School's Out

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
School's Out catapulted Alice Cooper into the hard rock stratosphere, largely due to its timeless, all-time classic title track. But while the song became Alice's highest-charting single ever reaching number seven on the U.S. charts and recalled the brash, three-and-a-half-minute garage rock of yore, the majority of the album signaled a more complex compositional direction for the band. Unlike Cooper's previous releases Love It to Death, Killer, which contained several instantly identifiable hard rock classics, School's Out appears to be a concept album, and aside from the aforementioned title track anthem, few of the other tracks have ever popped up in concert. That's not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
School's Out catapulted Alice Cooper into the hard rock stratosphere, largely due to its timeless, all-time classic title track. But while the song became Alice's highest-charting single ever reaching number seven on the U.S. charts and recalled the brash, three-and-a-half-minute garage rock of yore, the majority of the album signaled a more complex compositional direction for the band. Unlike Cooper's previous releases Love It to Death, Killer, which contained several instantly identifiable hard rock classics, School's Out appears to be a concept album, and aside from the aforementioned title track anthem, few of the other tracks have ever popped up in concert. That's not to say they weren't still strong and memorable; while such cuts as "Gutter Cat vs. the Jets," "Street Fight," "My Stars," and "Grande Finale" came off like mini-epics with a slightly progressive edge, Alice Cooper still managed to maintain their raw, unrefined punk edges regardless. Other highlights included the rowdy "Public Animal #9," the mid-paced "Luney Tune," and the sinister, cabaret-esque "Blue Turk."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227988784
  • Catalog Number: 2623
  • Sales rank: 1,622

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 School's Out (3:28)
  2. 2 Luney Tune (3:39)
  3. 3 Gutter Cat Vs. the Jets (4:39)
  4. 4 Street Fight (0:53)
  5. 5 Blue Turk (5:35)
  6. 6 My Stars (5:49)
  7. 7 Public Animal #9 (3:54)
  8. 8 Alma Mater (4:17)
  9. 9 Grande Finale (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Elmer Bernstein Composer
Alice Cooper Composer
Michael Bruce Composer
Glen Buxton Composer
Dennis Dunaway Composer
Bob Ezrin Composer
Neal Smith Composer
Mack David Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alice at his best

    The only thing missing from this CD is the paper panty.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Alice's most serious piece of music

    When I say that 'Schools Out' is Alice's most serious piece of music I do not mean that the songs are not fun, what I mean is that this is not just another piece of 'horror rock' that Alice became well known for. No, this is a real attempt at transforming the themes of 'West Side Story' into a Rock and Roll album. This is a great concept album and is far above anything Alice has ever done before or since. Alice made a lot of good albums, but this comes close to being a real masterpiece.

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