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The Best of Alice Cooper (Guitar Recorded Versions) Paperback – January 1, 2012
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01 Billion Dollar Babies
03 Feed My Frankenstein (at long last)
04 I Never Cry
05 I'm Eighteen
06 Is It My Body
07 No More Mr. Nice Guy
08 Only Women Bleed
10 Schools Out
11 Under My Wheels
12 Welcome To My Nightmare
Although most of the songs are transcribed very well, especially Feed My Frankenstein, some other songs suffer by either not being shown the correct ways to play the songs, or incomplete areas of songs. For example, "I Never Cry" works the way they have shown it here, but I very much doubt the bands guitar players would have played it that way, they seem to have gone for more simpler chords rather then the ways it is played. If you watch the guitar players during the live shows, they are playing in a standard tuning and not the C tuning this book shows.
"I'm Eighteen" 's intro is a bit of a mess. That's certainly not the way it's played, it's not far off, but for a beginner guitarist it would confuse the heck out of you trying to wrap your head around what they have written here, and it's certainly much easier to play then the way they have shown. "Only Women Bleed" has some very important parts not shown how to play then right. "Poison" is decent, but the positions it shows the intro played in aren't the way it's really played and the short slides are not even noted, instead it has two mystery slides, and I'm buggered if I know why they are in THAT spot.
"Welcome To My Nightmare" is the major downer for me. The intro is completely missing. And most of the keychange of the song into the guitar and keyboard solo's are not present at all. Everything it does show seems to be ok, but it's just that so many people have wanted a tab for that song for so long now, and finally one comes out, and it's incomplete.
The rest of the songs seem ok... to me anyway. You will learn from it, and finally the killer solo's of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani have been attempted to be tabbed... i'm not 100% sure it's all correct, but it seems like a pretty good effort of transcribing it if you ask me. Just beware before you buy that like most guitar books, this one is about 80% correct, which is about average for these kind of books. At least they got a positive review out of me, unlike Amsco's rotten AC/DC transcriptions.
I can only give the book 3 and half stars for missing so much content that should be in there. Being able to learn by ear and watching the Alice Cooper musicians play these songs, I have picked up how to play most of Alice's songs that I wanted to figure out. So if you wonder why I bought this if I already knew them, well, for two reasons, one to see if they got it right... and 2... I can play by ear, but even some of us who can do that can't figure out the whole solo to Feed My Frankenstein... and again, it's a pretty decent effort in that tab!