|Studio album by|
|Released||June 6, 2000|
|Studio||Blue Room and A&M Studios, California|
|Genre||Industrial metal, hard rock|
|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, titled Dragontown (2001).
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 are written by Alice Cooper and Bob Marlette except where noted.
|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|
|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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