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Is anyone home ?

Post by patrick » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:33 pm

is there a story behind this song from a fistful of Alice ?
where did it come from? was it ment to be on another album?
any info on this ?
(used the "search function" : got 1206 replies with the words "anyone" home" etc.. :(
you really wouldn't understand..

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Phil1985 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 am

To my knowledge it was written specifically for the ‘fistful of Alice’ album.
It was written with Dan Wexler (think that’s the spelling), he was a member of the band Icon, Alice made a guest appearance on one of their albums in the late 80’s, subsequently Wexler appears on ‘the last temptation’ and then co-wrote ‘is anyone home’.
I’m guessing it had been about 3 years since TLT album and would be another 3 years before Brutal planet, so this was just an opportunity to give us something new?
Alice had high hopes for ‘fistful’ as the only other official live release up to that point had been ‘the Alice Cooper show’ which he was dissatisfied with, so again, the inclusion of something new was probably to just, at least try, to give the album a little something special.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Type-O » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:51 pm

I remember fearing that every song on Brutal Planet would sound like Is anyone home when I first put BP on. I was in a metal phase and couldn't stand IAH. Luckily my fears were unfounded.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by While Heaven Wept » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:21 pm

I didn't mind the song. I always felt like Novocaine sounded very similar to it.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by HORRORHOLIC » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:27 pm

I didn't care for it. Just boring in my opinion.
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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Daggers & Contracts » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:00 am

HORRORHOLIC wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:27 pm
I didn't care for it. Just boring in my opinion.
I didn't recall the song & after I listened to it all I could think of were 2 songs that
could've help sell "Fistful" just a little bit better. Maybe an Ep of all 3. :bam:
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Post by mr.barlow » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:07 pm

I remember at the time Alice saying the song was about a lonely man who lived his life through the world of his computer and the internet. His asking "is anyone home?" was aimed at God.

The internet at that time was still relatively new compared to today and the song was ahead of it's time. Today there are millions who spend their lives alone living through social media rather than human to human contact.

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Post by mr.barlow » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:11 pm

I often wondered with the nod to God if this was written for The Last Temptation.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Mr.Bluelegs » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:49 pm

Such a great song. Alice delving into Beatlesque pop rock with jangly guitars, strings, tremeloed guitar, etc... Sounds like something Mike Bruce would have co-written with Alice. I always wished he would have explored that style further.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Saint&Sinner » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:13 am

I enjoyed the track for what it was, I always felt it was more of a last temptation sort of track and I thought it might have been left over from those sessions.
I would like to know if anything else came from these sessions........

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:58 pm

Not one of his best songs and stands out like a sore thumb on a live album.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by killer wolf » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:56 pm

Love this song, just discovered it from this thread, instant purchase from Amazon.
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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Paul » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:22 am

I love this song. Yes it does seem a little strange tagged on to the end of a live album, but I liked it from the first time I heard it.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Paul » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:22 am

I always presumed it was a left over Last Temptation track. Good to see it included on the Life and Crimes... boxset

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by patrick » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:37 am

listening to the new Rolling Stone Song about a ghost town in these days, I thought Alice would be capable of making an appropriate song to these strange times as well..
and then Is anyone home came along in my mind..
since then .. caught a virus , won't let go !
you really wouldn't understand..

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by jacknifejohnny » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:41 pm

Weird thing about that Stones song too, it was written last year .

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by Si » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:47 pm

jacknifejohnny wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Weird thing about that Stones song too, it was written last year .
If I read correctly it was written last year and recorded early this year, but the lyrics were changed/updated and re-recorded in the last few weeks.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by jacknifejohnny » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 pm

👍, must’ve got half the story off the missus

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by pitkin88 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:17 pm

Stones song is a bore fest. Not sure why they bother at this point.

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Re: Is anyone home ?

Post by patrick » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:09 am

nothing else to do probably :8):
first time I heard the announcement on FFA : "his new song"... I presumed they meant his new "single" but nothing happend anymore.
could it have been a single ?
did anyone expect OWB to be a success ?
you really wouldn't understand..

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