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The daily jukebox (Tuesday)

• "Elected," Alice Cooper.
• "Politician," Cream.
• "Today's the Day," Aimee Mann.

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gregorypeccary
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
An apropos and spot on selection.

Favorite line from Elected: "Top ground cut of meat, I'm your man!" And, from Polititian: "I support the right, but I'm leaning, leaning, leaning to the left. I support the left, but I'm leaning, leaning, leaning to the right."
patrick_vecchio
Nov. 6th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
The Cooper line is better suited to today than you think. The line is actually:

I'm your top prime cut of meat, I'm your choice.
gregorypeccary
Nov. 6th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Mea culpa! You are correct! So much for my fading memory.

Years and years ago I saw Alice in concert. The theatrics were wonderful. His voice was better on the studio albums though. He was a serious drinker back then; professional some may say.
patrick_vecchio
Nov. 6th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
I saw him in the Boston Garden in the spring of 1973. Flo and Eddie opened, with (dig this) Aynsley Dunbar on the kit. I don't remember much about the show except for giant dancing teeth, a giant toothbrush chasing the teeth, and a huge dental drill that had lights on it and shot smoke from its business end as props for the song "Unfinished Sweet." I think Alice either was hanged or guillotined. Wow: almost 40 years ago. (I wish I hadn't done the math.)
gregorypeccary
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Alice
Here's a review of the tour that Spring:

http://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/music/alice-cre.php

I've always been a fan of Alice, "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" being a particular favorite off 1971's "Love it to Death" LP. To some degree I view it, along with "Killer" and "Billion Dollar Babies", as being companion pieces, but also the end of "the Coop" as Vincent then got rid of his band to go solo. (They went on to form a band appropriately named "The BIllion Dollar Babies"). "Welcome to My Nightmare" was a very good first effort, but mediocrity followed as his golf game improved.
patrick_vecchio
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Re: Alice
I never was a big fan, although I've got some vinyl in my collection: Billion Dollar Babies and Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (from which I only remember the title track).

Did you notice on the Christgau clip that the piece was attributed to "Cream" magazine? Obviously written by someone who wasn't around back in the day: It was Creem magazine.
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