You knew I’d never let you get away without more Alice Cooper, right? Although even Alice seems to have mixed up creator and created here, ‘these aren’t my arms, and these legs ain’t mine’. Eh, who cares, it’s great stuff and guitarist Kane Roberts is a real life monster in his own right. Introduction to […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Teenage Frankensterin"
More 80s movie tie-in goodness. The Dudes of Wrath were actually a briefly-lived (a couple songs on a single soundtrack) supergroup consisting of Paul Stanley (KISS), Desmond Child (better known as the writer of half the power-ballad-hair-band hits of the time than as a vocalist), Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Guy Mann-Dude, Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Shocker"
And also Halloween-worthy. Calico Cooper really looks like her daddy, especially that profile. And it turns out she sings as well as she dances (not that she dances here, but I saw her performing onstage as her father’s lead dancer a number of years ago here in Richmond. Check it out!Read more "And Another Worthy Cover"
Saving the best stuff for near the end and this is one of my absolute favorites. Dee Snyder and Alice Cooper, plus a cameo by zombie makeup king and sometimes actor Tom Savini (who also did all the makeup effects for the video). In addition to Alice, other (off-screen) musical guests on the song included […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Alice’s signature tune. Sadly all copies of the clip from the CBS special with Vincent Price seem to have been pulled from YouTube, Boo!!! This is, if I have to guess, from the Trash tour. And because you can’t have just one rendition, here’s Alice and some much furrier monsters performing this one on The […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Welcome to my Nightmare"
Talk about the art of constant reinvention. We’ve seen Alice in the 70s and 80s, here’s a taste of what he was up to during the 1990s. Not the best monster video, but the song has become such a Halloween staple (though generally in bowdlerized versions) that I really couldn’t justify leaving it off the […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Feed My Frankenstein"
Gotta say it’s really hard to try to keep from featuring Alice more than once a week as his output over the decades has been prolific enough that you could feature him every day for a month without running out of material (Hmm, idea for Halloween 2016, 31 days of Alice Cooper. What do my […]Read more "Monster, Monster – He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)"
Where better to start our Halloween monster fest than with two legends of horror, Vincent Price meets Vincent Furnier Alice Cooper. This predates Price’s vocal appearance in Thriller by the better part of a decade and we got the bonus of actually watching him torment poor “Steven” during the TV special this was drawn from. […]Read more "Monster, Monster – The Black Widow"
In honor of the coming of my second favorite secular celebration of a religious holiday, (sorry, Santa Claus will always beat out the Great Pumpkin in my book) the next 31 days will be a celebration of all things cheesy and monster-related in the music universe. Because there is some great stuff out there. Between […]Read more "Monster, Monster – A Halloween Celebration!"
I am nearly back from my latest misadventure and this was one of the first things I saw when I came back to internetland. I thought it was worth a quick share. The actual interview is worth the watch. Alice Cooper Dedicates His ‘Legend’ Award To Sir Christopher Lee – Blabbermouth.net. Glad to be back […]Read more "Alice Cooper Dedicates His ‘Legend’ Award To Sir Christopher Lee"