Alice Cooper -- Ventura, CA -- June 20th, 1996
Alice Cooper/NY Loose
June 20 1996
01. Kiss My Wheels
02. Pretty Suicide
05. Rip Me Up
07. Apathy Is Golden
01. Under My Wheels
02. Billion Dollar Babies
03. I'm Eighteen
05. No More Mr Nice Guy
06. Clones (We're All)
07. Cleansed By Fire
08. Lost In America
10. Teenage Lament '74
11. Welcome To My Nightmare
12. Only Women Bleed
13. Hey Stoopid
14. Feed My Frankenstein
15. Gutter Cats vs The Jets/Street Fight
16. Steven (instrumental interlude)
17. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
18. School's Out
On an off day from the Scorpions tour, Alice was booked 75 miles up the coast for a headline gig at the 1,000 capacity Ventura Theatre. The Universal show the night before was more of an afterthought but this was the show I really wanted to see. Even had an advance ticket. Though it's commonplace now, at the time, Alice just didn't usually play small venues.
When I showed up early evening I was surprised to see members of NY Loose going thru the backstage door. Turns out they were opening the show that night, a total surprise to me. Now I first discovered them a year before when someone gave me their EP on FLipside records and an additional Flipside records compilation. I fell for them HARD! Saw them 4 times in a row in August 1995 before they fell off the radar.
They got signed to Hollywood Records and original guitarist Gary Sunshine (formerly of Circus Of Power) was replaced by David Diamond and they were ready to release a full length with a more polished sound.
During their set in between songs I yelled "BROKEN!" and Brijite said "did somebody say Broken? You got it!"
Alice's set was a few songs longer with some real gems. He busted out of a trash can at the beginning, got beheaded (i think) and during Elected numerous people in President's masks came out and starting fighting over a KFC bucket.
Still my favorite Alice show! Even though the friend I was supposed to go with got injured and I ended up being stranded and just "hung out" all night til the trains started running again.
Cool setlist! Clones and Cleansed by Fire are interesting and I'm jealous you saw Teenage Lament, its one of my favorites.
Alice Cooper setlists are always welcome.
I saw him at the Kansas State fair last year and I'm hoping to see him again in August.
01/12 - Zero Boys?
01/16 - Origin w/ Trog
01/24 - Into It. Over It.
02/09 - Amon Amarth w/ Enslaved, Skeletonwitch