Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Battle of the bands

Both these acts have had ups and downs in their long careers. Both probably peaked in the 70's.

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Alice Cooper

vs.

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KISS
***Which band do you prefer?

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8 Comments:

Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Kiss was good for what they were, but they were always, to some extent, pursuing someone else's musical direction. They have a long history of bringing in professional songwriters and always had marketing in mind with everything they did.

The original Alice Cooper Group albums are all, with the exception perhaps of Pretties For You, better than anything Kiss did. Alice did have some confusion in musical direction at times and sometimes jumped on a musical bandwagon, but more often, he took chances in trying to keep his approach fresh. Even when he failed, he usually did it with some sort of integrity.

I know a lot more people like Kiss, but picking Alice Cooper was about as easy a choice for me as it could be.

7:29 AM  
OpenID tokyo5 said...

I'm a big fan of the "Shock Rock" genre...Alice Cooper, GWAR, Twisted Sister, Lordi, Marilyn Manson, etc

So, of course I like Alice Cooper a lot.

But, to summarize Scott Ian (of Anthrax): "the perfect band already exists. It's name is KISS!"

8:22 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Both bands put out some bad albums and Alice's may be worse, but his best stuff from 1971-74 still blows away those prime 1975-1978 years of KISS.
KISS had their best were catchy hard rock. The original Alice Cooper band was a crazy mixture of off the wall sounds and noises that dragged you in. Alice all the way.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Rob Liz said...

If Kiss were using professional songwriters then they should have been fired. Most of their songs from the 70's were juvenile attempts at sexual innuendo and rock cliches.
Alice Cooper at least brought some personality and originality to his material.
I'm going with Alice Cooper.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Mighty High said...

AC all the way. Killer is one of my favorite tapes of all time. That live DVD from the Billion Dollar Babies tour is incredible! That stage show is way better than anything Kiss ever did.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Metal Misfit said...

KISS is "four Alice Coopers". KISS wins.

6:36 PM  
OpenID metalodyssey said...

Um, uh... well, it's... KISS.

Sorry, Alice Cooper!

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a big fan of both Kiss and Alice Cooper, however I prefer Alice Cooper!

Matteo

1:29 PM  

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