Tuesday, September 13, 2011


RUN, do not walk, to your nearest Record Store today and pick up the new ALICE COOPER album: "WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE", the sequel to his classic album of the same name (sans lame play on words). Or if you're a diehard like myself, go grab it at BEST BUY because they have an exclusive version with 4 BONUS LIVE TRACKS:

15. Exclusive Bonus Track: Under The Bed (new studio track)
16. Exclusive Bonus Track: Poison (live at the Download Festival)
17. Exclusive Bonus Track: No More Mr. Nice Guy (live at the Download Festival)
18. Exclusive Bonus Track: Black Widow (live at the Download Festival)

So far, my favorite tracks are:
I Am Made of You
I'll Bite Your Face Off
When Hell Comes Home
What Baby Wants

Also, if you're in the L.A. area, hit up UNIVERSAL STUDIOS' "Halloween Horror Nights" this October because they will have an ALICE COOPER HAUNTED MAZE (designed by Alice!)From LA Times:
"[the haunted maze will] draw on elements from the shock rocker's theatrical concerts and feature music from his 1975 concept album, 'Welcome to My Nightmare'.....Just like one of the singer's rock concerts, visitors to the Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare maze... will encounter boa constrictor snakes, black widow spiders, guillotine decapitations, hangman's gallows and electrocutions inside a sadistic insane asylum.

Located in the movie theme park's Jurassic Park ride queue, the Alice Cooper maze starts in the abandoned home of Steven, a fictional character that appears on several of the singer's albums. The maze will feature several songs from the "Welcome to My Nightmare" album, including "Years Ago," "The Black Widow," "The Awakening" and, of course, "Steven."

Concept art of the "scareactors" in the Steven section of the maze include a blood-splattered madman wielding a chainsaw, a naughty nurse holding defibrillator paddles and an Alice look-alike wearing the singer's trademark black eye makeup.

The Black Widow section of the maze will depict scenes based on imagery and lyrics from Cooper's 2008 "Along Came a Spider" album.

In another maze scene, a man-child dressed in a infant's jumper with a pacifier and a bib will terrorize visitors in a toy-strewn room to the sounds of Cooper's 1973 release "Billion Dollar Babies."

The maze's horror movie-style soundtrack will feature a mash-up of songs from Cooper's albums, including 1971's "Killer," 1983's "DaDa," as well as a dash of his biggest hit single, "School's Out."
I love Alice Cooper. ALL his music (not just "Welcome to My Nightmare") feels like really fun Stage Productions. That's how I always see/hear his stuff - him on stage putting on a fun musical, ala "Grease"... but with beheadings and bloodspray. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever! Ghouls Gone Wild! hehehe, I love Alice Cooper.


Timewaster said...

Just started listening to it - so far, I really dig it. Although the song "Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever" has the greatest title of all time, it's not my favorite on the album.

Fun fact - the guy who did the artwork for the original Welcome To My Nightmare album was Drew Struzan. Too bad they couldn't get him to come back and do a new cover for this one!

Jim said...

I picked mine up this morning from Best Buy. Thanks for the head's up on their exclusive version, Timewaster. And it was only $9.99 - sweet!

I'm really enjoying this album. I'd say atleast half of the songs are great... including Disco Bloodbath, hehe (but yeah, not my favorite).

I did not know that about Drew Struzan. Interesting!!!

Timewaster said...

No problem. I will also keep you informed of how the show goes Thursday night at the Whiskey!

Jim said...

Get me a t-shirt! :)

Timewaster said...

Get me a t-shirt....? What do we say???

Jim said...

sigh.... PEAS & CARROTS!