Melody Maker

Originally Published: March 01, 1975

Department of Youth Single Review

Alice Cooper: "Department of Youth" (Anchor)
A. Cooper, snake-lover, golfer, and rock singer, makes singles which despite varying degrees of camping up, are pretty basic. This is typical, a heavy metal Marc Bolan, that sticks closely to the formula of "School's Out" and "Elected." It's gritty and gruesome, but underneath the yells and screaming arrangement, it's really just a simple, catchy pop song. Don't analyse it, just bop as Alice screeches his way up the chart. Hit.