Alice Cooper – Poison

the masochism of desire etc. some would say musical masochism in reference to the ultra-radio friendly glam pop metal mid – late 80’s production stylings of Desmond Child (Bon Jovi,Aerosmith, Kiss etc, so on and so forth) all thundering drums, squealing overdriven guitar solos, multi tracked vocals, giant chorus w/killer key change. what was the appeal to a 12 year old? Outside my bedroom window and on the streets below, boys in shiny tracksuits, flares and adidas blaring Guns & roses and early acieeed house stylings transmitted through broken down boomboxes. there in my room, clutching my basic radio cassette player tight, connecting without quite knowing why; blustery, trussed up theatrical nonsense, sure. pop music moves in mysterious ways.

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