On Black Friday, Alice Cooper will release a special seven-inch single containing two songs he sang last year with the surviving members of the original Alice Cooper band. Cooper joined bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and Neal Smith last year at Dallas music store Good Records where the bassist was promoting his Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! memoir. They played a short set, and the single – dubbed Live From the Astroturf – will feature their performances of “I’m Eighteen” and “Is It My Body.”
Video of the group’s performance of “I’m Eighteen” begins with a brief interview with Dunaway, Bruce and Smith who joke about getting sick of hearing the hit on the radio, their use of props and how the songs and theatricality dovetailed together. When they perform, they do so on a tiny stage, goading on the audience as they dramatically lift their instruments into the air. The clip also shows the line outside waiting to get into the store. Ryan Roxie, who plays in guitar in Cooper’s group, fills in for late guitarist Glen Buxton.
The seven-inch, which will be available only in record stores, will come out in a limited edition of 2,500 copies split into white, pink, black and pink and white vinyl. The pink-and-white version, limited to 100 copies, also features autographed prints from Cooper, Smith, Bruce and Dunaway.
All editions also come in a shrink-wrapped gatefold foil board jacket with a sticker, individual number and six five-by-seven double-sided art prints on the inside sleeve. The audio was mixed by Justin Cortelyou and Bob Ezrin, the latter of whom co-produced the Love It to Death LP that serves as home to both songs. The release is dedicated in loving memory to Buxton.