Brutal Planet

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Once upon a time, Alice Cooper was one of the edgiest purveyors of what was euphemistically dubbed "shock rock" -- and then he morphed into a regular on "Hollywood Squares." At the dawn of a new millennium, the grandpa of gore seems to be set on reasserting his claim to the outrage throne, and judging by the over-the-top tone of BRUTAL PLANET, he's got a fighting chance. While it might have been nice to hear Alice revisit the proto-metal of his younger days, the neo-industrial, rhythm-heavy tone of Rage-styled riff fests such as the title track and "Pick up the Bones" which Cooper says was inspired by news reports from Kosovo do pack a surprising wallop. At times, most...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Once upon a time, Alice Cooper was one of the edgiest purveyors of what was euphemistically dubbed "shock rock" -- and then he morphed into a regular on "Hollywood Squares." At the dawn of a new millennium, the grandpa of gore seems to be set on reasserting his claim to the outrage throne, and judging by the over-the-top tone of BRUTAL PLANET, he's got a fighting chance. While it might have been nice to hear Alice revisit the proto-metal of his younger days, the neo-industrial, rhythm-heavy tone of Rage-styled riff fests such as the title track and "Pick up the Bones" which Cooper says was inspired by news reports from Kosovo do pack a surprising wallop. At times, most notably on the cringe-inducing "Take It Like a Woman," the attitude veers from smirking political incorrectness to outright creepiness -- an odd state of affairs, since a sense of humor was always Cooper's most potent weapon. Aside from that, BRUTAL PLANET is a welcome return to form -- with blessedly little ballad-centered downtime -- from a true original.
All Music Guide - Joe Viglione
For the Alice Cooper fans who feel his output was spotty before and after the 1989 classic Trash on Epic, Brutal Planet is a cause to rejoice. It is a solid hard rock offering. Cooper is in great voice, and he sounds mean and spirited. The title track would be a blessing on radio today. It has great bottom, sizzling guitars, and wonderful backing vocalists. The most impressive thing about this album is Cooper's lyrics. "Sanctuary" could be Lou Reed meets Deep Purple in their heyday. Back in 1987 Cooper performed with an unruly band all over the map. It was very uncomfortable and a far cry from his heyday of "I'm 18" and "Under My Wheels": guitars too loud, and an artist obviously struggling with his personal demons. This disc rocks hard with hooks galore and is delivered with the intensity of a Mike Tyson punch, double entendre fully intended. "Wicked Young Men" continues the thump thump brigade of this fine album. Cooper is now being a bad boy with sophisticated lyrics. "I am a vicious young man" sounds like the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange II: the aforementioned street lingo of Reed and Springsteen turned up a notch. "I've got every kind of chemical pumping through my head/I read Mein Kempf daily just to keep my hatred fed/I never ever sleep, I just lay in my bed/dreaming of the day when everyone is dead." Cooper is ready to exterminate everyone and everything. And though listeners who love Alice Cooper know it's all tongue in cheek, the bigger picture is that a known artist has created a very studied, very calculated, and very electric compact disc. It works on so many levels, and how many listeners had written Cooper off? There may be no song here that will brand itself into the consciousness as "School's Out" or "Elected" did, but those were different times. This is more powerful than most rap. It is direct. It is hard hitting. It is Alice Cooper at his most absolute sinister. Burt Reynolds said that "nothing plays as good as an old Stradivarius" and Alice Cooper proves that saying true. He has created a splash of cold water that could rip radio wide open if given the chance. In "Blow Me a Kiss," Alice sings "blow me away... I'm in my room... I'm Dr. Doom... I'm not me, I'm someone else." Where has Cooper been hiding these lyrics all these years?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • EAN: 5034504111523
  • Catalog Number: 41115

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brutal Planet (4:39)
  2. 2 Wicked Young Man (3:50)
  3. 3 Sanctuary (4:00)
  4. 4 Blow Me a Kiss (3:18)
  5. 5 Eat Some More (4:37)
  6. 6 Pick up the Bones (5:14)
  7. 7 Pessi-Mystic (4:56)
  8. 8 Gimme (4:46)
  9. 9 It's the Little Things (4:11)
  10. 10 Take It Like a Woman (4:12)
  11. 11 Cold Machines (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist, Vocals
Bob Marlette Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards
Eric Singer Drums
Phil X. Guitar
Ryan Roxie Guitar
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Bob Ezrin Executive Producer
Bob Marlette Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Dave Collins Mastering
Dave Reed Engineer
German Villacorta Engineer
Sid Riggs Programming, Sound Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never tought this rocker could do this!

    My dad often listens "old rock", which includes Alice Cooper. I'm more for the Gothic/Black/Heavy/Death/Progressive/Doom/Dark-metal genre. But when I heared my dad playing this CD...Man, I was amazed! I never tought that this "old man" could realize something so well as this album! I really loved the "pessimystic" atmosphere all over the album. He has a dominant, well-fitting voice, which pleased me along the album. The guitars are fabulous too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST RECORD OF THE YEAR 2000

    MUCH OF THE HEAVY MUSIC IN 2000 WENT BACK TOO THE BASICS OF GREAT GUITAR AND THIS RECORD SHOWS THIS.TOO THE OPENING TITLE BRUTAL PLANET TOO COLD MACHINES THIS RECORD ROCKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cooper's Finest In Years!

    It has been six long years,since legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper has released a new album. However,it appears the extended vacation has done Alice some good. Brutal Planet quite simply is one of the finest album's of this underappreciated legend's career. Cooper sings with a passion not heard form him n years, and has alot to say. The album is heavy, and thought provoking. Each song tells a story of what a Brutal world we live in. In some respects, this is Alice's scariest album ever, because he talks of our world today and what the future may bring. Standouts include Pick Up The Bones,Sanctuary, and the title track. While some may dismiss Alice becausee of his age (in his 50's). Once again Cooper shows why he has survived over thirty years in the business, with his most revelant album since his 70's heyday. If you ignore this masterpiece you simply do not like hard rock and metal at its finest. Long live the Coop!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRUTALITY AT IT'S WICKED BEST!!!!!!!

    THIS DISC ROCKS WITH THE BEST OF 'EM.....RANKS RIGHT UP THERE WITH ANYTHING ON THE HARD ROCK/METAL SCENE TODAY ie ROB ZOMBIE , METALLICA , NIN ETC....NON COOPER FANS SHOULD HAVE A LISTEN......YOU ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!!!!!! SHOW 'EM HOW IT'S DONE COOP!!!!

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