|Studio album by|
|Released||July 2, 1991|
|Studio||Bearsville Studios, New York|
|Genre||Glam metal, heavy metal, hard rock|
|Alice Cooper chronology|
Hey Stoopid is the twelfth solo album by rock singer Alice Cooper, released on July 2, 1991 (see 1991 in music). After his smash 1989 hit album Trash , Cooper attempted to continue his success with his follow-up album, which features guest performances from Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars (both of Mötley Crüe). Hey Stoopid was Cooper's last album to feature bassist Hugh McDonald before he joined Bon Jovi in 1994.
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features numerous props, including guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". Though sometimes also called "The Father of Shock Rock", the former is Cooper's most commonly agreed-upon title. He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.
List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1991.
Trash is the eleventh studio album released by Alice Cooper in 1989. The album features the single "Poison", Cooper's first top ten hit since his single "You And Me" in 1977 and marked a great success in Cooper's musical career, reaching the Top 20 of various album charts and selling more than two million copies. Trash is the first Alice Cooper album to feature John McCurry on guitar, Hugh McDonald on bass, and Bobby Chouinard on drums.
According to Cooper assistant Brian Renfield, an alternate cover was originally considered, described by Renfield as being "hardcore with hypo needles, pills..." Notably, the track "Feed My Frankenstein" features famed guitar duo Steve Vai and Joe Satriani playing together, accompanied by Nikki Sixx on Bass. It is also featured in the 1992 comedy film Wayne's World and on the official soundtrack. In 2014, "Dangerous Tonight" was featured in the video game Watch Dogs .
"Feed My Frankenstein" is a 1991 song by Alice Cooper on his 19th solo studio album Hey Stoopid, later released as a single in 1992. Its highest chart position as a single was number 27 in the UK, which helped Hey Stoopid to reach a UK number 4 chart position. The song was co-written with Mark Manning, whose band, Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, recorded the original version in their 1991 album Hoodlum Thunder.
Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, produced by Lorne Michaels, and written by Mike Myers, and Bonnie and Terry Turner. It stars Myers in his feature film debut as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, a pair of rock fans who broadcast a public-access television show. It also features Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Farley, Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye, Meat Loaf, and Alice Cooper.
Watch Dogs is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U in 2014. Set in a fictionalized version of Chicago, the plot follows hacker Aiden Pearce's search for revenge after the killing of his niece. The game is played from a third-person perspective, and the world is navigated on foot or by vehicle. An online multiplayer mode allows up to eight players to engage in cooperative and competitive gameplay.
|1.||"Hey Stoopid"||Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob Pfeifer||Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani||4:33|
|2.||"Love's a Loaded Gun"||Cooper, Pepe, Ponti||4:11|
|3.||"Snakebite"||Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer, Lance Bulen, Kelly Keeling||4:33|
|4.||"Burning Our Bed"||Cooper, Al Pitrelli, Pfeifer, Steve West||Joe Satriani||4:34|
|5.||"Dangerous Tonight"||Cooper, Desmond Child||4:41|
|6.||"Might as Well Be on Mars"||Cooper, Dick Wagner, Child||7:10|
|7.||"Feed My Frankenstein"||Cooper, Zodiac Mindwarp, Ian Richardson, Nick Coler||Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark||4:44|
|8.||"Hurricane Years"||Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer||Vinnie Moore||3:58|
|9.||"Little by Little"||Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer||Joe Satriani||4:35|
|10.||"Die for You"||Cooper, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Jim Vallance||Mick Mars||4:16|
|11.||"Dirty Dreams"||Cooper, Pfeifer, Vallance||Vinnie Moore||3:29|
|12.||"Wind-Up Toy"||Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer||Joe Satriani||5:27|
Japanese Release Bonus Track
|13.||"It Rained All Night"||Cooper, Child||3:54|
2013 remastered release bonus tracks.
|13.||"Hey Stoopid (Beba Edit)"||Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer||3:58|
|15.||"It Rained All Night"||Cooper, Child||3:54|
In 1991, alongside the release of the album, a promotional CD entitled 'Stoopid News' (Epic ESK 4161) was released featuring 15 soundbites read by Alice, as follows:
The harmonica, also known as a French harp or mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument used worldwide in many musical genres, notably in blues, American folk music, classical music, jazz, country, rock. There are many types of harmonica, including diatonic, chromatic, tremolo, octave, orchestral, and bass versions. A harmonica is played by using the mouth to direct air into or out of one or more holes along a mouthpiece. Behind each hole is a chamber containing at least one reed. A harmonica reed is a flat elongated spring typically made of brass, stainless steel, or bronze, which is secured at one end over a slot that serves as an airway. When the free end is made to vibrate by the player's air, it alternately blocks and unblocks the airway to produce sound.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings. The pickup generally uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being relatively weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.
