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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
Legends is a 3 CD box set from the rock god Alice Cooper. Included are the hit songs 'Spark In The Dark', 'House Of Fire', 'Lost In America', 'School's Out' and many more. Originally, there was a band called Alice Cooper l... more »
Legends is a 3 CD box set from the rock god Alice Cooper. Included are the hit songs 'Spark In The Dark', 'House Of Fire', 'Lost In America', 'School's Out' and many more. Originally, there was a band called Alice Cooper led by a singer named Vincent Damon Furnier. Under his direction, Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and huge boa constrictors, all coordinated by the heavily made-up Furnier. By that time, Furnier had adopted the name for his androgynous on-stage personality. While the visuals were extremely important to the group's impact, the band's music was nearly as distinctive. Driven by raw, simple riffs and melodies that derived from '60s guitar pop as well as show tunes, it was rock & roll at its most basic and catchy, even when the band ventured into psychedelia and art rock. After the original group broke up and Furnier began a solo career as Alice Cooper, his actual music lost most of its theatrical flourishes, becoming straightforward heavy metal, yet his stage show retained all of the trademark props that made him the king of shock rock. RCA. Camden. 2006.
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A nice compilation companion piece
James M. Hawk | columbus, ohio United States | 04/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"cheap cardboard which holds 3 jewel cases, no book?, no inner sleeve notes? ALICE COOPER has gone thru several changes in his career--awesome 70's, bleak awful 80's, 90's rebirth millenium...etc. if you have the BOXSET-then you may want to go for this 3 disc set. disc 1 and 2 are selected cuts from recent releases and disc 3 is all live recordings(I am not sure as to where these come from but I think from IMPORT cd singles)-if this is true then this is a fine representation of his later career all wrapped up nicely. its an IMPORT box and is cheap priced. for its cheap presentation its not a cheap deal for the consumer."
Who's playing live?
Doctor Nerve | 05/20/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It is incomprehensible, if not insulting, that SONY/BMG includes no information about who is in the live band, when it was recorded, or at what venue."