12 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though Alice Cooper began as a theatrically inspired post-psychedelic ensemble, once they reached radio and public attention they became the outrageous persona of lead singer Vincent Furnier. While the group was notorious for their outlandish stage show that included guillotines and boa constrictors, the band’s commercial success rested on its powerful hard rock sound that never lost sight of the song. As a result, this “Greatest Hits” collection of the band’s singles, released in 1974 as the original group was splintering apart, is one of the most rewarding snapshots of the early ‘70s. From the opening drawl of the identity-crisis anthem “I’m Eighteen” to the ultimate June tune “School’s Out,” Greatest Hits delivers quick and immediate pleasures. Producer Bob Ezrin maximized the guitars, added orchestration (“Desperado”) and helped define the overall dramatic sound field (“Under My Wheels”) for all future hard rock. None of which would matter if not for the band’s impressive writing. “Is It My Body,” “Elected,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” the list is long and impressive. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though Alice Cooper began as a theatrically inspired post-psychedelic ensemble, once they reached radio and public attention they became the outrageous persona of lead singer Vincent Furnier. While the group was notorious for their outlandish stage show that included guillotines and boa constrictors, the band’s commercial success rested on its powerful hard rock sound that never lost sight of the song. As a result, this “Greatest Hits” collection of the band’s singles, released in 1974 as the original group was splintering apart, is one of the most rewarding snapshots of the early ‘70s. From the opening drawl of the identity-crisis anthem “I’m Eighteen” to the ultimate June tune “School’s Out,” Greatest Hits delivers quick and immediate pleasures. Producer Bob Ezrin maximized the guitars, added orchestration (“Desperado”) and helped define the overall dramatic sound field (“Under My Wheels”) for all future hard rock. None of which would matter if not for the band’s impressive writing. “Is It My Body,” “Elected,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” the list is long and impressive. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Rock star69 ,

Best greatest hit album by alice cooper

Alice Cooper is so cool!!! Him and his band are really underrated. I help them be more popular, check out these songs...

I'm Eighteen
Great song about the happy side of growing up. 5/5

Is It my body
This is a song for all the women out there. 5/5

Desperado
Probably my favorite Alice Cooper song. 5/5

Under my Wheels
It's okay. Not anything special. 4/5

Be My Lover
Another song for the women. 4/5

Schools Out
If you are a beginner to Alice cooper, buy this song!!

Hello Hooray
A pretty good song, but not the best on the record. 3.5/5

Elected
If you here this, you will go back and play it when the CD is over (or before). 5/5

No More Mr. Noce Guy
Probably my favorite hit song that everybody likes. 5/5

Billion Dollar Babies
This is kind of catchy, but not my favorite. 4/5

Teenage Lament '74
A good song for teenagers. Times have changed. 5/5

Muscle of love
A good ending song, but probably the worst on the cd. 3.5/5

Rated R SuperStar ,

A TRUE AMERICAN!

Alice is a true american becuase he is not scared of anything, he is not scared to go in front of 50,000 people or more, with makeup on looking strange! He just he wants to rock! That is why he is good and cool! He ****ing rocks! No more Mr. nice guy, I'm Eighteen, Schools out, Billion dollar babies and many more are favorites! Pzl tell me if this helps you out! THE TRUE AMERICAN.....HERO!!!

R&R ,

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is one of the all time classic artists. What better oppurtunity for you to discover true Alice than this compilation. The Alice Cooper band was exponentially better than his solo work. Garage band rock and roll is the formula for this stuff. If you've only heard of Alice because of his extreme stage persona, DEFINITELY check out ... Okay, I just tried to list the good songs on the album and ended up listing all the songs on the album.

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