Muscle of Love

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Coming off such conceptual, theatrical, sleazy hard rock records as the massively successful School's Out 1972 and Billion Dollar Babies 1973, the Alice Cooper group decided that their next release would be more along the lines of their earlier, more straightforward work à la Love It to Death. While Muscle of Love was a gold-certified Top Ten success, it performed below expectations their previous two albums peaked at number two and number one, respectively and would unfortunately prove to be the original Alice Cooper band's last studio album together. The album may not be as coherent as their previous classics producer Bob Ezrin took a leave of absence and more filler is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Coming off such conceptual, theatrical, sleazy hard rock records as the massively successful School's Out 1972 and Billion Dollar Babies 1973, the Alice Cooper group decided that their next release would be more along the lines of their earlier, more straightforward work à la Love It to Death. While Muscle of Love was a gold-certified Top Ten success, it performed below expectations their previous two albums peaked at number two and number one, respectively and would unfortunately prove to be the original Alice Cooper band's last studio album together. The album may not be as coherent as their previous classics producer Bob Ezrin took a leave of absence and more filler is present than usual, yet Muscle of Love is perhaps Alice Cooper's most underrated record -- more than a few overlooked and forgotten classics reside here. The two best-known tracks are undoubtedly the Top 20 anthem "Teenage Lament '74," which features none other than Liza Minnelli and the Pointer Sisters on backing vocals, and the boisterous title track. But other tracks are just as good -- the Led Zep-stomping opener, "Big Apple Dreamin' Hippo," the gentle "Hard Hearted Alice" a precursor to Cooper's future ballad-oriented direction, the raging "Working Up a Sweat," and "Man with the Golden Gun" which was written for the James Bond movie of the same name, but rejected. A forgotten hard rock classic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 075992622622
  • Catalog Number: 926226
  • Sales rank: 1,131

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist, Vocals
Liza Minnelli Vocals, Background Vocals
The Pointer Sisters Vocals, Background Vocals
Nona Hendryx Vocals
Sarah Dash Vocals
Stu Daye Vocals
Ronnie Spector Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Bruce Guitar, Keyboards
Glen Buxton Guitar
Bob Dolin Keyboards, Vocals
Dolly Vocals
Dennis Dunaway Bass, Bass Guitar
Dennis Ferrante Vocals
Dave Libert Vocals
Mick Mashbir Guitar
Paul Prestopino Banjo, Piano
Neal Smith Drums
Dick Wagner Guitar
Joe Gannon Vocals
Big Cheese Vocals
La Belle Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Michael Bruce Composer
Gary Sloan Portrait Photography
Glen Buxton Composer
Jack Douglas Producer, Engineer
Dennis Dunaway Composer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Jack Richardson Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Neal Smith Composer
Linda Hennrick Lyric Transcription
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The final masterpiece from The Alice Cooper Group.

    Unfortunately Muscle of Love is the final album from the legendary Alice Cooper group. All nine tracks are outstanding, none of them are filler as some people would claim. Upon a first listening; Muscle of Love hits you where it counts. Indeed it is a sad ending to A great band but the root of an incredible solo career...

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