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Little By Little,
This review is from: Hey Stoopid (Audio CD)
Whilst being an improvement on Trash, Alice is still far from his menacing and original best. Never really got to grips with the stadium style rock era - production line lyrics, chanty chorus and inevitable guitar solo (it always feels that any of these could fit into any of the songs, rather like Ted Nugent). Mind you Alice seems to do it better than most and in this context alone I suppose this is a reasonably good hard-rock album. The only issue I have is so many were at it with the end result being a much of a muchness feeling as it all got tied up in the general malaise. Some glimpses of former glory do exist however, well almost, namely 'Feed My Frankenstein', 'Wind Up Toy' and 'Dirty Dreams'. A good indicator is the live performances in later years - only the former seemed to get an airing. Even with such luminaries as Slash making an appearance I still get the feeling 'they' are merely going through the motions! Do it as if you really mean it, please! Judging by some of the other reviews I suspect I will have upset a few, but all I can say is they are easily pleased, after all this is ALICE COOPER - he should lead and not follow. Mind you it could be argued that he and possibly the New York Dolls (plus a few others) had already done most of it whilst others were still thinking about it. I had to wait for 'Brutal Planet' for my faith to be restored. Sorry......