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|Alice Cooper||Primary Artist, Vocals|
|Kane Roberts||Bass, Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals|
|Paul Delph||Keyboards, Background Vocals|
|Beau Hill||Background Vocals|
|Tom Kelly||Background Vocals|
|Donnie Kisselbach||Bass Guitar|
|Kip Winger||Bass Guitar|
|Michael Wagener||Producer, Engineer|
|David Hale Associates||Cover Design|
Posted October 1, 2010
Many fans thought that rock legend Alice Cooper was gone for good before the release of this album. Alice who had recorded several excellent,platinum smashing albums throughout the 70's had disappeared from the music scene in the early 80's in many people's minds. Actually that was not exactly true. Cooper realizing that his 70's hard rocking style was no longer popular with new age and dsico becoming popular, ahd released four bizarre albums in the early 80's (Flush the Fashion,Special Forces,Zipper Catches Skin, and Dada) None of the albums captured the imagination of the buying public. Cooper also was suffering from a bout with alcoholism. After cleaning himself up for good, Alice observed that metal was making a comeback and many of the bands such as Motley Crue cited him as a huge influence. This is where Constrictor comes in. In 1986, Cooper returned with his trademark theatrical show and released the Constrictor album (it was rereleased in 1995) The album was the beginning of a great comeback by Alice. The album is heavier than any of Alice's albums up to this period and returned with is scary lyrics. While this is not Alice's best work by a long shot, it will please many 80's metal fans. Chekc out the excellent guitar work by Kane Roberts and Kip Winger (from 80's metal band,Winger) plays bass. Highlights of the album include Teenage Frankenstein,The World Needs Guts, and Crawlin'! Also of note is the song, ''He's Back-The Man Behind the Mask.'' The song was included on the Friday the 13th Part 6 soundtrack and also let fans know Alice was back himself. This track, for all you trivia fans, went to No.1 in Sweden, which is amazing because the Friday the 13th movie had not been released there at the time. For fans of the heavier Alice, this is a good place to start though I think you will enjoy The Last Temptation,Brutal Planet, and Dragontown even more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2010
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