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Alice Cooper: The Forum, Los Angeles

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, July 1975

WHEN ALICE CAME back to the Forum, it was an owning-up of sorts. This time there were no pretenses of Rock Band Identity (the backing musicians, tophatted, were relegated far to the stage rear), and the lavish production extravaganza was about as outrageous as Funny Lady – some of whose sets might serve as models for future Cooper creations to emulate. Any remnant grotesquerie was sub-comic book level, and a fully premeditated show-biz gloss pervaded the entire affair.

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