Book review: Alice Cooper in the 1970’s by Chris Sutton

 Alice Cooper in the 1970’s by Chris Sutton

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 28.03.21]

There is no denying that the1970’s was the decade that the Alice Cooper band went from virtual nobodies to household names, but it was also a decade of massive upheaval for the band as front man Alice Cooper took his name with him and went solo. In “Alice Cooper in the 1970’s” Chris Sutton takes us on an in depth look at the band, and solo act, that is Alice Cooper throughout that pivotal decade.

Forward a few decades and imagine if you will an Alice Cooper show today. The setlist will be familiar to even the most casual of fans and will be primarily written around those massive hits that were enjoyed by the original band back in the 1970’s.

Think of the likes of “Elected”, “Billion Dollar Babies”, “No More Mr Nice Guy”, “School’s Out”, the list could go on and on. There is no doubt that the foundations of the massively successful career of Alice Cooper as a solo artist can be found in the era covered in this book as we look at the band, the albums, the sidemen and the support network, it’s all in these pages.

Whether it be from new interviews, archive material or even the authors own recollections as a fan, the stories add colour to the story.

An enjoyable, and informative, read “Alice Cooper in the 1970’s” is available now. ****

Review by Nikk Gunns

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