ALICE COOPER — Pretties For You (review)

ALICE COOPER — Pretties For You album cover Album · 1969 · Proto-Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
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An odd record, yeah, but it's fun to listen to when you think of what it eventually gave birth to.

Pretties For You, the Alice Cooper band's first record, is at times childish but it never fails to stun every once in awhile. Sure there are some really duds Living, but there are truly a bunch of psychedelic tunes that leave a nice impression on the listener. These include Levity Ball, Changing Arranging and (eventually re-recorded as Elected) Reflected. Heck, even the almost satirically dramatic intro the record Titanic Overture is a fun song.

There are some really great moments on Pretties For You and although better things are yet to come, it should not be ignored. It shows an Alice Cooper that was never fully seen again, only remnants of it.

Zappa's influence on their tripped-out noodling is apparent which makes it entertaining to say the least. The only thing that's really missing is a performance of Nobody Likes Me.
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