Welcome to my nightmare, I think you’re gonna like it…

1- Welcome to My Nightmare –  2 – Vincent Price – 3 – Alice Cooper Tribute & Some Kid Stuff

1 – Welcome to My Nightmare is the eighth studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. This was Alice Cooper’s first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). It is a concept album; the songs, heard in sequence, form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. (Chart (1975) Peak Position: Billboard Pop Albums 5)

Vincent Price‘s voiceover is heard on Alice Cooper’s first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare from 1975, and he also appeared in the corresponding TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare.

1.”Welcome to My Nightmare” (Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner) – 5:19

2.”Devil’s Food” (Cooper, Bob Ezrin, Kelley Jay) – 3:38
Vincent Price provided the introductory monologue in the song “Devil’s Food”.
3.”The Black Widow” (Cooper, Wagner, Ezrin) – 3:37

4.”Some Folks” (Cooper, Ezrin, Alan Gordon) – 4:19
5.”Only Women Bleed” (Cooper, Wagner) – 5:49

6.”Department of Youth” (Cooper, Wagner, Ezrin) – 3:18

7.”Cold Ethyl” (Cooper, Ezrin) – 2:51

8.”Years Ago”(Cooper, Wagner) – 2:51

9.”Steven” (Cooper, Ezrin) – 5:52

“Beautiful, Hauting, Dramatic Song: hiper recommended but… please do not listen to it, if you are alone in the night or you will be get caught in one of the Alice’s Nightmares”.   

10.”The Awakening” (Cooper, Wagner, Ezrin) – 2:25

11.”Escape” (Cooper, Mark Anthony, Kim Fowley) – 3:20

Allmusic’s Greg Prato Prato considered the album as Cooper’s best solo work, despite the absence of the original band: “While the music lost most of the gritty edge of the original AC lineup, Welcome to My Nightmare remains Alice’s best solo effort – while some tracks stray from his expected hard rock direction, there’s plenty of fist-pumping rock to go around.”

The cover artwork was created by Drew Struzan for Pacific Eye & Ear.

2 – Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career.

During the early 1970s, Price hosted and starred in BBC Radio’s horror and mystery series The Price of Fear

Price accepted a cameo part in the Canadian children’s television program The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971) in Hamilton, Ontario, on the local television station CHCH.

He appeared in “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” (1971), its sequel “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” (1972), and Theatre of Blood (1973), in which he portrayed a pair of campy serial killers.

Vincent Price made guest appearances in a 1970 episode of “Here’s Lucy” showcasing his art expertise and in a 1972 episode of ABC’s The Brady Bunch, in which he played a deranged archaeologist.

In October 1976, Price appeared as the featured guest in an episode of The Muppet Show.

In 1982, Price provided the narrator’s voice in “Vincent”, Tim Burton’s six-minute film about a young boy who flashes from reality into a fantasy where he is Vincent Price.

That same year, he performed a sinister monologue on the title track of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. A longer version of the rap, sans the music, along with some conversation can be heard on Jackson’s 2001 remastered reissue of the Thriller album. Part of the extended version can be heard on the Thriller 25 album, released in 2008.

3 – Alice Cooper Tribute & Some Kids Stuff

“Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player”. AC

I call it treason against rock ‘n’ roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics. … When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I’d run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick. …. If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal. On Rock n Roll and political campaigns, in a statement to the Canadian Press (26 August 2005), as quoted in “Rock is on a roll with politics” by Warren Kinsella in the Globe and Mail (12 September 2004)

Alice Cooper with Keith Moon

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