Two years after 1989's highly successful comeback with the Desmond Child produced 'Trash', Alice Cooper (after years of poor record sales up until the aforementioned album) released the superior 'Hey Stoopid' (1991), a solid classic rock record from start to finish. The album should have definitely overshadowed the success of it's predecessor, the songs on this record are better than anything on 'Trash'.
Ozzy Osbourne provides backing vocals to the album's brilliant opening track (and hit single) 'Hey Stoopid' and from there, every track that follows is excellent. The story-telling 'Love's a Loaded Gun' is my personal favourite but songs such as 'Might As Well Be On Mars' (about unrequited love) and 'Wind Up Toy' (about a man who is in a mental institution) are right up there with genuine Alice Cooper classics. You can hear Desmond Child influence on this album, particularly on 'Dangerous Tonight', another highlight.
As well as Ozzy, there are guest appearances from Slash (when he was still with 'Guns N' Roses), Vinnie Moore and Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars (both of Motley Crew).
Over the years, I've almost played 'Hey Stoopid' to death, and it will always remain my favourite Alice Cooper album.