Sounds - December 30th, 1972

(December 30, 1972)

Originally Published: December 30, 1972

Alice Elected!

Sweeps SOUNDS Poll...

Killer Alice they call him - and it's not surpring. Of ll the American bands to have emerged in the past few years it's Alice Cooper that have captured the imagination of British audiences - pulling in sell out signs from every appearance, and featuring in both the singles and albums charts.

In SOUNDS Musicians Poll (results this week on page 14), Alice and the band have swept to victory in no less than four major categories.

In the International Section Alice himself won as Top Male Vocalist and the band scooped up awards as Band; Album Design for "School's Out"; Top Album for "School's Out".

They also managed to follow this success by having their "Killer" collection voted into third place in the Top Album section and being named second in the New Band section. All in all quite a feat.

Okay Alice - you've made your point. Congratulations!

Sounds Poll

Well, Alice certainly got himself elected! Alice and band swept through the International Section of this years poll - winning four separate awards. Of the four - which included Best Band, Best Album "School's Out", and Album Design for the same collection - the biggest surprise was his win as Male Vocalist. For this he usurped Neil Young, James Taylor, Beefheart, Robert Plant, Bolan, in fact all the giants in the field on both sides of the Atlantic.

International Section


  1. Alice Cooper
  2. Led Zeppelin
  3. Jethro Tull
  4. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
  5. Mountain
  6. Faces
  7. T. Rex
  8. Santana
  9. Grateful Dead
  10. Deep Purple

Male Vocalist

  1. Alice Cooper
  2. Neil Young
  3. Robert Plant
  4. Rod Stewart
  5. Ian Gillan
  6. James Taylor
  7. Mick Jagger
  8. Captain Beefheart
  9. Paul Rogers
  10. Marc Bolan


  1. School's Out
  2. Harvest
  3. Killer
  4. Bangla Desh
  5. Never A Dull Moment
  6. Thick As A Brick
  7. Trilogy
  8. Exile On Main Street
  9. Argus
  10. The Slider

Album Design

  1. School's Out
  2. Thick As A Brick
  3. Faust
  4. Santana III
  5. Killer
  6. Never A Dull Moment
  7. Concert For Bangla Desh
  8. Exile on Main Street
  9. Eat A Peach
  10. The Slider

New Artist/Band

  1. Focus
  2. Alice Cooper
  3. Roxy Music
  4. Bruce, Wets and Laing
  5. Don McLean
  6. Faust
  7. Eagles
  8. Jo Jo Gunne
  9. Manassas
  10. Wings