Brutal Planet

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Brutal Planet
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Studio album by Alice Cooper
Released June 6, 2000
Recorded 2000
Studio Blue Room and A&M Studios, California
Genre
Length 47:58
Label Spitfire
Producer Bob Marlette
Alice Cooper chronology
A Fistful of Alice
(1997)A Fistful of Alice1997
Brutal Planet
(2000)
Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper
(2001)Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
HM Magazine [3]

Brutal Planet is the twenty-first 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.

Doug Van Pelt, editor of the alternative Christian music-oriented HM Magazine, found that the lyrics communicated biblical morals "in a very powerful way".[3] Van Pelt stated further that the final argument is provided in the title track, which condemns the systems of judgment that the world uses.[3] Moreover, "Blow Me a Kiss" urges the listener to think deeper about spiritual matters.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alice Cooper and Bob Marlette except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Brutal Planet"   4:40
2. "Wicked Young Man"   3:50
3. "Sanctuary"   4:00
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
8. "Gimme"   4:46
9. "It's the Little Things"   4:11
10. "Take It Like a Woman"   4:12
11. "Cold Machines"   4:14
Japanese edition
No. Title Length
12. "Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me" 4:09
2001 tour edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic link
  2. ^ "Classic Alice Cooper Albums To Be Released On Vinyl". Blabbermouth.net. September 8, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Van Pelt, Doug (September–October 2000). "Reviews / Brutal Planet". HM Magazine (85): 65.