Thursday, August 4, 2016

Luney tune (Alice Cooper) (LP 31)

Alice Cooper School's Out (CD - Warner Bros. Records, 1972) *****

Genre: American pop/rock

Places I remember: A Taupo record shop whose name escapes me now, although it's still there! Bought while holidaying with Jacky and the Purdettes. I had this on cassette tape before finally buying it from a budget rack.

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Hard to pull one out - it's a five star album all the way: no weak tracks. Okay, if pushed - Alma Mater


Gear costume: All the rest!!!

Active compensatory factors: A classic. Solid gold. 
I play it a lot, and I always hear new things.

It's the Alice Cooper album that is the least shocking. 

It's a weird album which is maybe why I love it so much. Nothing is what you expect from The Coop. In fact it almost sounds like School's Out (the big hit single/song) is the anomaly here - the rest of the album is like a stage show without the usual Alice schlock horror dead babies stuff and it's all the better for it.

Bob Ezrin's contribution needs to be acknowledged as well. The production standards are top notch!

Where do they all belong? Billion Dollar Babies is up next.

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