Alice cooper

Wel­come To My Night­mare

Metal Hammer (UK) - - The 1970s - By rob Zombie


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.”

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