24 Songs, 1 Hour 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Billion Dollar Babies is both an indictment of early ’70s American life and a celebration of it. This deceptively smart, glitter-heavy concoction is pure rock ’n’ roll theater too, from opener “Hello Hooray” to creepy closer “I Love the Dead.” And there’s no escaping Alice Cooper’s clever lyrical narratives—or the downright Yardbirds/Stones riff-outs—of “No More Mister Nice Guy,” “Raped and Freezin’,” and “Generation Landslide.” The anthem “Elected” and the stomping title song (featuring Donovan on vocals) are purposely rich with self-parody.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Billion Dollar Babies is both an indictment of early ’70s American life and a celebration of it. This deceptively smart, glitter-heavy concoction is pure rock ’n’ roll theater too, from opener “Hello Hooray” to creepy closer “I Love the Dead.” And there’s no escaping Alice Cooper’s clever lyrical narratives—or the downright Yardbirds/Stones riff-outs—of “No More Mister Nice Guy,” “Raped and Freezin’,” and “Generation Landslide.” The anthem “Elected” and the stomping title song (featuring Donovan on vocals) are purposely rich with self-parody.

TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

miss lonely 111 ,

i would totally elect u alice

i love this album. its a totaly classic. best tracks: raped and freezin', billion dollar babies, no more mr nice guy, elected. i love the dead is super disturbing, in classic alice cooper fashion. genius!!!!

dark lady ,

Top Notch Classic Album

Arguably the best of the original Alice Cooper group’s albums, this classic crystallized the image of Alice himself as the all American villain. From the opening greeting of Hello Hooray to the strangely uncomfortable Unfinished Sweet to the anthem No More Mr. Nice Guy and finishing with the marvelously sick I Love the Dead (with which he began his famous guillotine routine in concert) this album is a treat for those with an interest in the darker side. Of course, Alice Cooper is one of the few rock artists still making new music, but it is great to revisit for those of us who were there and it is a good look at Alice’s beginnings for those who only know his newer music.

who cares.. ,

Alice Cooper rules !

Just attended concert in Morristown NJ. Alice rules ! One genuine hard-rocker is still alive in the US. Bravo, Alice Cooper 's President !

More By Alice Cooper

You May Also Like