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Going Home (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

This week we once again travel back to 1976. Revisiting ‘Alice Cooper Goes To Hell,’ we find ‘Going Home’ as the final track on the LP. The song is beautifully written and offers a peaceful ending to the nightmarish ordeals that precede it. The listener finds Steven, the beloved character of many Alice albums, back in his room – happy to be home even amongst his ‘dirty…

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“Fridays with Alice” is a blog that looks at God’s Word from a fresh, new perspective. It is a scripture-based endeavor. One that will take the songs and interviews of Alice Cooper and apply them to what God says about who we are in Him and who He wants us to be. We celebrate in knowing Alice as a Brother in Christ and are excited to share with you this project called, “Fridays with Alice… The Gospel according to Alice Cooper”.

The Quiet Room (From The Inside, 1978)

The Quiet Room (From The Inside, 1978)

‘From The Inside’ was released in 1978. An expressive, autobiographical album which delivers tales and songs recounting Cooper’s stay in a rehabilitation center to help cure his alcohol addiction. “The Quiet Room” is a heart-wrenching song about isolation and emotions – in this case, some very dark ones. Interestingly enough, it may or may not have been evident to others…

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Skeletons In The Closet (Special Forces, 1981)

Skeletons In The Closet (Special Forces, 1981)

Special Forces, the sixth Alice Cooper solo album, was released in 1981. It is the first of three LPs that Alice has coined the “blackout” albums – records he doesn’t remember much about. Another concept album, this one finds Alice playing the role of a decorated war general – an arrogant persona gloating about his military career and record. The cover art finds…

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Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire (by Alice Cooper, 2021)

Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire (by Alice Cooper, 2021)

Rock and roll in the BC (Before Cooper) era was a tamer, milder world. In Who I Really Am, Cooper’s latest addition to Audible’s Words + Music series, we learn how the boa-wearing (not the feathered kind) maestro arrived at a show and sound – let’s call it AC for After Cooper – that has entertained millions of kids while terrifying parents in equal measure.

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Sun Arise (Love It To Death, 1971)

Sun Arise (Love It To Death, 1971)

This week we travel back to 1971 and the release of the breakthrough album, Love It To Death. The post focuses on the song “Sun Arise”, and the album has become one of the greatest of all-time – a quintessential Classic Rock record.  Songs such as “I’m Eighteen,” “The Ballad of Dwight Fry,” “Second Coming,” “Hallowed Be My Name,” and “Caught In A Dream” are masterpieces that would not only help them…

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Cold Machines (Brutal Planet, 2000)

Cold Machines (Brutal Planet, 2000)

This week’s post focuses on another track from the ‘Brutal Planet (2000)’ LP. ‘Cold Machines’ lines up perfectly with humanity and, believe it or not, the current state of the Body of Christ. Keep in mind this track was written before the age of smartphones. Before those glowing rectangles controlled us. Before we all walked around with our hands…

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I Never Cry (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

I Never Cry (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

In 1976, Alice released his second solo album, Alice Cooper Goes To Hell – the sequel to Welcome To My Nightmare. The nightmare may be over, but Steven, the main character, now finds himself placed in the bowels of hell confronted by darkness. “I Never Cry” is the final track on side A of the LP…

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School’s Out: A Rockstar Conversation (Alice & Sheryl Interview)

School’s Out: A Rockstar Conversation (Alice & Sheryl Interview)

This week we take a look at another Alice & Sheryl Cooper Rockstar interview. In late 2018, they were featured in a Q&A session with Joe Polish’s Genius Network. The discussion is close to an hour in length and well worth the watch. Many of the topics Alice and Sheryl discuss are known about them. However, Polish does a great job allowing them to expound and give more details…

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Make That Money (Scrooge’s Song) (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

Make That Money (Scrooge’s Song) (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

‘Zipper Catches Skin’ is Alice’s fourteenth studio album. This week’s post focuses on “Make that Money.” Released in 1982, it combines hard rock and punk into a forceful album driven by comical sarcasm. However, like most Alice albums, it still has bits and pieces of ‘do this, not that’ flavor and appeal. Considered a low point in the discography by some, Alice…

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Fridays With Alice Turns 3!

