Album of the Week 4

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Alice Cooper – Love It To Death 1971

I pondered for a while of what would be the next album well after much thought I decided to go a little more mainstream and possible right back to the roots of what may have become “Glam Rock” although this artist/ band for me were at a different level over a three album period this one, Killer & Schools Out.

Formed in the mid-1960s, the band took the name Alice Cooper in 1968 and became known for its outrageous theatrical live shows. The loose, psychedelic freak rock of the first two albums failed to find an audience.

The band moved to Detroit in 1970 where they were influenced by the aggressive hard rock scene.A young Bob Ezrin was enlisted as producer, he encouraged the band to tighten its songwriting over two months of rehearsing ten to twelve hours a day. The single “I’m Eighteen” achieved top-forty success.

Love It to Death” is the third studio album, released in March 1971. It was the band’s first commercially successful album. The album’s best-known track, “I’m Eighteen”, was released as a single to test the band’s commercial viability before the album was recorded.

This convinced Warner Bros. that Alice Cooper had the commercial potential to release an album. After its release in March 1971,reached No. 35 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and has since gone on to be certified platinum.

The album’s second single, “Caught in a Dream”.

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