History YMMV / AliceCooper

11th Aug '16 11:14:38 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: The turn to a more theatrical style away from straight hard rock starting on the ''School's Out'' album and continuing once Alice went solo.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: The turn to a more theatrical style away from straight hard rock starting on the ''School's Out'' album and continuing once Alice went solo.
8th Jul '16 6:18:01 AM gewunomox
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: During a 1969 concert in Toronto, Cooper picked up a chicken someone had thrown onstage and tossed it back into the audience, thinking since the bird had wings, it would fly. Instead, it plummeted into the audience, who promptly tore it to shreds. This story quickly mutated into a rumor that he'd actually bitten the head off the chicken himself. Cooper received a phone call from FrankZappa asking if he'd done so. When he replied that he hadn't, Zappa said, "Well, don't tell anybody you didn't do it!"

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: During a 1969 concert in Toronto, Cooper picked up a chicken someone had thrown onstage and tossed it back into the audience, thinking since the bird had wings, it would fly. Instead, it plummeted into the audience, who promptly tore it to shreds. This story quickly mutated into a rumor that he'd actually bitten the head off the chicken himself. Cooper received a phone call from FrankZappa Music/FrankZappa asking if he'd done so. When he replied that he hadn't, Zappa said, "Well, don't tell anybody you didn't do it!"
21st Dec '15 3:26:15 AM shamblingdead2
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** The rest of us think it's his appearance on ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
26th Sep '15 10:20:02 PM youngbond007
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** Even fans who loathe the hair metal period tend to like "Wind-Up Toy".

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** Even fans who loathe the hair metal period tend to like "Wind-Up Toy".Toy" and "Poison".
10th Jun '15 2:28:11 PM youngbond007
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** Alice's early 80's new wave period has a decent number of fans, even those who consider themselves to be hardcore metal heads.
10th Jun '15 2:27:40 PM youngbond007
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** Alice's early 80's new wave period has a decent number of fans, even those who consider themselves to be hardcore metal heads.
8th Mar '15 5:07:20 AM LongLiveHumour
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** ''DaDa'' is a critical favorite despite the fact that none of its songs have ever been played live and that Alice doesn't even remember recording it.

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** ''DaDa'' ''UsefulNotes/DaDa'' is a critical favorite despite the fact that none of its songs have ever been played live and that Alice doesn't even remember recording it.
26th Jul '14 8:46:37 PM progkinghughes
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** Surprisingly, Alice's conversion to born-again Christianity and inclusion of Christian themes on his albums largely averts this. ''The Last Temptation'', ''Brutal Planet'', and ''Dragontown'' are often considered his best work since ''Go To Hell'', ''Welcome to my Nightmare'', or even ''Billion Dollar Babies'' by fans and critics who would normally shun Christian rock. It helps that the albums are stylistically very similar to his earlier works (Alice already went to Hell once, after all) and that the lyrics focus more on general morality that happens to be derived from Christianity instead of more general Bible-beating that some born-again artists engage in.
26th Jul '14 8:40:37 PM progkinghughes
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* BaseBreaker: The turn to a more theatrical style away from straight hard rock starting on the ''School's Out'' album and continuing once Alice went solo.
** The 1980-1983 "new wave" (and alcoholic) period and the 1986-1991 hair metal "comeback" period. The former was commercially unsuccessful with the exception of the "Clones" single, but fans of those albums feel they have some of the best songs he ever wrote. The latter group of albums, especially 1989's ''Trash'', brought Alice back into the mainstream but are disliked in some circles for being very much products of their time and lacking the personality of his best albums, often considering ''The Last Temptation'' to be his true artistic comeback (possibly foreshadowed by "Wind-Up Toy").
** Michael Bruce and Glen Buxton vs. Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter can get heated sometimes, although most fans recognize that they fit the different styles of music from the albums they played on.


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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith, the bassist and drummer in the original band, are very respected by the unfortunately all-to-small group of people who focus on the group's actual music.
** ''DaDa'' is a critical favorite despite the fact that none of its songs have ever been played live and that Alice doesn't even remember recording it.
** Even fans who loathe the hair metal period tend to like "Wind-Up Toy".
26th Jul '14 8:21:27 PM progkinghughes
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** "I Love America". Especially Alice as a car salesman.
** "Lost in America"--"So I'm lookin' for a girl with a gun and a job! And a house...''with cable''"
* HarsherInHindsight: the "I can't go to school cause I ain't got a gun" line from "Lost In America"


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** "I Never Cry" and "Pass the Gun Around" both address the singer's alcoholism, the former as it was beginning to spiral out of control, and the latter the last song on the last album he recorded before getting sober for good. Probably the two most personal songs in his entire catalog.
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