Artist: Alice Cooper

Billion Dollar Babies ~ Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971′s monster hit “I’m Eighteen” from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single “School’s Out” in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Billion Dollar Babies

Billion Dollar Babies is a popular 1973 single by rock group Alice Cooper, taken from the album “Billion Dollar Babies”. It was released in July 1973, months after the album had been released. The track is a duet between Alice Cooper and Donovan, who provides the falsetto vocals.

BMI lists  the composers of “Billion Dollar Babies” as Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce and Reggie Vinson (a session guitarist who had worked with the Alice Cooper band previously). Some sources list the composers as Cooper, Bruce, drummer Neal Smith, and “R. Reggie” . The chorus has the same melody as The Hollies’s 1966 song “Tell Me to My Face.”

Billion Dollar Babies also became the name of a band which descended from the Alice Cooper band that recorded the song. The Billion Dollar Babies album was one of the last recorded by the Alice Cooper band, before singer Alice Cooper went solo. Legal complications ensued; all five Alice Cooper band members had shared ownership of the band’s name. The original band never again recorded under the name Alice Cooper, but former Alice Cooper Band members Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith, along with additions Bob Dolin and Mike Marconi, recorded as Billion Dollar Babies.  The band Billion Dollar Babies only released one album, 1977′s ‘Battleaxe’, before disbanding.

Billion Dollar Babies – Cooper, Bruce, Smith, Vinson

Billion dollar baby
Rubber little lady, slicker than a weasel,
Grimy as an alley
Loves me like no other lover.

Billion dollar baby
Rotten little monster, baby, I adore you.
Man or woman living couldn’t love me like you, baby.

We go dancing nightly in the attic
While the moon is rising in the sky.
If I’m too rough, tell me,
I’m so scared your little head will come off in my hands.

Yeah, billion dollar baby
I got you in the dimestore,
No other little girl could ever hold you
Any tighter, any tighter than me, baby.
Billion dollar baby
Reckless like a gambler, million dollar maybe
Foamin’ like dog that’s been infected by the rabies.

We go dancing nightly in the attic
While the moon is rising in the sky.
If I’m too rough, tell me,
I’m so scared your little head will come off in my hands.

Million dollar baby,
Billion dollar baby,
Trillion dollar baby,
Zillion dollar baby.

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Halo of Flies – Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971′s monster hit “I’m Eighteen” from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single “School’s Out” in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Halo of Flies

Halo of Flies” is a 1973 single by rock band Alice Cooper taken from their 1971 album Killer. The single was only released in the Netherlands. The song was, according to Cooper’s liner notes in the compilation The Definitive Alice Cooper, an attempt by the band to prove that they could perform King Crimson-like progressive rock suites, and was supposedly about a spy organization.

Halo of Flies – Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith

I’ve got the answers
To all of your questions
If you’ve got the money
To pay me in gold

I will be living
In old Monte Carlo
And you will be reading
The secrets of soul

Daggers and contacts
And bright shiny limos
I’ve got a watch
That turns into a lifeboat

Glimmering nightgowns
And poisonous cobras
Silencer under the heel of my shoe

The elegance of China
They sent her to lie here on her back
But as she deeply moves me
She’d rather shoot me in my tracks

And while a Middle Asian lady
She really came as no surprise
But I still did destroy her
And I will smash
Halo of flies

I crossed the ocean
Where no one could see
And I put a time-bomb
In your submarine
Goodbye to old friends
The secret’s in hand
With full ream of papers
And counterfeit plans
You never will understand

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Generation Landslide ~ Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971′s monster hit “I’m Eighteen” from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single “School’s Out” in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Generation Landslide

The year was 1972. Alice Cooper came out with his “Billion Dollar Babies” album, and just about everyone had the 8-Track in their car. Generation landslide was a cut off of that album.

Generation Landslide – Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith

Please clean your plate, dear.
The Lord above can see ya.
Don’t you know people are starving in Korea?
Alcohol and razor blades and poison and needles,
Kindergarten people – they use ‘em, the need ‘em.
The over indulgent machines were their children.
There wasn’t a way down on Earth here to cool ‘em,
‘Cause they look just like humans at Kresges and Woolworths.
But decadent brains were at work to destroy.
Brats in battalions were ruling the streets,
Sayin’ generation landslide closed the gap between ‘em.

And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies
Who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.

Militant mothers hiding in their basement
Using pots and pans as their shields and their helmets.
Molotov milk bottles heaved from pink high chairs,
While Mothers’ Lib burns birth certificate papers.
Dad gets his allowance from his sonny, the dealer,
Who’s pubic to the world but involved in high finance.
Sister’s out ’til five doing banker’s son’s hours.
But she owns a Maserati that’s a gift from his father.
Stopped at full speed at one hundred miles per hour.
The Colgate invisible shield finally got ‘em.

And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies
Who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.

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No More Mr. Nice Guy ~ Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971′s monster hit “I’m Eighteen” from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single “School’s Out” in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

No More Mr. Nice Guy

No More Mr. Nice Guy” is a song by the hard rock singer Alice Cooper, taken from the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. The single reached #25 on the US charts and #10 on the UK charts, and helped Billion Dollar Babies to reach #1 in both the UK and the US. Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper wrote the song.

Cooper wrote the song lyrics about the reactions of his mother’s church group about Cooper’s stage performances and the characters he played onstage. It was him saying that there was worse stuff that he could do in his life and that the “gloves were off now.”

The song was re-recorded by Alice Cooper and featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

The song was played in the film Dazed and Confused in which the scene from the movie was latter parodied on Family Guy in the episode “Jungle Love” and it was featured in The Simpsons episode “Love Is a Many Strangled Thing”. Cooper made a cameo appearance while performing the song in the film adaption of the TV series Dark Shadows.

No More Mr. Nice Guy - Cooper, Bruce

I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
‘Til they got a hold of me
I opened doors for little old ladies
I helped the blind to see

I got no friends ’cause they read the papers
They can’t be seen with me
And I’m gettin’ real shot down
And I’m feeling mean

No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say, “He’s sick, he’s obscene”

I got no friends ’cause they read the papers
They can’t be seen with me
And I’m gettin’ real shot down
And I’m, I’m getting mean

No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say, “He’s sick, he’s obscene”

My dog bit me on the leg today
My cat clawed my eyes
Ma’s been thrown out of the social circle
And dad has to hide

I went to church incognito, when everybody rose
The Reverend Smith, he, he recognized me
And punched me in the nose
He said

“No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy”
He said, “You’re sick, you’re obscene”

No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
He said, “You’re sick, you’re obscene”

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