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BILLION DOLLAR BABIES

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-FEB 25, 2020…IT WAS 1973 AND ALICE COOPER RELEASED THE ALBUM ‘BILLION DOLLAR BABIES’. THIS WAS THE 6TH STUDIO ALBUM FROM ALICE COOPER, AND , UP TO THAT DATE, IT WAS HIS BEST SELLING ALBUM. ALICE COOPER SAID, THE “WHOLE IDEA BEHIND THE BILLION DOLLAR BABIES ALBUM WAS EXPLOITING THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE DO HAVE SICK PERVERSIONS.” THE ALBUMS TITLE COMES FROM THE FACT THAT COOPER AND THE BAND WERE SURPRISED ABOUT THEIR SUCCESS. ACCORDING TO COOPER 2 YEARS BEFORE THE ALBUM, THE BAND WAS STRUGGLING AND LIVING IN A FRIENDS BASEMENT. IT BLEW THEIR MIND THAT 2 YEARS LATER, PEOPLE WERE THROWING MONEY AT THEM. IT WAS ON THE BILLION DOLLAR BABIES TOUR THAT COOPER HIRED A MAGICIAN TO HELP WITH THE EFFECTS OF THE SHOW, AND COOPER WAS DECAPITATED WITH THE GUILLOTINE. CLASSIC COOPER AND FOR THIS REASON ALONE I CONSIDER HIM THE GREATEST SHOWMAN IN ROCK. HERE’S ALICE IN THE GUILLOTINE

HERE’S A GREAT VIDEO FROM ONE OF THE BIG HITS OF THE ALBUM. THIS ONE HAS LIMOS ,BOOZE, AND ROLLING SKATING CHIMPS ! ALICE COOPER’S ELECTED