Teenage Frankenstein

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"Teenage Frankenstein"
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Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Constrictor
Released April 1987
Recorded1986
Genre Heavy metal
Length3:36
Label MCA Records
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper, Kane Roberts
Producer(s) Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)"
(1986)
"Teenage Frankenstein"
(1987)
"Freedom"
(1987)

"Teenage Frankenstein" is the second single by American rock musician Alice Cooper from his 1986 album Constrictor . Though the single failed to chart, it helped to make Constrictor Cooper's highest charting album since 1980's Flush the Fashion .

Contents

Along with 2 other Alice Cooper songs, "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" and "Hard Rock Summer" (which was not featured on "Constrictor"), "Teenage Frankenstein" was written to be featured as part of the soundtrack to the horror film Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives .

The 7" single featured a "live" version of "School's Out" as its B-side. The 12" single featured "School's Out (Recorded Live)" as well as a "live" version of "Only Women Bleed". Both versions were in fact originally recorded in the studio for the Alice Cooper a Paris TV special in 1982 during the Special Forces era, which were remixed in January 1987 with crowd noise to resemble "live" recordings.

The song was written by Alice Cooper and Kane Roberts.

Music video

A music video of Cooper performing the song live in concert was used to promote the single. This is footage of a compilation of material from The Nightmare Returns concert video.

Track listing

  1. "Teenage Frankenstein"
  2. "School's Out (Live)"
  3. "Only Women Bleed (Live)"

Album appearances

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