Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

ALICE COOPER / Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011)

Alice’s 26th album (yikes!) is a sequel to his masterpiece Welcome to My Nightmare (1975).  It’s simultaneously camp and classy and bursting at the seams with little nods to the original.  He’s always been diverse but this time he squeezes in cabaret, pop, rock, disco (?) and of course the creepy piano driven nightmares he is so very good at.  The Rolling Stones inspired single that he used to promote the album is one of the weaker tracks, so don’t judge it by that alone.
You will get more of a kick out of it if you are familiar with the 1975 original but its sure to net some new fans as well.

Songs of Note: The Underture; Last Man on Earth

4 theatrical old geezers out of 5

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