Hey Stoopid

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Hey Stoopid
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 1991
Recorded1990–91
Studio Bearsville Studios, New York
Genre Glam metal [1] [2]
Length56:05
Label Epic
Producer Peter Collins
Alice Cooper chronology
Trash
(1989)
Hey Stoopid
(1991)
The Last Temptation
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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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.

Contents

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 .

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Guest Musicians [3] Length
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 Satriani4:34
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, PfeiferJoe Satriani4:35
10."Die for You"Cooper, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Jim Vallance Mick Mars 4:16
11."Dirty Dreams"Cooper, Pfeifer, VallanceVinnie Moore3:29
12."Wind-Up Toy"Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, PfeiferJoe Satriani5:27

Japanese Release Bonus Track

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."It Rained All Night"Cooper, Child3:54

2013 remastered release bonus tracks.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Hey Stoopid (Beba Edit)"Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer3:58
14."Fire" Jimi Hendrix 3:04
15."It Rained All Night"Cooper, Child3:54

Stoopid News

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:

  1. "Rock N' Roll Bat Belts Hits"
  2. "Voodoo Snake Cures Headaches"?
  3. "She-Male Werewolf Captured Alive"
  4. "Buying Goats To Watch 'Em Faint"
  5. "Poop Lady Raking It In"
  6. "Bar Serves Human Blood Cocktails"
  7. "Russian Men Won't Act In Porn"
  8. "Wild Man Raised By Cows"
  9. "Outer Space Blobs Eating Our Planes"
  10. "Man Paid $3000 For Being Stinky"
  11. "Father Shoot At Son Over Monopoly"
  12. "Single Man Collects Dirty Diapers"
  13. "Woman Beats Self Senseless With Own Hand"
  14. "Man Tries To Sell Senseless With Own Hand"
  15. "Hubbies Ghost Made Me Pregnant"

Outtakes

Personnel

Additional personnel

Charts

Album

YearChartPosition
1991 The Billboard 200 47 [4]
UK Albums Chart 4 [5]
Australian Albums Chart15 [6]
Austrian Albums Chart5 [7]
Norwegian Albums Chart36 [8]
Swedish Albums Chart9 [9]
Swiss Albums Chart7 [10]
Hungarian Albums Chart27

Singles

YearSingleChartPosition
1991"Hey Stoopid"Billboard Hot 10078 [11]
Mainstream Rock Tracks13 [11]
UK Singles Chart21
Australian Singles Chart32
Norwegian Singles Chart19 [12]
Dutch Singles Chart22 [13]
Swedish Singles Chart5 [14]
"Love's a Loaded Gun"Mainstream Rock Tracks31 [11]
UK Singles Chart38
"Feed My Frankenstein"UK Singles Chart27

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) [15] Platinum100,000^
Sweden (GLF) [16] Gold50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [17] Silver60,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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