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Written by Matt Boltz

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69 years old, going strong, and having gained the godfather of shock moniker, one Vincent Damon Furnier, simply known as Alice Cooper, so rightfully wore the crown and continues to rock the throne, whether it be in the studio or on the stage. From the fruitful history of the early years – giving us seven records while branching off to a prominent solo career – with the latest effort, “Paranormal”, this sees it make Cooper’s twentieth solo record.

Apart from performing on stage, Cooper has been in a number of movies and has his own program as a radio disc-jockey on the classic rock show, Nights with Alice Cooper. A strong influence on the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, and other countless musicians of today, the history of Cooper’s career is one worth delving into.

 

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THE EARLY YEARS

Plagued by childhood sickness and moving to Phoenix, Arizona from Detroit in the late 1960’s, young Vincent soon earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts. The love of the stage encouraged a group of young Beatles fans to take up instruments and form The Spiders. In 1965, the first single, “Why Don’t You Love Me?” was released, originally performed by The Blackwells.

The Spiders became Alice Cooper, taking the name from actress Alice Ghostley‘s character on the American television series, Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). Signed to Frank Zappa‘s label, Straight Records, who were constantly on the look out for bizarre music, the psychedelic sounds of the newly formed Alice Cooper caught the attention of Zappa. All female group GTO – another act signed to Straight Records – dressed the members of Alice up like Barbie dolls which soon became a thing with the bands dress sense.

 

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PRETTIES FOR YOU (1969)

Joined by guitarists Glen Buxton,  Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway, and drummer Neal Smith, Vincent, who had gained the stage name, Alice Cooper rehearsed in Zappa’s studio and what you hear on the record is exactly what you get. That rehearsal was recorded, and the album was done, according to band manager Shep Gordon. The single, “Reflected” would later make its return in the form of yet another Cooper classic, a song featured five records later. That is the only clue being given.

 

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EASY ACTION (1970)

The same lineup made the follow-up, with rehearsal tapes used yet again for the recording of the final product. The album again didn’t see any critical success, however, it saw singles in the shape of “Shoe Salesman” and “Return of the Spiders”, which was later covered by sludge lords, Melvins.

 

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LOVE IT TO DEATH (1971)

The final record to end the three-year contract with Straight Records saw commercial success with the hit, “I’m Eighteen”. The album also featured fan favourites such as “Black Juju”, “Is It My Body” and “Ballad of Dwight Fry”, another song which Melvins would later cover. Zappa had sold Straight Records to Warner Bros who would sign Alice due to their ability to receive commercial success, and good things were on the horizon.

 

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KILLER (1971)

The first record under the Warner Bros. label saw a number of hits including, “Desperado”, “Under My Wheels,” and “Halo of Flies”, another song covered by Melvins and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys). Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols, Public Image Limited) referred to this album as the “greatest rock album of all time”.

 

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SCHOOL’S OUT (1972)

The inclusion of the title track to almost every gig shows the importance of this album and the legacy it left behind. Reaching number 2 in the US, number 1 in Canada and the single itself reached number 1 on the UK Chart.

 

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BILLION DOLLAR BABIES (1973)

This was the best-selling Alice Cooper record at the time of its release, and saw the success of an array of hits which included the title track, “Billion Dollar Babies”, “Hello Hooray”, “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and “Elected”, which had a video to boot.

 

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Muscle of Love (1973)

The final album to feature the original Alice Cooper Band as the main lineup before Cooper focused on his solo career. The album featured the hard rocking title track, Muscle of Love and the beautiful Teenage Lament ’74, among other rocking tracks.

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GOIN’ SOLO

 

WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE (1975)

Signed to Atlantic Records, the album let loose such hits as “Only Women Bleed”, “Department of Youth”, “Steven” and the title track “Welcome to My Nightmare”. Cooper was joined by most of Lou Reed‘s band, with Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter on guitar, bassist, Prakash John and drummer, Pentti “Whitey” Glan. 

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ALICE COOPER GOES TO HELL (1976)

This album saw the addition of bassist, Tony Levin, and drummer, Allan Schwartzberg joining Cooper and the Wagner, Hunter duo. The concept album was written by guitarists and producer, Bob Ezrin, based on the character Steven from the previous record.

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Lace and Whiskey (1977)

This would be the final album to hold the same lineup, making it the last for Hunter, Levin, and Schwartzberg. The ballad You and Me became an Easy Listening smash hit and was made famous from an Alice Cooper/Muppets collaboration.

 

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FROM THE INSIDE (1978)

Wagner was joined on guitar by Davey Johnstone and welcomed a new bassist, Dee Murray, and drummer, Dennis Conway to the band. This is also a concept album in relation to Cooper’s stay in a New York Sanitarium due to his alcoholism. A video was made for the hit single, “How You Gonna See Me Now”.

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Flush the Fashion (1980)

This album saw the introduction of keyboards by Fred Mandel, giving the band a new-wave sound. The single, Clones (We’re All), was a strong example of the change in sound. Bassist, John Cooker Lopresti was another new addition to the band.

 

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SPECIAL FORCES (1981)
ZIPPER CATCHES SKIN (1982)
DADA (1983)

What Cooper refers to as his “blackout” albums – as he has no recollection of recording them at the time due to substance abuse – the albums Cooper would rather forget still came with a few punches with the likes of Seven and Seven Is and I Am The Future, which was featured as the theme song for Canadian-American crime thriller, “Class of 1984 (1982).

