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I'M EIGHTEEN
by Alice Cooper Band

Lines form on my face and hands
Lines form from the ups and downs
I'm in the middle without any plans

I'm a boy and I'm a man
I'm eighteen
and I don't know what I want
Eighteen
I just don't know what I want
Eighteen
I gotta get away
I gotta get out of this place
I'll go runnin in outer space

Oh yeah
I got a
baby's brain and an old man's heart
Took eighteen years to get this far
Don't always know what I'm talkin' about
Feels like I'm livin in the middle of doubt

Cause I'm
Eighteen
I get confused every day
Eighteen
I just don't know what to say
Eighteen
I gotta get away

Lines form on my face and my hands
Lines form on the left and right
I'm in the middle
the middle of life
I'm a boy and I'm a man
I'm eighteen and I LIKE IT

Yes I like it
Oh I like it
Love it
Like it
Love it
Eighteen!
Eighteen!
Eighteen!

Eighteen and I LIKE IT

Peace
LionHeart
March 2006


ALICE COOPER
Alice Cooper Website

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a hard rock singer and musician. He is often called as "Father of Metal," "Founder of Shock Rock," "Glam God," and "Metal God". Alice Cooper was originally the name of Furnier's band. Furnier officially changed his own name to Alice Cooper for a successful solo career.

Furnier was born in Detroit at a hospital that carried the nickname "The Butcher's Palace", but, after a stream of illnesses moved to Phoenix, Arizona in his youth. His grandfather, Thurman Furnier, was an ordained Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite). Cooper's father, Ether Furnier, was an ordained Elder. Cooper had some distant French Huguenot ancestry; the remainder of his ancestry was English.

Cooper, influenced by British Bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks and in particular The Yardbirds, formed a number of rock bands in the 1960s, including the Earwigs, The Spiders, and The Nazz. Furnier, upon learning that Todd Rundgren also had a band called The Nazz, changed the band's name to Alice Cooper (the name Alice Cooper is said to have been agreed upon after one of Furnier's Ouija sessions, and learning that he was a reincarnation of a 17th century "witch" of the same name, according to band legend, although Cooper in interviews has said the name actually came out of thin air conjuring an image of "a cute little girl with an axe behind her back").

The classic Alice Cooper group line up consisted of guitarists Michael Bruce and Glen Buxton, bassist Dennis Dunaway, and drummer Neal Smith. After moving to California in 1968, the band enlisted Shep Gordon and Joe Greenberg as their managers, and the band was soon signed to Frank Zappa's label, Straight Records - releasing two competent but outlandish albums, Pretties For You and Easy Action, to a frosty public and critical reception. Warner Brothers then purchased Straight Records from Frank Zappa and Alice Cooper was more highly promoted with this major label.

Although the band incorporated theatrics in their stage act from the outset, a chance case of press misreporting an unfortunate, unrehearsed stage routine involving Alice and a live chicken led to the band changing tack - capitalizing on tabloid sensationalism and creating a new sub-genre, shock rock. Alice claims that the chicken incident was an accident. He says he thought, "Chickens have wings, so they must be able to fly" so when it was on the stage, he threw it out over the crowd, with the intention of having the chicken fly away. But chickens cannot fly, or at least cannot fly particularly well, and it was instead ripped to shreds by the rowdy audience.

Cooper also actually influenced lots of other bands (examples being Marilyn Manson, KISS, Sex Pistols, Ozzy Osbourne and others and was also apparantly "The first punk" which is a quote from an interview on the "Prime cuts" DVD. Alice himself also says "We drove the steak through the heart of the "Peace and Love Generation". Other quotes from this DVD biography are "Alice Cooper is unkillable" said Osbourne and Slash from Guns n' Roses (Another band influenced by Cooper and his band) "Welcome to my nightmare is just a record that you never get tired of and can put on when all else fails"

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Pretties for You (1969)
Easy Action (1970)
Love It to Death (1971)
School's Out (1972)
Billion Dollar Babies (1973)


Muscle of Love (1973)
Greatest Hits (1974)
Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)
Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976)
Lace and Whiskey (1977)


The Alice Cooper Show (Live) (1977)
From the Inside (1978)
Killer (1979)



WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE
by Alice Cooper

Welcome to my nightmare
I think you're gonna like it
I think you're gonna feel like you belong
A nocturnal vacation
Unnecessary sedation
You want to feel at home 'cause you belong

Welcome to my nightmare
Welcome to my breakdown
I hope I didn't scare you
That's just the way we are when we come down
We sweat and laugh and scream here
'cuz life is just a dream here
You know inside you feel right at home here
Welcome to my breakdown

Whoa
You're welcome to my nightmare
Yeah
Welcome to my nightmare
I think you're gonna like it

I think you're gonna feel that you belong
We sweat laugh and scream here
'cuz life is just a dream here
You know inside you feel right at home here
Welcome to my nightmare
Welcome to my breakdown
Yeah



Alice Cooper - Spider Skull T-Shirt
Alice Cooper t-shirt with a glowing skull and spider dangling in front of it. Sweet tee to wear when schools out for summer.

The Illustrated Collector's Guide to Alice Cooper
by Dale Sherman

"I was very impressed with the intensity of the research and detail of this book. The author takes you chronologically through Alice's career, focussing on recordings, tours, film and television and books. He goes bit by bit, album by album, single by single, and fills each entry with loads of detail. Minutiae including who played what, on which song, how the song did on the charts, variation in design, dates, formats, catalogue numbers, trivia-pretty much everything I wanted to know about Alice's output from 1964 to 1998. The book is split into five periods: 1964-74, 1975-79, 1980-82, 1984-1990, and 1991-1998. It is chock full of photos (many of which I had never seen before) both in black and white and in color and information (much of which I didn't know). It is a fascinating read for the Alice Cooper fan, and written so it can be read like a book (I read it cover to cover the first day I got it), or used as a reference guide (I have referred to it many times since). I can't recommend it enough for anyone who has questions about Alice or his music. This book answers it all." -The Psychedelic Cowboy-

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