Tuesday, November 08, 2005

ALICE COOPER- GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN (1974)


Ok, this DVD is not for everyone. In fact I am sure its probably for only about 1% of the people that even read this blog!

The Movie is a document of Alice's record breaking 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour. At the time, Alice was every parents nightmare and was thought to be the devil incarnate. Compared to todays artists, he seems downright tame, but you certainly see the influence that he has had on the shock rock genre. The movie is typical of 70's rock movies. Lots of zany stuff that you had to be stoned to even possibly get, and lots of out of focus concert footage. Sounds pretty bad huh? Wrong!

I loved this DVD. I really think it finally gets Alice the way a long time Alice Cooper fan has wanted to see him. Raw and dangerous. I was very skeptical when going to purchase this. Because I have been burned by other Alice DVD's. Most of the early Alice material has been of very poor sound quality ( this DVD is in very clear Dolby Digital 5.1) and Alice usually doesnt sing on key at all! This DVD corrects all of these issues! Plus its at a quality priced $12.99! I will reccomend it highly and buy a copy for my moms Christmas stocking! :-)

In other news. Life has been busy and have been trying to get the house ready for winter. Outside, the leaves have been chopped up to blow down the hill....hopefully! All of the outside items have been placed into the fabled shed. So much to do and so little sunshine!

I have recoved from my chest cold and now have my voice back. Time to hit those Freddie Mercury like high notes while listening to my music in the car! Uhhh yeah right!

One more music related item! Neil Diamond. New CD. I am not a huge "Diamond Head" but I have been hearing great things about this CD. "12 songs". Its produced by Rick Ruben, he is the same guy that worked with Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Black Crowes etc. This is Neil stripped down without the glitz and shiny shirts! Anyone that has bought it...leave me a review!

Ok....till again....good day!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi..Alice Cooper graduated from
Cortez High School in Glendale, AZ.
with Dick's brother Jerry. I am not a big Alice Cooper fan, but Dick says that he has a very low handi cap in golf. He does a lot of charity work in the Phoenix area
& had been married for many years.
I guess he can't be all that bad.
Hope all is well with you & your family. We will be coming to the
big city in a couple of weeks to enjoy the festivities of the Thanksgiving holiday. M

Michael said...

Thats right! Alice is one of the better "celeb" golfers. One of the more "normal" guys in rock since he quit drinking about 20+ years ago.

Hope to see ya around thanksgiving!

Mike