Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:05 PM
Outside of the world of Rush, I have become an official Alice Cooper fan in recent months. Much like Rush, Alice and his band's career spans over forty years and has created incredible music. Not only is he one of the greatest live performers, but Alice also writes about everything under the sun. Plus he has been with the same woman since 1976, despite struggles with alcoholism and a threatened divorce. From what I've heard people who have met him say, he's a true gentleman. Just an overall epic guy.
The next time he tours here, I'm going!
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:07 PM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:09 PM
Edited by driventotheedge, 23 January 2012 - 05:10 PM.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:52 PM
He did not disappoint.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:51 PM
This seems relevant:
Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:33 AM
|QUOTE (nappy2112 @ Jan 23 2012, 06:52 PM)|
| I finally went to see Alice last summer for the first time , even though I've been a fan for 30 + years.|
He did not disappoint.
Finally marked Alice off the bucket list in 2010, and it was a great show!!!
Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:41 AM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:29 AM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:21 AM
My fandom just grew out of that. I've seen him five times live and the only live act I enjoy more is Rush. I like that Cooper makes his live sets in a simliar way to Rush. He always does the big hits that everybody knows but then he also busts out a handful of deep cuts each tour to please the diehards.
I saw him twice on the tour he did last year. It was great to hear him do stuff like Brutal Planet, The Black Widow, Halo Of Flies, Muscle Of Love, Clones, Hey Stoopid and Wicked Young Man. He certainley knows how to please all the fans who go to see him not matter what their depth of knowledge is about his music.
Songwriting wise the man can just do it all. Rock anthems, dark and twisted, black humor and even very good love songs. He covers everything and is consistenly very good at coming up with great tunes. Even if the albums aren't that good he still manages to have some top notch songs on most of his studio releases.
I guess i'll end my fanboy rant now
Edited by J2112YYZ, 24 January 2012 - 09:23 AM.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:44 PM
Alice is so incredibly underrated.
I have been a fan of Alice Cooper ever since I bought the School's Out LP with my own money w-a-a-a-a-a-y back in 1972 when I was a lad of just 9 years old.
My first full length record...could not believe my ears and have been hooked ever since.
I had a great opportunity to meet and spend about 20 minutes just the two of us talking this past summer, it was pretty amazing.
Bob Dylan once said, "I think Alice Cooper is an overlooked songwriter".
This is so true as Alice's lyrics are so multi-layered and present quite deep commentary on society.
I've seen him live so many times over the years and he never disappoints.
When he tours this year in support of his new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," you owe to yourself to check him out.
Check this out,
Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:22 AM
|QUOTE (danielmclark @ Jan 25 2012, 11:09 PM)|
| Every 4th of July I try to get anyone around me to listen to I Love America. F'ing BRILLIANT.|
I always get a good laugh when I listen to that song. Cooper was at the height of his alcoholism when he recorded this album. His drinking was so bad at this time that he doesn't even remember writing and recording this album and the one before it.
The album 'Dada' does show that even when he was blackout drunk 24/7, Cooper could still write some pretty good stuff. It's really amazing to think that he nearly lost his life to the bottle at this time but has been clean and sober for close to 30 years now.
Edited by J2112YYZ, 26 January 2012 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:38 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:59 AM
but he's definitely written some great tunes
over the years.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:29 AM
My favorite album remains Love it to Death followed by Killer. There's not a bad song on either album!! The Ballad of Dwight Fry gives me chills every time I hear it.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:35 PM
Have the DVD of his 1986/87 concert The Nightmare Returns.
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