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Alice Cooper: Brutally Live (2000)
Cooper is the Greatest Live Act of Alltime
Most educated rock fans have heard of Alice Cooper. Alice, who is credited as the first performer to combine rock and theater together put out a string of highly successful albums in the early and mid 70's such as Billion Dollar Babies and Welcome To My Nightmare. However, many fans due to changes in radio mistakenly thought Alice's better days passed him by the early 80's. This has always been untrue. While Alice's 80's work could be shaky at times, he still put out a few compelling albums like Dada and Raise Your Fist and Yell. In 1989, he began a major comeback with the hit album "Trash." However, it was in the 90's when Alice once again began making albums that were every bit as good as his classic 70's material. 1994's The Last Temptation was a masterpiece. The following video comes from his 2000 Brutally Live tour which was a highly theatrical tour based off of his critically acclaimed Brutal Planet album (if you don't own this, shame). This video contains all of Alice's trademark theatrics and combines the classic material, along with a few surprises like "Caught In A Dream" but also features songs off of his Brutal Planet album which show Alice still can get it done in the studio and onstage. Veteran rockers like Ozzy, Aerosmith, and Metallica could learn a lesson from Alice who still appears at the top of his game despite being in his 50's. If you have a chance to see this icon live, take advantage while you still can and buy some of his newer albums they are quite listenable.
As a Dukes of Hazzard die-hard, I must confess my disappointment in both original cast reunions. John Schnider still cannot act unfortunately. I grew up a much bigger fan of Tom Wopat who actually had a better body and was a much better actor. However, he appears bored in this reunion (probably because he was currently dong Broadway). Luke had a goatee because he needed it for a production he was doing on Broadway (he flew back and forth to do the reunion). The plot in this movie was very thin and I hated seeing Rosco friends with the boys. Without Uncle Jesse and Boss there was no need for this film. Daisy Duke seemed way out of place in this film. You would expect better.