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#41 J2112YYZ

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE (nappy2112 @ Mar 26 2012, 03:54 PM)
Ryan Roxie will return replacing Steve Hunter for this summers tour.

and yes Orianthi will be back as well.  wub.gif

Cool, hopefully doing all this touring with Alice will teach her to write some stuff that rocks instead of wasting her talent doing that stupid pop crap.

I'm not so sure Alice's set opening for Maiden will be that different from his tour last year. For some reason I think it's just gonna be a shorter version of it.

It will still be great though.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

OK, so it is time to resurrect this thread...


I've begun another Alice Cooper listening marathon. (listening to his albums, studio/live/compilations) start to finish in chronological order.


So, I've just finished with the Alice Cooper Group era and am absolutely astonished at the collection of music they made together in just a few short years.


The first two albums "Pretties for You" and "Easy Action" were more Psychedelic/Acid Rock in nature and were released on Frank Zappa's Straight label.


Bob Ezrin then took a hold of the band and they hit it big...in  a big way.


They (The Alice Cooper Group) released 5 albums (Love it to Death; Killer; School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies & Muscle of Love) between the years of 1971 and 1974.


Four went platinum and the 5th (Muscle of Love, produced by Jack Douglas) went gold.


These albums are simply amazing...if you haven't heard them start to finish, you really owe it to yourself to check them out.


Up next for me, is more Alice Cooper as he goes solo with the classic, "Welcome to My Nightmare".


~Cheers, RGLT


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

There's been some US tour dates announced for this summer:

http://alicecooper.com/tour-terror

Hopefully there's some more to come because none of those are near me.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 28 February 2013 - 06:45 PM, said:

OK, so it is time to resurrect this thread...


I've begun another Alice Cooper listening marathon. (listening to his albums, studio/live/compilations) start to finish in chronological order.


So, I've just finished with the Alice Cooper Group era and am absolutely astonished at the collection of music they made together in just a few short years.


The first two albums "Pretties for You" and "Easy Action" were more Psychedelic/Acid Rock in nature and were released on Frank Zappa's Straight label.


Bob Ezrin then took a hold of the band and they hit it big...in  a big way.


They (The Alice Cooper Group) released 5 albums (Love it to Death; Killer; School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies & Muscle of Love) between the years of 1971 and 1974.


Four went platinum and the 5th (Muscle of Love, produced by Jack Douglas) went gold.


These albums are simply amazing...if you haven't heard them start to finish, you really owe it to yourself to check them out.


Up next for me, is more Alice Cooper as he goes solo with the classic, "Welcome to My Nightmare".


~Cheers, RGLT


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Welcome To My Nightmare is awesome!  :ebert:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:29 AM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 28 February 2013 - 11:06 PM, said:

There's been some US tour dates announced for this summer:

http://alicecooper.com/tour-terror

Hopefully there's some more to come because none of those are near me.

Closest to you so far is Pittsburgh on 23 June with Marilyn Manson.

I'm catching the Beacon Theatre gig in New York on 18 July...very excited!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

View PostBabycat, on 01 March 2013 - 04:22 AM, said:

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 28 February 2013 - 06:45 PM, said:


OK, so it is time to resurrect this thread...


I've begun another Alice Cooper listening marathon. (listening to his albums, studio/live/compilations) start to finish in chronological order.


So, I've just finished with the Alice Cooper Group era and am absolutely astonished at the collection of music they made together in just a few short years.


The first two albums "Pretties for You" and "Easy Action" were more Psychedelic/Acid Rock in nature and were released on Frank Zappa's Straight label.


Bob Ezrin then took a hold of the band and they hit it big...in  a big way.


They (The Alice Cooper Group) released 5 albums (Love it to Death; Killer; School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies & Muscle of Love) between the years of 1971 and 1974.


Four went platinum and the 5th (Muscle of Love, produced by Jack Douglas) went gold.


These albums are simply amazing...if you haven't heard them start to finish, you really owe it to yourself to check them out.


Up next for me, is more Alice Cooper as he goes solo with the classic, "Welcome to My Nightmare".


