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Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by pitkin88 » Mon May 11, 2020 5:00 pm

https://www.vogue.com/article/betty-wri ... at-66-obit

One of the more odd combos from solo Alice.

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by pitkin88 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:45 pm

Should have added passed away.

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by Daggers & Contracts » Tue May 12, 2020 2:36 am

RIP Betty :(
I knew I recognized the name when it was announced.
But, I didn't make the connection because the articles I saw
didn't include working with AC. I really like "No Tricks". :alice:
Her other songs I vaguely remember.
That was so long ago...
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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by patrick » Tue May 12, 2020 10:01 am

learned from youtube it was the b-side of HYGSMN. and on the same youtube the albumcover is the FTI cover.
wonder why it didn't make it to be on the album...
you really wouldn't understand..

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by VinceRaven » Tue May 12, 2020 10:46 am

patrick wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:01 am
learned from youtube it was the b-side of HYGSMN. and on the same youtube the albumcover is the FTI cover.
wonder why it didn't make it to be on the album...
All a matter of where it would fit I guess. I suspect plenty of people would happily substitute it for Millie and Billie.

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by Si » Tue May 12, 2020 3:39 pm

patrick wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:01 am
learned from youtube it was the b-side of HYGSMN. and on the same youtube the albumcover is the FTI cover.
wonder why it didn't make it to be on the album...
Too many ballads/slow songs I think I read.

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by patrick » Tue May 12, 2020 4:08 pm

All a matter of where it would fit I guess. I suspect plenty of people would happily substitute it for Millie and Billie.
Right ! Good example :clap:
you really wouldn't understand..

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by pitkin88 » Tue May 12, 2020 7:04 pm

It does have a different vibe than the other stuff on FTI. A lot more earthy. That said it's not really the type of Alice Cooper song I like to hear.

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by Saint&Sinner » Thu May 14, 2020 4:12 am

I suspect plenty of people would happily substitute it for Millie and Billie
despite is musical style the lyrical depravity/hilarity always makes me like it. Just makes me chuckle.
Was never a huge fan of no tricks but its decent enough. Possibly a bit too different for the album.
Its rare for alice to do "new tracks" as b-sides, i can only think of this and hey stoopid and the awesome it rained all night. (not sure if slick black limo flexi/ for Britain only single count or not)
He never even used look at you over there, ripping the sawdust, despite it being finished and very nearly on the album!
dito with hard rock summer, a no brainer b-side but never happened.(well technically it should have replaced thrill my gorilla, but who's counting)

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by Paul » Thu May 14, 2020 2:59 pm

I doubt Alice had any say what tracks were used as singles B sides.

I like No Tricks. Is it any 'darker' or that different to Jackknife Johnny? I bought How You Gonna See Me Now? just for No Tricks. And as it was included on The Life and Crimes... boxset I am happy to have it on CD.

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Re: Betty Wright No Tricks

Post by pitkin88 » Thu May 14, 2020 5:51 pm

Paul wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 2:59 pm
I doubt Alice had any say what tracks were used as singles B sides.

I like No Tricks. Is it any 'darker' or that different to Jackknife Johnny? I bought How You Gonna See Me Now? just for No Tricks. And as it was included on The Life and Crimes... boxset I am happy to have it on CD.
The old Alice has no say thing again! Why would the label not confer with the artist on this. Him not caring what was on the b side is probably more accurate.

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