Clones (We're All)

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"Clones"
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Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Flush the Fashion
B-side "Model Citizen"
ReleasedMay 1980
RecordedJanuary 1980
Studio Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
Genre
Length2:51
Label Warner Bros. Records
Songwriter(s) David Carron
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"From the Inside"
(1979)
"Clones"
(1980)
"Talk Talk"
(1980)

"Clones (We're All)" is a 1980 single by American singer Alice Cooper taken from his 1980 album Flush the Fashion . It peaked at No. 40 in the U.S. Billboard charts, his first top 40 single in two years. The song is about forced conformity. Cooper reports that he wanted to do the song because he was looking for a new sound. [3] It was written by David Carron (1948–84), who had played in Arlo Guthrie's Shenandoah, and the short-lived Gulliver.

Contents

The song has been covered by many artists, including The Smashing Pumpkins, the Epoxies, Penal Colony, Mose Giganticus, Bile, [1] and The Wildbunch [4] and sampled by Akira the Don for his track Clones (featuring Bashy).

Chart performance

Chart (1980)Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)36
Canada RPM Top Singles25
Germany58
US Billboard Hot 10040
US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play69

Appearances on albums

Covers

The song was covered by The Smashing Pumpkins and first released on the Bullet with Butterfly Wings maxi-CD in 1996.

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