Inside Looking Out is a pretty solid way to finish off this collection. It has a lot of your key Soul and Blues turning points, and riffs, mixed along with a sound and vibe that's easily mistakable for James Brown. This is some very early Heavy, Heavy, and then there's the jam in that covers the second half of this song.
It really brings this album to a good close. All in all I do like this album, but I'm still not sure if there's any one specific studio album I would buy for myself to try out.
At least not based on this mix, because there's just a little from here and a little from there, but no clear pattern to what was the best album to start with. The Sinister Urge holds a special place in my heart because it was my son's lullaby music. I kid you not it was the only album we could put on in the house that would help him fall asleep when he was a toddler.
And even though you would think that it might warp him, I would say it had quite the opposite effect. He's more of a little preppy for my likings, but what are you going to do. I've heard it said that this was almost Rob Zombie's last studio album. There were rumours circling around just after Zombie released his best of package, that he was about to call it quits, and then came Johnny 5 and the rest is history.
I can understand why after listening to this album. The album opens with Sinners Inc. This is more or less a little soundscape, mixed with music to set up a vibe and feel for the album.
It's nothing spectacular, but it does the job perfectly. Next up is Demon Speeding which is a great high paced rocker, that helps fill the album well, but for the most part doesn't do much for me. I'm sure some people love this track, but by Rob's standards it's a little basic. This is a great driving song, but if you are just listening I find the song feels a bit long.
I find Dead Girl Superstar carries on with the same thoughts I had on the last track, but it doesn't feel as long. The Album) part about Rob Zombie is you can dance to his music. Never Gonna Stop the red, red kroovy is a great example of this. You can bump. You can grind. You can get your freak on and let your dancing shoes do their thing.
Also talk about a song that was created to play live. The chorus alone makes this a concert fave. Iron Head features Ozzy Osbourne on vocals as well. This one's got a little groove to it, but it's pretty standard, even with The Hurricane Years - Alice Cooper (2) - Hey Stoopid (Cassette of Darkness chiming in on the song. The one song I always tend to forget about when it comes to this album is go to California. I always think of this album as being pretty basic and the majority of the songs are similar, with the exception of the few that really stand out.
This song does stand out as well, and is a really good song, and once again you can easily dance to it. This song suffers most because of the song that follows. Feel So Numb is pure adrenaline, high velocity blood pumping, ultra monster stomping, Heavy. It's not Metal, and it's not Rock as most people would think of it.
This is one of those songs that describes the Modern Heavy so well. Transylvanian Trasmissions Pt. It's cool and gives a great vibe. I just think of it as the "Beep, beep, beep" song based on one line. It's nothing against the song, it's just a stock track. A Zombie stock track, but a stock track all the same.
Scum Of The Earth is yet another song that I understand why people like it. It's very White Zombie sounding, but that being said is exactly why I really don't care about this track one way or the other. I love Rob solo, and tolerate his first group. When I first bought this album it was for one song and one song alone. House Of Corpses is a beautiful, sexy, dark and dirty song that with thrill you with horrifying delight. That's without seeing the movie, that it belongs to. This song perfectly captures the vibe and feel of a movie that had yet to be released when this album first came out.
Let's tell you the folk tale of these nasty people. It then moves into a sound scape and fades out for a minute or two until it kicks back in with the hidden track Unholy Thee, which is a great mix of Heavy music with movie dialogue inserts. The two big singles on this album were the best choices for singles Never Gonna Stop and Feel So NumbHouse Of Corspses is still one of my favourite Zombie songs, but other than that to me this album is pretty much basic Rob Zombie.
It's not bad, and is really solid, but it's just so overly predictable. Scum Of The Earth and Demon Speeding were both technically singles as well, but they pailed in comparison, and were just something to throw out on the radio. I must mention that I always love the production on a Rob Zombie album, and in this case, Scott Humphrey and the main man himself, do a great job with this album. If I remember Hurricane Years - Alice Cooper (2) - Hey Stoopid (Cassette it was the fourth or fifth one I owned.
It essentially kicked off the challenge of getting every Alice Cooper album on CD, which in was easier said than done. I had bought the cassette when it first came out. I had made a ride to the area mall on my lunch break, to pick up this album when I first found out it came out.
I was so excited I even let my little sister tag along, and didn't care that I ended up getting caught in the rain.
I listened to the album on my walkman over and over for months. From day one there were very few songs I didn't care for. I loved every track on this album. It reached out to the twelve year old kid so much that the following year when I ran across a copy on CD I snapped it up right away.
I picked it up at a place that doesn't even exist anymore, called Windsor's Rocker Connection. It's the same copy I still listen to to this day, and to be fair should have been replaced years ago. Needless to say this album and I have history. So I'm a little bias, but when I think of this album, and when I listen to this album, I still do it as a kid.
I do it as an older kid though, because I have always listened to this album. It was my Alice Cooper album. It was the first new album I ever went out of my way to buy, and I have never rergetted it. To me the worst songs on this album were all the singles, and it's the album tracks that do it for me. With the exception of the title track. Hey Stoopid is seriously still a song I totally dig. I love every second of this marvel of production.
Also, how can you argue with a song that has Slash soloing and Ozzy lending some minor background vocals? I remember Alice claiming this song was sort of his way of telling people to be stupid, and not rush into anything. Are we born again? Just to sit asking questions like these? I do not know why Nigel seemed prone to wearing wetsuits during this period. A man named Dweezil plays the blistering guitar solo. Album) an odd moniker. With strings and horns beside them, Tap deliver another classic.
The lyrics are again deep: never give up, never surrender! Just begin again! It rocks along nice. Here it is released on CD for the first time, gloriously swirly, psychedelic, and digitally remastered.
This ends side one of the original album. If you are listening to a CD, please do not attempt to remove and play the other side. Melding middle eastern melody with modern instrumental flare, this one is surprisingly beautiful. But all comes crashing down by the time of the powerful guitar solos, and Tap rock once more! As a surprise to their friend Nigel, the band erased most of his guitar solos and replaced it with other people playing! None more epic. From there, Tap can only disappoint. But we will not count the cost.
There's only the sound of the rain. Roll The Bones. Well, you can stake that claim Good work is the key to good fortune. Losers seldom take that blame. And sometimes the winner takes nothing. But fortune has to make that frame. We go out in the world and take our chances.
Fate is just the weight of circumstances. That's the way that lady luck dances. Why are little ones born only to suffer. On the heads of the innocent children.
If there's some immortal power. We come into the world and take our chances. No maniacs in polyester slacks. The small gets big. It's a rig. What's the deal? Spin the wheel. If the dice are hot -- take a shot. Play your cards. Show us what you got She favors the bold. That's cold. The night has a thousand saxophones. Face Up. If I could only reach that dial inside. I get so angry, but I keep my mouth shut. You get all squeezed up inside.
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