~Cheers, RGLT


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Welcome To My Nightmare is awesome!  :ebert:



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 01 March 2013 - 06:29 AM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 28 February 2013 - 11:06 PM, said:

There's been some US tour dates announced for this summer:

http://alicecooper.com/tour-terror

Hopefully there's some more to come because none of those are near me.

Closest to you so far is Pittsburgh on 23 June with Marilyn Manson.

I'm catching the Beacon Theatre gig in New York on 18 July...very excited!

Yeah, I know. I'm just not gonna travel the three hour trip there to see him when he usually plays much closer than that. There's a good chance he'll play here again and if not there are some places in Canada I can catch him to if I want.

This is Alice Cooper, whenever he announces a tour it's always more than just a handful of dates. He hits everywhere he can on most of his tour cycles. I believe there will be more shows to come.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Alice is awesome! I had no idea his first records were on Zappa's label.. Cooper and Zappa are/were two great rock and roll minds!

For a while when I was about 9 I was addicted to 'welcome to my nightmare'. Knew every word/note on the album pretty much! It still resides in my subconscious pretty heavy.. Got to see him a few times.. First was when GnR opened for them on their 'Appetite for destruction' tour.. Awesome show!!

Is he still doing his radio show? Used to enjoy that! His stories and anecdotes are entertaining, even if you're not a cooper fan..

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

View PostMMCXII, on 01 March 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

Alice is awesome! I had no idea his first records were on Zappa's label.. Cooper and Zappa are/were two great rock and roll minds!

For a while when I was about 9 I was addicted to 'welcome to my nightmare'. Knew every word/note on the album pretty much! It still resides in my subconscious pretty heavy.. Got to see him a few times.. First was when GnR opened for them on their 'Appetite for destruction' tour.. Awesome show!!

Is he still doing his radio show? Used to enjoy that! His stories and anecdotes are entertaining, even if you're not a cooper fan..

Yeah, he's still doing the show...a great listen, that's for sure.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 01 March 2013 - 08:55 AM, said:

This is Alice Cooper, whenever he announces a tour it's always more than just a handful of dates. He hits everywhere he can on most of his tour cycles. I believe there will be more shows to come.

Yeah, this is true.


Living just outside of New York City in New Jersey, I have been very fortunate when The Coop hits the road.


The line-up looks like Chuck Garric (Bass), Ryan Roxie (Guitar), Orianthi (Guitar), Tommy Hendricksen (Guitar) and Glen Sobel (Drums).


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

I'm glad he's keeping the same band. This is the best one i've seen him with live. I'm really glad Orianthi is staying to. For whatever reason, she just fits perfectly in Cooper's band. I can't hear the opening riff to No More Mr. Nice Guy anymore without picturing her playing it. Last summer when I saw them open for Maiden I got one of her guitar picks :haz:

I wonder if Orianthi is gonna stick around and record an album with Cooper? It would be very interesting to hear what they can come up with together.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 03 March 2013 - 08:14 PM, said:

I'm glad he's keeping the same band. This is the best one i've seen him with live. I'm really glad Orianthi is staying to. For whatever reason, she just fits perfectly in Cooper's band. I can't hear the opening riff to No More Mr. Nice Guy anymore without picturing her playing it. Last summer when I saw them open for Maiden I got one of her guitar picks :haz:

I wonder if Orianthi is gonna stick around and record an album with Cooper? It would be very interesting to hear what they can come up with together.

I didn't see the Maiden/Cooper tour, so I'm looking forward to see Orianthi live. Very happy to see Ryan back in the band as well.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 01 March 2013 - 06:34 AM, said:

View PostBabycat, on 01 March 2013 - 04:22 AM, said:

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 28 February 2013 - 06:45 PM, said:


OK, so it is time to resurrect this thread...


I've begun another Alice Cooper listening marathon. (listening to his albums, studio/live/compilations) start to finish in chronological order.


So, I've just finished with the Alice Cooper Group era and am absolutely astonished at the collection of music they made together in just a few short years.


The first two albums "Pretties for You" and "Easy Action" were more Psychedelic/Acid Rock in nature and were released on Frank Zappa's Straight label.


