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

Thursday, August 2, 2012

ALICE COOPER / Raise Your Fist and Yell (1987)

Often overlooked by critics, unfairly, in my opinion, Raise Your Fist built upon the groundwork laid down in the previous album and really nailed the merger of traditional rock with traditional heavy metal that Alice would return to some years later, while lyrically it covers the usual ground: rebellion, freedom, lust and, of course, murder. The trilogy of songs that close the album, about a mentally disturbed serial killer and his fascination with prostitutes, raise it well above average - they're reason enough to have the album in your collection.

Songs of Note: Gail; Roses on White Lace

3½ symbiotic functions out of 5

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