I don’t own a lot of Coop stuff. If you want top-notch Coop reviews to check out go and track down “Mikey Ladano’s” site and also over at “Buried On Mars” who are the experts as those two fella’s know lots about Alice.
I’m a hit and miss Coop fan. I have picked up his last couple of albums and as well I tracked down a vinyl copy of the 86s “Constrictor” album as that was my intro into the world of Alice’s shock rock.
So when RSD came in October and I seen this one listed from Montreal I scooped it. Intrigued I was as this is Cooper and his band live on the” Special Forces Tour” back from 1982!
Limited to 7000 copies worldwide I pounced on this record (along with Cheap Trick) quickly, as come check out time I didn’t want to lose this copy as I had no idea how many the shop in Montreal had. (online shopping folks)
Once I received this record I thought it was cool as I have zero Coop stuff from this period so even though this show is from decades ago (Feb 19/82) to me it’s a new double live vinyl to add to my collection.
Even though Alice’s records were stalling on the charts (“Special Forces” the studio album only made it to #125 on the Billboard Charts) Coop though kept on doing what he does best and that was putting together a stellar group of musicians and hitting the road!
To be honest with everyone out there, other than the drummer (who I had heard in the band Alcatrazz) I had never heard of any of these names before.
- Bass – Erik Scott
- Drums – Jan Uvena
- Engineer – Mike Pela
- Guitar – John Nitzinger, Mike Pinera
- Keyboards – Wayne Cook
These cats know how to rock it up on stage. Coop has always had great musicians with him and this band is no exception.
Nothing in the way of packaging so for this album it’s more of Let The Music Do The Talking!
As I mentioned earlier nine out of seventeen tracks I have never heard so if anything this album is a great starting point into the early 80s world of Coop.
Still never too late to learn about rock n roll!