Hugh John McDonald is an American musician who is best known for his session work and for being the current bass guitarist of American rock band Bon Jovi, which he joined as an unofficial member in November 1994, before becoming an official member in 2016. Before joining Bon Jovi, he was the bass guitarist for the David Bromberg Band, touring extensively worldwide and playing on many Bromberg albums. He has played with many other artists, both live and in the studio, and has recorded with Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Steve Goodman, Ringo Starr, Lita Ford, Michael Bolton, Cher, Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin, Michael Bublé, Bret Michaels, others and did a few dates during Shania Twain's the Woman in Me TV tour.
Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name Slash, is a British–American musician and songwriter. He is the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Slash has received critical acclaim and is considered one of the greatest guitarists in rock history.
Joseph Satriani is an American musician, composer, songwriter, and guitar teacher. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick; he then went on to have a successful solo music career. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time.
Steven Siro Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee, Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, and played in Zappa's band from 1980 to 1983. He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and has released eight solo albums to date. He has recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake, as well as recording with artists such as Public Image Ltd, Mary J. Blige, Spinal Tap, and Ozzy Osbourne. Additionally, Vai has toured with live-only acts G3, Zappa Plays Zappa, and the Experience Hendrix tour, as well as headlining international tours.
|1991||The Billboard 200||47|
|UK Albums Chart||4|
|Australian Albums Chart||15|
|Austrian Albums Chart||5|
|Norwegian Albums Chart||36|
|Swedish Albums Chart||9|
|Swiss Albums Chart||7|
|Hungarian Albums Chart||27|
|1991||"Hey Stoopid"||Billboard Hot 100||78|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||13|
|UK Singles Chart||21|
|Australian Singles Chart||32|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||19|
|Dutch Singles Chart||22|
|Swedish Singles Chart||5|
|"Love's a Loaded Gun"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||31|
|UK Singles Chart||38|
|"Feed My Frankenstein"||UK Singles Chart||27|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||100,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe. Prior to forming Mötley Crüe, Sixx was a member of Sister before going on to form London with his Sister bandmate Lizzie Grey. In 2000, he formed side project group 58 with Dave Darling, Steve Gibb and Bucket Baker issuing one album, titled Diet for a New America, the same year while, in 2002, he formed the hard rock supergroup Brides of Destruction with L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. Formed in 2006, initially to record an audio accompaniment to Sixx's autobiography The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, his side band Sixx:A.M. features songwriter, producer, and vocalist James Michael and guitarist DJ Ashba.
Singles 93–03 is a compilation album by English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers, released on 22 September 2003. It is a collection of singles from the duo between 1993 and 2003, plus two new songs "Get Yourself High" and "The Golden Path". Early copies of the CD came with a bonus CD. It was certified gold by the BPI on 24 October 2003.
A Fistful of Alice is a live album by Alice Cooper. It was released in 1997, and was recorded the previous year at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Slash plays guitar for part of the album and Cooper says before the song "Desperado" that it was written about Jim Morrison, who died in 1971, the same year Cooper wrote the song. Also featured in the album are Rob Zombie on vocals and Sammy Hagar on guitar. The only song from the show that has not been commercially released is the title track from 1991's Hey Stoopid. The last song, "Is Anyone Home?", is a studio recording recorded specifically for the album.
Strange Beautiful Music is the ninth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on June 25, 2002 through Epic Records; a Super Audio CD edition was released on September 10. The album reached No. 140 on the United States Billboard 200 and remained on that chart for a week, as well as reaching the top 100 in four other countries. "Starry Night" was released as a single on June 10 and received a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards; this being Satriani's twelfth such nomination. The title of Strange Beautiful Music is also the name of Satriani's publishing company.
"Looks That Kill" is a song by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released in 1983, on the group's second album Shout at the Devil.
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Classicks is a compilation album by Alice Cooper, released by Epic Records in September, 1995. This release was to mark the end of Cooper's record contract with Epic Records, which had spanned three studio albums. Alice suggested its title.
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The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, often referred to as simply The Heroin Diaries, is the debut studio album by Sixx:A.M., a side project of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. The band also features lead vocalist James Michael and guitarist DJ Ashba. The concept album serves as the companion soundtrack to Sixx's autobiography, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, and is about Sixx's severe heroin addiction in 1987. The first single, "Life Is Beautiful," debuted at #26 on the Billboard charts.
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