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Salute The Prince of Darkness
on 30 November 2002
Alice's penchant for producing albums in pairs is evident with this offering which continues the themes of violence and rebellion found on 'Constrictor'. Alice stuck with the services of Kane Roberts and Kip Winger resulting in a similar heavy metal sound. Even the artwork is similar.
Just as 'Constrictor' had 'He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)', the theme to 'Friday the 13th Part VI', 'Raise Your Fist' has 'The Prince of Darkness' which was used as the closing theme to John Carpenter's horror flick of the same name. Alice, incidentally, appears in the film as a deranged tramp.
The only single was 'Freedom' which was a minor hit in the U.K. and is probably the best track on the album. Other notable tracks are 'Lock Me Up', 'Give the Radio Back' and the somewhat disturbing ballad 'Gail'.
After the disappointment of Alice's early 80's work, this album continues the Coop's return to form which started with 'Constrictor' and is completed with his next album 'Trash'.
Whilst by no means in the class of his early 70's material, this is nevertheless a worthwhile addition to the collection of anyone with more than a passing interest in Alice.