Along Came A Spider
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Legendary rock n roll genius Alice Cooper has joined forces with SPV to unleash the master s latest dark, conceptual masterpiece Along Came A Spider . With a full-scale North American tour in place for 2008, an aggressive marketing team ready to go, and a household name icon steering the ship, the sky is truly the limit. The time for a full blown revival has arrived and 2008 will be the year of Alice Cooper - an artist who has had immeasurable impact upon rock music and every facet of pop culture.
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The Booklet with this CD is a key part of the CD. I really hope that a great, truly powerful DVD comes out with Eric Singer, and the Best band he can muster playing from this CD and the best of the work from this Theatrical/Sonic Master of the Macbre. Alice Never Rests, Alice Never Tires, Because... Alice is the Black Widow ???
9/4/08 : I made myself a car copy of this since I have had to do a lot more driving, and this increased the enjoyment. It also reinforced the idea that this is Steven from the Nightmare come back, and we have an overview of Stevens tasks, and even Stevens Redemption ( a theme in Album series starting with Brutal Planet trilogy), and of course the key question as always... was this a dream or did it really happen? ; Alice in fine and enjoyable form.
9/15/08: If you want to read an explanation of this album directly from the Coop's mouth, check out RUE MORGUE September 2008, Issue 82 ; this Issue also has a superb recap of all of Alice's albums... an excellent read.
I don't own every Alice album, but I own several (about 12) from every era, and I like them all, from the '70's rock (and even a little disco)to the '80's punk then metal to the '90's hair metal and now seemingly back to the '70's sound of pure radio rock--with a gruesome twist. I must say I think this sound fits him well. In fact this whole album seems to fit him like a glove, Alice has a penchant for concept albums,the macabre, and dry humor all of which appear here on Along Comes a Spider, which is his third concept album about his alter-ego's alter ego, Steven. Continuing the story from "Welcome to my Nightmare" and "Alice Cooper goes to hell", Steven is all grown up here and as twisted as ever. I don't see any deliberate attempts at a hit single here (Trash, Hey Stoopid) he seems to have written this album for the longtime fans. Some great tracks include Track 1-I know where you live, Track 2- Vengeance is Mine, track 3- Wake the Dead, Track 10-Salvation, which sounds like it would fit on either Nightmare or Goes to Hell and Track 11 the Title track, I am the Spider.
I've enjoyed his last few releases, all of which have been a return of sorts to his '70's roots, but I like this latest release better than any of the last several albums. This may well be his best since "Goes to Hell".
Not unlike other albums, he has some guest stars here including song-writing credits from Ozzy, and guitar playing from Slash. I can't wait to see the live show--it's gonna rock as always. I wonder if he'll bring back the giant spider from the nightmare tour.
Despite what a few of the reviews say, there's a lot of good guitar work here - I Know Where You Live, In Touch With, Wrapped in Silk, I'm Hungry, The One That Got Away, and of course Slash tears it up on Vengeance is Mine. The ballad Killed By Love is one of Alice's strongest songs.
I wish he would play more of the songs from this CD in his live show. When this came out in 2008, he played In Touch With and Vengeance is Mine. As far as I know, only Vengeance is Mine is still in his set list, and frankly, Vengeance without Slash is not quite the same. Heck, if he played ONLY material since 2000's Brutal Planet, I would be ecstatic, but I know I'm in the minority.
Again, the modern-day Alice puts out material that can stand up to his classics. Gotta love that.