The artist : Alice Cooper began as the name of a band rather than an individual, but over the course of his career, the singer formerly known as Vincent Furnier slowly became the showman known as Alice Cooper. He continues to record new material on a regular basis and is currently touring the U. They were one of those British Invasion bands that never did anything else beyond that song.
I know bands were often contractually obligated to produce two LPs per annum back then, and that may or may not have had something to do with the limited number of fabulous tracks on both LPs. But imagine, just for a moment, had Alice Cooper put out just one album inan album containing the best songs from both LPs. The finished product would have been brilliant, and one of the best hard rock LPs of all time.
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Every Tuesday and Thursday, former Warner Bros. Records executive and industry insider Stan Cornyn ruminates on the past, present, and future of the music business. And by the time we get to the bottom of this page, that sale will be a done deal.
John and two of our guests on today's show: Alice Cooper and Tom Waits. We'll hear from Tom Waits in the second half of the show, but let's start with one of the pioneers of what came to be known as shock rock. The name Alice Cooper thrilled teenagers and scared parents in the s.
It was up to the fans to not only accept their own sexuality, their own physical appearances, but up to them to accept their impressions of what other people were expressing, male or female, straight or gay. Transvestism and homo-eroticism were two key elements of the colorful glam rock era, a vibrant era of openness and yet one that was also shadowy with ambiguity. I was eighteen before I fucked. Records, who put them on tour to support what would be their eventual breakthrough album, Love It to Death.
When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time.