Sunday, August 22, 2010

you have to be prepared for the people who simply won't get what it is you're trying to do. you know, the naysayers. these people will be doubly terrifying if it's your first time out of the gate. they may not consider that you're simply experimenting or trying to carve out a bit of creative freedom for yourself. truth be told, you might not understand what it is you're after. at least you're attempting to be heard, putting your ideas out into the world, right? some would say that's half the battle. pretties for you, the debut album from alice cooper, was a critical and commercial failure when it was released in 1969 but, as the saying goes, if at first you don't succeed then try, try again. in the grand scheme of things, pretties for you shouldn't be considered a failure but should instead be viewed as an early exercise, a stretching of the yet to be defined rock n' roll muscles. its aim is true. loaded with great intentions, filled with sonic aspirations, the album descends upon the airwaves like a psychedelic tidal wave. the elements were all in line back in 1969, people just didn't know what to do with a man named alice cooper yet.