A Closer Look At....Alice Cooper

This week Gigseen are bringing you another fantastic concert to enjoy at your own leisure. Our Gig of The Week featured concerts are completely FREE all week - all you have to do is register at Gigseen TV, sit back and relax as we bring you Alice Cooper.

Each week, A Closer Look At... is intended to help you find out a little more about the featured artist and their concert. Or, if you're already a die-hard fan, it's a chance to remind yourself of the talent and spectacle on offer!

It's funny how time and culture can change our perception on the world, how we can become desensitised to things, but back in the early 70s, the mere sight of a long-haired, devilish looking man in black face paint and make-up would have been totally terrifying! Team that with Cooper's famous live shows; renowned for using 'props' such as guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors and a penchant for all things horror and heavy metal, and his shows were quite something! Alice Cooper pioneered a new breed of theatrical and violent stage shows which were designed to shock, creating the genre that became known as Shock Rock, permanently transforming the Rock n' Roll genre.

Although he may still be known as No More Mr. Nice Guy, by today's standards Alice Cooper, A.K.A. Vincent Furnier - now less Rock And Roll more a keen golfer - seems quite tame. However, that's not to say the man doen't still put on a fantastic show despite being forty years into his seemingly never-ending career. It was in 1973 that Alice Cooper reached real commercial success with their seminal album, Billion Dollar Babies, and later in 2011, the band were honoured for their services to music and were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Adopting his famous Alice Cooper persona, this 2005 show, Live At Montreux, was billed as his 'Comeback Extravaganza' and captures the performer in fine form indeed. Still impressing the crowd with his superb vocal agility and versatility, Cooper rattles through some of his most well-loved lite-metal tracks such as Welcome To My Nightmare, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Dirty Diamonds and I'm Eighteen, as well as the power ballads like Ballad Of Dwight Fry.

For the encore, Alice finds yet more energy and bursts into perhaps his most famous tracks, School's Out, Poison and Under My Wheels to a rapturous crowd. Alice and the band really know how to put on a show, a highly executed, professional performance, and most importantly, it's fun! So take some time out of your hectic schedule and appreciate all the Godfather of Shock Rock has to offer. He won't disappoint you!

The full track list:

  • Department of Youth
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Dirty Diamonds
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • I'm Eighteen
  • What Do You Want From Me?
  • Feed My Frankenstein
  • Welcome To My Nightmare
  • The Awakening
  • Steven
  • Only Women Bleed
  • Steven II
  • Ballad Of Dwight Fry
  • Killer
  • I Love The Dead
  • School's Out
  • Poison
  • Under My Wheels