Photo by Jenny Risher
At the risk of losing all of my indie cred, I'm a huge Alice Cooper fan. My best friend since high school is quite possibly his biggest fan. He finally convinced me to go to a show in 2000, and I've been hooked ever since. I definitely prefer his earlier garage rock/proto-punk albums like Love it to Death and Killer to his 80's metal era, which is why I'm thrilled about his new single. "I'm Alice" sounds like a career spanning track. It throws back to his earliest days, includes some 80's metal riffs, and even seems to acknowledge his forgotten punk/New Wave era heard on albums like Flush the Fashion. Plus, "I'm Alice" is his most theatrical song he's done in decades, to the point that it sounds like it could have been written for an Alice Cooper jukebox musical. It's as if it was written specifically for the stage show, and has me more excited for a new Alice Cooper album than I ever thought I could be.
Alice Cooper says of his upcoming album:
You can watch the video for "I'm Alice" below. Road is due out August 23 on earMUSIC, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Alice Cooper, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.