Fridays With Alice Turns 3!

This week marks the 3rd anniversary of “Fridays With Alice (FWA).” What started as a vision from God – to write a blog based on the music of Alice Cooper – has become a truly remarkable journey filled with Faith, Hope, and Love.

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The Toy Master (The Scarecrow, 2008)

The Toy Master (The Scarecrow, 2008)

This week we step outside of the Alice Cooper catalog and into one of his guest appearances. In 2008, the German metal supergroup, Avantasia, released their third studio album entitled The Scarecrow LP. Alice’s voice perfectly chants out the lyrics to “The Toy Master,” the 7th track…

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Sex, Death and Money (Dragontown, 2001)

Sex, Death and Money (Dragontown, 2001)

This week’s post focuses on “Sex, Death and Money.” A song from Dragontown, Alice’s 22nd studio album. It was released in 2001.  It’s a continuation of the themes found on the previous LP, Brutal Planet – a Brutal Planet part two, so to speak. “Dragontown describes the worst town on Brutal Planet,” according to Alice. The place and characters…

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‘THE ROCK’ OPENS IN MESA (GRAND OPENING)

‘THE ROCK’ OPENS IN MESA (GRAND OPENING)

Today in Mesa, AZ, the Grand Opening of Alice Cooper’s latest Solid Rock Teen Centers will take place @ 5:30pm. Alice will perform with the Solid Rock Band; many other teens will also be performing as well. Food trucks and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will also be part of the fun.

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Super Duper Alice Cooper (Documentary, 2014) Part 2 (of 2)

Super Duper Alice Cooper (Documentary, 2014) Part 2 (of 2)

​Last week, we spoke briefly about the film Super Duper Alice Cooper. Then, sometime before today’s post, we wanted everyone to try and watch the documentary; if there is anyone that hasn’t, make sure to try and do so at your leisure. The following link shares a few ways to stream the documentary in various countries: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/super-duper-alice-cooper…

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Super Duper Alice Cooper (Documentary, 2014) Part 1 (of 2)

Super Duper Alice Cooper (Documentary, 2014) Part 1 (of 2)

Super Duper Alice Cooper was released on April 17, 2014. The Canadian film is a biographical documentary about Alice Cooper. It was written and directed by Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, and Reginald Harkema. Sheryl Cooper (Alice’s wife), Ella Furnier (Alice’s mother), Shep Gordon (manager), Bob Ezrin (producer), and many others including Alice, himself, are featured in the film…

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It’s Me (The Last Temptation, 1994)

It’s Me (The Last Temptation, 1994)

In 1994, Alice Cooper released The Last Temptation, the 20th Alice Cooper LP (and Alice’s 13th solo studio album). Along with the album, a three-part comic book series accompanies its release. The record also included various guest artists, including Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden. “It’s Me,” the second to last track on the LP is this week’s focus…

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Former Lee Warmer (DaDa, 1983)

Former Lee Warmer (DaDa, 1983)

Alice Cooper’s 8th solo album, DaDa, was released in 1983. The last of four albums referred to as the “blackout” albums, DaDa winds up being Alice’s final album for Warner Bros. Records. Interestingly enough, while the album wasn’t well-received, it did prove to be one of Cooper’s more notable records. This week’s song is “Former Lee Warmer”…

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Hello Hooray (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

Hello Hooray (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

Billion Dollar Babies, released in 1973, was the follow-up to the School’s Out LP. With the release of those two LPs, Alice Cooper’s breakthrough had come. The record was recorded in three different studios over the course of six months and opened with “Hello Hooray,” a song…

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Hard Hearted Alice (Muscle of Love, 1973)

Hard Hearted Alice (Muscle of Love, 1973)

“Muscle of Love,” released on November 20, 1973, was the last album recorded by the Alice Cooper Group (ACG). An album stripped of theatrical flair – it returned to the basics of Rock & Roll. Receiving mixed reviews, it managed to hit #10 on the U.S. charts. “Hard Hearted Alice” is this week’s focus…

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Day 217, Metal Devo (2018)

Day 217, Metal Devo (2018)

This week, we are changing things up a bit. With every song and nugget of faith etched within the words of an Alice Cooper album, there is also the man, himself, who doesn’t need music or lyrics to share his faith. In Pastor Bob Beeman’s Metal Devo: Daily Devotions for Metalheads…

