[ Rhino / Warner / LP ]
Release Date: Friday 24 September 2021
Alice Cooper perfected shock rock with his 1975 concept album Welcome To My Nightmare.
The stage show is justifiably legendary, replete with boa constrictors, guillotines and other Grand Guignol theatrics, and this 1975 Atlantic collection is its aural equivalent - a loosely conceptual set exploring a child's dark dreams.
With guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter supplying the firepower, Welcome To My Nightmare features plenty of hard rock ("Cold Ethyl," "The Black Widow"), but there are also quieter moments like the hit ballad "Only Women Bleed," and thanks to Bob Ezrin's elaborate production it all flows together perfectly.
This limited-edition version of Welcome To My Nightmare is pressed on clear vinyl.
A1. Welcome to My Nightmare
A2. Devil's Food
A3. The Black Widow
A4. Some Folks
A5. Only Women Bleed
B1. Department of Youth
B2. Cold Ethyl
B3. Years Ago
B5. The Awakening