Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

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Which are the best two songs?

Poison
9
35%
Spark In The Dark
1
4%
House Of Fire
4
15%
Why Trust You
0
No votes
Only My Heart Talkin'
1
4%
Bed Of Nails
8
31%
This Maniac's In Love With You
0
No votes
Trash
0
No votes
Hell Is Living Without You
2
8%
I'm Your Gun
1
4%
 
Total votes: 26

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Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby Metalchemyst » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:57 pm

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"The album features many guest performances including Jon Bon Jovi, Stiv Bators, Steven Tyler, as well as singer/guitarist Kane Roberts, who left Cooper's band in 1988. Songwriting contributions were also made by Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John McCurry." (Wikipedia)

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United Kingdom --- 2
Austria --- 4
Australia --- 5
Sweden --- 6
Switzerland --- 10
Germany --- 16
America --- 20
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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby Aaaarrrrgggghhhh » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:12 pm

Poison and Bed Of Nails for me.

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby varangian » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:12 pm

Yep as above

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby houston4044 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:05 am

Same again

Some other great songs on the album but those 2 just stand above them

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby metaldinosaur » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:22 am

... And same again. Though I do like Spark in the dark too.
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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby bloodfiend » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:00 pm

Not a great album, AC trying to cash in on the whole Guns N Roses thing.

Poison is so overplayed that I'm very bored of it, House Of Fire and Bed Of Nails would be my faves.

Hey Stoopid was a better album than this one.

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby gavdann » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:42 pm

It was never a great album to begin with but it sounds so dated now.

Give me 70's Alice every day of the week.

bloodfiend wrote:Hey Stoopid was a better album than this one.
Hey Stoopid is even worse!

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby lordcatfish » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:45 pm

Enjoy this album a lot. Poison is my top track. House of Fire, Why Trust You or Hell Is Living Without You competing for second spot (ultimately went with the latter).

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby bloodfiend » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:07 pm

gavdann wrote:
bloodfiend wrote:Hey Stoopid was a better album than this one.
Hey Stoopid is even worse!


ummm.....maybe. I just find Trash very forgettable generic 80s glam rock wannabe stuff, whereas Hey Stoopid at least had a few interesting tracks like Might As Well Be On Mars and Wind Up Toy.

Agree about 70s Alice though, I'd far rather listen to Killer than either of these albums.

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby gavdann » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:04 pm

bloodfiend wrote:ummm.....maybe. I just find Trash very forgettable generic 80s glam rock wannabe stuff, whereas Hey Stoopid at least had a few interesting tracks like Might As Well Be On Mars and Wind Up Toy.

Tbf, I saw Alice Cooper on the Trash tour @ Wembley Arena. We had excellent seats and it was a really good gig. That album was huge and it gave him a big new lease of life so I'm not going to hate on it entirely. I enjoyed it quite a lot at the time but I enjoyed a lot worse at the time as well. :lol:

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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby metaldinosaur » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:45 pm

Whatever you think of the overall quality as an album (it's got some fun tracks imo) It is definitely a big part of why he is still a big-ish deal now. That second commercial peak solidified his 'legend' status.
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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby Metalchemyst » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:47 pm

I don't think MHR albums get much better than Trash, with only 2/10 mediocre songs (Trash itsel and O.M.H.Talkin'). I don't see a strong comparison to Guns N' Roses; more like Bon Jovi and Poison, but Alice has very often dressed his music in the current fashion while still giving it his unique stamp. Hell Is Living Without You is as good as most well known rock ballads.
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Re: Alice Cooper: Trash - 30th Anniversary

Postby someone else » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:59 am

It does make you wonder how much input a 'credited' writer has - House Of Fire was given to Bon Jovi who did a version for New Jersey 2 years earlier but was rejected, and it turns up in similar form on Trash - Desmond Child being the obvious link. Same with the tunes on Last Temptation - the Soundgarden/Cornell versions of Unholy War and Stolen Prayer aren't that much different. Ginger Wildheart was asked to submit three songs for Alice which were submitted in full demo without Alice's input

Anyhow, still like Poison - its like Boys Are Back In Town, Sweet Home Alabama, Welcome to the Jungle etc as evergreen songs I never seem to tire of. Bed Of Nails probably second best.
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