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Trash.
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on 10 November 2015
Produced in 1989 this AC album is best remembered for the track 'Poison' which was a huge late 80's hit (I remember it being released during the summer of the same year) and hardly surprising,because it did have a catchy riff and first rate guitar playing by John McCurry.
But can the rest of this album live up to the title number? Well yes and no,due to the fact I consider this album to be one of two halves,that is,five good songs and the rest not much more than filler really.
'Poison','Spark In The Dark','Bed Of Nails','Hell Is Living Without You' and 'I'm Your Gun' are what I consider the best tracks out of the ten in total,with the rest being somewhat forgettable to be honest.
More or less an average Alice Cooper album.
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on 19 November 2010
Once again Alice tweeked his musical style in order to speak to the masses. Constrictor and Raise Your Fist... worked to a degree in niche market sales and brought him back into the public eye once again but didn't capture the hearts of the masses as he once had. Trash and his collaboration with Desmond Child changed all that and he was on top again. 'Poison' peaked to the heady heights of most music charts and began bothering the airways ever since. It is still played relatively regularly today, which cannot be said for anything he had written after Welcome to My Nightmare. It was a big deal and it had taken a long time but Alice had been moved to the A-list once more. His single and album sold by the thousands. But this was to the detriment of the music. While it is by no means his worst album, it even doesn't hold the same grip as his previous 2 efforts.

The music is still heavy rock but with more of a glam and grime bent. It's subject matter is sex, not horror and it has a drunken swagger rather than a thumping heartbeat. And the opener, 'Poison', is the perfect introduction to the updated Alice for the looming 90s. I won't critique it as you probably have heard it a million times by now. Oh, go on then - it's reeeaaalllyyy cheesy but absolutely brilliant. It's up there with 'Livin On A Prayer' and 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'. Rawk! 'Spark in the Dark' is pretty good and follows the dirty, yet sexy remit well. Nice tune. 'House of Fire' is more anthemic but falls a little short in my opinion. It's ok. The same can be said for 'Why Trust You'. It's a filler track, nothing more. 'Only My Heart Talkin' is better and is a ballad that works well with the rest of the album. Not perfect but much better.

'Bed Of Nails' is another cracker. Not quite classic but pretty close and nearer in tone to the Alice of old. 'This Maniac's In Love With You' is another filler track really. The title track is a pretty decent, grungey, grimey, dirty little rawk song. But not the best. 'Hell is Living Without You' is an ok ballad. And 'I'm Your Gun' is a by-the-numbers rousing, rockin' ending that is good but not great.

The song of note here is 'Poison'. Yes it has been played to death and I find it a little hard to listen to but it is clearly the best track on the album. The other tracks are not awful either, most are pretty good, but they are nowhere near classic.

A standard effort that left behind the great lyricist and brought in the lechy uncle. A leaning towards rock MOR was to come...
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on 22 May 2017
This is another of my favourite albums. At the time it came out I did not have a CD Walkman but now I have a d its good to have my music on the go.
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on 10 February 2018
two great tracks bed of nails and poison
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on 11 October 2009
Trash is a great rock/metal album of it's time but it still sounds fresh today with songs such as Poison, Spark in the Dark and Bed of Nails. Trash and Poison returned Alice Cooper to the Top Ten, in both the UK and the US charts, for the first time in over ten years. This was done without compromising standards, I don't think there is one weak song on this album. I bought Trash on it's release in 1989 and I still regularly listen to it 20 years on.
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on 1 May 2017
Great album had it in my collection many years ago great to hear it again
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 20 September 2017
Great
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on 15 September 2017
Great classic album. A must for any rock fan
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on 11 January 2013
I don't know how to rate this one, some songs are good, some are boring or annoying and i am not talking about the overrated song ever.
So, i can say it is okay but can't really recommend it,you might like it or dislike it, give it a try.
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on 15 December 2015
I loved this album when it came out, I have the record but no player
so bought the cd and it is just as good as I can remember.
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