By Steve Newton The Coop ruled in the early seventies. 20. "Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)" (Muscle of Love, 1973) 19. "Unfinished Sweet" (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973) 18. "My Stars" (School's Out, 1972) 17. "Elected" (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973) 16. "You Drive Me Nervous" (Killer, 1971) 15. "Hard Hearted Alice" (Muscle of Love, 1973) 14. "Alma … Continue reading Alice Cooper’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 9, 1999 By Steve Newton There are a couple of ways to enjoy the best music of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper, and one of them is to purchase this four-disc retrospective of his work. The other is to just go out and buy his four early-’70s albums, Love … Continue reading The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper includes the filler not found on Killer
There's no denying that the vast majority of rock 'n' roll animals heading to the sold-out Rogers Arena this Friday night will be huge fans of Mötley Crüe, which is performing on its heavily publicized "Final Tour". But I doubt I'll be the only one going there to revel in the killer tunes and theatrical shock-rock shenanigans … Continue reading Will Alice Cööper show Motley Crue how it’s done in Vancouver?
1972 was a year when I got introduced to a number of bands that would become all-time faves, including Blue Oyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, and Steely Dan. And as far as live albums went, the Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, the J. Geils Band, and Rory Gallagher were well represented. I wouldn't say '72 was … Continue reading Ear of Newt’s Top 30 Rock Albums of 1972