Zipper Catches Skin

February 27, 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: February 27, 2007
  • Release Date: February 27, 2007
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 32:12
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  • ASIN: B00122PK9Q
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,555 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I like Girls, Zorro's Accent, I Better Be Good, Make that Money and I'm Alive are great songs.
C. Messina
With this album, Alice has brought a bumbling sort of Casanova character to my mind, which I've found very sexy as well as humorous.
Kathy J. Roberts
The second half of the album isn't quite as strong as the first half, though there are still some interesting songs.
R. Recchia

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Runk VINE VOICE on March 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Around the time this album came out, most people were probably thinking, "What has happened to Alice Cooper?" or "What is Alice Cooper thinking?" After he tried to reinvent himself for the 80s with Flush The Fashion, I think many people abandoned him for the cruddy new bands that started popping up. The punk sound that he hinted at with Flush The Fashion and carried on with on Special Forces is still in play here. This could actually be part 2 to Special Forces minus the ... attitude. Alice uses this album to totally let loose his humor side with mixed results. It's really not as funny as Alice thinks it is. That's not to say I don't enjoy it, I do. I actually like this album quite a bit. I think it's great that he tried something different regardless of what people think. The only flaw in my eyes is that it seems as though Alice Cooper-the man was taking a vacation from Alice Cooper-the character. All of us fans fell in love with the creepy character of Alice Cooper, and this album comes across as an album by the man and not the character. Look at his picture on the cover. Yes, it is funny, but "Alice Cooper" wouldn't do something like that, or make an album of songs like that either. Same can be said for Special Forces(though I can see the outfit working, but not the lyrics), or Flush The Fashion(where I can see the songs working but not the image). This may sound like I'm putting these three albums down, but I really like and listen to them quite a bit. This little known "weird" period of Alice's(Flush, Forces, Zipper, Dada) is very underrated if you ask me, and should be given alot more credit and attention than it does. It's sad that the "Trash" period is more well known and favored.Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 1999
Format: Audio CD
While banal pop was taking over the radio...those of us lucky to discover this poor selling album (I got it for the sublime "I am the Future" from "Class of 1984) were treated to our favorite madman battling aliens, girlfriends, summoning dead pets to save his life and even taking on the persona of Zorro! Alice always manages to dig beneath the surface of America's fears and neuroses and still manages to be entertaining. It's silly at times, but a must for fans!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Recchia on September 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The early eighties was probably the strangest era for Alice, with albums like "Flush The Fashion", "Special Forces", "DaDa" and this album, but I kind of like what he was trying to do during this era. I have to admit, I didn't buy any of these albums when they first came out. I think I was too scared by the pictures of Alice on the front and back covers. If you think Alice looked frightening in the seventies with this monster make-up, you should see him on these records, with short hair and fake eyelashes and lipstick and women's makeup! YIKES!

If you can get past the photos, like I eventually did, you may be as surprised as I was at how good some of the music is, especially on "Flush The Fashion" and this one. The songs on "Zipper" are still very short and punk rock like, though the emphasis was more on hard rock this time. The guitars sound great, the drums still sounded like drums...there are even a few catchy guitar riffs from time to time. The emphasis this time, however, is more on singing and/or half singing, half talking than on the music itself. I like Alice's sense of humor on this album as well, especially on the opening track "Zorro's Ascent" and on "Adaptable" and "I Like Girls". Alice sings with a snarl and a sneer on his face...his smooth crooning voice only shows up on "I Am The Future" and just briefly, for a second or two, on "Zorro's Ascent". I like the music for "Zorro" and I love Alice's vocal on it...I wouldn't find him this funny again until "I Love America" from DADA. "Scrooge's Song" also has some terrific music on it. I particularly like the instrumental section at the end, which is the most exciting thing on the whole album.

"I Am The Future" sounds like something Alice might have written with Bob Ezrin.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert on August 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
"ZIPPER CATCHES SKIN"

REVIEW:

After the entertaining (though flawed) release of 1981's "Special Forces," Alice would return a year later with guitarist/co-songwriter Dick Wagner in tow for 1982's "Zipper Catches Skin". Wildily uneven, 'Zipper' does deliver ... sometimes. It certainly has more of a rock sound than a couple of his previous releases and the lyrics are at times extremely clever and/or witty. However, some songs do hamper this from being an improvement over "Special Forces". Standout tracks: "I Am The Future," "Adaptable (Anything For You)," "I Like Girls," "Remarkably Insincere" and the homage to 80's slasher films "Tag, You're It".

MUSICIANS:

John Nitzinger, Dick Wagner, Mike Pinera and Billy Steele ... Guitar

Duane Hitchings and Alice Cooper ... Synthesizer

Craig Kampf ... Percussion

Frannie Golde, Joanne Harris, and Flo and Eddie ... Backing Vocals

Patty Donahue (of 'The Waitresses') ... Vocals on "I Like Girls"

Produced & Arranged By Alice Cooper and Erik Scott

INTERESTING FACTS:

1. Released in August of 1982, "Zipper Catches Skin" failed to chart on the Billboard Top 200. Thus there was no tour in support of this album.

2. A remixed version of "I Am The Future"was featured in the film "Class of '84".

3. The song "Make That Money" was taken from a planned concept album that Alice was preparing in the late 1970s, which was based on the famous Charles Dickens' character 'Scrooge'.

PACKAGING:

Interesting album cover with an Alice photo on the back cover. CD booklet does contain the album's lyrics.

APPROX. RUNNING TIME:

30 min. and 24 sec.

FINAL ANALYSIS:

Not to be confused with "Billion Dollar Babies," 'Zipper' is still an entertaining - though completely inconsistent - listening experience. *** out of 5.
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