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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”.

It’s Much Too Late (Dragontown, 2001)

It’s Much Too Late (Dragontown, 2001)

This Week’s Song, “It’s Much Too Late” from “Dragontown,” Cooper’s 22nd studio album – released in 2001.  The album is a continuation of the themes found on the previous album, Brutal Planet.  The nature of this world is really no different than it’s ever been in the past, but this album deals with the current events and state of affairs that have led us to an over-hyped hate…

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Elected (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

Elected (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

‘Billion Dollar Babies’, the sixth studio album, was released in 1973. This week’s focus is the song “Elected.” 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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I’m So Angry (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

I’m So Angry (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

“The Eyes of Alice Cooper” was released on September 30, 2003, in the U.S. As the album turns 16, it seems fitting to revisit that LP this week. Alice was ready to move past the doom and gloom of industrial metal found on “Brutal Planet” and “Dragontown.” This album finds him returning instead to his roots. “I’m So Angry”…

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My God (Lace & Whiskey, 1977)

My God (Lace & Whiskey, 1977)

“Lace and Whiskey” was released in 1977. The LP finds Alice playing the role of a new character, “Maurice Escargot.” Escargot is a heavy-drinking detective from the 1940s. This persona has its flaws but seems much less sinister in nature. The live show during this era was entitled “The King of The Silver Screen” and lasted nearly two years with a three-month intermission in the middle for time spent rehabilitating from his bouts with alcoholism. This week’s song is “My God.”

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DaDa (DaDa, 1983)

DaDa (DaDa, 1983)

This week, we take another look at Coop’s 8th solo album, DaDa. The LP was released in 1983 and wound up being his last record with the Warner Bros. label. DaDa stands apart from other Alice albums. It embraces many of the things we’ve come to expect from Alice, such as absurdity, artistic liberation, and dark humor. Yet, there’s an extra element of surrealism…

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Desperado (Killer, 1971)

Desperado (Killer, 1971)

“Desperado” is found on the 1971 LP, “Killer,” The album is the Alice Cooper band’s fourth studio recording. 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,” “Killer,” “Halo of Flies,” and “Dead Babies,” the LP dishes up classics which are still often performed some 50+…

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Fridays With Alice (FWA) Turned 4!

Fridays With Alice (FWA) Turned 4!

Last week marked the 4th 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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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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You’re My Temptation (The Last Temptation, 1994)

You’re My Temptation (The Last Temptation, 1994)

This week we look at “You’re My Temptation”.  Another song from The Last Temptation which discusses one of the enemy’s age-old tools – Temptation.  The song finds Steven confronted by his desire for Mercy, a pawn of the Showman…

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Clones (We’re All) (Flush The Fashion, 1980)

Clones (We’re All) (Flush The Fashion, 1980)

‘Flush The Fashion‘ is Alice’s twelfth studio album and the song ‘Clones (We’re All)’ is this week’s focus. Released in 1980, the LP falls under an umbrella of genres from Rock, Hard Rock, to New Wave. With a mixture of sarcasm and some story-based songs, the album still delivers a Cooper-based vibe and feel with songs such as: “Talk Talk”, “Clones (We’re All)”, “Model Citizen”, “Grim Facts”, and “Headlines”. All of which will likely…

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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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Perfect (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Perfect (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

This week we revisit the “Dirty Diamonds” album released in 2005. Focusing on the track, “Perfect”, the second track on the album, tells the story of a man and his significant other. As the track spins, we learn that the object of his affection…

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Go To Hell (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

Go To Hell (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

Released in 1976, Alice Cooper Goes To Hell was certified Gold on November 23, 1976. The LP peaked at #27 in the U.S. and #23 in the UK. “Go To Hell” is the opening track and sets the stage for the cognitive reasoning behind the journey into the abyss. A litany of reasons why this venture down is taking place is found in lyrics.

