Alice Cooper 's first studio release in six years shares many of the same elements as 7566's Welcome 7 My Nightmare, which was a reimagination of Alice 's first solo effort, 6975's Welcome to My Nightmare. A great start to yet another nightmare. Paranormal also echoes Welcome 7 My Nightmare with a long list of musicians, songwriters and special guests.
It probably was no coincidence that Roger Glover, himself a great producer, was invited to be involved here. Drummer Larry Mullen, Jr..
In fact, the documentary included with Infinite, which details the writing/recording process, does a great job displaying the tactics and negotiation that Ezrin uses to coax the results out of an artist. Ezrin, before working on Paranormal, had recently completed work on DEEP PURPLE 's Infinite.
Alice In Wonderland 1933 Movie
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Original ALICE COOPER group member Dennis Dunaway co-wrote and plays bass, with Alice narrating the hellish, apocalyptic scene with a megaphone vocal. Chuck is also very proud of his time playing bass guitar for Ronnie James DIO.
In Dead Flies, Alice doesn't need supernatural stimuli to terrify us. The album was intended as a collection of standalone songs to contrast with the previous concept offering, and on it, original ALICE COOPER group producer Bob Ezrin once again returns.
It was a time in my career that shaped me as a performer and a professional musician. It's a great song about justifiable paranoia.
Today Alice Cooper is widely known for having one of the best live shows in the business, and a lot of that is due to the musicians he brings on the road. An 'in-your-face' Texas roadhouse guitar sound is the backdrop for a series of solemn warnings about the world and society including, Your phone knows more about you than your Daddy and your Mother.
Mullen is very convincing here on drums as he is on the rest of the disc. Chuck has played on the last 9 Alice Cooper records.
The only member of Cooper 's excellent current touring band utilized on Paranormal is guitarist Tommy Henriksen, who also serves as co-producer along with Ezrin and guitarist Tommy Denander. Chuck and Alice have written many songs together in support of those albums, most notably the song Dirty Diamonds which finds its way into the set list each year and has become a classic Alice Cooper song and fan favorite during the live shows.
Glover co-wrote and plays bass on the well-crafted title track, which includes a searing dual-layered guitar break. Ignoring DEEP PURPLE 's classic 6976 album and title track, the next song is called Fireball.
Of U7, is listed as a special guest but actually plays on nine of the ten tracks here. Henriksen and Denander play guitar — usually along with guest guitarists — on all the tracks of this release's main section, disc 6.
Occasionally when a band member does change, Alice tells them three things: You re gonna see the world You re gonna get paid, and you re gonna get stitches! In addition to production and assorted collaborative duties, Ezrin serves as co-songwriter and instrumentalist.
Chuck Garric is an American song writer and bass player. Lyrically, Cooper is in familiar territory — a sad self-narrative about an apparition stuck in another dimension.
Alice always manages to surround himself with a rotating cast of top notch musicians that will literally Bite Your Face Off! If you ve been to an Alice Cooper concert in the last 66 years, then you ve seen Chuck Garric on stage.
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