|Flush the Fashion|
|Studio album by|
|Released||April 28, 1980|
|Studio||Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles|
|Producer||Roy Thomas Baker|
|Alice Cooper chronology|
|Singles from Flush the Fashion|
Flush the Fashion is the fifth solo studio album by American singer Alice Cooper, released on April 28, 1980 by Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles with producer Roy Thomas Baker, known for his work with Queen and the Cars. Musically, the album was a drastic change of style for Cooper, leaning towards a new wave influence. The lead single "Clones (We're All)" peaked at No. 40 on the U.S. Billboard Top 40.
The album's ten tracks touch on themes such as the loss of identity, taking on other roles, and the usual Alice Cooper-esque dementia. This is evident even in the lyrics of Flush the Fashion's cover songs (for example the "Clones" single). Cooper also performs several "story" songs, presenting a series of intriguing vignettes in lieu of more traditional subject matter. By the time of Flush the Fashion, after a much-publicized stint in a sanitarium in 1977 for alcoholism and subsequent sobriety, Cooper had secretly developed a heavy addiction to cocaine, although, unlike his following three albums Cooper has some recollection – if not perfect – of making Flush the Fashion.
Cooper did tour the album through the United States and Mexico City during 1980, playing "Clones (We're All)", "Pain", "Model Citizen", "Grim Facts", "Talk Talk", "Dance Yourself to Death" and "Nuclear Infected" on a regular basis. The first four songs remained part of the setlist for the Special Forces tour a year later. Since 1982, songs from Flush the Fashion, as with all Cooper's albums from between 1976 and 1983, have rarely been performed live. The only cases have been:
According to Alice Cooper on his radio show on October 5, 2020, all the song titles on this album were taken from Headlines(hence Track #10) from the National Enquirer.
All tracks are written by Alice Cooper, Davey Johnstone and Fred Mandel except where noted.
|1.||"Talk Talk"||Sean Bonniwell||2:09|
|2.||"Clones (We're All)"||David Carron||3:03|
|4.||"Leather Boots"||Geoff Westen||1:36|
|4.||"Dance Yourself to Death"||3:08|
Credits are adapted from the Flush the Fashion liner notes.
Production and artwork
|US Billboard 200||44|
Singles – Billboard (United States)
|1980||"Clones (We're All)"||Club Play Singles||69|
|"Talk Talk"||Pop Singles||–|
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