During that time, the band practically invented a style of theatrical horror rock that would be adapted by countless and lesser artists over the years. But Alice Cooper, the band and the man, were more than just guillotines, electric chairs and big-ass snakes; they had great songs that fed their visually exciting stage shows, which were like splashy Broadway productions for people who liked bloody monster movies. The singer went solo in , taking the name and the shock-theater shows with him. Our list of the Top 10 Alice Cooper Songs spans 20 years of mayhem. Either way, the song chronicles the story of a young guy with a death wish. It's part western fantasy, part gunslinger tale and all fuzzy bluster from a self-mythologizing renegade. By the time Cooper went solo in , he was fully invested in his persona as host of whatever horrors haunt the modern world. It even included a hit ballad, "Only Women Bleed. With a riff borrowed from the Velvet Underground and an attitude copped from the Rolling Stones , "Be My Lover" ranks as one of the original Alice Cooper band's best and most conventional songs.
"Welcome to My Nightmare"
The song kicks the door open with a raucous groove fueled by dark minor key chord changes and crying guitar lines. Yet, just like all Alice Cooper recordings, maintained that Alice Cooper signature vocal sound and feel. The beautiful Alice Cooper ballad that promoted that attributes of simplicity and love found among those who had nothing but each other, reflected a common artistic trend found in nineteen seventies culture. Regardless of the social, economic connections the song made with nineteen seventies culture, it was also a beautifully written and emotional song that stands as one of the most heartfelt Alice Cooper Songs of his career. The song was the first recording issued by the band before they had even released an album. Due to the success of the single, the band went into the studio and cut their first record Love it to Death. The song has been mentioned by many well known rock artists as one of the most inspirational recordings of early metal music. Rock and Roll anthems depicted some of the best music the Alice Cooper band released during the early years. Every band has those golden nuggets that escape popularity for one reason or another.
The godfather of shock rock, Alice Cooper nee Vincent Furnier has been making music and outraging sensitive souls for almost 50 years now — and shows no signs of mothballing his notorious alter-ego any time soon. In , Alice released his 27th studio album and he seems to be perpetually on the road. As both the frontman of the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist, Cooper has recorded some of the great anthemic singles of our time, anticipated and popularised glam rock, influenced punk and is now regarded as a heavy rock and metal icon. And then of course there is the grand guignol stage shows, which in a world now full of horrors may have lost their shock value, but represented something innovative and dangerous in the faraway s. Cooper first made waves in his homeland at the dawn of the s with the original Alice Cooper band which, apart from preacher's son Furnier, consisted of guitarists Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce, drummer Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway on bass, all of whom contributed greatly as musicians and songwriters to the group's worldwide success in the first half of the Seventies. The story that they took the name Alice Cooper from a 17th- century witch after a ouija board session is an urban myth. They chose Alice Cooper at random as it was so innocuous and reassuring in stark contrast to their music and live performances. Taking inspiration from seminal Detroit rockers the Stooges and the MC5 and totally at odds with the whole hippy generation ethos, the group pioneered a brand of theatrical rock which found its apogee with an outrageous smoke and mirrors stage act. It was designed to shock and awe and featured mock executions, snakes, dismembered dolls and fake blood by the bucket load, all co-ordinated by Furnier the son of a preacher, ironically , who eventually evolved into his androgynous alter ego, Alice.
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