The song kicks the door open with a raucous groove fueled by dark minor key chord changes and crying guitar lines. Yet, just like all Alice Cooper recordings, maintained that Alice Cooper signature vocal sound and feel. The beautiful Alice Cooper ballad that promoted that attributes of simplicity and love found among those who had nothing but each other, reflected a common artistic trend found in nineteen seventies culture. Regardless of the social, economic connections the song made with nineteen seventies culture, it was also a beautifully written and emotional song that stands as one of the most heartfelt Alice Cooper Songs of his career. The song was the first recording issued by the band before they had even released an album.
Despite more than 20 years as guitarist in Alice Cooper's band, Ryan Roxie isn't resting on his laurels. As well as playing with Gilby Clarke and Slash's Snakepit back in the day, he's a member of the Stockholm-based sleaze rockers Casablanca, and is about to release his first official solo album, Imagine Your Reality. That reality includes guest appearances from the likes of Cheap Trick's Robin Zander. When the bell rings and every hand in the audience goes up, that is rock'n'roll bliss!
During that time, the band practically invented a style of theatrical horror rock that would be adapted by countless and lesser artists over the years. But Alice Cooper, the band and the man, were more than just guillotines, electric chairs and big-ass snakes; they had great songs that fed their visually exciting stage shows, which were like splashy Broadway productions for people who liked bloody monster movies. The singer went solo in , taking the name and the shock-theater shows with him. Our list of the Top 10 Alice Cooper Songs spans 20 years of mayhem. Either way, the song chronicles the story of a young guy with a death wish.
The godfather of shock rock, Alice Cooper nee Vincent Furnier has been making music and outraging sensitive souls for almost 50 years now — and shows no signs of mothballing his notorious alter-ego any time soon. In , Alice released his 27th studio album and he seems to be perpetually on the road. As both the frontman of the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist, Cooper has recorded some of the great anthemic singles of our time, anticipated and popularised glam rock, influenced punk and is now regarded as a heavy rock and metal icon. And then of course there is the grand guignol stage shows, which in a world now full of horrors may have lost their shock value, but represented something innovative and dangerous in the faraway s. Cooper first made waves in his homeland at the dawn of the s with the original Alice Cooper band which, apart from preacher's son Furnier, consisted of guitarists Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce, drummer Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway on bass, all of whom contributed greatly as musicians and songwriters to the group's worldwide success in the first half of the Seventies.