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Originally Published: December 1987

Raise Your Fist and Yell Album Review

Alice Cooper / Raise Your Fist And Yell (MCA)

Alice Cooper barnstorms his way through ten anthemic rockers that hearken all the way back to his classic Billion Dollar Babies days. Like Aerosmith, Alice has improved upon his comeback LP. Producer Michael Wagener has given the sound a harder edge than on their previous collaboration.

From the opener (and first single) "Freedom" - a diatribe against the new right - through hell-raisers like "Give The Radio Back" and "Chop, Chop, Chop," each cut stands on its own and sounds as if it were written with either the arena or video screen in mind. There are no obvious hit singles, of Raise, but the stage is where Cooper rules, so catch his world tour which rumbles through the South- and Midwest this month.