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Justin101 7th September 2015 05:55 PM

I know exactly where you're coming from because it was the same for me, I discovered it when Trash was the only Alice album I'd heard and everyone was telling if you like Alice then you've got to love Nightmare! It was only in the last 5 years or so I've given it a proper chance and I love it now, along with Billion... and From the Inside.... (and Constrictor!!)

Susan Foreman 9th September 2015 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Susan Foreman (Post 454326)
Some sites are listing two Alice Cooper solo headline shows in England

They are:

Oct 29th - Plymouth Pavillion
Oct 30th - Swindon Oasis Lesure Center

It's been announced that Michael Monroe, former lead singer of the band Hanoi Rocks, is to be the special guest on these two dates

Susan Foreman 11th September 2015 07:38 PM

The Hollywood Vampires CD was released today

Basingstoke HMV had about 6 copies, retailing for 9:99

They are not listed under Alice or Cooper, but have their own 'Hollywood Vampires' section

I didn't get it because I can't afford it at the moment, and I have nothing to play it on!

Susan Foreman 14th September 2015 06:39 AM

Christopher Lee reads from 'Dracula', as the introduction to the Hollywood Vampires album

Apparently this was the last thing he did before he died

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gggh55yEjIU

Justin101 14th September 2015 09:02 AM

I listened to it on Spotify yesterday, while I thought it was OK, it's not really Alice and was more interesting than entertaining to be honest. It's probably got a lot to do with the song selection, I suppose that you have to like the songs in the first place before you can appreciate cover versions!

Susan Foreman 17th September 2015 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inspector Abberline (Post 447883)

Finally found a transcript for this

There is a lot of interesting information about Alice's love of horror films, and people connected with the horror genre who he has worked with:

Fangoria: October 2011 - Alice Cooper eChive

Susan Foreman 17th September 2015 11:30 AM

The 1976 release, 'Goes To Hell' is a sequel to WTMN, continuing the story of Steven, where Alice/Steven leaves the land of dreams and heads downstairs to meet the Devil!

Some people refer to the album title as 'Goes To Hell', while others call it 'Alice Cooper Goes To Hell'

From the album cover:

"A Bedtime Story

Lay still, Steven, and I'll tell you a bedtime story. I'll tell you a bedtime story that's not for all children. It's a very special story, that only special children will understand. It's a half-awake story, and it will be better if you close your eyes. It's a story that takes place in a dream, like other nightmares you have known. It's a dream that Alice has dreamed. You can dream along with him. You can follow Alice down the staircase, deep, down the stairs to the pit where he doesn't want to go, but he has to.

If you go to sleep now, Steven, you can go down the long and endless stairway and sing sweet songs to Alice and free him. And if you can't get to sleep, Steven, and in the middle of the night you get out of bed, when everything is quiet and the trees are still and the birds are hiding from the dark, you can lie down on your bedroom floor and press your ear tightly to the boards. If you listen very carefully you can hear Alice searching for a way out, forever chasing rainbows.

Sleep tight, Steven. And have a good night."


The Cover picture for the album is actually the inside cover sleeve art for the 'Billion Dollar Babies' album, but which has been magnified, copied and color shifted.

Alice Cooper - Vocals
Dick Wagner - Guitars and Vocals
Steve Hunter - Guitars
John Tropea - Guitar
Babbitt - Bass
Allan Schwartzberg - Drums
Backing Vocals - Michael Sherman, Shawn Jackson, Colina Phillips, Joe Gannon, Shep Gordon, Denny Vosburgh, Bill Misener, Laurel Ward, Sharon-Lee Williams

Producer - Bob Ezrin

The first song is the title track, 'Go To Hell', which is a catchy song, that is a cross between hard rock and Broadway music

The video is taken from the Madhouse Rocks tour, which was to promote the 'From The Inside' album

