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Thursday, August 2, 2012

ALICE COOPER / Raise Your Fist and Yell (1987)

Often overlooked by critics, this album is where Alice really nailed the merger of traditional rock with traditional heavy metal that he would return to some years later.  Lyrically it covers the usual ground: rebellion, freedom, lust, and of course, murder.  The trilogy of songs with gothic overtones that close the album, about a mentally disturbed serial killer and his fascination with prostitutes, raise it well above average.  They are reason enough to own this one.

Songs of Note: Gail; Roses on White Lace

3½ symbiotic functions out of 5

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