The Strange Case of Alice Cooper

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The Strange Case Of Alice Cooper
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The front cover of the American release.
Video by Alice Cooper
Released

1979 VHS, Betamax

2012 DVD, digitally
Recorded April 9, 1979
Genre Musical, hard rock, heavy metal, shock rock
Length73:01
Label Magnetic Video, Jaybar Industries, Historic Films Archives, Shout! Factory
Director Sterling Johnson
Producer Jackie Barnett
Alice Cooper chronology
Alice Cooper and Friends
(1977)
The Strange Case Of Alice Cooper
(1979)
The Nightmare Returns
(1987)

The Strange Case of Alice Cooper is a live concert video released in September 1979, of Alice Cooper performing with his backing band The Ultra Latex Band . The concert was filmed on April 9, 1979 during Cooper's 'Madhouse Rock' Tour in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Sports Arena, in support of the album From The Inside .

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.

San Diego City in California, United States

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California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Contents

Two songs that were performed during the filming, All Strapped Up and Dead Babies, were omitted from the film for unknown reasons. [1] A DVD version, with audio commentary by Alice Cooper, was released May 22, 2012 via Shout! Factory as a US-only release. [2] Shout! Factory has also made the movie available digitally on their network for streaming and download.

DVD Optical disc

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Shout! Factory American home video and music company

Shout! Factory is an American home video and music company. Founded in 2002 as Retropolis Entertainment, its video releases include previously released feature films, classic and contemporary television series, animation, live music, and comedy specials. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Studios, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, and Video Time Machine.

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Track listing

  1. Opening commentary and concert introduction (by Alice Cooper and Vincent Price) – 1:13
  2. "From The Inside" (Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, David Foster) – 5:48
  3. "Serious" (Cooper, Bernie Taupin, Foster, Steve Lukather) – 2:50
  4. "Nurse Rozetta" (Cooper, Lukather, Foster) – 1:53
  5. "The Quiet Room" (Cooper, Taupin, Wagner) – 3:07
  6. "I Never Cry" (Cooper, Wagner) – 1:51
  7. "Devil's Food" (Cooper, Bob Ezrin, Kelly Jay) – 1:01
  8. "Welcome To My Nightmare" (Cooper, Wagner) – 2:11
  9. "Billion Dollar Babies" (Cooper, Michael Bruce, Reggie Vinson) – 1:49
  10. "Only Women Bleed" (Cooper, Wager) – 2:24
  11. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (Cooper, Bruce) – 1:49
  12. "I'm Eighteen" (Cooper, Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith) – 3:57
  13. "The Black Widow" (Cooper, Wagner, Ezrin) – 5:34
  14. "Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills" (Cooper, Taupin, Wagner) – 3:50
  15. "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" (Bruce, Cooper) – 5:26
  16. "Go to Hell" (Cooper, Ezrin, Wagner) – 3:30
  17. "How You Gonna See Me Now" (Cooper, Taupin, Wagner) – 4:21
  18. "Inmates (We're All Crazy)" (Cooper, Taupin, Wagner) – 3:22
  19. "School's Out" (Cooper, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith, Buxton) – 1:51
  20. Introducing the Musicians, with solos – 11:44
  21. "Schools's Out" (conclusion) – 2:07
  22. Closing commentary and Credits (by Alice Cooper) – 1:23

Credits

Musicians

Ultra Latex

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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.

Other Stage Performers

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Filming

This entry is not to be confused with the Dublin-born writer-director Joe Gannon who was Pink Floyd's first lighting designer and light-show pioneer.

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Re-release

Notes and references

  1. "The Strange Case of Alice Cooper" . Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  2. "The Strange Case Of Alice Cooper coming to DVD May 22" . Retrieved 2012-03-15.

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