Alice Cooper 042

Alice Cooper 042

Look closer to find four lyrics and six song titles: “I’ve been waiting so long to sing my song”(Hello Hooray); “Top prime cut of meat”(Elected); “I got no friends ‘cause they read the papers”(No More Mr. Nice Guy); He smokes and drinks and don’t come home at all”(Only Women Bleed); School’s Out; Poison; You and Me; I’m Eighteen; Welcome to My Nightmare; The Black Widow

Alice Cooper (02-04-1948, born Vincent Damon Furnier) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and presidential candidate. His career spans 50 years. With a raspy voice and stage show featuring numerous props including pyrotechnics, guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, reptiles, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock”. He’s drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock audiences.

Originating in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1964, “Alice Cooper” was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. The original Alice Cooper band released their debut album in 1969, and broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit song “I’m Eighteen”. The band reached their commercial peak in 1973 with their sixth studio album, Billion Dollar Babies. They broke up in 1975 and Furnier adopted the band’s name as both his legal name and his stage name, beginning his solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare.

Starting with Detroit rock roots, Cooper has experimented with a number of musical styles, including art rock, hard rock, heavy metal, new wave, glam metal, and industrial rock. He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who “first introduced horror imagery to rock and roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre”. He is also known for his wit offstage, with The Rolling Stone Album Guide calls him the world’s most “beloved heavy metal entertainer”. Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and, since 2004, a radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper..

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Every four years since Alice Cooper released “Elected” in 1972, the rocker has “satirically” run for president. Just in the nick of time, Cooper has thrown his hat into the 2020 race, releasing an updated video for “Elected” and a ton of “Alice Cooper for President” merch. Running on the “Wild Party” ticket, Cooper’s campaign platform says it all: “I can do nothing as well as they can do nothing.” With his official website adding, “I have absolutely no idea what to do.”

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Cooper was born in Detroit Michigan and moved to Phoenix with his family. The Alice Cooper band formed when they were in high school in Phoenix. Frank Zappa discovered them in 1969 in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label. Their collaboration with young record producer Bob Ezrin led to the break-through third, ’71 album “Love It to Death” which hit the charts, followed by “Killer,” “School’s Out,” ”Billion Dollar Babies,” and “Muscle of Love.”  Each new album release accompanied a bigger and more elaborate touring stage show. 

Associated with the album and tour, “Welcome to My Nightmare,” was the ground-breaking network TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare.  Other film and television appearances include The Muppet Show, Mae West’s last film Sextette, Roadie, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearst Club Band and appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show.

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Original illustration done in graphite and the following prisma colors: Crimson Red for the fake blood used on stage also from “red rover red rover” in Today Mueller; Apple Green for Apple Bush (both from the album, Pretties for You Brown); Tuscan Red because Tuscon, Arizona is close to Phoenix where the band started; Ultramarine blue is for the ocean in Mr. and Misdemeanor from the album, Easy Action

DERIVATIVE Work – photo credits: face is from alice-cooper-medium_featureflash_shutterstock_com; necklaces from Alice_Cooper_Photo_Op_GalaxyCon_Richmond_2019_commons_wikimedia_org

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Alice Cooper 042

The Godfather of Shock Rock

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