Something's wrong here
Jon A. Heifner | Colorado, USA | 08/19/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Way back in my long gone youth I was a monstrous Alice Cooper fan. Up until the man and the band parted ways that is. After the band left I found the music to be a bit on the lame side. Now 37 years after the deliciously packaged vinyl was released I picked up this CD and to say the least I'm a bit disappointed - there's something wrong here...something missing. I know that this was Cooper's first "theatrical" release where the show replaced the shock value of the previous two recordings and the music isn't nearly as exciting as it was on "Killer" or "Love It To Death" but that's not what's missing. What's vacant is the sound...the depth. The mix seems to be off on this CD. The title track sounds great, just like I remember it, but then it suddenly goes flat and hollow. The bass is missing and I find myself straining to hear the guitar work. It all seems to be drums and vocals. On top of that the darn thing just didn't age very well. Only "School's Out" and "Public Animal #9" are entertaining these days and the rest of the album seems to be comprised of filler or throwaway material. In retrospect I guess the original album packaging (with the panties and the school desk) was better than the music it contained and I'm a bit confused as to why they didn't even bother to reproduce the original cover on this CD - they could have easily given us a photo of the inside of the desk to reminisce over though I admit a 5 inch pair of panties just wouldn't be too impressive. For the price though I suppose that it's worth the price but that's a very hesitant "I suppose"."
5 STAR ALBUMS NEED TO BE REMASTERED!
Gale M. Green | Madison, WI | 07/01/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THE ALBUM IS A MASTERPIECE, IT NEEDS
TO BE REMASTERED THOUGH. IT REALLY