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Sanitarium78
06-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Hello Hooray
House of Fire
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Billion Dollar Babies
I'll Bite Your Face Off
Is It My Body
Under My Wheels
Hey Stoopid
Poison
Dirty Diamonds
Welcome to My Nightmare
Go to Hell
Feed My Frankenstein
Ballad of Dwight Fry
Killer/I Love the Dead
School's Out

I'm Eighteen

Another great show as usual from Cooper. I haven't seen him play Hello Hooray since 1997 so it was nice to hear it live again. This was my first time seeing him play House Of Fire live and that was awesome to hear. I have no idea why the song was absent for so many years from the set? It was a pretty standard play the hits set but that's understandable since this was a co-headlining show with Marilyn Manson so there may not be as many diehard Cooper fans in the crowd. So, pulling out any surprises wasn't that disappointing. The crowd was overwhelmingly there for Cooper though. There were probably only about 1,000 people out of the 8,000 or so that were there who were attending for Manson. I love that Hey Stoopid is still in the set. It was gone from the set for so many years it's good to see it sticking around for a few tours now. I was a little disappointed that he's doing the short version of Welcome To My Nightmare but he is doing the full version of Go To Hell so that sort of makes up for it. Manson joined them for 18 and he didn't butcher the song at all so that's good;)

Orianthi has gotten better every time I've seen her with Cooper. She seems more confident in her stage presence and her overall playing. She had a great little solo during Dirty Diamonds when the band did an extended jam at the end of the song. Everything she plays is just sounding better, not that it was ever bad to begin with. She's almost stealing the show from Alice now if you can believe that.

Cooper had the same theatrics he's been doing for the last few tours. The snake he brings out during Is It My Body, The 15 foot tall FrankenCooper during FMF, performing Dwight Fry while in a straight jacket and getting beheaded by a guillotine. Still an entertaining show and no matter how many times I hear him play certain songs and seem him do the same stage theatrics, I never get bored seeing Alice Cooper live.

PVH5150
06-15-2013, 11:05 AM
Seeing the co-headline show with Manson on the 20th in New Hampshire & seeing Cooper's solo show on October 17th. Ever since I finally saw him open for Maiden last year, I've made it a point to see him every time he comes remotely near me. Phenomenal show.

IrritatedTrout
06-16-2013, 04:35 AM
I hope he headlines near me this fall. I really want to see House of Fire and Hello Hooray.

Sanitarium78
06-16-2013, 07:02 AM
Seeing the co-headline show with Manson on the 20th in New Hampshire & seeing Cooper's solo show on October 17th. Ever since I finally saw him open for Maiden last year, I've made it a point to see him every time he comes remotely near me. Phenomenal show.

I've been getting like that the past few years when it comes to seeing him. He still puts on a great show and looks to be in good shape. But at 65 years old who knows how much longer Cooper may be around for? You have to catch him whenever you can now.

I hope he headlines near me this fall. I really want to see House of Fire and Hello Hooray.

Lyrically, Hello Hooray is probably the best song ever to start off a show with.

ravenheart
06-16-2013, 07:05 AM
Lyrically, Hello Hooray is probably the best song ever to start off a show with.

By Alice, or by anyone? By Alice, yeah, probably. But other people have better ones.

Sanitarium78
06-16-2013, 07:26 AM
By Alice, or by anyone? By Alice, yeah, probably. But other people have better ones.

For Alice it is. Overall, yeah I think it's right up there with anything else you can name.

jhdeity
06-16-2013, 07:47 AM
For Alice it is. Overall, yeah I think it's right up there with anything else you can name.

I agree. I can't listen to that song without singing my guts out either.

ravenheart
06-16-2013, 10:43 AM
For Alice it is. Overall, yeah I think it's right up there with anything else you can name.

Psycho Circus
Welcome To The Party
Inside The Electric Circus

The thing for me with Hello Hooray, yes it's lyrically very fitting as a concert opener... but it's a pretty shitty song.

Sanitarium78
06-16-2013, 04:55 PM
Psycho Circus
Welcome To The Party
Inside The Electric Circus

The thing for me with Hello Hooray, yes it's lyrically very fitting as a concert opener... but it's a pretty shitty song.

I'm not familiar with any of the songs you listed.

As for Hello Hooray, if I were to start listing my favorite Cooper songs it would be a long time before it would appear. But I think it's a good song.

IrritatedTrout
06-16-2013, 06:52 PM
Psycho Circus is Kiss but the others I don't know.

ravenheart
06-16-2013, 06:54 PM
Inside The Electric Circus is W.A.S.P. (and you should all fucking know that).

Welcome To The Party is Thunder.

jhdeity
06-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Inside The Electric Circus is W.A.S.P. (and you should all fucking know that).

Welcome To The Party is Thunder.

Totally agree people should know WASP and couldn't possibly disagree more that Hello Hooray is a shitty song.

Personally I would consider a total lyrical masterpiece. The emotion that song evokes alone dwarfs Thunder's entire catalog to me.

Can't wait to hear it live tomorrow and sing my face off...

ravenheart
06-17-2013, 02:03 AM
The emotion that song evokes alone dwarfs Thunder's entire catalog to me.

Some of you guys say the funniest damn things sometimes.

jhdeity
06-17-2013, 10:37 AM
Some of you guys say the funniest damn things sometimes.

We try... Seriously that song emotes a shitton of emotion to me. To call it a shitty song is blasphemy to me.

Edit: and I seriously doubt anyone outside of the UK listens to Thunder anyway.

EvilCheeseWedge
06-18-2013, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the write-up. Alice is playing my town in July (without Manson) and that set just solidified my attendance.

Sanitarium78
06-18-2013, 01:07 PM
Thanks for the write-up. Alice is playing my town in July (without Manson) and that set just solidified my attendance.

This show was with Manson and Cooper has shortened the set a little bit for this tour. On his own shows before this Be My Lover, He's Back The Man Behind The Mask, Devil's Food, Caffeine and The Congregation were in the set. So, you will probably be getting all those songs when you see him.

EvilCheeseWedge
06-18-2013, 02:36 PM
This show was with Manson and Cooper has shortened the set a little bit for this tour. On his own shows before this Be My Lover, He's Back The Man Behind The Mask, Devil's Food, Caffeine and The Congregation were in the set. So, you will probably be getting all those songs when you see him.

Cool, you just double sold me on the show.

I love Caffeine. It's been my daily alarm for like a year now. If I hear that live it's probably gonna freak me out a bit. :lol:

Motorvatin
06-18-2013, 04:45 PM
Totally agree people should know WASP and couldn't possibly disagree more that Hello Hooray is a shitty song.

Personally I would consider a total lyrical masterpiece.
Can't wait to hear it live tomorrow and sing my face off...

agree, people should know wasp and Hello Hooray is a fantastic opener, and have seen cooper open with it multiple times. although Welcome to My Nightmare was also a great opener, saw it back in '86 or '87. Jealous, Cooper was playing here annually in mid october for around 6 years and then hasn't been back for the last 10 years.

I would also say Black Sabbath's War Pigs is a great opener, along with Primus' Pudding Time, and Rush's Spirit of Radio.

marker
06-19-2013, 07:06 PM
That's a good Wasp song, but it doesn't surprise me most people don't know it. As far as I know they never play that song anymore, or really shit from that album of the same name. The album itself is easily their worst 80's album, and not even close to being one of their best. It's been a long time since I heard it though, I actually bought it on cassette when it came out.