Super Duper Alice Cooper(Rockumentary)
I’ve been meaning to watch this documentary since it was released and finally got around to watching it. I figured I’d watch a few minutes, get bored, and return it. Well, I watched the whole thing in one sitting and then listened to some of his music.
My mom was really into rock and pop music when I was a kid and we watched concerts on television all the time, including Alice Cooper. I started liking him when he guest starred on The Muppet Show and sang Welcome to My Nightmare (which I still own on a 45rpm record.) A couple of years ago, remembering how much I enjoyed watching his antics in concert on television, I went to see him live and it was quite an experience and one I would like to repeat. He’s a great entertainer who you can tell really enjoys what he does. But the story behind how he got where he is today is almost as entertaining as a performance because this documentary is edited so well. With all the roadblocks they encountered starting out in L.A. before meandering through the country and eventually making it big in Detroit I was surprised they stuck it out. And then the craziness and celebrity encounters and fame soon after – I have to admit I had no idea.
Even if you aren’t an Alice Cooper fan the way the film is put together – snippets from concert footage, archival photos, old movies to create atmosphere – is something to see.