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Alice Cooper? You've Got to Be Kidding!!

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sun May 21, 2017 7:33 pm

At my age, it's not often that I read or hear something that absolutely blows me away. Tonight was such an event.

Comcast is our Internet provider and their version of music channels is Music Choice. While researching a topic, I was listening to Music Channel's Solid Gold Oldies when I heard a song from The Lettermen. I then got on YouTube to find more of their songs and stumbled across an interview with Alice Cooper. Now I have to admit that I've hated Alice Cooper from the moment I first saw and heard him sing. Until about 10 minutes ago, you could have given me a Barrett 50, put him at 1,500 yards and told me I had one legal shot and I would have been a happy man. Oh how wrong I was about this man.

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Post by C-dub » Sun May 21, 2017 7:49 pm

I never liked his style of music, so I never took the time to learn much of anything about him. However, I learned a little of this about him 2-3 years ago that he wasn't like the image that many people had about him. Then I thought to myself, Huh? How about that?
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Post by flowrie » Sun May 21, 2017 7:53 pm

Wow! I never did know this about Alice Cooper.
He's a brother in Christ! Good news in a fallen world!
May The Lord bless him!
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Post by flechero » Sun May 21, 2017 8:01 pm

Wow, I had no idea... a brother, indeed! Thanks for posting this, Charles.

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Post by Keith B » Sun May 21, 2017 8:02 pm

He is actually a PK (Preachers Kid). His father was a preacher in The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) headquartered in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. His paternal grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ. So, growing up he had a christian upbringing.
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Post by mojo84 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:06 pm

This is why we, especially Christians, should be very careful about making absolute judgements about others and writing people off based solely on what we see on the exterior. God sees what we can't and that is people's heart and what He plans for their lives. I never really liked him and only liked a couple of his songs. Since Good it's in control and not me, I now I see a changed and redeemed man.
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Post by mojo84 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:07 pm

Keith B wrote:He is actually a PK (Preachers Kid). His father was a preacher in The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) headquartered in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. His paternal grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ. So, growing up he had a christian upbringing.
He discussed that in the video. I believe he also mentioned his wife's father is a Baptist pastor.
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Post by rm9792 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:39 pm

His music is not bad, standard 80's rock stuff. Decent singer, way better than these autotuned fruits they shove out now.


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Post by TreyHouston » Sun May 21, 2017 9:26 pm

I've liked him ever since his appearance and Wayne's world ! But im just weird!
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Post by Take Down Sicko » Sun May 21, 2017 9:54 pm

I have never liked rock music but am glad to hear he is a born again man of God and hope the same for all of his house.


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Post by RHenriksen » Sun May 21, 2017 10:45 pm

TreyHouston wrote:I've liked him ever since his appearance and Wayne's world ! But im just weird!
That's when I noticed him as someone completely different from what I'd been thinking.
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Post by RHenriksen » Sun May 21, 2017 10:47 pm

I'll quit carrying a gun when they make murder and armed robbery illegal

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Post by rentz » Mon May 22, 2017 6:15 am

he became a born again christian after he got sober in the 80s, as mentioned above he grew up a preachers kid.
quite the golfer too, he's apparently very very good for someone who isn't a pro

i've always been a big fan of his music, it's in my wheelhouse but its not for everyone

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon May 22, 2017 6:18 am

Cooper has been a believer for a number of years now. I saw him and his band perform during their first ever national concert tour, at the Rose Palace in Pasadena, circa 1970 or so. I was thoroughly entertained at the time......but I was also a thoroughly different person back then too.

In addition to being a Christian, Cooper has also been a political conservative for a long time now.
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Post by RPBrown » Mon May 22, 2017 8:30 am

Back in my wilder early years, I went to one of his concerts. I would have never guessed even to this day, that he was a Christian. Just shows us that it is not for us to judge others.
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