Thomas J. Stratford | Tampa, Florida, USA | 07/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I had first purchased this album in 1977, at age 19, I thought to myself, well Cooper has said in many, many interviews that he was motivated by hot sweaty greed. So here Alice tried to compete with who was big at the time, as I can best remember that would be Barry Manilow. My first impression was that this album does indeed suck but I was 19 then and into "Killer", "Schools Out" "LITD" and even the more psycho 1st 2 albums on the Strait label. Today I'm 51 and I still love the original bands hard stuff, but with age I can now sit down and appreciate "Lace, and Whiskey" for it's own merits, just as I have a new appreciation for all of Coopers 80's stuff, and it is not that bad. Different textures, and not as monolithic as the early hard stuff, and more extensive orchestration. A note here, the LP witch I purchased on E-Bay as part of a collection seems to have been more carefully mastered than the CD which seemed to be another just get it done and get it out there production."