Bob Ezrin then took a hold of the band and they hit it big...in  a big way.


They (The Alice Cooper Group) released 5 albums (Love it to Death; Killer; School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies & Muscle of Love) between the years of 1971 and 1974.


Four went platinum and the 5th (Muscle of Love, produced by Jack Douglas) went gold.


These albums are simply amazing...if you haven't heard them start to finish, you really owe it to yourself to check them out.


Up next for me, is more Alice Cooper as he goes solo with the classic, "Welcome to My Nightmare".


~Cheers, RGLT


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Welcome To My Nightmare is awesome!  :ebert:



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

:lol:  Alice Cooper!  I love Alice Cooper!  A nicer group of men you'd never meet (outside of :rush:  that is :cool: ).  I saw them in 1974 at Madison Square Garden after Billion Dollar Babies came out.  Then, I worked at the law firm that represented them and they would often come up.  Never met him, but his band often.  When they would see you on the street, they'd actually wave and say hello.   Anyway, I had every album they did back then.  What I loved the most about him was that his onstage persona was all nothing but one big act.  He was the most down-to-earth guy in everyday life.  He still is.

Whatever happened to his original band?  I see he has all new guys.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:57 PM

View PostLorraine, on 04 March 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:

:lol:  Alice Cooper!  I love Alice Cooper!  A nicer group of men you'd never meet (outside of :rush:  that is :cool: ).  I saw them in 1974 at Madison Square Garden after Billion Dollar Babies came out.  Then, I worked at the law firm that represented them and they would often come up.  Never met him, but his band often.  When they would see you on the street, they'd actually wave and say hello.   Anyway, I had every album they did back then.  What I loved the most about him was that his onstage persona was all nothing but one big act.  He was the most down-to-earth guy in everyday life.  He still is.

Whatever happened to his original band?  I see he has all new guys.

The original band broke up after Muscle Of Love back in the 70s. Since Welcome To My Nightmare, Cooper has been a solo act. He's had various muscians write, record and tour with him since then. He always picks people who can play really well to back him up.

From the original group, I know guitarist Glen Buxton passed away a number of years ago. Michael Bruce did record with Cooper again on his new album but i'm not sure what he was doing before that. Bob Ezrin has been on again off again producer and co-writer with Alice for decades now.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:58 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 04 March 2013 - 03:57 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 04 March 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:

:lol:  Alice Cooper!  I love Alice Cooper!  A nicer group of men you'd never meet (outside of :rush:  that is :cool: ).  I saw them in 1974 at Madison Square Garden after Billion Dollar Babies came out.  Then, I worked at the law firm that represented them and they would often come up.  Never met him, but his band often.  When they would see you on the street, they'd actually wave and say hello.   Anyway, I had every album they did back then.  What I loved the most about him was that his onstage persona was all nothing but one big act.  He was the most down-to-earth guy in everyday life.  He still is.

Whatever happened to his original band?  I see he has all new guys.

The original band broke up after Muscle Of Love back in the 70s. Since Welcome To My Nightmare, Cooper has been a solo act. He's had various muscians write, record and tour with him since then. He always picks people who can play really well to back him up.

From the original group, I know guitarist Glen Buxton passed away a number of years ago. Michael Bruce did record with Cooper again on his new album but i'm not sure what he was doing before that. Bob Ezrin has been on again off again producer and co-writer with Alice for decades now.

Glen Buxton - he was the nicest guy.  One day I was crossing 56th Street and he was in a car sitting at a red light.  When he recognized me, he actually waved to me.  That's the kind of guys they were.  Not too impressed with their fame.  Sorry to hear he is gone.

Thanks for updating me on Alice Cooper.  Billion Dollar Babies is still my favorite album.  I love the way he did "Hello Hooray".  That whole album is great.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:10 PM

View PostLorraine, on 04 March 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

Glen Buxton - he was the nicest guy.  One day I was crossing 56th Street and he was in a car sitting at a red light.  When he recognized me, he actually waved to me.  That's the kind of guys they were.  Not too impressed with their fame.  Sorry to hear he is gone.

