This video documentary follows Alice's career from his discovery by Frank Zappa at the Wiskey-a-GoGo in Los Angeles to his "Hey Stoopid" album in 1991. It looks at his personal life, like ... See full summary »
A 1975 Alice Cooper concert hosted by Vincent Price, with Alice Cooper's trademark "horror" stage act, and performances of some of his hit songs, including "Only Women Bleed", "School's Out" and "Steven".
Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock n roll Mr Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, preacher's son, who struck fear into the ... See full summary »
Well, actually it's Birmingham in the UK, that he semi-trashes in this live concert from 1990. Good footage of his stage show if nothing too spectacular as some stadium shows. Still the crowd looked as if they throughly enjoyed themselves as they sang along with old favourite, 'School's Out.'
Alice mixes songs from his then new album, 'Trash' with past classics, the newer stuff is pretty good but it's still the older ones that garner the biggest applause.
Some reasonable stage theatrics as Alice is straight-jacketed, attacked by a street knife gang and finally guillotined. All very tongue in cheek and in the tradition of an old horror film. One of the reasons why I did and still do, like Alice so much is that he never took it or himself too seriously like some heavy rock bands did. And therefore escaped any 'Spinal Tap' gibes over the years.
His backing band are pretty young but do the business and capture the sound of the old songs very well, got the guitar riffs off pat and sound the way the songs do on the albums. Something often lacking in live concerts.
All in all, a good sing along video and I enjoyed it as much as the crowd did back in 1990.
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