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Your Own Worst Enemy (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Your Own Worst Enemy (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

The song “Your Own Worst Enemy” from “Dirty Diamonds” is this week’s focus. “Diamonds” is Cooper’s 24th studio album and was released in 2005.  The album is a back to the basics Rock album.  It has no theme per se.  Some songs that we will most likely revisit from the album include: “Perfect”, “The Saga of Jesse Jane”…

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How You Gonna See Me Now (From The Inside, 1978)

How You Gonna See Me Now (From The Inside, 1978)

‘From The Inside’ was released in 1978. An expressive, autobiographical album which delivers tales and songs recounting Cooper’s stay in a rehabilitation center to help cure his alcohol addiction. One of those songs is “How You Gonna See Me Now.” Ultimately, His Savior, our Lord, intervened in a mighty and miraculous way – removing Alice’s desire to drink completely. To this day…

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Social Debris (Detroit Stories, 2021)

Social Debris (Detroit Stories, 2021)

Alice’s 21st solo album, “Detroit Stories,” will be released on February 26, 2021. Inspired by Alice’s hometown, Detroit, MI, the album pays homage to “the birthplace of angry hard rock,” as the Coop defines it. “Social Debris,” is the fourth track on the album and was performed by the original members of the band with some help from Tommy Henriksen, Steven Crayn, and Rick Tedesco.

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School’s Out (School’s Out, 1972)

School’s Out (School’s Out, 1972)

In 1972, Alice Cooper released School’s Out, their 5th studio album. The record is heavily influenced by the Yardbirds and reached No. 4 on the UK album charts, No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Canadian RPM Top 100.

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Hurricane Years (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

Hurricane Years (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

This week’s post focuses on the title track from the Hey Stoopid album, released in 1991. This LP redirected Alice’s focus back to a heavier sound – a more ‘Alice’ feel and vibe. He admitted that he felt good about this album and the direction music was heading at that time. “Hurricane Years,” the eighth track on this album…

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Generation Landslide (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

Generation Landslide (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

‘Billion Dollar Babies’, the sixth studio album, was released in 1973. This week’s focus is the song “Generation Landslide.” Alice Cooper, still a band, found major success with this album hitting #1 on the album charts in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Bob Ezrin was once again hired to produce the record and was also used for some of the keyboard tracks on the album as well…

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Guilty (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

Guilty (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

Alice’s 2nd solo album, ‘Alice Cooper Goes To Hell’, was released in 1976. A concept album much like ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’, this record is a continuation of Steven’s story. ‘Alice Cooper Goes To Hell’ is considered ‘A Bedtime Story’. “Guilty” is a hard-hitting Rock anthem…

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Fantasy Man (Dragontown, 2001)

Fantasy Man (Dragontown, 2001)

Dragontown, Alice’s 22nd studio album, was released in 2001. It’s a continuation of the themes found on the previous LP, Brutal Planet – a Brutal Planet part two, so to speak. According to Alice, “Dragontown describes the worst town on Brutal Planet.” This week, we look at “Fantasy Man.”

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Killer (Killer, 1971)

Killer (Killer, 1971)

Released in late 1971, “Killer” is the Alice Cooper band’s fourth studio album. Reaching #21 on the Billboard 200, the record continued to propel the group forward into the limelight of the music industry. With songs like “Under My Wheels,” “Be My Lover,” “Desperado,” “Halo of Flies,” and “Dead Babies,” the LP dishes up classics which are still often performed some 45+…

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Run Down The Devil (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Run Down The Devil (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Alice’s 17th solo studio LP is Dirty Diamonds. Over the years, Alice has put together many different bands and created classic after classic. However, his current band may be the best he’s ever assembled. This week’s song, “Run Down The Devil,” is a straightforward track about…

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Hallowed Be My Name (Love It To Death, 1971)

Hallowed Be My Name (Love It To Death, 1971)

The Love It To Death LP introduced the music industry to the signature sounds of Alice Cooper. With the help of Bob Ezrin, the band further discovered themselves and their style. This week we look at “Hallowed Be My Name”…

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