imnho)
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by Saint&Sinner » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:35 am

Alice should go for the Led Zep high ground of not being a singles band
Approximately 46 years late for that, I'm afraid. :(

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:42 am

recoop wrote:No more singles of the album. Alice should go for the Led Zep high ground of not being a singles band. The main album is only 35 mins (very good though imnho)

I always thought those no singles bands were just incredibly pompous.

I think it was a pretty big screw up choosing PP as the single. It really is an album track. A single needs to be immediate and have impact. GAG, Fireball or Fallen In Love would have been much better choices.

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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by recoop » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:31 pm

Saint&Sinner wrote:
Alice should go for the Led Zep high ground of not being a singles band
Approximately 46 years late for that, I'm afraid. :([/quote

Indeed..I have a very dry humour bordering on sarcasm at times
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by patrick » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:47 pm

GAG has it strong points for various reasons (although the ACG connection probably only exists here ..)
but as suggested : Fallen in Love, being more a rock song, would probably more connect to Alice-Cooper as people know/remember him ? and it is a catchy tune too..
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Re: What Song Should Be The Next Single?

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:10 pm

patrick wrote:GAG has it strong points for various reasons (although the ACG connection probably only exists here ..)
but as suggested : Fallen in Love, being more a rock song, would probably more connect to Alice-Cooper as people know/remember him ? and it is a catchy tune too..

GAG has much more scope for a great video though.

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