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With Halloween just around the creepy corner, it's a perfect time to take a look at a new concert DVD by the original Shock Rocker himself-Alice Cooper. How appropriate it is too that this concert took place in Romania (think Transylvania, Dracula and all that stuff) and features Alice at his wickedly best. After living through almost 20 years in a heady rock & roll lifestyle, Vincent Furnier (his real name) got sober and realized that in order to survive the craziness, Alice Cooper had to become a character Vincent played, an on-stage persona separate from the real man. That approach has lead to a legendary career spanning over 40 years for Vincent, and it gave us someone who is now considered the nicest man in rock and roll, and he even counsels other musicians dealing with substance abuse issues. I saw Alice Cooper in concert many moons ago at Centre 200 and this DVD serves as a great reminder of that night, with this being a collection of his greatest hits. They're all here; "School's Out", "Elected", "I Love the Dead", "Billion Dollar Babies", "Only Women", "Under My Wheels" and 15 other beautifully beastly Cooper classics. There's no irony lost on the fact that Marilyn Manson duets with Alice on "I'm Eighteen"; Alice Cooper is a born again Christian (yes you read that right, his father was a preacher) and he took great exception to Marilyn's anti-Christian antics on-stage and questioned Marilyn Manson's originality in choosing a woman's name and wearing nylons, etc. They eventually mended fences and on this DVD they give us a totally over-the-top rendition of an AC classic.Read more ›
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