Welcome To My Nightmare
The godfather of shock’s theatrical masterpiece
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be Alice Cooper. Anything that was visual hooked me in. I’d go to the store and see Alice Cooper records and go, ‘What is this, look at this cover, it must be cool.’
“I’m not sure if Alice invented rock’n’roll showmanship, but he took it to a whole new level – the blood, the guillotines. And this was Alice at his most theatrical.
“The earlier albums started raw and got more grand, and this was like his equivalent of a Broadway show – a really twisted Broadway show. It had that creepy atmosphere that no one else could do like him. He was always there, on TV, but he was still a weirdo - he was still the guy that your parents didn’t want you to listen to.
“I’ve been privileged to have got to know Alice over the years. He’s not what you expect but then he’s also exactly what you expect. He’s still got that warped sense of humour. And when it comes to theatrical rock’n’roll, he’s still the king.”