Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC)
Who says you can’t go home? Alice Cooper, one of Detroit’s most famous sons, does this on the new album “Detroit Stories,” which produces a masterpiece of classic rock, soul and R&B; as a tribute to the city that produced it.
Cooper does so with the assistance of members of legendary Detroit rock concerts, including MC5, Grand Funk and Detroit Wheels.
“Go Man Go” is a hunt for a car at full speed about a song about a parolee and his girlfriend who just doesn’t know when to stop. It’s one of the best songs on the album.
“I Hate You” features members of the original Alice Cooper band insulting the song, which has elements of Devo and The Sex Pistols overlaid on its hard rock base, and the name “Detroit City 2021” controls Detroit rock legends including Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop and Suzi Quatro.
Cooper sounds like Jim Morrison in “Wonderful World” and gives a voice to millions of fans who don’t care about their favorite singer’s politics, lifestyle or views of world events in “Shut Up and Rock.”
It’s not often when backup singers steal a show, but it’s a great result on “$ 1000 high-heeled shoes,” a fun clue about an almost broken man whose entire girlfriend’s wardrobe consists of the above shoes and a “little dog collar.” “. Members of the 70’s Sister Sledge disco band provide backing vocals that overshadow Cooper, and Motor City Horns provide the classic soul sound of countless Motown hits.