ALICE COOPER billion dollar babies. first UK pressing 1973 on the solid green Warner Bros label. Original recording
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I was 13 years old and had saved up my pocket money, when I had enough I gave it to my mum who went to Woolworths and bought it for me. I was on pins waiting for her to come home.
On opening the LP I was sorely tempted to pull out all the pictures there and then - I never did and the billion dollar note is still a treasure as I have kept this album and still have it complete with all the pieces intact 36 years later.
This CD is a must for any fan of this album, Alice Cooper, or in fact anyone who, was a rebellious teenager in the seventies. And if anything was going to personify how different we were from our Elvis-loving parents it was Alice Cooper and his antics with baby dolls, snakes and chickens and fake blood - partly the reason why I initially saved for LP in the first place.
My father hated it, he hated him, hated the things he got up to and my mother was not too impressed either. My father hated me playing my records and this album in particular - I loved every moment of my youth and this music was a very big part of it.
It is one for the few albums of which I love every track and never reach for the remote to press the `skip' button.
From `Hello Hooray' right through to the last track called ` I love The dead' which I made my father listen to, this album is superb. The second CD is a fabulous addition, and I agree with others that it should have been released all those years ago on vinyl.Read more ›
Here in Britain the inner sleeve cornered every tabloid paper, Leo Abse MP, and Mary Whitehouse contrived to effectively stop the band from touring. Tour or no tour it went to number 1 and more worryingly for the rock mainstream dislodged Dark Side Of The Moon from the topping the charts.
So to the music. "Elected" with its megaphone vocal is the first to hook followed by the sparkling "Billion Dollar Babies", a rock'n'roll tango with our very own attic dancing transvestial villainesss exeling herself.
Spellbinding tracks set standards of their own. The magical" No More Mr Nice Guy", a debtor to the Who's "Substitute" told of the flak Alice's parents were receiving in America.
Donovan's acoustic contribution bolsters "Generation Landslide", and "Sick Things" is well________sick! Crying monstress laments loss of human toys. Feeling wronged she resigns herself to a fate of live concrete burial. Cheerful stuff lads.
"Mary Ann2 is a blissful throwback to days of greater innocence as well as a smart but silly piano ballad. "I Love The Dead" is a the corpedelicious farewell.
Where could they go from here? Nowhere they didn't want. There MUSIC WAS NOW OF LEGEND.
Actually they hit the road on the biggest tour in history for the time. The live disc is pure contraband. It manages to reflect the fact that in 1973 this was the one band everyone with any imagination or sense of daring wanted to see.
Live The Alice Cooper Band are much more r&b than on record they reworked their songs for their performances.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I grew up with Alice Cooper and still have the vinyl version of this album but listen to the digital version which will never deteriorate and fits on my phone quite nicely... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Bloomp56
This is a classic album by the legend that is Alice Cooper.
It contains the timeless classic tracks-Hello, Hooray, Elected, No more Mr Nice Guy, Billion dollar babies and I... Read more
Has several well known hits on it, so not a bad place to start if you want to understand what Alice Cooper were about back in the day. Not a duff track on it, in my humble opinionPublished 2 months ago by indie59
Worth the billion dollars, and on the original vinyl you got the bank note!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant worth it just for the second disk alone, a complete classic. Some of these new groups should take note as this is how to make a real classicPublished 4 months ago by Dawn Southward