Cooper took a three-year break after the release of “DaDa”, starred in the horror film, Monster Dog (1984), in which he wrote two songs for the soundtrack and featured on Twisted Sister‘s, Be Chrool to Your Scuel, taken from  Come Out and Play (1985), with a video to support.

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Cooper took a three-year break after the release of “DaDa”, starred in the horror film, Monster Dog (1984), in which he wrote two songs for the soundtrack and featured on Twisted Sister‘s, Be Chrool to Your Scuel, taken from  “Come Out and Play” (1985), with a video to support.

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CONSTRICTOR (1986)

Cooper was back with a whole new sound thanks to heavy metal guitarist, Kane Roberts. The final track on the album, He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask) was the theme for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986). Bassist, Kip Winger and drummer, David Rosenberg completed the lineup, along with Cooper.

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RAISE YOUR FIST AND YELL (1987)

Continuing with the slasher film trend from the album previous, shock rock was at its best with “Prince of Darkness”, the title track to John Carpenter‘s, Prince of Darkness (1987) and horror icon, Robert Englund, featuring on “Lock Up”.

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TRASH (1989)

“Poison” was the first single to reach the top 10 charts since You and Me.  Joining Cooper was guitarist John McCurry, bassist Hugh McDonald, and drummer Bobby Chouinard, with Alan St. John on keyboards. Guests included the likes of Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Joe Perry. Roberts made his return on guitar on the standout track, “Bed of Nails”.

 

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HEY STOOPID (1991)

The follow-up wasn’t short of guests with the likes of  Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars (both of Mötley Crüe). Most importantly, it featured the ‘Prince of Darkness’ himself, Ozzy Osbourne and guitar god, Slash, on the title track, “Hey Stoopid”. “Feed My Frankenstein”, also featured on Wayne’s World (1992).

 

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THE LAST TEMPTATION (1994)

Released via Epic, the album focuses on a boy named Steven, different to that of the previous concept albums,  who joins the travelling show of a mysterious showman with supposed supernatural powers. Part of a three-part comic by Neil Gaiman, Cooper plays the part of the showman. Pages of the comic are seen in the video clip for “Lost In America”, as it is being read by Steven.

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BRUTAL PLANET (2000)
DRAGONTOWN (2001)

With an industrial metal sound, the following two albums saw the addition of guitarist Ryan Roxie and bassist/keyboardist Bob MarlettePhil X joined as the second guitarist on “Brutal Planet”, with Eric Singer providing drums. Tim Pierce became the second guitarist on “Dragontown”, with Kenny Aronoff behind the kit.

 

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THE EYES OF ALICE COOPER (2003)

Ditching the industrial metal sounds of the previous two releases a return to the Hard Rock, Cooper was known for was present with the likes of “Between High School & Old School” and “Detroit City”, which featured additional guitar by Wayne Kramer (MC5). Making the lineup alongside Cooper saw the return of drummer, Singer, and Roxie who was accompanied on guitar by Eric Dover and bassist, Chuck Garric.

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DIRTY DIAMONDS (2005)

Independently released via New West, SpitFire the album featured the return of Roxie and Garric, with Damon Johnson, as second guitarist and Tommy Clufetos on drums. Rapper Xzibit made for an unusual guest on the track, “Stand”.

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ALONG CAME A SPIDER (2008)

A return to the heavy metal side of the spectrum saw familiar sounds from Hey Stoopid with Ozzy as a guest on “Wake the Dead” and Slash on “Vengeance is Mine”. Cooper, Garric, and Singer were joined by guitarists Danny Saber and Greg Hampton. The storyline for the concept album was first revealed on Cooper’s radio show Nights with Alice Cooper, where the man himself explained:

“The theme of the album revolves around a ‘cool, calm and collected’ serial killer known as ‘Spider’. The police are baffled by the bodies of Spider’s victims, which are cocooned in a silk web, and are each missing a leg. Spider’s task is to collect eight legs in order to complete the construction of his own spider. However, things get complicated when he falls in love with his eighth victim.”

Without giving too much away, we see the return of the Steven character from the Welcome To My Nightmare concept album. Piggy D (Rob Zombie) also directed a short movie for the album.

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WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE (2011)

The original idea was to make a sequel to the previous release, however after producer Ezrin wasn’t interested, it became a sequel to Cooper’s debut solo effort: Welcome To My Nightmare (1975). Guitarist, Tommy Henriksen accompanied Cooper and Garric. Many guests made an appearance, including the likes of Ke$ha, John 5, and Piggy D, the latter two both from Rob Zombie‘s band.

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PARANORMAL (2017)

A true return to form with his recent release, Cooper is joined once again by bassist, Garric, guitarists Henriksen, Roxie, newly found guitarist Nita Strauss and drummer Glen Sobel. Cooper describes the album as a twelve-part series of the Twilight Zone where the stories don’t necessarily join up with each other. The original Alice Cooper band lineup even featured on two tracks: those being, “Genuine American Girl” and “You and all of your Friends”. Other standouts include the title track, “Paranormal” and “Paranoic Personality”.

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The original shock rocker is bound for glory with his upcoming tour.
Be sure to witness the legendary performance of the one and only Alice Cooper. 

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