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You Drive Me Nervous (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+ years. “You Drive Me Nervous”…

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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”.

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/Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (Hollywood Vampires, 2015)

School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (Hollywood Vampires, 2015)

In 2015, Alice Cooper teamed up with a plethora of other artists, including Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Kip Winger (Winger), and many others, to record Hollywood Vampires, an LP devoted to songs and classic artists that have passed away. “School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall Pt.2” features a star-studded roster…

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Alma Mater (School’s Out, 1972)

Alma Mater (School’s Out, 1972)

This week’s post is based on “Alma Mater”, the second to last song on the School’s Out LP. An album dedicated to the antics, the altercations, and the gravitas surrounding the moments and lessons learned in high school. The transition and change from child to young adult. The follow-up album to Killer, School’s Out reached No. 4 on the UK album charts, No. 2…

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Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back (Melbourne, FL, 11/5/19)

Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back (Melbourne, FL, 11/5/19)

This week we switch gears a little bit – focusing on Alice’s latest tour – “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back.” After covering Alice Cooper songs, interviews, and a good portion of his biographical content, let’s focus on his show. Honestly, this is the hang-up for many believers and critics of Alice and his faith. The show is just too dark, too violent, etc…

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Wonderful World (Detroit Stories, 2021)

Wonderful World (Detroit Stories, 2021)

Detroit Stories, released in 2021, is a hard-hitting Detroit-based LP. “Wonderful World” is a quirky track inviting the listener to experience a new world, one filled with sin and pain…

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Escape (Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)

Escape (Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)

This week we look at “Escape” from the “Welcome To My Nightmare” LP. Released in 1975, Alice’s 1st solo album brings excitement and flare back to the stage. A record and stage show with a stated goal and concept, the “Welcome To My Nightmare” experience is one that many fans, critics, and music historians remember fondly. An intense mixture of songs…

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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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Steadfast & Straight Ahead! (Spring Break 2024)

Steadfast & Straight Ahead! (Spring Break 2024)

It’s time for our annual sabbatical away from “Fridays With Alice.” During this time we will be reflecting on God’s Word, reconnecting with nature, and listening to some Alice Cooper albums. 😉

Spring Break! We look forward to beginning posts again at the beginning of April. Each one of you are special and dear to our hearts. We will also spend this time uplifting the page, group, and all its members in prayer. YOU ARE LOVED!

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Brutal Planet (Brutal Planet, 2000)

Brutal Planet (Brutal Planet, 2000)

‘Brutal Planet‘ was released in 2000.  It is one of Cooper’s darker albums – focusing on the demise and destruction of humanity.  Very much like the red pill and blue pill in the Matrix.  This album focuses on what life looks like when God and His plan are left out of the equation.   The product of such an equation is a burning wasteland ruled…

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Alice and Sheryl Cooper Interview (Meet The Freemans, Sept. 15, 2016)

Alice and Sheryl Cooper Interview (Meet The Freemans, Sept. 15, 2016)

In this interview, Alice and Sheryl Cooper sit down with Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman (Meet the Freemans). It is nearly 26 minutes in entirety. This post is going to try and condense it down with some highlight areas. But honestly, it is completely worth viewing the entire video. I found myself taking notes segment after segment – learning more and more…

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Inmates (We’re All Crazy) (From The Inside, 1978)

Inmates (We’re All Crazy) (From The Inside, 1978)

This week we take another look at ‘From The Inside’ released in 1978. The tracks and album are met with mixed reviews, yet the album is invaluable to Alice’s catalog. His heart is poured out in a way that fuses honesty, comedy, and raw emotion into a finely recorded piece. One that celebrates his journey to sobriety (and the characters he met along the way). The final track, “Inmates (We’re All Crazy)”…

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I Never Wrote Those Songs (Lace & Whiskey, 1977)

I Never Wrote Those Songs (Lace & Whiskey, 1977)

This week we revisit ‘Lace and Whiskey’ the album released in 1977.  Last time we looked at this album, the song ‘My God’ was highlighted and discussed. This week we will be talking about ‘I Never Wrote Those Songs’. A song that deals with the shame, guilt, and denial that often accompanies past events or regretted actions. We will be using this post to…

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Prince of Darkness (Raise Your Fist and Yell, 1987)

Prince of Darkness (Raise Your Fist and Yell, 1987)

‘Raise Your Fist and Yell’ was released in 1987. The second album after Alice’s commitment to sobriety and a return to his faith finds him healthy, revitalized, and confident. The album uses songs like “Prince of Darkness,” “Freedom”, “Lock Me Up”, and “Give the Radio Back” to help push back against the PMRC’s efforts. However, the last few tracks take a more wicked turn with “Prince of Darkness”, “Time To Kill”, “Chop, Chop, Chop”, and “Gail”. Tapping in to who the enemy is and personification of evil in this world.

