Saturday, October 15, 2011

LEVIATÀN - Alice Cooper - "Identity Crisis" (1984)

Here we go, just about halfway through the Halloween Countdown, and time to start getting down on it! If nothing else, The Dungeon is all about monsters and music, and what better personifies all that bullshit than the hard to find "MONSTER DAWG", featuring one of the month of October's favourite sons, the man himself, Mr. Alice Cooper!! 

Born Vincent Damon Furnier, Alice Cooper will always remain heads and cut throats above the rest, if but for no other reason than that anarchistic and thematic lyric, "School's out FOREVER!" What kid in his right mind can't identify with that concept?

"MONSTER DOG," on the other hand is something completely different, but then that's why you're here, right?

Alice Cooper is a rock icon, no doubt, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame this very year, but I can't still believe that Steve Miller, along with the originator of the barre chord, Link Wray, have still never even been nominated! 

As a three minute music video, this film is top notch, probably better than 97 1/3% of the rest of the stuff out there! 

Alice Cooper is a good actor, and I'm certain "Monster Dog" is searchin' for something a little further bit out on the edge, but it just never manages to quite find it! Sometimes he feels like Sherlock Holmes! 

Sometimes he feels like Jack The Ripper!!

Alice Cooper wasn't always doom and gloom, in the beginning, it was all about wham and glam, as the back picture on the first album "Pretties For You" so deftly illustrates! 

Spanish Director Claudio Fragasso is also responsible for stuff like "Troll 2," "Zombi 3," "Zombie 4: After Death," and "La Casa 5," and is so proud of his work, that he is often credited as Clyde Anderson or Drake Floyd! 

The title song is so joking around pop that when the whole thing goes south, it's almost surprising! 

Alice is feeling pretty sick, and he looks it!! His character has a lot of very deep-seated problemos! 

Alice's girlfriend in this film is Victoria Vera, a spectacular woman who just last month posed in the 35th anniversary issue of Interviú magazine at the age of 55! Victoria created quite a stir in 1974 when she appeared on stage naked in the play "Why Do You Run, Ulysses?" which was quite scandalous at the time, and the premiere was marred with the boot from the opposition!

"Monster Dog" is a perfect example of why our tastes in film pretty much comes to a screaming halt in the 60's or 70's, but I'm sure it's a lot of freak's favourite film, and if you really want to see it, then head on over to The Web Of Mystery and see if you can rip a copy out of their bony old decrepit dying hands!


Prof. Grewbeard said...

i tried to watch this on account of Alice but after the "music video" i bailed. way too Euro80s. i watched Welcome To My Nightmare instead...

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Exactamundo Amigo!!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff there!

Christopher said...

alice cooper and classic horror have always just gone together..When I picked up the Love it to Death LP in the TG&Y dime store and saw The Ballad Of Dwight Fry on the list,I knew I was gonna love this group!

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