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My Favourite Alice Cooper Song

This is the only full length version of the 1975 classic from America’s most colourful showman in the rock business. There are two ways to absorb this: 1) a creepy warning from a dangerous hombre lurking in the shadows meant to freak you out. 2) or you can just enjoyable the funky, tongue-in-cheek exaggeration of the ominous sentiment. In other words – theatrical camp. “Welcome to my breakdown” is a great line. I love the spidery acoustic guitar. And its cosy to know that Vincent Price performed on the album too. If only rock was this much fun now.

A Song For The Sensitive

The studio album version of this very dreamy tune is longer and has quite a long, slow intro. This live version cuts to the chase a bit quicker, albeit without the violins and echoing guitars. I’m quite impressed with how clear and strong his voice is. There’s even onscreen lyrics.

Night Moves (1975 USA)

2705697_origWhat we have here overall is a nicely detailed screenplay and director on top of their game. Still a fascinating film noir after all these years. One of the superior 1970s thrillers, when happy endings were not always the norm. The overall result is satisfying though. [Read more…]

JAWS (1975 United States)

Jaws_The-Unseen-Monster_pierThe mechanical shark in Jaws (“Bruce”) reportedly would not work very well for director Steven Spielberg, subsequently Spielberg resorted to point of view shots to achieve the terror he desired. This was an inspired technique, far better than actually seeing the shark. [Read more…]

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