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Caffeine (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

Caffeine (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

This week we revisit the Welcome 2 My Nightmare (W2MN) LP, released in 2011. The album is a continuation of Steven’s dreams and nightmares found on the original Welcome to My Nightmare LP, and it is also related to Alice Cooper Goes To Hell as well. W2MN is a combination of those albums, but these nightmares are different. “Caffeine” is the 2nd track on the LP…

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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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Stolen Prayer (The Last Temptation, 1994)

Stolen Prayer (The Last Temptation, 1994)

This week we again re-visit ‘The Last Temptation’ with the song “Stolen Prayer”. An LP which is full of insight and direction of Biblical proportion. Alice admits, “It’s a very strong concept album, a real morality play.” The album does a great job bridging the gap between generations of Alice fans as well. It’s a well-received record and a fan favorite. On that album there are songs about choice, virtue…

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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 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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I Just Wanna Be God (Dragontown, 2001)

I Just Wanna Be God (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 “I Just Wanna Be God.”

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Spirits Rebellious (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

Spirits Rebellious (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

‘The Eyes of Alice Cooper‘ was released in 2003. A little known masterpiece that really embraces a return to Alice’s musical roots. In fact, when the term little known is used it’s meant literally – there’s not a whole lot of information about this album and it’s only listed and available from a small number of sources and sites. This week’s focus is “Spirits Rebellious.”

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The World Belongs to Satan (90s Interview with Alice)

The World Belongs to Satan (90s Interview with Alice)

This interview, entitled “The World Belongs To Satan,” is posted on DeonVSEarth’s YouTube channel. However, not sure exactly who the interviewee is or when it occurred. It seems like it may have taken place in the mid-90s – maybe 95 or 96. There’s also a LCIINC watermark at the bottom left. NOTE: *If anyone knows anything about the origins of the interview, we’d be happy to document that…

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We Are The Rock (Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock, 2023)

We Are The Rock (Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock, 2023)

This week we focus on the passion of Alice & Sheryl Cooper. In this post, we find a place where they both find purpose and meaning. Where they can give back to their community and help make “everlasting differences” in the lives of teens. This week we discuss Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers, and the video, “We Are The Rock.” A building that provides a “landing place for…

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Going Home (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

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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Parkside Church (Alice and Sheryl Cooper with Pastor Alistair Begg) – 2019

Parkside Church (Alice and Sheryl Cooper with Pastor Alistair Begg) – 2019

This week, we switch gears just a little bit. This week we look at Alice and Sheryl’s Parkside Church discussion with Pastor Alistair Begg. Songs and lyrics can be used to paint parallels to scripture, but transformation is most clearly seen in Alice Cooper, the man, not his music. The self-proclaimed ‘poster boy for what you shouldn’t be’, who has fully embraced and embodied the parable of the…

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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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From The Inside (From The Inside, 1978)

From The Inside (From The Inside, 1978)

This week we take another look at ‘From The Inside’ released in 1978. The tracks and album are met with mixed reviews, yet the album is invaluable to Alice’s catalog. His heart is poured out in a way that fuses honesty, comedy, and raw emotion into a finely recorded piece. One that celebrates his journey to sobriety (and the characters he met along the way).

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God, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Greg Laurie has a chat with Alice Cooper (8.17.2019)

God, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Greg Laurie has a chat with Alice Cooper (8.17.2019)

This week, we take a look at another Alice interview. In this one, entitled “God, Drugs, and Rock and Roll”, Cooper sits down with Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, and discusses a large number of topics. As the conversation unfolds, it becomes evident that who Alice is matters. Not just who he is now, but who he was in the past. In fact, this is a question we’ve been asked from…

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Go Away (Road, 2023)

Go Away (Road, 2023)

Road, Alice Cooper’s 22nd solo LP, is scheduled to be released on August 25, 2023, and will feature Cooper’s touring band – a solid group of musicians who, collectively, have been with him for nearly a decade.

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