Back In Time With ALICE COOPER – U2 – KURT VILE

Great albums from the past celebrating a birthday…

LOVE IT TO DEATHALICE COOPER – third LP

Released: 9 March 1971 – 50 years ago today
Key track: I’m Eighteen

Full album…

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THE JOSHUA THREEU2 – 5th LP

Released: 9 March 1987 – 34 years ago today
Key tracks: Where the Streets Have No Name / I Still Haven’t
Found What I’m Looking For / With or Without You

Full album…

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SMOKE RING FOR MY HALOKURT VILE – 4th LP

Released: 8 March 2011 – 10 years ago yesterday
Key track: Baby’s Arms

Full album…

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School’s Not Out Yet For ALICE COOPER – New LP ‘DETROIT STORIES’ Rocks

2 March 2021

Artist: Vincent Damon Furnier aka Alice Cooper (73)
Active: since 1964

Album: DETROIT STORIES – 21st solo LP
Released: 26 February 2021

Info: Singing/telling about his hometown Detroit, featuring Detroit heroes Wayne
Kramer
(MC5 guitarist), Johnny “Bee” Badanjek (drummer for The Detroit Wheels),
Paul Randolph (Detroit jazz and R&B bassist who’s worked with Amp Fiddler and Jazzanova) as well as the Motor City Horns and other local musicians.

Alice about his hometown: “Detroit was Heavy Rock central then. You’d play the Eastown and it would be Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, the Stooges and the Who, for $4! The next weekend at the Grande it was MC5, Brownsville Station and Fleetwood Mac, or Savoy Brown or the Small Faces. You couldn’t be a soft-rock band or you’d get your ass kicked.”

Rolling Stone says: “Part of Alice Cooper’s enduring appeal has been the fact that, unlike many of his Seventies FM-radio peers, he always rejected the notion that rock & roll should be Serious Art… That’s why his great Seventies albums like Love It to Death and Killer were great in the first place. You could be in on the joke (or not) and still feel a genuine connection to the group’s gritty Detroit rock. That spirit of rock & roll abandon still exists in Cooper’s music half a century later, and his inherent showmanship is why people still fill theaters to see his guillotine act. It’s also why his records are still fun to listen to: You never know where he’s headed.” Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Alice is in Detroitland now. No funny horror tricks and no vicious snakes anymore, but ‘normal’ AOR. But hey, it’s poppy and catchy here and there and rocks & rolls here and there. School’s not out yet for Cooper.

Single: Rock & Roll…

Full album…

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ALICE COOPER: Facebook

ALICE IN ROCKLAND

5 February 2021

To celebrate his 73rd birthday yesterday, imperishable horror-rock
legend ALICE COOPER shared a new single from his upcoming LP.

SOCIAL DEBRIS is an old skool classic hammer.

“A gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself. The track was written by the original
Alice Cooper band. We never thought that we would ever fit in, the Alice Cooper
band didn’t fit in with anybody, because we were doing things that no other band
did. We didn’t fit in with the folk scene, we didn’t fit in with the metal scene, we
really didn’t fit in with anything that was going on at that time. We just always
felt like we were outsiders”
says Alice In Rockland.

Release the bats…

ALICE COOPER: Facebook

Happy 73 ALICE – His New Album ‘DETROIT STORIES’ Is Coming Soon…

4 February 2021

Vincent Damon Furnier aka Alice Cooper
was born on 4 February 1948, in Detroit.

Happy 73, Alice!
And still kicking…

He’ll tell and sing stories about his hometown on his new 13th album, featuring Detroit heroes Wayne Kramer (MC5 guitarist), Johnny “Bee” Badanjek (drummer for The Detroit Wheels), Paul Randolph (Detroit jazz and R&B bassist who’s worked with Amp Fiddler and Jazzanova) as well as the Motor City Horns and other local musicians.

DETROIT STORIES out 26th February via EarMusic

Here’s lead-single ‘ROCK & ROLL’

ALICE COOPER: Facebook

ALICE COOPER – No 1 Hit In The UK 47 Years Ago With ‘SCHOOL’S OUT’…

Knockouts from the past

12 August 2019

This day 47 years ago, on 12 August 1972, the Michigan born freak creep ALICE COOPER topped the UK Singles Chart with SCHOOL’S OUT. Vincent Damon Furnier (his real name) claimed that the song was inspired by responding to the question: “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?” with the following two answers. One: “Christmas morning”. Two: “The last three minutes of the last day of school.” In America the single hit #7. Here’s Alice in Rockland…

ALICE COOPER: Facebook – Website – Discography