11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1977 Alice Cooper’s stage performances had become more theatrical than ever. And sure, you can’t get all the blood, fire, smoke and monstrous props to come out of an audio recording. But as far as live albums go, this recording from Las Vegas’ Aladdin Hotel sounds awesome. Alice successfully hits his notes with the sinister snarls and growls that fans know and love. “Under My Wheels” gets the party started with a flawless vocal performance driving some of that boogie-glam before “Eighteen” unfolds into a face-melting guitar solo with different lyrics than the recorded version and some tipsy parlor piano. Even the ridiculously maudlin ballad “Only Women Bleed” sounds better here with tight harmonies and the pure tone of a live piano. Other highlights include a gargantuan version of “Billion Dollar Babies” as well as the medley “I Love the Dead/Go to Hell/Wish You Were Here.” And bookending with an epic rendition of “School’s Out” is an excellent way to finish a kickass show.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1977 Alice Cooper’s stage performances had become more theatrical than ever. And sure, you can’t get all the blood, fire, smoke and monstrous props to come out of an audio recording. But as far as live albums go, this recording from Las Vegas’ Aladdin Hotel sounds awesome. Alice successfully hits his notes with the sinister snarls and growls that fans know and love. “Under My Wheels” gets the party started with a flawless vocal performance driving some of that boogie-glam before “Eighteen” unfolds into a face-melting guitar solo with different lyrics than the recorded version and some tipsy parlor piano. Even the ridiculously maudlin ballad “Only Women Bleed” sounds better here with tight harmonies and the pure tone of a live piano. Other highlights include a gargantuan version of “Billion Dollar Babies” as well as the medley “I Love the Dead/Go to Hell/Wish You Were Here.” And bookending with an epic rendition of “School’s Out” is an excellent way to finish a kickass show.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

cjlandry ,

Damned Good Album

I bought this album when it was originally released. I think it was 1976 or '77. It was my first Alice Cooper album. Cassette tapes didn't even exist then.

It was the album that made me a fan of Alice Cooper.

I'm glad to see that it has been re-released.

I've been to several Alice Cooper Concerts since 1977, and very few performers put on a show as good as Alice Cooper. I'd like to play golf with the guy, too. I bet he's a blast to hang out with for 18 holes.

Paul o'caster ,

Alice Cooper Show

Dont really need to buy this to critique, already own the CD.....BUT to anyone reading this that know music, not smarmy pop tripe, but the nuts and bolts thereof, will dig the hell outa this album. His guitar tandem of Dick Wagner & Steve Hunter are genious on guitar. I would venture to say, THE most underrated tandem EVER. So if you wanna smoking guitar, get this now. AND get Welcome to My Nitemare, and any of his other albums with Wagner & Hunter. Any musical whizzes out there will also know they used to be Lou Reeds guitarists, as well as Peter Gabriels. You can go wrong....Class Dismissed

GetUrZepOn ,

Even better live!!

I recently got to see this live in Knoxville and OH MAN WAS IT SICK!!!! Any of you guys who like this album need to see Alice Cooper NOW! He still sounds like he did back in the day. And he is old too. So do yourself a favor and buy this cd and see him live

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