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Alice Cooper: Brutally Live (2000)

Shot in London during the 2000 world tour, Brutally Live showcases Alice Cooper doing what he's been doing better than anyone else over the past 25 years: turning a rock concert into a ... See full summary »

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Alice Cooper ... Himself - Vocals
Pete Freezin' Pete Freezin' ... Himself - Guitar (as Pete Friesen)
Ryan Roxie Ryan Roxie ... Himself - Guitar
Eric Singer Eric Singer ... Himself - Drums
Greg Smith Greg Smith ... Himself - Bass
Teddy Andreadis Teddy Andreadis ... Himself - Keyboards (as Teddy 'Zigzag' Andreadis)
Calico Cooper ... Herself / The Nurse / Whipdancer
Pat Nowak Pat Nowak ... Himself / The Controller / The Executioner
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Shot in London during the 2000 world tour, Brutally Live showcases Alice Cooper doing what he's been doing better than anyone else over the past 25 years: turning a rock concert into a campy theatrical extravaganza. That he's old enough to be almost anyone in the audience's (grand?)father is quite beside the point. For Alice remains one of the few who knows that rock & roll should be fun, even if that means severed heads, gushing blood, and murdered babies. Even the fabled guillotine, from his heyday a quarter-century ago, makes an appearance. Alice also takes a shot at Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Kiss by calling them "my undisciplined children." Alice and his band rip through 105 minutes of some of his best-known songs, including "I'm 18," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Only Women Bleed," and the immortal anthem "School's Out," along with newer tunes like "Brutal Planet" and "Gimme" (also seen as a bonus video). The concert will surely satisfy Cooper fans, if not win him new ones; ...

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27 November 2000 (UK) See more »

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It's Hot Tonight
Written by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner and Robert Ezrin
Performed by Alice Cooper
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Still setting the standard after all these years !!
12 October 2002 | by Robin-58See all my reviews

At the time of writing, this is the most recent of Alice Cooper's concerts to be released on video. In my view, it is the best to date, surpassing "Welcome to my Nightmare" "Trashes the World" and even "The Nightmare Returns". In this outing which was taped in London in 2000, Alice is at his best. Starting with a prologue, leading in to Alice's entrance to the guitar riff from "Brutal Planet", leading on to a perfectly balanced mix of the classics and the "Brutal Planet" material, this is a must have for any Alice fan, and a great starting point for someone wanting to see the grand master of shock rock while listening to a selection of his greatest hits. High points in the concert are (as usual) "The Ballad of Dwight Frye" performed from a strait jacket, the beheading, "Feed My Frankenstein" and Alice's "resurrection" plus great performances of "Wicked young man" "School's Out" and "Take it Like a Woman". There are no low points. As an interesting piece of trivia, readers may want to note that the "Go to Hell" dominatrix and the asylum nurse are both played by Alice's daughter, Calico Cooper.


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