i can respect that, really. but objectively, it's still not a very good record and none of its significance or any implications of it's backstory can change that. i've listened and appreciated it for what it is, it's not that i dont "get it". i know what's significant about it, i just don't really think it's that great. roky erickson still makes music, and he's nuts too (though maybe not quite as bad)... but the elevators were a great band. charles manson was a fucking psychopath, and "lie" is good enough to consider, but just because it's charles manson doesn't make it fucking gold. really though, all i was even trying to say in the first place is that the cooper record is a pretty damn good album that's usually cast aside to the dustbin of music history. the stereotypes that go along with the brandname due to the buttfuckery of their singer in the mid-70's and the reputation he gained for the name afterwords unquestionably killed appreciation for the more significant and lesser-known output of the band he came from. people don't know what that name was originally associated with, and personally i think it's a damn shame because i find them to be a completely underappreciated band in terms of who should be appreciating them; their records are usually just panned by fans of alice cooper's universally known shit as garbage because it's not the kind of music they'd be interested in listening to in the first place. tell me you had any idea that this album existed before i said anything about it, and tell me it's not worth hearing or at least knowing about. it's a good fucking record, and if you'd stumbled across a copy in your lifetime you probably would've never thought to even pick it up to glance at. it might not be the rarest thing in existence or an LP you pay out the ass for, but it's NOT that easy to find outside of maybe a few copies on ebay every once in awhile, and for what it's worth, it's an unsung album from a tainted and forgotten band that shouldn't be so unknown. much harder to find live recordings illustrate that even better.
i guess i am being more than a bit pretentious too, but like i said... i dont hate the heitkotter LP, i'm just being realistic about it. honestly, i can listen to it and enjoy it but it's not some kind of high art... not that the album i'm talking about about IS some form of high art, but it's still better from an objective standpoint that considers the actual aural content without any subjectively significant underlying factors. i wouldn't waste time trying to track down a heitkotter LP, and if i happened upon one by chance, i wouldn't pay what was asked for it unless the person selling it had no idea what it goes for and sold it to me for like 10 bucks. anyone who does pay what it could theoreticaly go for is either rich or a moron. i've collected about half of it in mp3 form recorded in streaming audio from various internet sources (because it actually DOES intrigue me enough to have readily available for listening, and i DO respect it enough to put out a minimal effort to capture it for myself), and thats about all i need of it.