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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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“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”.

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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Sanctuary (Brutal Planet, 2000)

Sanctuary (Brutal Planet, 2000)

This week’s post focuses on another track from the ‘Brutal Planet (2000)’ LP. “Sanctuary” is the third track on the LP. And the song’s narrative paints the picture of the modern-day man using work, pills, possessions, and society’s objectives as his catalyst for “survival.”

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Salvation (Along Came A Spider, 2008)

Salvation (Along Came A Spider, 2008)

Released on July 29, 2008, “Along Came A Spider” is Alice Cooper’s 18th solo album. The LP, like many others, is a concept album, this time dealing with the life of a sociopath. “Salvation,” the last track on the LP, spins the album in a new direction…

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Is It My Body? (Love It To Death, 1971)

Is It My Body? (Love It To Death, 1971)

This week we travel back to 1971 and the release of the breakthrough album, Love It To Death. This post focuses on the song “Is It My Body”, 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 2022)

Steadfast & Straight Ahead! (Spring Break 2022)

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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Wind-Up Toy (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

Wind-Up Toy (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

This week’s post focuses on “Wind-Up Toy” from the album ‘Hey Stoopid’ which was released in 1991.  This album featured a number of different artists from that time period including Slash (from Guns N’ Roses), Steve Vai, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani, and many more.  It is the follow-up album to ‘Trash’ and keeps that same tone and feel…

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Dirty Diamonds (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Dirty Diamonds (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

The title track 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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Changing Arranging (Pretties For You, 1969)

Changing Arranging (Pretties For You, 1969)

“Pretties For You,” the Alice Cooper Group (ACG) debut album, was released in 1969. After ACG moves to L.A., they are introduced to Frank Zappa, producer and co-founder of Straight Records. With minimal direction, the band records the album and Zappa uses Edward Beardsley’s painting entitled Pretties for You as the cover art. This week’s song is “Changing Arranging”…

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Holy Water (Paranormal, 2017)

Holy Water (Paranormal, 2017)

This week we look at “Holy Water.” 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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Pass The Gun Around (DaDa, 1983)

Pass The Gun Around (DaDa, 1983)

This week’s post focuses on “Pass The Gun Around” found on Alice’s 8th solo album, “DaDa.” The last of three albums referred to as the “blackout” albums – it winds up being his final album for Warner Bros. Records. The cover art is based on a painting by surrealist artist Salvador Dali, and the album’s name references Dadaism, an early 20th century, European avant-garde art movement. However…

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Freedom (Raise Your Fist and Yell, 1987)

Freedom (Raise Your Fist and Yell, 1987)

Revisiting ‘Raise Your Fist and Yell’, we look at “Freedom” this week. A song written in protest of the PMRC (Parent’s Music Resource Center), an organization designed to oversee and promote parental control over music it deemed violent, drug-related, or sexual in nature. The  bipartisan Washington D.C.-based group, co-founded by the “Washington Wives”, sought to…

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Dead Babies (Killer, 1971)

Dead Babies (Killer, 1971)

“Dead Babies” 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,” “Desperado,” “Halo of Flies,” and “Dead Babies,” the LP dishes up classics which are still often performed some 45+…

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Our Love Can Change The World (Detroit Stories, 2021)

Our Love Can Change The World (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. Interestingly enough, “Our Love Will Change The World” fits perfectly into this past year’s narrative…

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Giving Back (Christmas Pudding, 2021)

Giving Back (Christmas Pudding, 2021)

For the second to last post of 2021, we look at a quick interview dated December 4, 2021, from The Arizona Republic’s YouTube channel. Alice and Sheryl Cooper discuss Christmas Pudding, a concert to raise money for Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers in Phoenix and Mesa. Giving back to their local communities and finding a place for teens to learn, create, and draw inspiration…

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The Garden (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)

The Garden (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)

This week we, once again, step outside of the Alice Cooper catalog and into another one of his guest appearances. “The Garden,” the eleventh track on Use Your Illusion I, finds Alice lending his sneering vocals to the LP. As he bellows out his lines, it’s apparent “The Garden” is something “only smart boys do without.”

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Every Woman Has A Name (Dragontown, 2001)

Every Woman Has A Name (Dragontown, 2001)

This week we discuss another song from the album “Dragontown”. “Every Woman Has A Name” is another beautifully written Alice Cooper ballad. Almost picking up where other ballads like “Only Women Bleed” leave off, this song expresses the importance of women, their identities, their self-worth, their place in this world and society. The truth is, many parts…

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