The veteran shock-rocker born Vincent Furnier returns to his roots with a boisterous celebration of the Motor City’s storied hard-rock scene of the ’60s and ’70s.Detroit Stories includes cover versions of key songs from the Detroit rock scene’s glory days, mixed with a glut of new songs that bristle with the raw pre-punk energy of the MC5 circa Back in the USA and High Time, the politically-charged group’s second and third albums respectively. The album also features a number of Detroit/Michigan luminaries, including Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and Mark Farner of the influential Flint, Michigan group Grand Funk Railroad, along with the surviving members of the original Alice Cooper group and blues-rock virtuoso Joe Bonamassa.Cooper’s final Detroit story is simultaneously a salute to another Mid-West musical hero and a nod to Furnier’s own roots in East Detroit – a blazing cover of East Side Story, originally a hit for Bob Seger and The Last Heard in 1966. Essentially a revved-up rewrite of Them’s Gloria, East Side Story’s original lyrics are expanded by Cooper as this natural-born entertainer leaves us with one final tale of life in the Motor City. After a thoroughly miserable, locked-down year for many of us, the unabashed joi de vivre that 73 year-old Cooper brings to these songs is impossible to resist.
ALICE COOPER delivers with »Detroit stories« a lush Double Vinyl
• on 180g Vinyl and in Gatefold Cover
• Vinyl in black