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. Cooper’s timeless character, Steven, has become a serial killer. Much like the characters in “Silence of the Lambs” and “Red Dragon,” Steven believes he’s the manifestation of something…

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

This week we switch gears a little bit. 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. However, when confronted with this topic and question, Alice poses…

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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. While the previous album Trash performed better on the Billboard charts, Hey Stoopid arguably fits the Alice mold a little more comfortably…

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Lay Down and Die, Goodbye (Easy Action, 1970)

Easy Action, the 2nd Alice Cooper (the band) album was released in 1970. It follows in the footsteps of its predecessor Pretties For You – it still displays experimental doses of psychedelic breakout and fanfare. However, it is definitely a much different album. In fact, we find glimpses of who the band would soon become in songs like…

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Under The Bed (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

This week we revisit Welcome 2 My Nightmare released in 2011. While the album is a continuation of Steven’s dreams and nightmares found on the original Welcome to My Nightmare LP, it is also related to Alice Cooper Goes To Hell as well. The concept is a combination of the previously mentioned albums, but these nightmares are different. These songs…

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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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Man of the Year (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. A mixture of humor, reality, and pure untainted Rock…

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Escape (Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)

This week we take another look at the “Welcome To My Nightmare” album. 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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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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God, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: An Interview with Alice Cooper

This week, we take a look at another Alice interview. In this one, he 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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Pass The Gun Around (DaDa, 1983)

Alice’s 8th solo album, “DaDa,” was released in 1983. 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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