Best of Alice Cooper - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Glam Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Mascara & Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper
The Alice Cooper Group: Alice Cooper (vocals); Michael Bruce (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Glen Buxton (guitar); Dennis Dunaway (bass, background vocals); Neal Smith (drums, background vocals).
Producers include: Bob Ezrin, David Foster, Michael Wagener, Desmond Child, Jack Douglas.
Compilation producers: David McLees, Brian Nelson.
Includes liner notes by Jeffrey Morgan and Alice Cooper.
Personnel: Michael Bruce (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Glen Buxton (guitar); Dennis Dunaway (background vocals).
This is a one-disc distillation of the four-disc box set THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF ALICE COOPER, and as such represents the cream of the shock-rock legend's output. The earlier songs (1970 to 1974), featuring the original lineup, are classic rock & roll.
Managing the difficult feat of being both clever and commercially accessible, these songs were of course a huge influence on the late-'70s punk rock that followed (Johnny Rotten auditioned for the Sex Pistols by singing along with Cooper's generational anthem "I'm Eighteen"). The later material here, from "Only Women Bleed" to "Poison," is just as well crafted--Cooper performs with a combination of irony and malevolence that a certain Marilyn Manson no doubt studied long and hard.
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Alice Cooper
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I'm Eighteen
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Is It My Body?
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Desperado
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Under My Wheels
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Be My Lover
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] School's Out
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Elected
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hello, Hooray
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Generation Landslide
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] No More Mr. Nice Guy
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Billion Dollar Babies
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Teenage Lament '74
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Muscle of Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Only Women Bleed
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Department of Youth
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Welcome to My Nightmare
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] I Never Cry
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] You and Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] How You Gonna See Me Now
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] From the Inside
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Clones (We're All)
- [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Poison
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Bill Inglot
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