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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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“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”.

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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Only Women Bleed (Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)

Only Women Bleed (Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)

This week’s focus is “Only Women Bleed” from the ‘Welcome to My Nightmare‘ album which was released in 1975, and was the first solo album released by Alice Cooper (all previous works were band efforts).  Like many of Cooper’s solo works, ‘Nightmare’ is a concept album.  The album is the first time we are introduced to one of Alice’s notorious…

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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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Fridays With Alice (FWA) Turns 5!

Fridays With Alice (FWA) Turns 5!

Yesterday marked the 5th 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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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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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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Stand (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Stand (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

This week we revisit the “Dirty Diamonds” album released in 2005. Focusing on the bonus track, “Stand”, we find Alice teaming up with a unique artist. The song mixes the growling tones of Alice’s voice with his first-ever hip-hop collaboration. The actor/rapper, Xzibit, is the featured performer in the song and oddly enough, the pair masterfully mix together to create…

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The Congregation (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

The Congregation (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. “The Congregation” and these songs are the things that would haunt Alice today, not the Alice of the 70s…

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He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) (Constrictor, 1986)

He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) (Constrictor, 1986)

“He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)” is the final track on the “Constrictor (1986)” LP. Alice’s ninth solo studio album is driven by a much more aggressive tone. He notes that at this point in his career this album was the original Nightmare character – only more belligerent, more confrontational.

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Hawaii Fire Relief – The Tevaga Family (Alice & Sheryl Cooper)

Hawaii Fire Relief – The Tevaga Family (Alice & Sheryl Cooper)

Alice & Sheryl Cooper have considered Hawaii their home away from home for many years. They vacation there, unwind there and prepare for future LPs and shows there. In fact, as of August 2022, they also own property there. Hawaii holds a very dear, special place in their hearts.

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Dyslexia (DaDa, 1983)

Dyslexia (DaDa, 1983)

Alice’s 8th solo album, “DaDa,” was released in 1983. The last of four albums referred to as the “blackout” albums – it winds up being his final album for Warner Bros. Records. Interestingly enough, Alice doesn’t remember much about the writing process. “Dyslexia,” the fifth track on the album, is a witty tune dedicated to the side effects one in love might experience – that upside-down, inside-out emotional response a person head over hills in love may encounter. It’s a charming song.

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The Song That Didn’t Rhyme (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

The Song That Didn’t Rhyme (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

Didn’t expect to revisit ‘The Eyes of Alice Cooper ‘album so soon, but it seems fitting after this past week’s media circus. This post focuses on a humorous track entitled “The Song That Didn’t Rhyme”. A song, unlike its title, which is actually pretty catchy and has found its way on my playlist from time to time. Alice admits, “it’s just one of those songs that was a joke…

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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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Poison (Trash, 1989)

Poison (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.

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School’s Out: A Rockstar Conversation (Alice & Sheryl Interview, 2018)

School’s Out: A Rockstar Conversation (Alice & Sheryl Interview, 2018)

This week we take a look at another Alice & Sheryl Cooper Rockstar interview. In late 2018, they were featured in a Q&A session with Joe Polish’s Genius Network. The discussion is close to an hour in length and well worth the watch. Many of the topics Alice and Sheryl discuss are known about them. However, Polish does a great job allowing them to expound and give more details…

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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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Hey Stoopid (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

Hey Stoopid (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. “When I listen to Guns N’ Roses or Skid Row or Jane’s Addiction, I hear…

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I’m Alice (Road, 2023)

I’m Alice (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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Cold Machines (Brutal Planet, 2000)

Cold Machines (Brutal Planet, 2000)

This week’s post focuses on another track from the ‘Brutal Planet (2000)’ LP. ‘Cold Machines’ lines up perfectly with humanity and, believe it or not, the current state of the Body of Christ. Keep in mind this track was written before the age of smartphones. Before those glowing rectangles controlled us. Before we all walked around with our hands…

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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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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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Second Coming (Love It To Death, 1971)

Second Coming (Love It To Death, 1971)

This week’s post focuses on “Second Coming” from ‘Love It To Death’, the third studio album, was released in 1971. At this point, Alice Cooper was still a band and this album saw their first dose of commercial success. The band enlisted Bob Ezrin to produce the album and the album’s success earned them favor with Warner Bros…

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The Sound of A (Paranormal, 2017)

The Sound of A (Paranormal, 2017)

‘The Sound of A’, a tale of ‘meaningless noise, from the Paranormal LP is our next focus. A creepy song influenced heavily by the psychedelic movement in the late 60s – the story that comes with this song is fascinating. Dennis Dunaway, original bass player for the Alice Cooper band, brought the song into the mix for the Paranormal album. The song is reported to be the very first song…

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Nothing’s Free (The Last Temptation, 1994)

Nothing’s Free (The Last Temptation, 1994)

This week we again re-visit ‘The Last Temptation’ with the song “Nothing’s Free”. 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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I Love The Dead (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

I Love The Dead (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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