Bones from the Yard
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first you hear when you put on the album and play it is something I
would call oriental scales. It’s something you can’t put
together with the original Alice Cooper Band sound
or with one of its original members. It’s not a bad thing, quite
the opposite in fact, but nothing to be expected at all. Soon you are
totally in unison with the music and there’s a lot of interesting
listening. It’s music that you don’t get tire of and that
stays fresh for a long long time!
The album has a pretty high average, the best songs are really great and the lesser great songs are not bad either, just not masterpieces. The quality of the songs are quite high in despite the styles are so different is what I mean to say. It keeps the music dynamic and not static which is a big danger with albums where the songs are great but too similar to each other. This sound fresh even if you listen to it man many times!
But I won’t deny that it is the retro sounding songs that attracts me the most. They could easily have been part of Love it to Death, Killer or Billion Dollar Babies which is the albums I like the most with the old Alice Cooper Band and if you like the band I almost dare to promise that you’ll love parts of this album too. It’s the first few songs in particular. Me and My Boys smells like rough rock from the seventies and Man is a Beast and Red Room, where Dennis Dunaway sings lead, is nicely dopy. And either of those or perhaps Little Kid (With a Big, Big Gun) could all be the best song of the album!
happy that I got the opportunity to experience this album, it was a
very entertaining treat and I will definitely keep my eyes open for
other projects with Dennis Dunaway in the future.