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Format: CD
Sku: 60147081
UPC: 075992726924
UPC 14: 00075992726924
Release Date: 3/9/1989
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hello Hooray ~ Alice Cooper
2. Raped And Freezin' ~ Alice Cooper
3. Elected ~ Alice Cooper
4. Billion Dollar Babies ~ Alice Cooper
5. Unfinished Sweet ~ Alice Cooper
6. No More Mr. Nice Guy ~ Alice Cooper
7. Generation Landslide ~ Alice Cooper
8. Sick Things ~ Alice Cooper
9. Mary Ann ~ Alice Cooper
10. I Love The Dead ~ Alice Cooper
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper; Dennis Dunaway (bass instrument); Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce , Neal Smith.
Muze PNote Personnel: Alice Cooper (vocals); Dave Libert (vocals); Michael Bruce (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Dick Wagner, Donovan, Glen Buxton, Mick Mashbir, Steve Hunter (guitar); Bob Dolin (keyboards); Neal Smith (drums, background vocals); Dennis Dunaway (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Bill Inglot; Brian Kehew.
Muze PNote Recording information: Cooper Mansion, Greenwich, CT (08/1972-01/1973); Morgan Studios, North London, England (08/1972-01/1973); The Record Plant, New York, NY (08/1972-01/1973).
Muze PNote Editors: Bill Inglot; Brian Kehew.
Muze PNote Photographers: Lynn Goldsmith; David P. Bailey; Neal Preston; Lynn Godsmith.
Muze PNote While their theatrical stage show (which featured the singer getting his head chopped off by a guillotine) may have made Alice Cooper a household name, the material on BILLION DOLLAR BABIES is so exceptional there is no danger of the music being overshadowed by gimmicks. The album became Cooper's biggest selling release, but it would prove the last effort by the original incarnation of the Alice Cooper band (who would up split a year later). But the group hits the mark completely here, combining the raw garage rock of earlier albums with a glossier production, but with plenty of edge, grit, and sleaze still at the music's core.
Muze PNote While mission statement "No More Mr. Nice Guy" is the best-known song, the rest of the album is just as strong. The title track features a backing vocal by Donovan and a mammoth backbeat from drummer Neal Smith, while sweet melodicism plays an important role in "Generation Landslide" and "Mary Ann." Cooper's rock-and-shock aesthetic can heard in the future concert staples "Sick Things" and "I Love the Dead," giving the sleek sound of the album a wonderfully seamy underbelly. Pound for pound, this is probably Cooper's finest release, and remains one of the true cornerstones of the '70s hard rock canon.

Producer: Bob Ezrin; Bob Ezrin; David McLees (Reissue); Bill Inglot (Reissue); Brian Nelson (Reissue)

Engineer: Ed Sprigg; Frank Hubach; Peter Flanagan; Jack Douglas; Robin Black; Shelly Yakus

Artist Overview

Alice Cooper, AKA Vincent Furnier, became famous with a mixture of hard rock and sideshow horror. With his outrageous image and stage show, entertainer extraordinaire Cooper (who eventually adopted the band's name as his own) almost single-handedly invented the genre of shock rock--spawning a legion of famous imitators (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson) along the way. By the end of the 1970s, Cooper had racked up a number of hits and become a bona fide celebrity, even appearing in films. His musical and cinematic activities continued into the 2000s, his iconic status firmly cemented.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Dazed & Confused
Muze Music Compilations Pop Til You Drop
Muze Music Compilations Past Present & Future (w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Past Present & Future (w/ Bonus DVD) (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: 70s Rocks Greatest Hits / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Halloween ( Original Soundtrack ) (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Andrew Lloyd Webber 60
Muze Music Compilations Party Rock(w/ Book)
Muze Music Compilations Classic Album Collection(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Of The 80's
Muze Music Compilations Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Muze Music Compilations I Love You Beth Cooper (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Monsters Of Rock Platinum Edition(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of 80S Metal: Now
Muze Music Compilations World As We Love It

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/01/1993
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1973
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7599272692
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075992726924

Professional Reviews

Q (4/01, p.117)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Good old-fashioned songwriting craft....a potent reminder of why Alice Cooper were signed to Frank Zappa's Straight label in the first place..."

Alternative Press (5/01, p.96)
- "...This 1973 gem still sounds thrilling...due to the songs' grandiose tunefulness, the band's astounding performances and the singer's irrefutable charisma..."

CMJ (3/5/01, p.15)
- "...The live material...is frankly, a how-to-lesson in hard rock. The Coop's original band was one of the greatest, and is criminally underrated..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(5/01, p.122)
- "...What's most apparent is the debt of the band's so-so strut owed to The Who: 'No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'Generation Landslide' were virtually Townshend by numbers, and Alice's vocals owed a huge debt to Daltrey's hoary bark..."

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