It's Me (song)

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"It's Me"
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Single Cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album The Last Temptation
B-side "Bad Place Alone"
Released July 1994
Recorded1994
Genre Rock
Length4:39
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper, Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw
Producer(s) Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Lost in America"
(1994)
"It's Me"
(1994)
"School's Out (Live)"
(1997)

"It's Me" is a 1994 single by rock singer Alice Cooper from his 1994 concept album The Last Temptation . The song still had good chart success, reaching #34 in the United Kingdom. [1] The song is the last time one of Cooper's singles charted until 2000's "Gimme". [1] The song was written by Alice Cooper, Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw. Along with the other single from the album, “Lost in America”, “It's Me” helped make The Last Temptation become his highest-charting album until 2008's Along Came a Spider . “It's Me” was performed live on the first four Cooper shows on the Monsters of Rock circuit between September 2 and 9 of 1995, but was dropped and has never been performed live since. [2]

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features 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". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.

<i>The Last Temptation</i> (Alice Cooper album) 1994 studio album by Alice Cooper

The Last Temptation is the 20th studio album by rock singer Alice Cooper, released in July 1994 via Epic Records. It centers on a boy named Steven, and a mysterious showman. The showman, with apparent supernatural abilities, attempted with the use of twisted versions of morality plays to persuade Steven to join his traveling show, "The Theater of the Real - The Grand-est Guignol!", where he would "never grow up".

Contents

Music video

A music video was made for the song but received virtually no airplay.

Personnel

Derek Sherinian American keyboardist

Derek Sherinian is an American keyboardist who has toured and recorded for Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiss, Steve Vai, and Joe Bonamassa. He was also a member of Dream Theater from 1994–99, is the founder of Planet X and also one of the founding members of Black Country Communion and Sons of Apollo. He has released seven solo albums that have featured a variety of prominent guest musicians, including guitarists Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Sheehan, Zakk Wylde and Al Di Meola.

David Uosikkinen American drummer

David Uosikkinen is an American drummer and Internet content manager, best known for being a founding member of rock band The Hooters.

John Purdell American musician and record producer

John Purdell was an American musician and multi-platinum rock music record producer who is credited on such albums as Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears (1991) and Dream Theater's Awake (1994). He was born in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles. His father John Purdell (senior) (British) and mother Arrie Purdell (American) were both captains in the Salvation Army. He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, California in 1977.

Charts

YearChartPosition
1994 Australian Singles Chart [3] 77
1994UK Singles Chart34

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References

  1. 1 2 "UK Chart Logs Search for C" Zobbel. Retrieved on August 11, 2009.
  2. setlist.fm; ‘It’s Me’ by Alice Cooper setlist statistics
  3. "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 28 Aug 1994". ARIA . Retrieved March 14, 2016.