My title page contents My title page contents Your SEO optimized title page contents

This Week's Post:

The Toy Master (The Scarecrow, 2008)

This week we step outside of the Alice Cooper catalog and into one of his guest appearances. In 2008, the German metal supergroup, Avantasia, released their third studio album entitled The Scarecrow LP. Alice’s voice perfectly chants out the lyrics to “The Toy Master,” the 7th track…

Fridays With Alice... ARCHIVE

Posts from The Past

“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”.

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.

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

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

“Lay Down and Die, Goodbye” from the Easy Action LP 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…

read more
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.”

read more
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…

read more
Rock In Rio Video (Starkey Hearing Foundation), 2015

Rock In Rio Video (Starkey Hearing Foundation), 2015

For the final post of 2020, we look at a quick video from 2015 and some photos from 2017. Alice, Sheryl, his band, and The Hollywood Vampires have spent time giving back, donating their time and hundreds of hearing aids through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. William F. Austin, founder, principal owner, and chairman of Starkey Hearing Technologies…

read more
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 week’s narrative, especially following last week’s “Dyslexia” post.

read more
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.

read more
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…

read more
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…

read more
The World Belongs to Satan (1990s)

The World Belongs to Satan (1990s)

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…

read more
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…

read more
Cleansed by Fire (The Last Temptation, 1994)

Cleansed by Fire (The Last Temptation, 1994)

“The Last Temptation” is a concept album that deals with the life of a teenager named Steven, one of Cooper’s infamous characters, and “Cleansed by Fire” is the final track on the LP.  Steven is shown what the world has to offer – power, money, women, freedom, etc. – by a mysterious character known as the showman.  As the album unfolds track after track, it becomes evident the…

read more
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.”

read more
Loudwire.com – Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? (Jul. 18, 2018)

Loudwire.com – Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? (Jul. 18, 2018)

In this interview, ‘Loudwire’ sits down with Alice to play ‘Wikipedia – Fact or Fiction’. After seeing a few of these (and relying on Wikipedia from time to time with these posts), it only seemed fitting to address the one based on him. I was actually pretty shocked to find most of the info was legit according to Alice (only two minor inconsistencies…

read more
Pick Up The Bones (Brutal Planet, 2000)

Pick Up The Bones (Brutal Planet, 2000)

This week’s post is the next ‘Brutal Planet’ track we will be looking at (if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the ‘Brutal Planet’ post from last October). ‘Pick Up The Bones’ is this week’s focus and lines up perfectly with so much of what is going on in the world. At the time this track was cut, more than 72 wars/altercations were taking place in the world…

read more
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).

read more
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…

read more
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…

read more
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…

read more
Somewhere In The Jungle (Dragontown, 2001)

Somewhere In The Jungle (Dragontown, 2001)

This week’s post focuses on “Somewhere In The Jungle.” A song from Dragontown, Alice’s 22nd studio album. It was released in 2001.  The LP is a continuation of the themes found on the previous LP, Brutal Planet – a Brutal Planet part two, so to speak. “Dragontown describes the worst town on Brutal Planet,” according to Alice. The place and characters…

read more
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…

read more
The Rock: A Way To Give Back (2020 Fundraiser)

The Rock: A Way To Give Back (2020 Fundraiser)

In this post, we will be focusing one last time on Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center. The 2020 fundraiser is under way and we are also offering you chances to win a FWA merch bundle along with some Solid Rock items for every $10 donation you make during our fundraiser (which ends next Thurs., Sept. 3rd.) Links to the fundraiser and the video about the merch bundle are found below.

read more
We Are The Rock, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock (Fundraiser, 2020)

We Are The Rock, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock (Fundraiser, 2020)

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 ‘The Rock’ – a teen center in Phoenix, Arizona, and the video, “We Are The Rock.” A building that provides a “landing place for…

read more
The Today Show Interview with Alice & Sheryl Cooper (December 2019)

The Today Show Interview with Alice & Sheryl Cooper (December 2019)

As we begin some new fundraising efforts for Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock, it seems like the perfect time for us to revisit Alice and Sheryl’s appearance on “The Today Show,” which aired on December 17, 2019. The interview, entitled “Alice Cooper Opens Up About His Journey To Finding Faith,” is only about 5 minutes long but is packed full of insight and discovery. The folks at “The Today Show” did a marvelous job of allowing the couple to share their testimony without watering it down for mainstream media. While the segment is about Faith…

read more
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.

read more
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…

read more
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…

read more
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…

read more
Last Man On Earth (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

Last Man On Earth (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

This week we look at “Last Man On Earth” from ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ which was released in 2011. Like the original ‘Nightmare’ LP, this one is a concept album based on Steven’s nightmares. This time he journeys to Hell and finds many tongue-in-cheek examples of the horrible things that can be found there…

read more
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…

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This