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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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“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”.

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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I Better Be Good (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

I Better Be Good (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

“I Better Be Good,” from “Zipper Catches Skin” released in 1982. The LP, Alice Cooper’s seventh solo studio album, was co-produced by Erik Scott, Alice’s bass player, and fellow songwriter. Scott admitted that this album “was meant to be lean, stripped-down, and low on frills. Punkish and bratty…”

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Just For Fun! – Ranking Alice LPs (1969-2021)

Just For Fun! – Ranking Alice LPs (1969-2021)

I must admit, some time away is nice, but with all this March Madness in the air (and Alice Cooper brackets in so many groups discussing which songs are the best), it only seems fitting that we have a little fun. Let’s rank the Alice albums.

There are TONS of sites, posts, and discussions about which Alice albums are the best and which ones aren’t. However, that’s not really what this is about; we see the ENTIRE catalog as noteworthy and full of inspiration. But just like any other piece of art, some speak louder to some individuals more than others.

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Gone Fishing! (Spring Break 2021)

Gone Fishing! (Spring Break 2021)

Gone Fishing! “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

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Hanging On By A Thread (Don’t Give Up) (Detriot Stories, 2021)

Hanging On By A Thread (Don’t Give Up) (Detriot Stories, 2021)

Detroit Stories is Alice’s 21st solo album. It was released last month on February 26th, and it currently holds the #1 slot on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart. Inspired by Alice’s hometown, Detroit, MI, the record pays homage to “the birthplace of angry hard rock,” as the Coop defines it. “Hanging On By A Thread (Don’t Give Up)” is an uplifting tune about persistence and perseverance.

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Caught In A Dream (Love It To Death, 1971)

Caught In A Dream (Love It To Death, 1971)

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Love It To Death LP, released March 9, 1971. Typically, “Fridays With Alice” doesn’t pay much attention to dates or album anniversaries, but without this record, one could argue that Alice Cooper would have never reached the next level. The first track on the album is “Caught In A Dream”…

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Dead Flies (Paranormal, 2017)

Dead Flies (Paranormal, 2017)

This week we look at “Dead Flies.” Released in July of 2017, Paranormal is the 27th studio album by Alice Cooper. The album features three songs performed by the ‘classic’ line-up (Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce). The album also features Alice hooking up with various other musicians such as Larry Mullen, Jr. (U2), Roger Glover…

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It’s The Little Things (Brutal Planet, 2000)

It’s The Little Things (Brutal Planet, 2000)

This week we discuss “It’s The Little Things” from the Brutal Planet LP. The album takes a dark, somewhat sarcastic approach to raw, thought-provoking topics such as racism, terrorism, gluttony, greed, abuse, and the fall of humanity. Each track throws the listener deeper and deeper into the dimmer side of humanity. What’s most interesting is the timing…

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Crazy Little Child (Muscle of Love, 1973)

Crazy Little Child (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. This week’s song, Crazy Little Child, is a traditional jazz piece complete with piano, banjo, and horns/woodwinds instruments…

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Why Trust You (Trash, 1989)

Why Trust You (Trash, 1989)

The Trash LP was released in 1989. With this record, Alice returns to the prominence linked to the albums of yesteryear.  The album is birthed to life with the opening track, “Poison,” which quickly becomes the most prominent hit since “School’s Out” reaching #7 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK. “Why Trust You” is this week’s focus and another hard-hitting song off the LP.

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I Am The Future (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

I Am The Future (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

“I Am The Future,” the 3rd track found on “Zipper Catches Skin” released in 1982. The LP, Alice Cooper’s seventh solo studio album, was co-produced by Erik Scott, Alice’s bass player, and fellow songwriter. Scott admitted that this album “was meant to be lean, stripped-down, and low on frills. Punkish and bratty…”

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