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|Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper|
|Greatest hits album by Alice Cooper|
|Genre||Rock, hard rock, heavy metal|
|Alice Cooper chronology|
Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper is a compilation album by rock singer, Alice Cooper, released by Warner Archives/Rhino in 2001 in the United States only. Its worldwide companion release is The Definitive Alice Cooper compilation album, which has a slightly different track listing and different packaging, though both compilations feature the same back cover and disc image.
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.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
The Definitive Alice Cooper is a compilation album by Alice Cooper, released in 2001 on Rhino Records. It is the international counterpart of Mascara & Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper, with a slightly different track listing and a different cover. The album was released worldwide except in the United States.
The album cover features Cooper in the mid-1970s looking at his mascara-eyed monstrous alter-ego.
|No.||Title||Original album (year)||Length|
|1.||"I'm Eighteen"||Love It to Death (1971)||3:00|
|2.||"Is It My Body"||Love It to Death||2:39|
|4.||"Under My Wheels"||Killer||2:48|
|5.||"Be My Lover"||Killer||3:22|
|6.||"School's Out" (single version)||School's Out (1972)||3:29|
|7.||"Elected" (single version)||Billion Dollar Babies (1973)||4:08|
|8.||"Hello Hooray" (single version)||Billion Dollar Babies||3:01|
|9.||"Generation Landslide"||Billion Dollar Babies||4:31|
|10.||"No More Mr. Nice Guy"||Billion Dollar Babies||3:07|
|11.||"Billion Dollar Babies"||Billion Dollar Babies||3:42|
|12.||"Teenage Lament '74"||Muscle of Love (1973)||3:52|
|13.||"Muscle of Love"||Muscle of Love||3:45|
|14.||"Only Women Bleed" (single version)||Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)||3:30|
|15.||"Department of Youth"||Welcome to My Nightmare||3:20|
|16.||"Welcome to My Nightmare" (single version)||Welcome to My Nightmare||2:48|
|17.||"I Never Cry"||Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976)||3:44|
|18.||"You and Me" (single version)||Lace and Whiskey (1977)||3:25|
|19.||"How You Gonna See Me Now"||From the Inside (1978)||3:55|
|20.||"From the Inside" (single version)||From the Inside||3:31|
|21.||"Clones (We're All)" (single version)||Flush the Fashion (1980)||2:53|
Billion Dollar Babies is the sixth studio album by American rock band Alice Cooper, released in 1973. The album became the best selling Alice Cooper record at the time of its release, hit number one on the album charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and went on to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was well received by such critics as Robert Christgau, Greg Prato of AllMusic, and Jason Thompson of PopMatters, but Rolling Stone gave the album only two and a half stars.
Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by The X-Files is a 1996 compilation album released in association with the American science fiction television series The X-Files. The album contained a mixture of songs that were either featured in the series, or shared thematic elements with it. Songs in the Key of X peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart after its release.
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1996. The band currently consists of husband John and wife Korey Cooper along with Jen Ledger and Seth Morrison. The band has released ten albums, with two, Collide and Comatose, receiving Grammy nominations. Two of their albums, Comatose and Awake, are certified Platinum and Double Platinum respectively by the RIAA while Rise is certified Gold as of November 10, 2017.
Eric Singer is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer, best known as a member of Kiss, portraying The Catman originally played by Peter Criss. He has also performed with artists such as Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Badlands, and Gary Moore as well as his own band ESP. In his career, Singer has appeared on over 75 albums and 11 EPs.
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Welcome to My Nightmare is the debut solo studio album by singer Alice Cooper, and his first released since his eponymous band split up. Released in March 1975. Released in 1975, it is his only album for the Atlantic Records label. Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. Played in sequence, the songs form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. The album inspired the Alice Cooper: The Nightmare TV special, a worldwide concert tour in 1975, and the Welcome to My Nightmare concert film in 1976. The ensuing tour was one of the most over-the-top excursions of that era. Most of Lou Reed’s band joined Cooper for this record.
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Killer is the fourth studio album by the Alice Cooper band, released in November 1971. The album reached number 21 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and the two singles "Under My Wheels" and "Be My Lover" made the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Constrictor is the ninth solo studio album by rock musician Alice Cooper released on September 22, 1986. After a hiatus from the music industry after the release of DaDa, Cooper remained in seclusion for three years. He starred in Monster Dog, a horror film for which he wrote two songs. He also guest starred on the Twisted Sister track "Be Chrool to Your Scuel". Constrictor was Alice Cooper's first album to feature Kane Roberts on guitar, Kip Winger on bass, who would later gain great fame with his own band, Winger and the only one to feature David Rosenberg on drums.
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"No More Mr. Nice Guy" is a song by the shock rock band Alice Cooper, taken from the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. The single reached #25 on the US charts and #10 on the UK charts, and helped Billion Dollar Babies to reach #1 in both the UK and the US. Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper wrote the song.
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Erik Scott is an American bass guitar player, producer, and songwriter. Scott played bass for the band Flo & Eddie in the 1970s as well as Alice Cooper in the early 1980s, for whom he also produced. In the 1990s he was one of the founding members of Sonia Dada, which reached the number one position on the Australian music charts with their debut album. Scott was also the co-writer of the song Father, Father, which was the title track for the Pops Staples' album of the same name, winner of the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2008 he became a solo artist as well, with his debut album Other Planets. He has recorded four solo albums in total, including the 2016 ZMR Awards Album of the Year winner In the Company of Clouds.