When it came exploding out of the dashboard radio in May 1972, “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper was louder, brasher, with more swagger than anything we’d ever heard on the Top 40. But with the Woodstock Generation inheriting a world of endless Viet Nam War escalation, Richard Nixon landslide re-election, while astronauts golfed on the moon, “School’s Out” ominously was a sobering reality check for millions as well. Alice Cooper is my guest In the Studio on the golden anniversary.
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Fifty years ago,”Love It to Death” in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn’t change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard “I’m Eighteen” off of Love It to Death , and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was
Music historians and longtime fans often emphasize what a good live band the original Alice Cooper outfit was from 1971 to 1974 before the sideshow theatrics moved center stage, but not a lot of examples exist to support that contention, which is why this rare performance of “Under My Wheels” in Dallas in April 1973 is a real treat. -Redbeard
In February 1973 when Alice Cooper’s sixth album “Billion Dollar Babies” went #1 sales, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being hyperbolic with their predictions about video fame’s impact on society. We laughed then, but as it turns out, the joke’s on us…
the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush
Ted Nugent’s ” Free for All” changed the national radio reception and overamped its way to #24 on the Billboard album chart in Fall 1976, becoming his second consecutive multi-platinum seller. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.
For Memorial Day Weekend 2021: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen rockers.
It is the fifth anniversary of Deep Purple’s impressive, muscular “comeback” album “Now What?!” April 26, 2013, and DP’s Roger Glover joins Redbeard In the Studio.
Def Leppard are first-ballot inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
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