Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Alice Cooper - The Nightmare Returns Tour |
Actors: Alice Cooper, Kane Roberts, Kip Winger, Devlin 7, Ken Mary
Director: Marty Callner
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The King of Shock is back and this time it's with his triumphant 1987 concert video overhauled and released on DVD for the first time. Shot in Detroit on Halloween during his 1986 tour all of his tradmark songs are present... more »
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Conrad H. (RevConrad) from PARKERSBURG, WV
Reviewed on 2/21/2012...
Not one of his best concerts but if you like Alice Cooper (which i do), you'll like the video.
The Show That Put Vincent Back On Top!
doggiedogma | Mob Town USA | 08/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1986, Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) was returning to the rock-n-roll spotlight after a 4 year absence. Yes, Alice did release two albums (Zipper Catches Skin & Dada) since he last toured in 1981 for his underrated "Special Forces" album, but those albums were very poorly marketed and hence, unsuccessful. AC was also battling alcohol problems again during the early '80s which hurt his ability to tour. In 1985, AC met the bodybuilding, vocalist and guitarist extraordinaire Kane Roberts. AC also met a then unknown bassist, Kip Winger, and the combination of Roberts and Winger helped to revitalize and energize AC for the heavy metal '80s. AC was able to kick his drinking problem (for good) and really concentrate on his music. In 1986, AC released his first album in two years, Constrictor, to mixed reviews and sales. AC wrote the lyrics, while Roberts and Winger wrote most of the music. Even though the album had a mediocore reception, the anticipation for AC live and in concert was very high! Alice Cooper and his live show was becoming something of a legendary myth in the 80's, and the new, young heavy-metal crowd could not wait to witness and experience the macabre performances the master showman, Alice Cooper, was famous for.
Cue 10/31/86. Halloween night. First AC show in 4 years. Live on MTV in front of his "home town" Detroit. "The Nightmare Returns". This one broadcast did more for AC's career than all the publicity AC had at the time put together! MTV enabled AC to be seen live, nationwide at a time when heavy metal was about to explode in popularity. Needless to say, AC put on a show for the ages! The 20,000 people that sold out Joe Louis Arena in Detroit that night were rabid. The general admission floor crowd was moving en masse and like a human wave. The energy was so strong, that it still emanates from the concert DVD! AC put on his most violent and hard hitting show for the broadcast. The band was pumped, primed and they delivered full force! From the opening "Welcome To My Nightmare", it's evident that this was going to be a special night! AC does it all: mutilating baby dolls, beating up ghouls, impaling a camera man, fighting a giant robot, cutting himself and Kane with a sword, escaping from a straight-jacket and finally being beheaded! The screams of horror from the audience are funny to hear, LOL! THIS one broadcast resulted in sold out shows all over the world, AC was back on top of the rock-n-roll mountain!
Wow! Buy this DVD and witness the triumphant comeback of THE greatest showman in the history of rock-n-roll! I was lucky enough to witness this tour live at the George Mason University auditorium. I was an AC neophyte and one of those people that had heard surreal tales of AC shows; the show made me an AC fan for life. This concert will do the same for you, as long as you enjoy a good horror movie and excellent hard rock music.
FYI, Megadeth opened for AC during the U.S. portion of this tour. AC, after witnessing Dave Mustaine's alcohol problems, helped Dave with this self-destructive issue, and the two have remained close friends ever since. How Cute! Put him on the guillotine!
This DVD has the added bonus of two videos: Teenage Frankenstein and Freedom that are not on the original VHS release.
Welcome To My Nightmare
Billion Dollar Babies
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Be My Lover
18 (Little Flower Of Ulysses)
The World Needs Guts
Give It Up
Only Women Bleed
Go To Hell
The Ballad Of Dwight Fry
I Love The Dead
Under My Wheels
This needs to be put out on DVD!
S. McCall | High Point, NC United States | 02/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Alice, you're gonna love it! The Coop returns to the arena where he belongs still to this day! He's still this good live if you haven't seen him in the last couple of years. For a more modern rendering, get the "Brutally Live" DVD & crank it up in DTS! But back to the Nightmare; great show as usual from Alice with Kip Winger on bass & Paul then Horowitz (Taylor, Winger keyboard/rhythm guitarist) on keys & the absolutely phenomenal Ken Mary on drums (by far the best drummer Alice has ever had!). An excellent investment for Alice fans, but the DVD would sound better! The Wolf"
The Nightmare comes to DVD
Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 09/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This show has been previously available on VHS from Halloween 1986. The DVD has been cleaned up, presented in 5.1 surround and comes with two extra video clips of Freedom and Teenage Frankinstien.
The show if great, sounds great, the songs that Kane Roberts helped write sound good but his solos arnt true to the original solos of the Cooper songs of the past, but it doesnt matter, sit back and bang your head with it.
1. Welcome to my nightmare
2. Billion Dollar Babies
3. No more Mr. Nice guy
4. Be My Lover
5. I'm Eighteen
6. The world needs guts
7. Give it up
8. Cold Ethyl
9. Only women bleed
10. Go to hell
11. The ballad of Dwight Fry
12. Teenage Frankinstein (goes into a great breakdown with a cool illusion)
13. Sick Things
14. I love the dead
15. Schools out (goes into break down of solos)
17. Under my wheels
Extra Video Clips
* Teenage Frankinstien
It has a lot of great theatrics during the show, it's well worth purchasing."