Thanks for updating me on Alice Cooper.  Billion Dollar Babies is still my favorite album.  I love the way he did "Hello Hooray".  That whole album is great.

"Billion Dollar Babies" just celebrated it's 40th anniversary.

It was the only thing I asked for Christmas when I was 10 years old.

"Santa" brought it against me Mum's better judgement.

I was mezmerized by the cover, the inserts (which all got tacked to my bedroom wall that Christmas afternoon) and the songs.

I just listened to it a few days ago and it still blows me away!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

I may get it. I just checked at Amazon and the price is right - $1.80!  Also looked through the song titles.  Hahahaha - "Elected" - hahaha. My favorite lines then and now are:

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And if I am elected
I promise the formation of a new party
A third party, the wild party
I know we have problems
We got problems right here in central city
We have problems on the north, south, east and west
New York city, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles
Detroit, Chicago, everybody has problems
And personally I don't care

They did so many good songs.  I kind of lost touch with them after 1975 or so - Rush came along you know - and a whole lot of other great bands.  It was hard to keep up with all of them.

I'm glad Alice is still around and active.  He was at the top in the early to mid seventies.  He had this girlfriend, Cyndi Lang, back then.  I wonder whatever happened to her.  They were together for a long time.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

View PostLorraine, on 04 March 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

I may get it. I just checked at Amazon and the price is right - $1.80!  Also looked through the song titles.  Hahahaha - "Elected" - hahaha. My favorite lines then and now are:

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And if I am elected
I promise the formation of a new party
A third party, the wild party
I know we have problems
We got problems right here in central city
We have problems on the north, south, east and west
New York city, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles
Detroit, Chicago, everybody has problems
And personally I don't care

They did so many good songs.  I kind of lost touch with them after 1975 or so - Rush came along you know - and a whole lot of other great bands.  It was hard to keep up with all of them.

I'm glad Alice is still around and active.  He was at the top in the early to mid seventies.  He had this girlfriend, Cyndi Lang, back then.  I wonder whatever happened to her.  They were together for a long time.

I know Cooper has been married to the same woman since the late 70s or early 80s. I don't know her name though.

Since it's been such a long time you should try to start catching up on all the Alice Cooper material you've  missed. Some of his albums have been hit and miss but every album at least has a few good or great songs on them worth listening to.

He is awesome live now. For a guy in his mid 60s he still puts on one of the best shows you'll see. He's been clean and sober for 30 years now and that no doubt helps his live performances to be so good.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 04 March 2013 - 07:54 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 04 March 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 04 March 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

I may get it. I just checked at Amazon and the price is right - $1.80!  Also looked through the song titles.  Hahahaha - "Elected" - hahaha. My favorite lines then and now are:

Quote

And if I am elected
I promise the formation of a new party
A third party, the wild party
I know we have problems
We got problems right here in central city
We have problems on the north, south, east and west
New York city, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles
Detroit, Chicago, everybody has problems
And personally I don't care

They did so many good songs.  I kind of lost touch with them after 1975 or so - Rush came along you know - and a whole lot of other great bands.  It was hard to keep up with all of them.

I'm glad Alice is still around and active.  He was at the top in the early to mid seventies.  He had this girlfriend, Cyndi Lang, back then.  I wonder whatever happened to her.  They were together for a long time.

I know Cooper has been married to the same woman since the late 70s or early 80s. I don't know her name though.

Since it's been such a long time you should try to start catching up on all the Alice Cooper material you've  missed. Some of his albums have been hit and miss but every album at least has a few good or great songs on them worth listening to.

He is awesome live now. For a guy in his mid 60s he still puts on one of the best shows you'll see. He's been clean and sober for 30 years now and that no doubt helps his live performances to be so good.

I'm glad he still has fans so that he can give life performances.  I forgot - but you are right - he used to drink a case of beer a day I think I remember reading back then.  

He was in the newspaper out here a few years ago.  I laughed at what he said because he was right, and I thought to myself that he hadn't changed at all.  Still down to earth.  

J2112YYZ, what is the best album he has done since 1980?




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