|Studio album by|
|Released||June 6, 2000|
|Studio||Blue Room and A&M Studios, California|
|Alice Cooper chronology|
Brutal Planet is the fourteenth solo studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 2000. Musically, this finds Alice tackling a much darker and heavier approach than on previous albums, with many songs approaching a somewhat modern-sounding, industrial/metal sound. Lyrically, it deals with themes of dark "social fiction", including domestic violence ("Take It Like a Woman"), prejudice ("Blow Me a Kiss"), psychopathic behavior ("It's the Little Things"), war ("Pick Up the Bones") and school shootings ("Wicked Young Man"). The album was followed by a sequel Dragontown .
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.
Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner, and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners. Domestic violence can also involve violence against children, parents, or the elderly. It takes a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, reproductive, and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse such as choking, beating, female genital mutilation, and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death. Domestic murders include stoning, bride burning, honor killings, and dowry deaths.
Prejudice is an affective feeling towards a person or group member based solely on that person's group membership. The word is often used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavourable, feelings towards people or a person because of their political affiliation, sex, gender, beliefs, values, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality, beauty, occupation, education, criminality, sport team affiliation or other personal characteristics. In this case, it refers to a positive or negative evaluation of another person based on that person's perceived group membership.
Doug Van Pelt, editor of the alternative Christian music-oriented HM Magazine , found that the lyrics communicated biblical morals "in a very powerful way".Van Pelt stated further that the final argument is provided in the title track, which condemns the systems of judgment that the world uses. Moreover, "Blow Me a Kiss" urges the listener to think deeper about spiritual matters.
All tracks written by Alice Cooper and Bob Marlette except where noted.
Robert Roy "Bob" Marlette is an American record producer, recording engineer, mixer, keyboardist and songwriter. His production, writing and mixing credits include Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Sebastian Bach, Rob Halford, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Atreyu, and Ill Niño.
|2.||"Wicked Young Man"||3:50|
|4.||"Blow Me a Kiss"||Cooper, Marlette, Bob Ezrin||3:18|
|5.||"Eat Some More"||4:36|
|6.||"Pick Up the Bones"||5:14|
|7.||"Pessi-Mystic"||Cooper, Marlette, Brian Nelson||4:56|
|9.||"It's the Little Things"||4:11|
|10.||"Take It Like a Woman"||4:12|
|12.||"Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me"||4:09|
|2001 tour edition bonus tracks|
|12.||"It's the Little Things" (live)||5:19|
|13.||"Wicked Young Man" (live)||3:32|
|14.||"Poison" (live)||Cooper, Desmond Child, John McCurry||4:52|
|15.||"My Generation" (live)||Pete Townshend||1:32|
|16.||"Total Rock Rockumentary"||35:48|
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