The Alice Cooper Show

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The Alice Cooper Show
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Live album by Alice Cooper
Released December 1977
Recorded August 19–20, 1977
Venue The Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas
Genre Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Length39:38
Label Warner Bros.
Producer
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The Alice Cooper Show is a live album by Alice Cooper, released by Warner Bros. in December 1977.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

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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.

Warner Bros. American producer of film, television, and music entertainment

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., commonly referred to as Warner Bros. or Warner and abbreviated WB, is an American entertainment company headquartered in Burbank, California and a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Founded in 1923, it has operations in film, television and video games and is one of the "Big Six" major American film studios, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

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It was recorded live in Las Vegas at the Aladdin Hotel on August 19 and 20, 1977, during Cooper's "King of the Silver Screen" United States tour. The TV special Alice Cooper and Friends featured live footage from that tour.

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<i>Alice Cooper and Friends</i> album

Alice Cooper and Friends was a live music television special starring Alice Cooper. Broadcast in the United States in September 1977, it was released on VHS in 1978. This rare video has a running time of 52 minutes, of which 25 minutes feature Cooper. It also features live footage of The Tubes, Nazareth and Sha Na Na.

The Alice Cooper Show was rereleased in 1987 on CD, digitally in 2005, and on 180-gram vinyl in 2013.

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Under My Wheels" Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Bob Ezrin 2:35
2."I'm Eighteen" Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Neal Smith 5:00
3."Only Women Bleed"Cooper, Wagner5:57
4."Sick Things"Cooper, Bruce, Wagner0:59
5."Is It My Body"Cooper, Buxton, Dunaway, Bruce, Smith2:36
6."I Never Cry"Cooper, Wagner2:46
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."Billion Dollar Babies"Cooper, Bruce, Smith3:18
8."Devil's Food"/"The Black Widow"Cooper, Dick Wagner, Bob Ezrin, Vincent Price, Kelly Jay 5:52
9."You and Me"Cooper, Wagner2:25
10."I Love the Dead"/"Go to Hell"/"Wish You Were Here"Cooper, Wagner, Ezrin6:38
11."School's Out"Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith2:39

Personnel

Musicians
Steve Hunter American musician

Stephen John Hunter is an American guitarist, primarily a session player. He has worked with Lou Reed and Alice Cooper and been often called "The Deacon". Hunter first played with Mitch Ryder's Detroit, beginning a long association with record producer Bob Ezrin who has said Steve Hunter has contributed so much to rock music in general that he truly deserves the designation of "Guitar Hero". Steve Hunter has played some of the greatest riffs in rock history - that first slamming solo that rings in Aerosmith's "Train Kept A Rollin'", the acoustic intro on Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill" and he wrote the legendary intro interlude that made Lou Reed's live version of "Sweet Jane" Reed's first gold record.

Richard Allen "Dick" Wagner was an American rock music guitarist, songwriter and author best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and KISS. He also fronted his own Michigan-based bands, The Frost and The Bossmen.

Prakash John is a Canadian rock & rhythm 'n blues bassist.

Production
Shep Gordon producer

Shep E. Gordon is an American talent manager, Hollywood film agent, and producer. Gordon is featured in a 2013 documentary, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which was directed by Mike Myers.

Charts

Album - Billboard (United States)

YearChartPosition
1978Pop Albums131

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