And this is what my album retrospective was leading into! The Now Now surprised me when it came out when it probably shouldn’t have. Look at Gorillaz release pattern. One major album, and then a second one. We’ve had B Side compilations, and we have had albums recorded in the space of just over a month on tour. Now…we have an album. How does it sound?
One of my earliest memories is listening to Gorillaz. I was 4 years old when I first heard a Gorillaz song, that song being 19/2000. It was so different from anything I had ever heard up until that point. It was catchy, it was energetic, it was poppy. In my room, I have a bunch of loose CD’s, and among them is my first CD; and it was 19/2000. 17 years later, I still have it. When I think of moments that changed me, I consider when I first heard that song to be one of those moments.
This is something I have never done before. I am breaking up a Track by Track into 3 parts. Its fitting really, as one can break Alice Cooper’s career into 3 parts. Last time, the albums of the band were covered, and in this instalment, I will be covering the first half of Cooper’s solo career, from 1975 to 1983.
Who is Alice Cooper? That’s not a rhetorical question, who is he? Deviant, Born Again Christian, King of Shock Rock, Glam Rock, Glam Metal, the poster boy of 70’s androgyny, the forefather of Punk rock, and he’s been making music for over 50 years at this point. With such a long career, he has had some staggering highs and some staggering lows. With this track by track retrospective, I will give you an overview of the life and crimes of Alice Cooper.
I’ve been away for longer than I hoped I would be, but I am back to give you an all-new Track by Track, for a band that I particularly like. Faith No More.