I wrote this song with only one goal in mind. To write something that I could hear Alice Cooper doing. With all my other songs past and present there may be bits here and there that his influence may be heard, but I wanted one song that said yes I am an Alice fan and here is a song I could here from him. Not that I think he will ever hear it but I think you know what I mean. All my other songs greatly show my other influences and may have a lyric or chord progression that is more Alice Cooper than the others. But this one song was written with him in mind, and even as I recorded it I could hear his voice singing it. I hope you enjoy.
30 years after Gowans' 'Criminal Mind', our master theif NO-Man has served his time and is ready to be released....
Insipred by a comic page written by another Gowan fan, I asked Gowan if I could indeed continue the story. When he replied yes I damn near dropped my phone. Part of the reason I had asked was that in writting the music, I knew I would be coming very close to the original in some respects. The lead in line, solo and parts of the ending are in fact following very close to the musical lines of the original. As well lyrically I also have lines that parrallel the original. My goal was to write a song that could flow off the original, yet stand alone as it's own song.
While I may never know what Mr. Gowan thinks of the song, I do hope that you all and he enjoys this part of No-Man's Story