|"No More Mr. Nice Guy"|
|Single by Alice Cooper|
|from the album Billion Dollar Babies|
|B-side||"Raped and Freezin'"|
|Recorded||1972 or 1973|
|Songwriter(s)||Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce|
|Alice Cooper singles chronology|
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" is a song by American rock band Alice Cooper, taken from the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies . The single reached No. 25 on the US charts and No. 10 on the UK charts, and helped Billion Dollar Babies to reach No. 1 in both the UK and the US. The song was written by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper.
Cooper wrote the song lyrics about the reactions of his mother's church group to his stage performances, saying that there were worse things that he could do with his life, and that the "gloves were off now."
The song was re-recorded by Alice Cooper and featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock ,The Simpsons episode "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing", and the Family Guy episode "Mom's the Word".
The song was used in the TV show Ash vs Evil Dead and in the film Dazed and Confused . The scene featuring the song in the latter film was later parodied on Family Guy in the episode "Jungle Love". Cooper made a cameo appearance while performing the song in the film adaptation of the TV series Dark Shadows .
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||14|
|Republic of New Holland (RT Singles Official Charts Company)||1|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||6|
|UK Singles (OCC)||10|
|US Billboard Hot 100||25|
|West Germany (Official German Charts)||10|
|"No More Mr Nice Guy"|
|Single by Megadeth|
|from the album Shocker|
|A-side||"No More Mr. Nice Guy"|
|Songwriter(s)||Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce|
|Megadeth singles chronology|
Megadeth covered the song in 1989 for the horror film Shocker . The cover was released as a single in January 1990, charting in both Ireland and the U.K.
The cover was later featured on the band's 1995 B-sides compilation, Hidden Treasures , and the 2007 box set Warchest .
|1.||"No More Mr. Nice Guy" (performed by Megadeth)||3:01|
|2.||"Different Breed" (performed by Dead On)||3:47|
|3.||"Demon Bell" (performed by Dangerous Toys)||3:55|
|European Hot 100 Singles (Music & Media)||32|
|Finland (The Official Finnish Charts)||12|
|UK Singles (OCC)||13|
Pat Boone performed it on the cover album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy .
Roger Daltrey, Slash, Bob Kulick, Mike Inez, Carmine Appice and David Glen Eisley covered it on the 1999 tribute album Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper.
In 1976, professional wrestler Chris Colt used the song as his entrance theme for his short-lived character The Chris Colt Experience, which was one of the first uses of rock music for a wrestler's theme song. Professional wrestling icon Jim Cornette used the song as the intro and outro for his two podcasts (The Jim Cornette Experience and Drive Thru) until late 2019.
On the fourth episode of the seventh season of the television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. named "Out of the Past", the song's chorus is played as the characters try to figure out what year they traveled to.
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