This is vintage Alice Cooper, a superb listen!
Posted by: Fiend from: Pennsylvania on
Alice Cooper's "Greatest Hits" was released in 1974. This is an album which bestows the hits from Alice Cooper (the band) and what an important, legendary set of songs these are. These tunes were years ahead of their time, just as Alice Cooper was back in the early 1970's. Alice Cooper single handedly invented Horror/Shock Rock, lending a hand as well in the creation of Heavy Metal as we know it today. "I'm Eighteen", "School's Out", "No More Mr. Nice Guy", "Under My Wheels" and "Billion Dollar Babies" rock harder than any songs of their time, these songs sound just as heavy to this day, you would swear they were meant to never age at all. Many Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands both past and present have covered these classic Alice Cooper songs. The reverence for the quality and pure unadulterated heaviness of these songs is well documented, every time one of these songs is covered is proof of this. Overall, the total package here is heavy Hard Rock that helped originate the Heavy Metal movement. The sinister clarity of Alice Cooper's vocals will dazzle you into wanting to hear these songs all the more. Musically, the band of Alice Cooper takes a back seat to no one during this era of Rock & Roll. A monumental contribution to Rock, this is Alice Cooper!
The liner notes are 8 pages of song credits, expanded artwork and a one page, brief history on Alice Cooper (the band). There are no lyrics in the liner notes.
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