Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone - 9th December 2004

Rolling Stone
(December 09, 2004)

Originally Published: December 09, 2004

500 Greatest Songs of All Time

#482: I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper

Written: Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Cooper, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
Produced: Bob Ezrin, Jack Richardson
Released: Feb. '71 on Warner Bros.

Before "I'm Eighteen" Cooper was just another hairy rock oddball. But this proto-punk smash defined the age when, in Cooper's words, you're "old enough to be drafted but not old enough to vote." Years later, Johnny Rotten sang this at his audition for the Sex Pistols; by then, Cooper was a guest on The Muppet Show.

Appears on: Love It To Death (Warner Bros.)

#319: School's out - Alice Cooper

Written: Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Cooper, Dennis Dunaway, Neal smith
Produced: Bob Ezrin
Released: May '72 on Warner Bros.

"The few minutes waiting for that final school bell to ring are so intense that when it happens, it's almost orgasmic," said Cooper. Inspired by a Fouries Dead End Kids film series, the tune will live for as long as kids really, really hate school.

Appears on: School's Out (Warner Bros.)