Alice Cooper ‎– Killer

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– BS 2567, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 2567
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A1 Under My Wheels
Guitar – Rick Derringer
2:50
A2 Be My Lover 3:15
A3 Halo Of Flies 8:21
A4 Desperado 3:25
B1 You Drive Me Nervous 2:24
B2 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Guitar – Rick Derringer
3:33
B3 Dead Babies 5:40
B4 Killer 7:07

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Notes

Produced for Nimbus 9 Productions, Ltd.
An Alive Enterprises Production.

All songs recorded at RCA, Chicago.
All songs published by Alive Enterprises (BMI)

Mini-moog synthesizer by Moog Music, Inc., Williamsville, New York.

Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Subsidiary & Licensee of Warner Bros. Inc., Burbank, Calif., New York, New York.
Made in U.S.A.
© 1971
Printed in U.S.A.
℗ 1971

Original issue, sleeve includes detachable 1972 calendar.
BS 2567 appears on spine of sleeve and labels, 2567 appears on front of sleeve.

Killer is a very similar label variant, with the "(P) 1971" not present above the STEREO text at the bottom of the labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 1): S40015
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 2): S40016
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): BS-2567 RE-3-40015 A 1A S (signature) 2 [(opposite direction) A 1]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): BS-2567 Re3-40016 B 1A 1 (signature) [(opposite direction) A]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): BS-2567 BS-2567 RE-3-40015 A 1A (signature)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): BS-2567 RE3-4̶0̶1̶6̶ B 40016 1B 2 (signature)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): BS-2567 RE2-40015 A-2F 1T (signature)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): A3RS-3784-2J BS-2567 40016-3-1 5-2 1T ȸ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): BS-2567 RE-2-40015-3A [Randy Kling signature]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): BS-2567 RE-2-40016-B [Randy Kling signature]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): A3RS-3783-2K BS-2567 40015-3 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): BS-2567 RF<-- [SCRATCHED OUT] 4006RE-1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): BS 2567 40015- RE1-2 [Randy Kling signature]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): BS 2567 RE3-4̶0̶1̶6̶ B 40016 1B [Randy Kling signature]

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7599-27255-2 Alice Cooper Killer(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-27255-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
456005 Alice Cooper Killer(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 456005 France 1972 Sell This Version
BS 2567, 2567 Alice Cooper Killer(LP, Album, Ter) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records BS 2567, 2567 US 1971 Sell This Version
BS 2567 Alice Cooper Killer(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2567 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
14.030 Alice Cooper Killer(LP, Album) Music Hall 14.030 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version

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jancito303

jancito303

June 10, 2020
Halo of flies is perhaps the best intro in the history of rock. Those guitar riffs are insane. I remember hearing this for the first time from my dad, when I was still a kid, Must have been in '79 or so. Stuck in my head since then. Only The Cult's New York mix of Fire woman comes close.
jadedtom

jadedtom

June 4, 2010


I can still remember hearing that incredible guitar riff opening "Under My Wheels". I believe at the time, I was disenchanted with my Rolling Stones, and upon hearing "Under My Wheels" I was still convinced that rock and roll was alive and well.
"Killer" is Alice Cooper and his band's artistic peak. There were many promises made with "Love it to Death", the group's previous lp. It included the great "Eighteen" and the delightfully bizarre "Ballad of Dwight Frye".
But glam rock, whatever you want to call it, became, it does not get much better than side one of "Killer". Right up there with side one of the Doors' first album, side one of "Killer" is quite nearly perfect.
"Under My Wheels" was a well-deserved hit for the band, and jumpstarts the whole album.
"Be My Lover" finds Alice's tongue firmly in cheek and it's great no-nonsense rock and roll.
"Halo of Flies" is a testament to how good this band was (before most of the group turned to drugs and excess). It's a psychedelic rock hard song, full of nifty little riffs, even a deranged parody of "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music'!
One of Cooper's best efforts, both lyrically and musically can be found ending side one. "Desperado" is a haunting piece of music and sounds new to me still.
Nothing quite as good on side two. "You Drive Me Nervous" is a driving rock tune. "Yeah Yeah Yeah" is forgettable. But "Dead Babies" still shocks and disturbs to this day. The title track "Killer" is interesting, but nothing on this song is as exciting as the material on side one.
Alice Cooper always presented us with some intelligent rock and roll. But even their big hit albums like "School's Out" and "Billion Dollar Babies" were at best uneven. "School's Out" is a real drag as far as I'm concerned. "Billion Dollar Babies" had a little more life, with the wonderful "Hello Hooray" and "Generation Landslide". But I would definitely place "Killer" as the apex of all Alice Cooper's releases.