Originally Published: November 15, 2003
Author: Mark Lepage
CD: The Eyes of Alice Cooper
Artist: Alice Cooper
Will the eyes have it? Or the nays? Alice schools his "long time" band members on every phase of his career (except the Clones bit), and they all write to fit the templates. They write pandering anthems for the grandkids (I'm So Angry), lunge for cred (Detroit City) and craft a maudlin-squad ballad (Be With You Awhile). Once too smart for Broadway, Alice is finally ready for that Wind-Beneath-My-Wings moment. And he still writes better songs than 90 per cent of those clones.