To my knowledge, this is the only footage available of the electric chair being used as the method of execution. The chair was dropped from the show because it was thought that it didn't have the same visual impact as the gallows and the guillotine

The featured line-up is:

Davey Johnstone - guitar
Steve Hunter - guitar
Prakash John ("Johhny Stilletto") - bass
Penti 'Whitey' Glan - drums
Fred Mandel - keyboards
Sheryl Cooper - dancer

01/11 - Go To Hell (Cooper, Wagner, Ezrin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njb2KNqf1Vc

"For criminal acts and violence on the stage
For being a brat, refusing to act your age
For all of the decent citizens you've enraged
You can go to Hell

For gambling and drinking alcohol constantly
For making us doubt our parents authority
For choosing to be a living obscenity
You can go to Hell

You're something that never should have happened
You even make your Grandma sick

You'd poison a blind man's dog and steal his cane
You'd gift wrap a leper and mail him to your Aunt Jane
You'd even force feed a diabetic a candy cane
You can go to Hell

You're something that never should have happened
You even make your Grandma sick

For criminal acts and violence on the stage
For being a brat, refusing to act your age
For all of the decent citizens you've enraged
You can go to Hell"


The second song, You Gotta Dance, is a tight, funky dance song, which seemed obviously influenced by disco because, as Alice says: "Disco is hell"!

02/11 - You Gotta Dance (Cooper, Ezrin, Kelley Jay)

Alice Cooper - Vocals
Dick Wagner - Guitars and Vocals
Steve Hunter - Guitars
John Tropea - Guitars
Tony Levin - Bass
Allan Schwartzberg - Drums
Jim Maelan - Percussion and Soft Shoes
Bob Ezrin - Keyboards, Vocals
Backing Vocals - Michael Sherman, Shawn Jackson, Colina Phillips, Joe Gannon, Shep Gordon, Denny Vosburgh, Bill Misener, Laurel Ward, Sharon-Lee Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F9O-ufJJLw

"We like to throw our bodies around
We like to feel each other
We're all slaves when we hear that sound
says dance
says dance
says ya gotta dance
says dance
(there ain't no two ways about it )

We're all compelled to rise and thrust
when we all move together
We're all hypnotized with savage lust
says dance
says dance
says ya gotta dance
says dance

I'm so hot it makes me shiver
Makes me wet
Makes me slide
It's some spirit I'm possessed by
I can't stop
We just got to dance
Dance
Dance

We gotta blow when he says blow
And we gotta shake and shimmy
He got the strings tied to our souls
Says dance
Says dance
Says we gotta dance
Says dance
(and I don't mean tomorrow)

I'm so hot it makes me shiver
Makes me wet
Makes me slide
It's some spirit I'm possessed by
I can't stop
We just got to dance
Dance
Dance

Dance
Dance
Dance"

Demdike@Cult Labs 17th September 2015 09:59 PM

Hollywood Vampires touring line up -

Alice - vocals

Joe Perry - Guitar

Johnny Depp - Guitar

Duff Mckagen - Bass

Matt Sorum - Drums

Please can you come and play Manchester? :pray:

Some live vids here -

Video: Geezer Butler, Tom Morello, Perry Farrell, Kesha Perform With Hollywood Vampires - Blabbermouth.net

Rik 17th September 2015 10:05 PM

Was just saying to my other half that we need to go see these if they come anywhere near on tour :nod:

Susan Foreman 18th September 2015 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 462097)
Hollywood Vampires touring line up -

Alice - vocals

Joe Perry - Guitar

Johnny Depp - Guitar

Duff Mckagen - Bass

Matt Sorum - Drums

Please can you come and play Manchester? :pray:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rik (Post 462098)
Was just saying to my other half that we need to go see these if they come anywhere near on tour :nod:

Sadly, it's unlikely at the moment

The Mutley Crow tour resumes in America on Oct 5th, and then runs through until the end of the year. By then, I would imagine that the Vampires would have returned to their 'proper jobs'!


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