|Studio album by|
|Released||July 25, 1989|
|Recorded||1988-1989, Bearsville Studios, The Power Station, Right Track, Sigma Sound Studios, Mediasound, Grog Kill Studios, Village Recorders, The Complex, Record Plant, Blue Jay Studios, Sanctuary Sound|
|Genre||Glam metal, hard rock|
|Alice Cooper chronology|
|Singles from Trash|
Trash is the eleventh studio album released by Alice Cooper in 1989. The album features the single "Poison", Cooper's first top ten hit since his single "You And Me" in 1977 and marked a great success in Cooper's musical career, reaching the Top 20 of various album charts and selling more than two million copies. Trash is the first Alice Cooper album to feature John McCurry on guitar, Hugh McDonald on bass, and Bobby Chouinard on drums.
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 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". Though sometimes also called "The Father of Shock Rock", the former is Cooper's most commonly agreed-upon title. He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.
"Poison" is a song by American rock musician Alice Cooper. Written by Cooper, Desmond Child, and John McCurry, the song was released worldwide as a single in late-1989 from Cooper's eighteenth album, Trash (1989). The song was one of Cooper's biggest hit singles in the United States, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while peaking at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart, only being held off the top spot by the dance record, "Swing the Mood" by Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers. "Poison" is one of Alice Cooper's best known songs. It is ranked by Billboard as the "91st top song of 1989", while Ultimate Classic Rock ranked it as the "7th best Alice Cooper song", commenting "Poison sounds like a typical ’80s pop-metal number at times, but Cooper’s intensity brings it to a whole other level."
In the music industry, a single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album.
After Alice's return to the music industry with the successful "The Nightmare Returns" tour, Cooper had sought assistance from Desmond Child to create a comeback album. Trash became one of Cooper's biggest albums, accompanied by music videos for "Poison", "Bed of Nails", "House of Fire", and "Only My Heart Talkin'". A successful year-long worldwide concert tour in support of the album was documented in the home video release Alice Cooper Trashes The World .
Desmond Child is an American songwriter and producer. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008. He is the son of Hungarian father Joseph Marfy and of Cuban songwriter Elena Casals.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".
"Bed of Nails" is a 1989 single by American rock singer Alice Cooper featuring singer/guitarist Kane Roberts, taken from the hit album Trash. It is the second highest charting single from the album, achieving No. 38 in the UK, although the single was not released in the US. The other three singles taken from Trash are "Poison", "House of Fire" and "Only My Heart Talkin'". "Bed of Nails" was written by Cooper, Desmond Child, Roberts and Diane Warren.
The album features many guest performances including Jon Bon Jovi, Stiv Bators, Steven Tyler, as well as singer/guitarist Kane Roberts, who left Cooper's band in 1988. Songwriting contributions were also made by Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John McCurry.
John Francis Bongiovi Jr., known professionally as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor. Bon Jovi is best known as the founder and frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.
Steven John Bator, better known by his stage name Stiv Bators, was an American punk rock vocalist and guitarist from Girard, Ohio. He is best remembered for his bands Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church.
Steven Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and former television panelist. He is best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, piano, and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'" due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. He is also known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, Tyler usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand.
|1.||"Poison"||Alice Cooper · Desmond Child · John McCurry||4:29|
|2.||"Spark in the Dark"||Cooper · Child||3:52|
|3.||"House of Fire"||Cooper · Child · Joan Jett||3:47|
|4.||"Why Trust You"||Cooper · Child||3:12|
|5.||"Only My Heart Talkin'"||Cooper · Bruce Roberts · Andy Goldmark||4:47|
|6.||"Bed of Nails"||Cooper · Child · Kane Roberts · Diane Warren||4:20|
|7.||"This Maniac's in Love with You"||Cooper · Child · Bob Held · Tom Teeley||3:48|
|8.||"Trash"||Cooper · Child · Mark Frazier · Jamie Sever||4:01|
|9.||"Hell Is Living Without You"||Cooper · Child · Jon Bon Jovi · Richie Sambora||4:11|
|10.||"I'm Your Gun"||Cooper · Child · McCurry||3:47|
|Additional tracks on the Japanese release|
|11.||"Cold Ethyl (live)"||Cooper · Bob Ezrin|
|12.||"Ballad of Dwight Fry (live)"||Michael Bruce · Cooper|
|Additional tracks on the 2014 Japanese LTD Blu-spec CD II Remastered Re-issue|
|11.||"Only My Heart Talkin' (Radio Edit)"||Cooper · Roberts · Goldmark|
|12.||"I Got a Line on You"||Randy California|
John McCurry is an American musician and composer, a guitarist, songwriter and singer based in New York City. He has worked with many well-known musical artists, including Chicago, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, John Waite, Belinda Carlisle, Julian Lennon, Joss Stone, Katy Perry, The Jonas Brothers, and Elliott Yamin.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings. The pickup generally uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being relatively weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.
Hugh John McDonald is an American musician who is best known for his session work and for being the current bass guitarist of American rock band Bon Jovi, which he joined as an unofficial member in November 1994, before becoming an official member in 2016. Before joining Bon Jovi, he was the bass guitarist for the David Bromberg Band, touring extensively worldwide and playing on many Bromberg albums. He has played with many other artists, both live and in the studio, and has recorded with Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Steve Goodman, Ringo Starr, Lita Ford, Michael Bolton, Cher, Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin, Michael Bublé, Bret Michaels, others and did a few dates during Shania Twain's the Woman in Me TV tour.
Charles Frederick Kip Winger is a German American rock musician, a member of the rock band Winger, and a solo artist. He initially gained notability as a member of Alice Cooper's band, contributing bass and vocals to his Constrictor and Raise Your Fist and Yell albums.
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The following additional songs were written and recorded for the album but remain unreleased: "Low Class Reunion", "The Ballad of Alice Cooper", "Bad Angel", "Good Girl Gone Bad" as well as "Aggrolat". Cooper himself did not want to release these tracks because he thought at the time that these tunes "weren't that good to start with". Later, Cooper also noted that the songs that remained unreleased have been written in a Rock'n'Roll vein, but can be defined different to the individual listener.
Trash is the most represented album outside the 1971 to 1975 era in Alice Cooper’s concert setlists;however this is wholly due to lead single “Poison”, which has been performed consistently on all tours since the album’s release and has become the seventh-most-performed song in his catalogue and the most-performed from after Welcome to My Nightmare. The only other songs from Trash that have ever been performed since the close of the album’s tour are “House of Fire”, which was a regular on the 2012 to 2015 Raise the Dead Tour, “Trash” which was a regular part of setlists on the Descent into Dragontown Tour, and “Bed of Nails” in 1996, 2004, and 2019. “Why Trust You” and “Hell Is Living Without You” have never been played live.
Certifications and sales
| US || US M. || UK || NZ || AU || SE || CA |
|"Bed of Nails"||—||—||38||27||13||18||—|
|"House of Fire"||56||39||65||—||80||—||98|
|1990||"Only My Heart Talkin'"||89||19||—||—||47||—||78|
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