The King of Shock Rock electrifies
Alice Cooper has been around since the late '60's and still performs as if he were 28 instead of 68! The man has incredible energy onstage, and the theatrics are better than ever. Alice's voice is in classic Alice Cooper form, but, that's not too difficult as his music doesn't give much to vocal theatrics by having many, if any, high notes to hit. Of course, Alice played favorites like Billion Dollar Babies, Poison, 18, No More Mr. Nice Guy, and his show stopper, School's Out, interspersed with Pink Floyd's Another Brick In The Wall. He did cover 3 other artists as a tribute, Pinball Wizard for Keith Moon, Fire for Jimi Hendrix and the best cover of the night, Suffragette City for David Bowie, while displaying curtains that had headstones depicted on them for each artist. The rhythm section pounded away on all numbers, but the standouts were guitarists, Ryan Roxie and Nita Strauss. Miss Strauss, especially, is a force to be reckoned with on guitar, as she shreds notes on each number, playing with wild abandon and virtuosity. She is, by far, one of the best, if not the hottest, young guitarists on the rock scene today. She and Ryan were kind enough to meet fans post show in the lobby of the Capitol Theater. This is only my second time seeing Alice Cooper, the first being with Motley Crue at the Barclays Center last August. Because the band performed in a theater as opposed to an arena, the show seemed to have more energy and intimacy to it, bringing the audience in along for Alices' macabre roller coaster ride. Love it!