|1. From the Inside|
|2. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills|
|3. Quiet Room|
|4. Nurse Rozetta|
|5. Millie and Billie|
|7. How You Gonna See Me Now|
|8. For Veronica's Sake|
|9. Jackknife Johnny|
|10. Inmates (We're All Crazy)|
Even more impressive than the packaging were the songs on the disc. It kicks off with the title track, a cool rocker about how Alice fell to the power of the bottle. The second song, "I Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills" is a catchy tune about a little rich girl that ended up in the same place as Alice, rehab. "The Quiet Room" is a ballad about Alice's stay in his solitary confined padded cell.
Things pick back up with "Nurse Rosetta", a rocking tune about Alice's fantasies with the nurse. A pretty suggestive song for it's time. The next tune, "Millie and Billie" is another ballad styled song about a couple in love and doing time for the gruesome murder of Millie's husband. The next cut, "Serious" picks back up in rockin' style and tells about being a played a sucker and losing it all.
Another ballad, "How You Gonna See Me Now" is up next. One of Alice's biggest hits, Alice asks the question to his wife about what she is going to think of him after all he has been through. One of the highlights of the dics. The hard rockin' "For Veronica's Sake" talks about the parallel of Alice leaving his dog Veronica behind in the pound while he does time in rehab. The final ballad on the disc, "Jackknife Johnny" is about a Vietnam vet doing time. The album closes with "Inmates (We're All Crazy)". A mix of part ballad and part high energy rock and roll, it sung from the thoughts about the wrong doings of the inmates.
This is one excellent album from start to finish. If you like concept albums, pick this one up. Alice has done so many great albums in his time and continues today keeping up with anyone out there.
I know that this tour was taped and aired on Showtime back in 1980. I would love to see that released on DVD. It would make a great addition to the album.
I bought this back when it was first released. It reminds me so very much of Welcome to my Nightmare and Go to Hell. Read more