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The bad news is that Eric Reanimator did not submit his regular Album I Love segment for Episode 53 of Love That Album. The good news is he joins me for the whole show. After enjoying Eric’s regular segments on the podcast and his contributions to the Shooting The Shit segments, his debut as co presenter on LTA 53 is long overdue.

The theme of this show is dangerous frontmen. We discuss Alice Cooper’s “Killer” and Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power”. Both Vincent Furnier and Jim Osterburg were playing characters, and we discuss not only their albums, but also their respective approaches to shocking their audiences. Alice Cooper (both the band and the man) created a very theatrical show with snakes, guillotines, and hangings, whereas Iggy would rile up his audience and scrape broken shards of glass across his body. Alice gave the illusion of danger, but Iggy really put himself in danger. We discuss how the music works irrespective of the visuals, the similarities and differences between the characters and personas, and the seeming contradiction between the performers’ androgyny and machismo. Sounds heavy? It ain’t. Eric and I had a great conversation about the performers and their work that I hope you find stimulating.

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