- Audio CD (July 14, 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
- Label: Prime Cuts
- ASIN: B000002V51
- Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,451 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Freak Out Song Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Alice said that when he and his band played shows in the early days (sometimes opening up for The Doors), people would walk out before the show was over. Alice's band was also called "the ones who droke the stake through the heart of the love generation." One listen to this album, and you'll see why both are true. It's almost pure noise with just a splash of melody and beat. If I didn't know any better, I'd say that they were completely drunk when they recorded it.
Now there is, I suppose, some twisted avant-garde significance to that, which is why I give it 2 stars instead of 1. Frank Zappa (who signed AC to his label) said that there was something special about a band who could clear a room in 10 minutes.
Don't get me wrong -- I am a die-hard Alice Cooper fan, and have every single one of his albums. And yes, I even listen to "Freak Out" once in a while. I love songs like "Nobody Likes Me", but I would only recommend this album to 1) fans who already have most of his other albums or 2) fans of complete noise. Playing this CD would make the average person run out of the room, covering their ears. I was talking with a friend once about Alice Cooper, and he said he didn't really like him.Read more ›
This is a very poor album. Save your money.
The first two tracks, "Going to the River" and "Ain't That Just Like A Woman" aren't even Alice Cooper tracks. There has been considerable debate about who actually performed those numbers at the festival, but one thing is known for sure, it WASN'T Alice Cooper. The rest are very early Alice Cooper recordings which were to eventually appear on Pretties For You and Easy Action. I believe that a number of the tracks were originally done by the Spiders and/or the Nazz, Alice Coopers early group names. It is certainly not the best of his work but nonetheless worth having if you're a Cooper collector or at all interested in the beginnings of the Alice Cooper experience.
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This is some of the best Alice Cooper material out there. Definitely not for the faint at heart. Avant-gaurde noise rock in the same vein as the MC5/Stooges/Blue Cheer. Read morePublished on July 9, 2008 by GarraMonster
Alice Cooper is brilliant but not here! This must be his lame days b/f his band got their 'sound'. Try anything else but this.Published on November 14, 2005 by Jefferson
IF YOUR A DIEHARD FAN LIKE ME IT IS A MUST FOR YOUR COLLECTION.IF YOU THINK ALICE COOPER CAME OUT IN THE 80'S WITH TRASH IT IS NOT FOR YOU. Read morePublished on June 30, 1999 by email@example.com
Definitely only for hardcore fans of the Master. Though possibly not some of the groups best efforts this CD shows the beginnings of the Alice Cooper group. Read morePublished on May 6, 1999 by T. Leacch
THIS CD MAY NOT BE ONE OF HIS BEST, BUT IF YOU ARE A REAL ALICE FAN, YOU'LL WANT TO HAVE IT! TO YOU GUYS WHO SAID IT SUCKED---SO DO YOU!!!!!!!!Published on March 6, 1999