Face it: there are few trends in modern music that Alice Cooper didn’t anticipate; fewer still that weren’t incorporated by this innovative showman into one of the most bizarre and entertaining rock attractions of all time. The audacious, precedent-shattering, inspirational, taboo-defiling hoodlum flamboyance of Alice Cooper did more than forever alter the face of rock ‘n’ roll as we now know it. He virtually invented rock as theater, created new fashion trends, sparked a new sexual revolution, established higher standards for teenage decadence, and found time on top of all this to write and record a library of classic rock ‘n’ roll albums. The fact that Alice Cooper is rock ‘n’ roll’s foremost legendary statesman of outrage is far beyond reproach. Any act worth its weight in rock ‘n’ roll, theatrics, makeup, and in-your-face, kick-ass punk attitude owes more than just a passing nod of respect in the direction of this malignantly macabre culprit.
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