ALICE COOPER – “Keepin’ Halloween Alive” (2009 iTunes exclusive single)
In 2009, Alice took the cool step of releasing a special Halloween single. It was a cool rock song called “Keepin’ Halloween Alive” (baby 3-6-5!) . It was a basic four piece rock song, completely unlike the previous album, Along Came A Spider. I wasn’t big on that album, and I’ve never been into any of Alice’s late period alterna-industrial-post grunge albums very much. I was much more into Dirty Diamonds. “Keepin’ Halloween Alive” is more polished and produced than that, with keyboards and overdubs, but at least it’s back to the rock sounds that I prefer.
The song was written by Cooper and Piggy D. from Rob Zombie’s band. The B-side was a “Cooperoke” (instrumental) version. It’s cool, nice to have as a bonus, but otherwise not terribly interesting.
“Keepin’ Halloween Alive”, was only available on iTunes (blech), with a very very limited release as a 7″ single. The iTunes download did come with a pdf file and a “digital booklet”, whoop de do I guess. Nice artwork, Zombie-esque, with lyrics and humour. I just don’t know who sits at their computer going through a “digital booklet” the way you sit on your coach leafing through the real thing.