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ALICE COOPER “Brutal Planet” /LP/


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  • Product Code: CARLP 168
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First re-release of the 21st full-length studio album by legendary American Shock Rock/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal singer.
The album confirmed Cooper’s artistic reinvention, showing his return to the theatrical, melodic Hard Rock of his earlier career. Nevertheless, album displays a heavier style than many of his previous releases. Musically, this finds Alice tackling a much darker and heavier approach than on previous albums, with many songs approaching a somewhat modern-sounding, Industrial/Metal sound. Lyrically, it's a concept album that deals with themes of dark "social fiction", including domestic violence ("Take It Like a Woman"), prejudice ("Blow Me a Kiss"), war ("Pick Up the Bones") and school shootings ("Wicked Young Man"). The album is the second album in a trilogy of albums (beginning with "The Last Temptation" and ending with "Dragontown").
Hooking up with Bob Marlette in 2000 was one of the best things Alice Cooper could have done. Cooper had written with a host of acclaimed songwriters on previous albums, but writing a full album with a producer and songwriter as skilled and talented as Marlette gave Cooper a new voice. There’s a sense of purpose and cohesion to "Brutal Planet" that make it infinitely greater than the sum of its parts.
The music is a natural successor to previous album "The Last Temptation", replacing that album’s comic book melodrama with a condemnation of the West’s moral decline. His savage satires are deployed like RPGs, propelled by Marlette’s sturdy, insidious melodies, and a production that takes a huge transgressive sideways step into the world of Industrial Metal, only with better tunes. Marlette’s arrangements may often include short bursts of deliberate dissonance – usually where we expect an emotive swell of guitars/keyboards/synths – that reflect the subject, but they’ve written songs filled with ascending choruses and catchy tunes. And it’s a surprisingly effective combination!
180g Black Vinyl.
Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd./Cargo Records Germany GmbH, 2000/2010/2017 ‎(CARLP 168). Made in Germany.


Tracklist:

Side A
1. Brutal Planet 4:40
2. Wicked Young Man 3:50
3. Sanctuary 4:00
4. Blow Me A Kiss 3:19
5. Eat Some More 4:37
6. Pick Up The Bones 5:15

Side B
7. Pessi-Mystic 4:57
8. Gimme 4:46
9. It's The Little Things 4:12
10. Take It Like A Woman 4:13
11. Cold Machines 4:14

Total playing time: 48:03 min.


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