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Vicious Rumours (Special Forces, 1981)

Vicious Rumours (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. “Vicious Rumours” is this…

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No More Mr. Nice Guy (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

No More Mr. Nice Guy (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

Released on February 25th, 1973, Billion Dollar Babies was the Alice Cooper band’s 6th studio album. Overall, the record is very tongue-in-cheek – a dark comedy of sorts. Songs like “I Love The Dead,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Sick Things,” “Elected,” “Generation Landslide,” and the title track either poke fun at or call attention to the ironic, darker truths of reality. Cautionary…

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Might As Well Be On Mars (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

Might As Well Be On Mars (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

Hey Stoopid, released in 1991, is Alice’s 12th solo album – a star-studded album lined with many quest stars including Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Vinnie Moore. “Might as Well Be on Mars” is a power ballad that…

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GodSpeed, Nita Strauss! (July, 2022)

GodSpeed, Nita Strauss! (July, 2022)

This week we step away from the “Song & Verse” narrative of Alice’s career and discography to look a little closer at life’s journey. This past week, after eight years with Alice Cooper, Nita Strauss (Hurricane Nita) announced that she is leaving the band.

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Novocaine (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

Novocaine (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

This week we look at the song ‘Novocaine’ from the album, ‘The Eyes of Alice Cooper‘. The song is the most natural one on the album according to Alice and has a definite ’70s vibe in both ambiance and production…

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Go Man Go (Detroit Stories, 2021)

Go Man Go (Detroit Stories, 2021)

Detroit Stories, released in 2021, is a hard-hitting Detroit-based LP. This week’s focus is “Go Man Go,” a fast-paced track recounting life on the run. It’s a fun one…

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Adaptable (Anything For You), (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

Adaptable (Anything For You), (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

‘Zipper Catches Skin’ is Alice’s fourteenth studio album. This week’s post focuses on “Adaptable (Anything For You).” 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…

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Welcome To My Nightmare (Welcome To My Nightmare, 1975)

Welcome To My Nightmare (Welcome To My Nightmare, 1975)

Welcome To My Nightmare, released in 1975, was Coop’s first solo LP. It’s an ambitious album that catapulted his career into the next phase. With Bob Ezrin as a fixed partner in the mix but no “band,” so to speak, Alice found himself in new territory. Ezrin speaks fondly about this time and has disclosed a lot of the process used to create the record. With so many…

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Teenage Frankenstein (Constrictor, 1986)

Teenage Frankenstein (Constrictor, 1986)

“Constrictor”, released in 1986, is Alice’s ninth solo studio album. The album features the song “Teenage Frankenstein” and has Alice returning after a three year hiatus from the music industry. The product of that time spent away gave Alice the chance to redirect himself – breaking ties with Warner Bros. records, replenishing his health, and focusing on his new addiction, golf. All of these factors helped bring…

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Sister Sara (Dragontown, 2001)

Sister Sara (Dragontown, 2001)

Dragontown’s “Sister Sara” is where this week leads us. This song finds ‘a nun having fun’ and parallels the life and sins of some of the more famous and/or infamous preachers and teachers of the last 30-40 years. This week…

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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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Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills (From The Inside, 1978)

Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills (From The Inside, 1978)

This week, we look at “Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills” from one of Alice’s most recognized albums. From The Inside, released in 1978, is a heartfelt tale of honesty and sobriety laced with humor, darkness, and raw emotion. The LP is well-known as a recollection of Alice’s stay at Cornell Medical Center. He was admitted in mid-October 1977…

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When Hell Comes Home (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

When Hell Comes Home (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. “When Hell Comes Home” and these songs are the things that would haunt Alice today, not the Alice of the 70s…

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Hell Is Living Without You (Trash, 1989)

Hell Is Living Without You (Trash, 1989)

This week we re-visit Trash, an album that firmly placed Alice back into Top 20 status in both the US and UK. The record was released in 1989, and the song “Poison” was the ultimate catalyst for the album’s success. The LP also featured collaborative works with Jon Bon Jovi and Steven Tyler. This week’s post focuses on “Hell Is Living Without You.”

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Pain (Flush The Fashion, 1980)

Pain (Flush The Fashion, 1980)

‘Flush The Fashion‘ is Alice’s twelfth studio album and the song ‘Pain’ is this week’s focus. Released in 1980, the LP falls under an umbrella of genres from Rock, Hard Rock, to New Wave. With a mixture of sarcasm and some story-based songs, the album still delivers a Cooper-based vibe and feel with songs such as: “Talk Talk”, “Clones (We’re All)”, “Model Citizen”, “Grim Facts”, and “Headlines”. All of which will likely…

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