The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper

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The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper
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Box set by Alice Cooper
Released April 20, 1999
Recorded 1965-1997
Genre Hard rock
Length4:54:19
Label Rhino
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The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper (1999) is a 4-CD box set by Alice Cooper. It includes select tracks from every studio album released until then, plus many B-sides, unreleased songs, and other rarities. It also includes Alice Cooper's authorized biography, written by Jeffrey Morgan of Creem magazine.

A box set or boxed set is a set of items packaged in a box, for sale as a single unit.

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.

Jeffrey Morgan (writer) writer

Jeffrey Morgan is a Canadian writer and photographer who is best known for being the authorized biographer of both Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop and The Stooges. Morgan currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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The box set was coincidentally released on the same day as the Columbine High School massacre. Eric Harris's AOL member profile also included a quote from the Alice Cooper song Devil's Food ("Man has ruled this world as a stumbling, demented child king long enough"). Alice was shortly after interviewed on KTAR radio in Phoenix, explaining that the song was about nothing more than a black widow spider. [2]

Columbine High School massacre school shooting at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States on 20 April 1999

The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County (Jeffco), Colorado, United States, near Littleton in the Denver metropolitan area. The perpetrators, twelfth grade (senior) students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. Ten students were murdered in the library, where the pair subsequently died by suicide. At the time, it was the deadliest shooting at a high school in United States history. The crime has inspired several copycats, and "Columbine" has become a euphemism for a school shooting.

Track listing

Disc 1

  1. "Don't Blow Your Mind" - The Spiders (1966) – 2:36
  2. "Hitch Hike" - The Spiders (1965) – 2:01
  3. "Why Don't You Love Me" - The Spiders (1965) – 1:57
  4. "Lay Down And Die, Goodbye" (Original Version) - The Nazz (1967) – 2:07
  5. "Nobody Likes Me" - (demo version - 1968) – 3:23
  6. "Levity Ball" - (studio version - 1968) – 4:45
  7. "Reflected" - ( Pretties for You - 1969) – 3:14
  8. "Mr. and Misdemeanor" - ( Easy Action - 1970) – 3:00
  9. "Refrigerator Heaven" - (Easy Action - 1970) – 1:54
  10. "Caught in a Dream" - ( Love It to Death , single version - 1971) – 2:55
  11. "I'm Eighteen" - (Love It to Death - 1971) – 2:58
  12. "Is It My Body?" - (Love It to Death - 1971) – 2:39
  13. "Ballad of Dwight Fry" - (Love It to Death - 1971) – 6:34
  14. "Under My Wheels" - ( Killer - 1971) – 2:47
  15. "Be My Lover" - (Killer - 1971) – 3:21
  16. "Desperado" - (Killer - 1971) – 3:29
  17. "Dead Babies" - (Killer - 1971) – 5:42
  18. "Killer" - (Killer - 1971) – 7:05
  19. "Call It Evil" - (demo - 1971) – 3:28
  20. "Gutter Cat vs. the Jets" - ( School's Out - 1972) – 4:39
  21. "School's Out" - (School's Out, single version - 1972) – 3:31

Disc 2

  1. "Hello Hooray" - ( Billion Dollar Babies - 1973) – 4:15
  2. "Elected" - (Billion Dollar Babies, single version - 1973) – 3:43
  3. "Billion Dollar Babies" - (Billion Dollar Babies - 1973) – 3:39
  4. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" - (Billion Dollar Babies - 1973) – 3:07
  5. "I Love the Dead" - (Billion Dollar Babies - 1973) – 5:07
  6. "Slick Black Limousine" - (Flexi-disc from New Musical Express - 1973) – 4:27
  7. "Respect for the Sleepers" - (demo - 1973) – 3:48
  8. "Muscle of Love" - ( Muscle of Love - 1973) – 3:45
  9. "Teenage Lament '74" - (Muscle of Love - 1973) – 3:52
  10. "Working Up a Sweat" - (Muscle of Love - 1973) – 3:31
  11. "Man with the Golden Gun" - (Muscle of Love - 1973) – 3:13
  12. "I'm Flash" - (Flash Fearless Versus the Zorg Women - 1975) – 2:47
  13. "Space Pirates" - (Flash Fearless Versus the Zorg Women - 1975) – 3:30
  14. "Welcome to My Nightmare" - ( Welcome to My Nightmare , single version - 1975) – 2:45
  15. "Only Women Bleed" - (Welcome to My Nightmare, single version - 1975) – 3:17
  16. "Cold Ethyl" - (Welcome to My Nightmare - 1975) – 2:54
  17. "Department of Youth" - (Welcome to My Nightmare - 1975) – 3:17
  18. "Escape" - (Welcome to My Nightmare - 1975) – 3:14
  19. "I Never Cry" - ( Alice Cooper Goes to Hell - 1976) – 3:43
  20. "Go to Hell" - (Alice Cooper Goes to Hell - 1976) – 5:11

