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For Veronica's Sake

Post by VinceRaven » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:59 pm

On the few occasions this was performed in the Madhouse Rocks tour, did it involve someone onstage dressed as a dog?

And if not why not?

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Post by jettrainfan » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:53 pm

I'd believe it! They had one of the dancers in what looked like a dog costume (with 2 heads and his own?) during "We're All Crazy".

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Post by lordcatfish » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:19 am

This is one of my favourites off From the Inside. I'd like it to be played again, and paired off with "Sunset Babies".

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Post by pitkin88 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:37 pm

Stupid song but one of the better ones from that Foster stinker.

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Post by mr.barlow » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:11 am

I always wondered if Alice lyrical concept for this song was inspired by McCartney's "Martha My Dear". Also, too bad the dog's name wasn't Christ.

Also if I remember right "Veronica" in the Marvel comic book was changed to a snake.

My least favorite song on the album.

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Post by killer wolf » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:19 am

obscure name for a dog, I've always wondered if it was the name of the dog from the actual inmate or if it's one of Alice's in-jokes?
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Post by patrick » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:14 pm

My least favorite song on the album.
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agree with Mr Barlow. Same leaque as Thrill my gorilla imo.
I could somewhere understand that someone of his "inmates" might have that problem with his dog, but lyrically it's a non-AC song to me..Cannot imagine that anyone would say : hey listen to this, that"s Alice Cooper ...
you really wouldn't understand..

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Post by killer wolf » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:11 am

it's quintessential Alice to me. great music and great, slightly mad, lyrics.
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Post by cooperrocks » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:51 pm

The entire From the Inside album is a masterpiece.

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Post by pitkin88 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:40 pm

2nd worst album after ACAS. Horrible hokey bollocks. You could stop at David Foster!

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Post by Model Citizen » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:42 am

I love the song and I LOVE From The Inside. Maybe my favorite Coop album.

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Post by del » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:12 am

The last of the MOR albums, a massive step up from L&W and I rank it just after WTMN from the period. Often think it would have done so much better if released immediately after it as well.

Didn't like How You Gonna See Me much as was getting fed up with the ballads but loved the rest of the album. Veronica"s Sake was never my favourite on the album but still love it.

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Post by padre_sliprat » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:56 pm

It sounds very Elton John. Of course there was Bernie, Davey and who know who else from the EJ camp. Try hear Elton singing and playing piano - it would work.
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Post by Daggers & Contracts » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:40 am

padre_sliprat wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:56 pm
It sounds very Elton John. Of course there was Bernie, Davey and who know who else from the EJ camp. Try hear Elton singing and playing piano - it would work.
Sure, it could work maybe he should try it!
I don't recall any Elton songs about a dog but I do recall one about a Crocodile! :8):
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Post by Shoesalesman » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 pm

pitkin88 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:40 pm
2nd worst album after ACAS. Horrible hokey bollocks. You could stop at David Foster!
2nd favorite album after Welcome To My Nightmare. :8):
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Post by Toronto Bob » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:30 pm

pitkin88 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:40 pm
2nd worst album after ACAS. Horrible hokey bollocks. You could stop at David Foster!
I always puzzle at your hatred for this record. I love it, a strong come back record after the weak L&W. For my tastes, not a bad track on the album. 10 strong songs, great album package and I really like the concert video too. Strong finish to Alice Cooper Phase II

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Post by VinceRaven » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:02 pm

I don't suppose a live version of For Veronica's Sake or Jackknife Johnny ever made it onto a bootleg did they?

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Post by padre_sliprat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:07 pm

Daggers & Contracts wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:40 am
padre_sliprat wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:56 pm
It sounds very Elton John. Of course there was Bernie, Davey and who know who else from the EJ camp. Try hear Elton singing and playing piano - it would work.
Sure, it could work maybe he should try it!
I don't recall any Elton songs about a dog but I do recall one about a Crocodile! :8):
Haha. I was talking musically. FVS and Beverly Hills sound a lot like EJ songs.
"He's old, the snake's got gray hair..."

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Re: For Veronica's Sake

Post by pitkin88 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:01 pm

Exactly and that is why it blows. All those female backing vocals. Bah ba bah ba bah. Cringeworthy along with that shmaltzy production. The whole thing is about as threatening as an episode of Friends.

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