Raise Your Fist and Yell

Raise Your Fist and Yell

by Alice CooperAlice Cooper


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In the mid-'80s, Alice Cooper was able to crawl out of obscurity and rebuild his cult following. Though 1986's Constrictor and the supporting Nightmare Returns tour hardly commanded mainstream attention, the album and tour were his most successful in years, proving Cooper still had enough life to launch a full-fledged comeback. Not even a year after the release of Constrictor, Cooper released Raise Your Fist and Yell, which is more of a return to his dark thematic role than its predecessor. The album is obviously rushed and suffers similar flaws to Constrictor, most notably its large amount of filler. Nonetheless, Cooper manages to sound energetic and charismatic throughout the record as he sings about his three favorite topics: sex, rebellion, and death. "Lock Me Up," "Step on You," and "Not That Kind of Love" are dripping with traditional Cooper sleaze, while "Chop, Chop, Chop" and "Roses on White Lace" seem reminiscent of Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare days. With Raise Your Fist and Yell, Cooper embraced his past while still managing to sound fun and exciting. All things considered, it still seems surprising that 1989's Trash completely deserted Cooper's menacing, villainous role. After all, Raise Your Fist and Yell, though far from a highlight, showed Cooper was still able to provide both rock anthems and theatrical experiments -- and do it rather well, for that matter.

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Release Date: 08/27/2002
Label: Imports
UPC: 5011781339222
catalogNumber: 930352
Rank: 9793

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Raise Your Fist and Yell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rockmyfriends49 More than 1 year ago
In 1986, Cooper returned with the Constrictor album which was in the hard rock/metal vein of the mid 80's. It made sense considering most 80's bands cited Cooper as an influence. Constrictor did fairly well and the tour actually did quite well with Cooper selling out many arenas once again. In 1987, Alice released another metal album called Raise Your Fist and Yell and it is an amazing album. The songs rock harder than Constrictor and the guitar playing of Kane Roberts really stands out. Songs like "Freedom" and "Roses on White Lace" proved that Alice was back in a big way and this is a really good 80's metal album. While most critics cite Cooper's 1989 album "Trash" (which sold a ton of copies) as Cooper's comeback, I would argue he never really went anywhere in the first place and 1986/1987 was where the real comeback began. Love this album and still enjoy listening to it. Flash forward to 2017 and Alice is still putting out really enjoyable albums and touring to large crowds. Long live the Coop!