Metal Hammer

Originally Published: November 1986


Author: Oliver Klemm

Alice Cooper

"He's Back" he exclaims gleefully from his new single. But with it's stomping disco beat the single is far removed from Alice Cooper's comeback album. The teeny-idol, creative genius and master of the eccentric who has kept so quiet for ten years has turned up sounding rockier than ever before and has managed to put behind him the weak albums that were his efforts of the late seventies and early eighties. 'Teenage Frankenstein', 'Thrill My Gorilla', 'Simple Disobedience' and 'Great American Success Story' are pure rock'n'roll tracks that show where Alice Cooper's musical roots lie. On 'Life And Death Of The Party' Alice even manages to get classical and leaves 'School's Out' and 'Billion Dollar Babies' standing. Basically this is an album that the old master sorely needed. Hopefully this will bring him back the success that he missed and, without doubt, deserves. Cooper goes to the front of the class and gets a 7.