Sunday, June 25, 2006

Battle of the bands

Here is another edition of battle of the bands. It's easy, you just pick which band you prefer and state why. This time it's:

Aerosmith vs. Alice Cooper


It's a close one, but ultimately I chose Alice. Both bands had several great albums in the 70's and both bands had down periods. Alice's down period may have been worse than Aerosmith's. Yet I think he is a bit more original and overall more important. Aerosmith were a good blues rock band, but Alice was glam and invented a large part of shock rock. I think overall he made a larger contribution to the hard rock/metal scene.

Who do you pick?

9 Comments:

Blogger Bruce said...

I already know way more than I ever wanted about Aerosmith, and I always thought Alice was a cool dude. So...Alice is my pick.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Sgt Fluffy said...

I would have to go with Alice Cooper. Aerosmith is really good, but I still would rather listen to Cooper

10:51 PM  
Blogger Volkher Hofmann said...

Aerosmith. I can't stand Cooper's voice, so this is an easy one.

I have to admit that I got tired of the Aeroismth shtick somewhere along the way, but I love listening to that early stuff (Pandora's Box gets regular airplay in my household).

It's also a memories thing. When I listened to all that stuff way back when, life was grand, I didn't have many cares in the world and the next weekend party was what I had set my sights on.

5:04 AM  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

Tough call but I'm leaning toward Aerosmith. I love the blues/rock thing. Alice is great but sort of turned into 'halloween' music for me after a while, I have to be in the mood for it.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous fred charles said...

I have to go with Alice on this one. Alice has some classic albums in the 70s. Billion Dollar Babys and Love it to Death are two of my favorites.

9:31 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

Aerosmith. Their early albums set the stage for so much of what followed, it's hard to overestimate that. Alice was quite important, too, but he has to get in line behind Aerosmith.

Then again, I've enjoyed seeing Alice play golf more than I've liked most fo what Aerosmith has done in the last twenty years. And I don't like watching golf.

-- david

2:05 PM  
Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Aerosmith. I saw them seven times in the 70's. They were great and well, I had this HUGE crush on Steven for years. Don't tell anyone, it's kind of embarrassing to admit to now.

I love Alice too and think he's a great human being from what I have read.

6:25 PM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Aerosmith was more consistent (even considering their several periods of suck), but they just can't compete with Alice in his prime. Billion Dollar Babies is so cool that I pretty much forgive and forget the late 70s and after.

10:09 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

Toughie but I am gonna say Aerosmith.

7:28 AM  

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