Alice Cooper 1

They should invent some way to tape-record your dreams. I’ve written songs in my dreams that were Beatles songs. Then I’d wake up and they’d be gone.
Alice Cooper

People that haven’t seen us yet are shocked because they think that Alice Cooper must be a female folksinger. They don’t expect the whole thing.
Alice Cooper

The minute you step onstage, you get eight feet taller.
Alice Cooper

It’s Frank’s painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.
Alice Cooper

It’s not an anti-sex trip. Like, we’re taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we’re projecting it, and we’re saying this is the way everything is right now.
Alice Cooper

So what this is is us, our personalities refined down on to a stage performance. In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live – we live in the cities, you see.
Alice Cooper

We can only take it so far, because man can only take it so far, lower self can only take it so far, and you have to realize that the public is only at a certain place.
Alice Cooper

We try to be as much involved in our product as possible, because then it’s us.
Alice Cooper

We wanted it more live and raw. We didn’t want a studio sound.
Alice Cooper

Why be boring? Have some fun. Rock shows should be like movies: I don’t go to a movie hoping it’ll change my life.
Alice Cooper

My fastest time in high school was a 4:29 mile. I think cross-country has something to do with my longevity in my business. When you’re in an eight-mile race, you never give up.
Alice Cooper

My granddad was an evangelist, and my grandma, she was as tough as nails. She watched ‘American Bandstand’ every day when she was in her 80s, 90s. She loved rock music. I never had anyone in my family that was anti-rock n’ roll.
Alice Cooper

It’s a big flash of all these things and whatever you take out of that statement’s one statement, one mind, one statement, one act, one show, and all the songs are one.
Alice Cooper

We just set it up and recorded it the way we played it. But that was the way we played it then.
Alice Cooper

We started combining the use of light and the use of theatrics and the use of as many art forms as possible, and it’s still growing – that’s the whole idea of it.
Alice Cooper

Yet I was Marilyn Manson – times 10.
Alice Cooper

I’m 18 and I like it!
Alice Cooper

I always think that you should be striving to write your best song.
Alice Cooper

If it’s total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn’t even have to play.
Alice Cooper

They pick all of us out, and then they decide, they computerize, decide if they like it or don’t like it, and then they go home, and then they come back again because they’re not sure what they saw.
Alice Cooper

We got on his label, and the Bizarre organization is just going up and up. So we have faith.
Alice Cooper

We like reactions – a reaction is walking out on us, a reaction is throwing tomatoes at the stage, that’s a healthy psychological reaction.
Alice Cooper

Well, we were all in high school and we got together, and in college – we were in art college together.
Alice Cooper

You can’t get the visual thing on the record as much as you’d like to. We produced this album, and we’d never done that before, except when we produced singles for ourselves.
Alice Cooper

I’m not crazy about country-western music. But the lyrics are good.
Alice Cooper

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