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What Made Alice Cooper band unique in metal music?

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Topic: What Made Alice Cooper band unique in metal music?
Posted By: Balthamel
Subject: What Made Alice Cooper band unique in metal music?
Date Posted: 28 May 2015 at 4:55pm
Listening to early albums by Alice Cooper (the band) like Killer, are not just a great listen nor full of fun, but also a really right working ununcompromicing unit. Oiled to rock perfection, some amazingly sionister riffs, creative bass playing, some amazing riffs, 4 of the albums are IMO nigh masterpieces ( some are true masterpices) Killer and Billion Dollar Baby are wow.

But i read they did influence both early punk, metal and theatrical rock.

How did the eclectisisme of Alice, influence metal?


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Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 7:26am
I never really found Alice Cooper to be unique honestly. I found many more bands in their area that were and are more interesting than them. They had some artful moments, yes, but for an early metal/hard rock band they are pretty uninteresting.


Posted By: Bosh66
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 8:16am
Billion Dollar Babies is unique, surely? How many other bands can mix politics, murder, necrophilia, love songs, revenge, male rape and a visit to the dentist in one album without using death metal vocals Big smile

"He looks in my mouth and then he starts to gloat
He says my teeth are O.K.
But my gums gotta go"

They were also more progressive than many give them credit for, too.



Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 9:37am
Yeah they have some pretty progressive moments on the early albums, but that´s not the focus of their music, which is rather hard rocking riffs, attitude filled vocals, and pounding rhythms.

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Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 10:30am
I won't deny they have some great prowess in their musicianship, and indeed enjoy some of their songs, but as a whole I don't think I'd ever listen to them in great measure.


Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 10:32am
I personally enjoy 'School's Out', but I've always thought the lyrics were pretty weak. I haven't heard much Alice Cooper beyond that.

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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 11:08am
They were unique in how they married the glam rock imagery with the hard rock sound and added progressive elements. I love the early albums from "Love It To Death" to "Billion Dollar Babies." Great quality albums with lots of musical elements.

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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 30 May 2015 at 6:02am
Halo of Flies flies in the face of prog metall, in a good day...

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Posted By: Valdis
Date Posted: 31 May 2015 at 11:20am
Apart from the aforementioned comments, I think that what made them unique was the 'shock rock'. They took to the limit this genre. I mean, their performances are sick: executions, hangings, monsters, snakes...



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