Lost in America (Alice Cooper song)

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"Lost in America"
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Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album The Last Temptation
B-side "Hey Stoopid (Live)"
ReleasedMay 1994
Recorded1994
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length3:54
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper, Dan Wexler, Bud Saylor
Producer(s) Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Feed My Frankenstein"
(1992)
"Lost in America"
(1994)
"It's Me"
(1994)

"Lost in America" is a single by musician Alice Cooper taken from his 1994 album The Last Temptation . It was the most popular single from the album. “Lost in America” has been a live staple since its release, [1] and is the solitary song from The Last Temptation that Cooper has performed live from 2000 onwards. The single featured a B-side, a live version of "Hey Stoopid".

Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician

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 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 thirteenth solo 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".

Hey Stoopid (song) original song written and composed by Alice Cooper, Jack Ponti, Vic Pepe, Bob Pfeifer

"Hey Stoopid" is a popular single by American rock singer Alice Cooper that was the title track on the album Hey Stoopid. The song had success in the charts, reaching #78 in the US, #21 in the UK, #32 in Australia and a Swedish #5. It was the most successful single of the album; the other two singles being "Feed My Frankenstein" and "Love's a Loaded Gun".

Contents

Music video

A music video was made for the song, but it received almost no airplay at all. The music video features a young boy (supposedly Steven) reading the Marvel comics adaptation of the album, written by Neil Gaiman. The comic book comes to life as Alice Cooper and his band playing the song with several video clips referencing the song's lyrics.

Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.

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.

Icon is an American heavy metal/glam metal band that formed in 1979, disbanding in 1990. Icon has fully reformed as of 2008, currently consisting of three-fifths of the classic lineup: Dan Wexler (guitar), Stephen Clifford, and John Aquilino (guitar), along with Dave Henzerling (bass) and Gary Bruzzese (drums).

Chart positions

Chart (1994)Position
Australian Singles Chart [2] 65
New Zealand Singles Chart [3] 46
UK Singles Chart [4] 22

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