History YMMV / AliceCooper

24th Sep '17 5:29:01 AM ClintEastwood
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: A lot of people (especially if they're from UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}) think his cameo in ''Film/WaynesWorld'' was this.
** The rest of us think it's his appearance on ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
** His story about quitting drugs is pretty awesome: he was alone in a Hollywood mansion with a giant rock of cocaine and a loaded handgun, having successfully alienated all of his friends and collaborators. Anyone else would have ended it there, but Cooper still had enough presence of mind to realize he was destroying everything he'd worked for. He flushed the cocaine down the toilet, tossed the bullets from the gun, slept for four days, and starting putting his life back together.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: He got hit in the face by a fan-thrown coconut cream pie during one concert, while crouched theatrically over a devil shrine. The amazing part is, he ''stayed in character,'' dipping a finger in the pie filling and licking it off while wearing a SlasherSmile.
** From "No More Mr. Nice Guy": ''I went to church incognito/When everybody rose/The Reverend Smithy/He recognized me...and punched me in the nose!''
** "I Love America". Especially Alice as a car salesman.
** "Lost in America"--"So I'm lookin' for a girl with a gun and a job! And a house...''with cable''"



* TearJerker: "Jackknife Johnny" and "Only Women Bleed."
** "I Never Cry" and "Pass the Gun Around" both address the singer's alcoholism, the former as it was beginning to spiral out of control, and the latter the last song on the last album he recorded before getting sober for good. Probably the two most personal songs in his entire catalog.
** On his radio show, he mentions how prior to her death he had no idea Music/JanisJoplin had been doing heroin, and had he known he would have staged an intervention. It's clear he regrets not noticing since she would later die of an overdose.
11th Jun '17 6:03:01 PM SPBurke
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** His story about quitting drugs is pretty awesome: he was alone in a Hollywood mansion with a giant rock of cocaine and a loaded handgun, having successfully alienated all of his friends and collaborators. Anyone else would have ended it there, but Cooper still had enough presence of mind to realize he was destroying everything he'd worked for. He flushed the cocaine down the toilet, tossed the bullets from the gun, slept for four days, and starting putting his life back together.
21st May '17 3:32:00 PM nombretomado
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: A lot of people (especially if they're from UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}) think his cameo in ''WaynesWorld'' was this.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: A lot of people (especially if they're from UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}) think his cameo in ''WaynesWorld'' ''Film/WaynesWorld'' was this.
10th Mar '17 7:27:09 PM wyattte
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: During a 1969 concert in Toronto, Cooper picked up a chicken someone had thrown onstage and tossed it back into the audience, thinking since the bird had wings, it would fly. Instead, it plummeted into the audience, who promptly tore it to shreds. This story quickly mutated into a rumor that he'd actually bitten the head off the chicken himself. Cooper received a phone call from Music/FrankZappa asking if he'd done so. When he replied that he hadn't, Zappa said, "Well, don't tell anybody you didn't do it!"

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Alice Cooper was the ultimate "kids love him, parents despise him" artist of his day, so obviously he just wallowed in this trope. Parents en masse raised an uproar through much of his career, and declared his music a danger to kids and teens, who promptly ignored that rhetoric and made Alice an icon.
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During a 1969 concert in Toronto, Cooper picked up a chicken someone had thrown onstage and tossed it back into the audience, thinking since the bird had wings, it would fly. Instead, it plummeted into the audience, who promptly tore it to shreds. This story quickly mutated into a rumor that he'd actually bitten the head off the chicken himself. Cooper received a phone call from Music/FrankZappa asking if he'd done so. When he replied that he hadn't, Zappa said, "Well, don't tell anybody you didn't do it!"it!"
** Even ''today,'' MoralGuardians are still [[http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/alice-cooper-responds-perfectly-to-resident-protesting-his-foul-minnesota-gig/ up in arms]] over his concerts.
15th Jan '17 7:12:42 PM Katsuhagi
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** On his radio show, he mentions how prior to her death he had no idea Music/JanisJoplin had been doing heroin, and had he known he would have staged an intervention. It's clear he regrets not noticing since she would later die of an overdose.
4th Nov '16 2:15:06 PM JackWhitehead
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The most deplorable bits in his show are usually the funniest as well. One longstanding concert skit is for Alice to beat up a young actress while singing a very tender ballad about domestic violence, then immediately follow it up by dancing with a life sized ragdoll and singing about necrophilia. Beating your wife to death is horrible, waltzing with her obviously phony corpse is hilarious.
11th Aug '16 11:14:38 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: The turn to a more theatrical style away from straight hard rock starting on the ''School's Out'' album and continuing once Alice went solo.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: The turn to a more theatrical style away from straight hard rock starting on the ''School's Out'' album and continuing once Alice went solo.
8th Jul '16 6:18:01 AM gewunomox
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: During a 1969 concert in Toronto, Cooper picked up a chicken someone had thrown onstage and tossed it back into the audience, thinking since the bird had wings, it would fly. Instead, it plummeted into the audience, who promptly tore it to shreds. This story quickly mutated into a rumor that he'd actually bitten the head off the chicken himself. Cooper received a phone call from FrankZappa asking if he'd done so. When he replied that he hadn't, Zappa said, "Well, don't tell anybody you didn't do it!"

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: During a 1969 concert in Toronto, Cooper picked up a chicken someone had thrown onstage and tossed it back into the audience, thinking since the bird had wings, it would fly. Instead, it plummeted into the audience, who promptly tore it to shreds. This story quickly mutated into a rumor that he'd actually bitten the head off the chicken himself. Cooper received a phone call from FrankZappa Music/FrankZappa asking if he'd done so. When he replied that he hadn't, Zappa said, "Well, don't tell anybody you didn't do it!"
21st Dec '15 3:26:15 AM shamblingdead2
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** The rest of us think it's his appearance on ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
26th Sep '15 10:20:02 PM youngbond007
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** Even fans who loathe the hair metal period tend to like "Wind-Up Toy".

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** Even fans who loathe the hair metal period tend to like "Wind-Up Toy".Toy" and "Poison".
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