Alice Cooper ‎– Pretties For You

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Straight ‎– STS 1051
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Orange labels, gatefold jacket.
First pressing cover image contains a drawing with a woman raising her dress.
Some copies are censored with a yellow sticker covering her crotch area. This version is uncensored.

Straight Records
A Division Of Bizarre, Inc. • Los Angeles

All Lyrics and Music Copyrighted Worldwide by Bizarre Music Co.,BMI. [inside gatefold]
All selections copyrighted for the world by Bizarre Music BMI. [labels]

side lengths [from inside gatefold]
Side A: 19:24
Side B: 19:00

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): STS 1051 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): STS 1051 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched ["o" is stamped]): Ƨ 1 STS-1051-A 1B o A 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched ["o" is stamped]): Ƨ 1 STS-1051-B 1A o A 2
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 44) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 73362-4 Alice Cooper Pretties For You(Cass, Album) Enigma Retro 7 73362-4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
WS 1840 Alice Cooper Pretties For You(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records WS 1840 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
WS 1840 Alice Cooper Pretties For You(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records WS 1840 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
7 73362-2 Alice Cooper Pretties For You(CD, Album, RM) Enigma Retro 7 73362-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
WS 1840 Alice Cooper Pretties For You(LP, Album, Promo) Straight WS 1840 US 1969 Sell This Version

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Benny_Factor

Benny_Factor

December 17, 2018
edited 3 months ago
The first Alice Cooper Group album came about in strange circumstances. The band was looking forward to working with Frank Zappa, a musician whom they greatly admired and an 'audition' was set up at Frank's home in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. The well known story follows that the band thought the audition was early in the morning (9AM says Dennis), but what Zappa had actually said was for the band to come over in the evening. Anyway, at the crack of dawn the band dragged all their gear up to the Zappa home, set up (Dennis says it was outside Zappa's bedroom; Zappa claims it was in the basement), and started to play. Zappa emerged from a deep sleep and told them to come back later once he'd had time to wake up. A little later he returned, listened to them for a while, and said he'd come to see them live, which he did. This basic story is told by all concerned including Zappa himself in a 70s TV interview. But the actual recording session didn't turn out quite the way they expected. Zappa was apparently barely present during the short sessions, instead leaving the actual production work to Ian Underwood, a member of Zappa's band. The band proceeded to run through the songs (a week? a couple of days? stories differ) ready for the actual recording when Zappa reputably appeared declaring the sessions done and that the album would be ready in a week! Members of the band pointed out that there were mistakes that needed to be repaired but Zappa's just said "don`t worry, we'll fix it in the mix', and that was pretty much the last they heard from him...
It's a pretty eclectic mix of songs but if you're looking for the true Alice Cooper sound you won't really find it. The nearest that you will come to it is in 'Reflected' which would resurface years later on 'Billion Dollar Babies' as the classic hit single 'Elected'. I really like this album, raw as it is. You can trace the roots of the band to this and it's nowhere near as bad as many paint it.
music_emporium

music_emporium

June 14, 2017
I bought this when it came out, the same time as 'Trout Mask Replica' and my mother decided I must mentally ill - little did she realize 'Wild Man Fischer' was hiding under my bed!
jayshowalter

jayshowalter

November 9, 2016
thanks for the helpful information way cool ! i was looking up that version and thought it was odd.
juliliddick

juliliddick

January 13, 2015
I have a Pretties For You cassette tape, cover is slightly different than either of these choices and the number on it is CST 1051. It does say STRAIGHT on it in big print on the spine part. How do I catalog this? Its a strange looking tape, label on actual tape is printed upside down compared to how most are printed and I cant find a year anywhere on it... Now Im mostly just intrigued.
bloodpuzzle777

bloodpuzzle777

February 19, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
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