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The Alice Cooper Show
The Alice Cooper Show
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A huge disappointment, 19 Dec. 2001
This review is from: The Alice Cooper Show (Audio CD)
What can you say about this. Considering Alice is one of rocks premiere live performers this is an utterly lamentable and feeble effort.
The sound quality is generally poor and a bit muffled. Classics like Billion Dollar Babies and Under My Wheels totally lack substance. Only Women Bleed sounds no different to the studio version.
Eighteen and School's Out both seem to lack direction and all through Alice's voice sounds strained and tired. The band also seem very uninspired throughout.
The one star is for the only standout track 'I Never Cry' which is well sung and the piano sounds great. It's actually much better than the version on 'Go To Hell'.
Other than that it's all distinctly poor


Trash.
Trash.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Alice goes commercial pop, 19 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Trash. (Audio CD)
A big hit this one, but far from his best work.
While most of the tracks are listenable there is not much depth here, just a bunch of pop songs really.
Poison was a global hit but it is not a track I warm to very much. It was okay but has not really stood the test of time.
Bed of nails is a bit more substantive as is the title track, both featuring good lead guitar and driving rythm sections. The best song is 'Hell is living without you'. It has excellent lyrics that are sung with real feeling by Alice and a great slow tune also.
Sadly the rest of the album is pretty much teen pop stuff, not what we have come to expect from the Coop !!


Guitar Town
Guitar Town
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stunning debut, 6 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Guitar Town (Audio CD)
What a great album combining all the essentials of country, folk, blues and rock to produce a very complete album.
From the slow accoustic and very moving My Old Friend the Blues to the driving rock guitars of Getting Tough to the country inspired Hillbilly Highway, from start to finish this is a great album.
Whatever your taste give this album a try you won't be disappointed.


From The Inside
From The Inside
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great concept album, 6 Dec. 2001
This review is from: From The Inside (Audio CD)
Yes, this is a really good album. It has everything from driving rock to moving ballads.
The title track is very well worked with some excellent piano work. The ballads such as The Quiet Room, Millie and Billie and How you Gonna see me now are all classics. Jackknife Johnny is also a moving song. Alice is really on form vocals - wise on this album to.
Lyrically the album is right up there with his best. This is an album that anyone could enjoy whether a fan or not


Easy Action
Easy Action

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting .............., 6 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Easy Action (Audio CD)
What can you say that has not already been said ??
Yes, it is a little weird but it's actaully very good. Mr and Misdemeanor is very accesible and could have made a good single. Shoe Salesman and Beatiful Flyaway are both 'nice' little ballads. Return of the spiders is really a great song showcasing Neal Smith's formidable drumming skills.
Below your means is a bit of an epic classic in my view. Good guitar work and an interesting lyric even if Michael Bruce is doing the singing ( should have been Alice !! ).
The album is let down by Still No Air, Refrigerator heaven and the utterly lamentable Lay Down and Die, Goodbye. The first minute or so starts out by promising much with some driving guitars but soon degenerates into utter chaos, and no, it's not even innovative just awful.
Still a good album, for die hard fans a must have, but possibly something interesting for others also.


The Last Temptation: Book I
The Last Temptation: Book I
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real temptation, 6 Dec. 2001
This really is a modern Cooper classic !!
The opening track Sideshow starts with a great accoustic intro before bursting into a great guitar riff that drives the song ahead. Bad Place Alone, Lost in America are classic Alice rockers that really deliver pulse pounding riffs. Stolen Prayer is a really great song, heart rending desperate lyrics coupled with fantastic backing vocals from Chris Cornell and great accoustic guitar work make this a fine song. It's Me has to be one of Alice's best ever ballad's and is sung with real feeling.
The only low point for me is Unholy War but the album fully merits five stars. If you are not a Cooper fan, check this album out it is very accesible and musically very tight.


Constrictor
Constrictor
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5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear, 6 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Constrictor (Audio CD)
As a long time fan of Alice I have to say that this was a real low point. Dull, flat and uninspired describes this album.
The one star is for Teenage Frankenstein which really is a good rocking number. Simple disobedience is a typical Cooper-esque rocker but outside of that not much to talk about.
For absolute die hards only, this would offer very little to anyone else


School's Out
School's Out
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic timeless album, 6 Dec. 2001
This review is from: School's Out (Audio CD)
This album is great. The school concept works very well and was a good follow up to Killer.
The title track speaks for itself. The stand out tracks for me are Blue Turk with the great sax and bass lines and languid atmosphere. My Stars is just about one of Alice's best ever songs. The brilliant piano intro and the subsequent driving guitar solo's and changes of pace make this song an absolute classic. As one reviewer noted, why has Alice never played this live since 1974. It worked so well on the Billion Dollar Babies tour. Will he ever resurrect it ? I guess we can alway's live in hope.
The rest of the album is all good, Public Animal number nine features good guitar riffs and funky piano work. Alma mater is a great ballad written by Neal Smith and Gutter cat featuring the sounds from West side story.
Yes, whether you are a fan or not this album is a classic and well worth having.


Lace And Whiskey
Lace And Whiskey

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit underrated this one, 6 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Lace And Whiskey (Audio CD)
This is not a bad album by any stretch of the imagination. It was a definite step up from Go to Hell.
It is quite diverse with classic Cooper Guitar rockers such as 'It's Hot Tonight and Road Rats'. It contains three great ballads in You and Me, I never wrote those songs and My God. All these three ballads are moving and musically excellent especially the use of orchestral strings.
Lace and Whiskey is a pop song with a good lyric that brings to mind Raymond Chandler and King of the Silver Screen is a humorous Cooper take on Hollywood.
The album is let down by Ubangi stomp and Damned if you do which are little more than fillers and could be easily discarded.
All in all a good album for the fans and something interesting for those looking for a reasonable listen


Alice Cooper Goes To Hell
Alice Cooper Goes To Hell
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Goes to hell - it does, 6 Dec. 2001
Sadly this is not one of Alice's best. The concept was a good follow up to Nightmare but the collection of songs is a bit shaky and lacking in direction.
Go to hell is not a bad song, quite heavy guitars and the usual ironic Cooper lyrics. The song actually works a lot better live. I never cry is a classic ballad and among his best work ! Guilty is a reasonble heavy pop song and wish you were here is a good effort with an intersting use of 'wah-wah' guitars.
Did'nt we meet and Wake me gently are quieter songs that feature accoustic guitars and piano and are a decent listen. The rest of the album is a bit lamentable I'm afraid. Give the kid a break and You gotta dance in particular are totally directionless and pointless.
This album was a definite low point in Alice's career. For die hard fans only I think.


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