Disc 3

  1. "It's Hot Tonight" - ( Lace and Whiskey - 1977) – 3:21
  2. "You and Me" - (Lace and Whiskey, single version - 1977) – 3:25
  3. "I Miss You" - ( Billion Dollar Babies - Battle Axe - 1977) – 3:31
  4. "No Time for Tears" - ( Sextette film outtake - 1977) – 2:59
  5. "Because (with The Bee Gees)" - ( Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack - 1978) – 2:45
  6. "From the Inside" - ( From the Inside , single version - 1979) – 3:30
  7. "How You Gonna See Me Now" - (From the Inside - 1978) – 3:53
  8. "Serious" - (From the Inside - 1978) – 2:41
  9. "No Tricks" - (single B-side - 1978) – 4:15
  10. "Road Rats" - ( Roadie film - 1980) – 2:43
  11. "Clones (We're All)" - ( Flush the Fashion , single version - 1980) – 2:51
  12. "Pain" - (Flush the Fashion - 1980) – 4:10
  13. "Who Do You Think We Are" - ( Special Forces , single version - 1981) – 3:05
  14. "Look at You Over There, Ripping the Sawdust from My Teddybear" - (demo - 1981) – 3:18
  15. "For Britain Only" - (UK-only single - 1982) – 3:02
  16. "I Am the Future" - ( Zipper Catches Skin , single version - 1982) – 3:45
  17. "Tag, You're It" - (Zipper Catches Skin - 1982) – 2:52
  18. "Former Lee Warmer" - ( DaDa - 1983) – 4:07
  19. "I Love America" - (DaDa - 1983) – 3:47
  20. "Identity Crisis" - ( Monster Dog film - 1984) – 2:50
  21. "See Me in the Mirror" - (Monster Dog film - 1984) – 3:12
  22. "Hard Rock Summer" - ( Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives film - 1986) – 2:30

Disc 4

  1. "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" - (Demo - 1986) – 3:20
  2. "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" - (Movie Mix) (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives film - 1986) – 3:44
  3. "Teenage Frankenstein" - ( Constrictor - 1986) – 3:32
  4. "Freedom" - ( Raise Your Fist and Yell - 1987) – 4:04
  5. "Prince of Darkness" - (Raise Your Fist and Yell - 1987) – 5:09
  6. "Under My Wheels" - ( The Decline of Western Civilization II film - 1988) – 3:10
  7. "I Got a Line on You" - ( Iron Eagle II film - 1988) – 2:59
  8. "Poison" - ( Trash - 1989) – 4:27
  9. "Trash" - ( Trash - 1989) – 3:58
  10. "Only My Heart Talkin'" - ( Trash - 1989) – 4:44
  11. "Hey Stoopid" - ( Hey Stoopid , single version - 1991) – 4:15
  12. "Feed My Frankenstein" - (Hey Stoopid - 1991) – 4:42
  13. "Fire" - (single b-side - 1991) – 3:00
  14. "Lost in America" - ( The Last Temptation - 1994) – 3:54
  15. "It's Me" - (The Last Temptation - 1994) – 4:40
  16. "Hands of Death (Spookshow 2000 Mix) (with Rob Zombie)" - (Songs in the Key of X soundtrack, remix version - 1996) – 3:53
  17. "Is Anyone Home?" - ( A Fistful of Alice - 1997) – 4:10
  18. "Stolen Prayer" - (The Last Temptation - 1994) – 5:35

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