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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ALICE COOPER / School’s Out (1972)

The title track of the fifth studio album is one of Alice’s best known anthems, appearing on dozens of those Best Ever Rock compilations that you find in people’s cars. There’s no denying its rock and roll credentials, but it’s morally ambiguous, as is much of the remainder of the album. It’s like a Broadway musical with James Dean in the lead, strutting his way through a school themed haze, a flick-knife in his back pocket and a sneer on his lips; fuck with him and he’ll cut you, but let him pass and you can run home unharmed. Despite all its charm it’s not the AC album that I turn to when I want to be entertained.

Songs of Note: Luney Tune; My Stars

3 pairs of flammable undies out of 5

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