New album is pretty cool. Some great tracks on there (Go Man Go, Wonderful World, Independence Dave my top picks for now). That new chorus to Detroit City though... still awful. East Side Story isn't a good closer either (although I do like the song itself).
There's a lot of talk about the impact Alice has had stylistically on hard rock and metal, and deservedly so, but we shouldn't sleep on his catalogue of top shelf tunes. He could load up a 2 hour setlist and still leave you wanting. Not just the beloved hits, there are a lot of deep cuts well worth the time of any rock fan. Even when he was no longer setting the trends but touring with the kids he inspired by the 1980s, there were still plenty of gems to unearth on his mostly panned by the critics post 70s output. A true living legend who was alway on the road up until the 'rona knocked the world on its ass.
Se todella on. Yllätyin ihan kun vihdoin ostin sen ja kuuntelin läpi, sillä olin ajatellut sen olevan jotenkin keskinkertainen levy, mutta sehän on ihan helvetin kova veto. On vähän erikoista että yhtye julkaisi sellaisen levyn Billion Dollar Babiesin jälkeen, se kuulostaa niin erilaiselta ja "perinteiseltä", mutta Alice Cooper Band oli monipuolinen joukko muusikoita. Harmi, että se jäi porukan viimeiseksi levyksi, vaikka onpa tuo vanha kunnon Coopperi tehnyt mahtavan soolouran sen jälkeen. Mutta niin, Muscle of Love on erinomainen levy, yksi monista Lissun aliarvostetuista tuotoksista.
There are very few musicians that I have as much respect and admiration for as I do for Alice. This man has been pushing boundaries in music for 50 years, he's had an influence on everyone from Bowie to the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Megadeth, Savatage, Avantasia/Tobias Sammet, Marylin Manson, Rob Zombie and even Lady Gaga among countless others. That's not to mention how he can still put on one of the best and most energetic live shows even nowadays in his 70s (From what I've seen in live videos anyways) and even through it all he himself is still one of the nicest and most genuinely down to earth rock-stars ever, just watch any interview with him if you never have and you'll see what I mean. One of the most influential, creative, diverse and most consistent artists of all time with 27 albums under his belt and only a couple of them being less than spectacular. Long Live Alice!
Yeah, it is! Arguably the closest to the sound of the classic Alice Cooper (the band) that he's been since Muscle of Love. Really works nicely-- good, tough Hard Rock with excellent production allowing the killer guitar work to shine.