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Alice Cooper

Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Universal Music Enterprises
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September 13, 2011

On 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare, Alice Cooper largely traded in high school parking-lot hard rock for fright-show theater; it had bruising moments, but also self-parodying schmaltz. Welcome 2 My Nightmare is its sequel, so we get recurring bad-dream rockers, plus an "Underture" that melds Cooper's melodies into a symphonic montage.  The fun comes when he abandons the sequel concept in favor of a New Wave duet with Ke$ha and a decades- tardy anti-disco tune ("Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever") in which Alice tries to rap.  Slapstick was always his strong suit.

Listen to "Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever":

Photos: 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Video: Jeff Beck Alice Cooper Interview

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