The Strange Case of Alice Cooper: Live 1979 - The Madhouse Rock Tour
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Filmed during a stop on the Madhouse Rock Tour in 1979, Strange Case was inspired by Alice's stay in a New York sanitarium and the people he encountered there. Vincent Price introduces the proceedings as ghoulish doctors and transvestite nurses cross paths with dancing bottles of alcohol. All the while, Alice performs songs off his album From The Inside, as well as many of his most well-known and best-loved hits.
1.From The Inside
4.The Quiet Room
5.I Never Cry
7.Welcome To My Nightmare
8.Billion Dollar Babies
9.Only Women Bleed
10.No More Mr. Nice Guy
12.The Black Widow
13.Wish I Was Born In Beverly Hills
14.Ballad Of Dwight Fry
15.Go To Hell
16.How You Gonna See Me Now
17.Inmates (We're All Crazy)
Top Customer Reviews
And of course, there are the missing songs and a few other edits, but I didn't really expect the original footage to be assembled & re-cut after all these years.
I would say that all this release did was take the TV copy and transfer it to DVD, edits and all. There is even one spot where the picture tracking flutters, as old VHS tapes would do (I think it's during 'Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills'?).
Alice's commentary is sparse, as other reviews have mentioned, which is a shame, as this is a very interesting point in his career, and a very unique show. I'm sure he must have more to say about it!
All in all, worth having, since it hasn't been available in any form for many years, but it's too bad they didn't get it right. Maybe some day...
The main reason I got this was for the fact that I knew I would finally have a clean copy and also for the Alice commentary. If you watch the Nightmare show with commentary on, it was almost a laugh a minute. Ren (RIP) certainly added significant contributions to the commentary. So, it is with surprise that I say that the commentary on this DVD was a big snooze. The biggest insight Alice offered in the commentary was information on who dated whom. He really should have had someone else in the room with him, maybe Shep or Cheryl. She was as huge part of this show.
Even with this flaw, it is a great show and a must see for Alice fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like it purely on the back of Alice's track record and it follows his "On The Inside" studio album which was one of his best albums which included some seriously talented... Read morePublished 1 month ago by What Leon thinks!
I was kind of disappointed in this one. Welcome To My Nightmare could of been longer. Audio could have been better too.Published 2 months ago by Sheri Steiber
I had tickets to see this show in NYC when suddenly Alice cancelled the entire tour. After finally seeing this in the mid 80's I can understand why. Alice looked awful... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Oldnewbie
great concert.fromINSIDE LOOKING OUT tour.love the craziness that goes on stage.Were All Crazy best cooper song ever.great live.laughed myself CRAZY.Published 6 months ago by MATT SINDELAR
Decent audio, decent video. Not bad for a 1979 show. Always thought From The Inside was sort of Cooper's last good album. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sanchez!
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|Strange Case dvd- Any bonus features ?||
No Bonus Features, just A Commentary track. if you have one of the many bootleg dvd copies the video quality is just about the same. as for the audio mix it is only a Dolby Digital 2.0! unlike Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper which was mixed into 5.1 and was later released on bluray.
May 31, 2012 by Sean-thomas D. Bishop | See all 3 posts