Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Alice Cooper in da UP...

When I was about 13 years old, I fell in love with Alice. Kids at school like Jamie McKensie thought I was a freak. He said "Alice Cooper spits beer on his audience, he is disgusting" to which I replied "Hey, he can spit beer on me anytime" Even my 7th grade geography teacher Mr. Bufe gave me a hard time (and a crappy grade too)

I was into heavy metal and alternative music until disco came along and corrupted us all. Our faded denim hip-hugger jeans were suddenly replaced with high-rise polyester. It was a dismal time for rock & roll.
Alice left his original band behind and went solo. Things were just never the same.

This past weekend, Alice Cooper came to Kewadin Casino in Sault St. Marie, MI

This happens to be only a couple hours away from where I live so I bought two tickets, and convinced my 24 year old son to go with me. In the meantime, my 17 yr old decided he wanted to go as well, but the show was sold out. In a stroke of luck we won two more tickets from local radio station WKLT and everyone was happy.

Instead of me writing a mediocre review of the show, I'll let you read an excellent one from a guy named Andy Ryan here

At 59, Alice still has what it takes, maybe even more. He and his current band members put on an fabulous, flawless, high energy show. I would go again in a heartbeat and I think my kids would too. Thanks Alice. Oh and btw, please tell us, did you really lose Kachina the boa in a Holiday Inn toilet?


Anonymous Peggy White said...

Hoooooha!! Whatta rush! So glad you were able to experience ole Alice. Must admit, you had me liking his music when we were kids. With lots o love from your ole sista Peg

Tue Aug 21, 03:52:00 PM 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wah! an extra ticket and you didn't even invite me. What do you expect from Jamie anyway, he is singing brat pack stuff and show tunes now!

Thu Aug 23, 10:46:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Off the Shelf Productions said...

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Mon Sep 03, 08:18:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Albinocrow said...

I have done lots of crow paintings, but haven't done any Alice artwork since high school.
Thanks for visiting. I like your 'ween themed art blog as well.

Tue Sep 04, 05:37:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Off the Shelf Productions said...

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Tue Sep 04, 09:12:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Off the Shelf Productions said...

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Wed Sep 05, 08:29:00 AM 2007  
Anonymous Tom said...

I was also in the audience at Alice's concert at the Kewadin casino that night. The show was all I expected an Alice Cooper concert to be. The opening with Alice's shadow in top hat & cane on the curtain gave me chills.
I was about 12 when School's Out became a hit in 1972. And like pretty much every kid my age at the time, the song pretty much became my anthem...

Then, like you said, along came disco and that pretty much ruined the music charts for a few years.

Sun Aug 24, 10:31:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Albinocrow said...

Hi Tom, Thanks for writing. What amazed me most is that Alice still has the look, the energy and the gravel in his stellar voice. Halo of Flies seems to have been written decades before it's time & the added drum solo was phenomenal. Having his daughter in the show was a real thrill as well. I hope he returns.

Sun Aug 31, 06:53:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been checking in with his website now & then for concerts in the area, but nothing scheduled in the U.P. as yet. He said that he's planning an Along Came A Spider tour for next year though.

His voice has changed somewhat over the years, but he still sounds great. I was very impressed with his performance.

My only disappointment with the show was not being in one of the front rows for the props he traditionally throws into the audience.

I did end up with some great...small,,,but great video with my digital camera. Unfortunately the sound just came out as static.


Mon Sep 01, 09:13:00 PM 2008  

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