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Note - This page is for the band Alice Cooper. Post-1974 solo releases and writing credits by the artist Alice Cooper should be entered under Alice Cooper (2), as should all pre-1974 credits for Alice Cooper on the band's releases.
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Founded as "The Earwigs" in the spring of 1964, the group featured Vincent Furnier (later known as Alice Cooper (2)) on vocals, Dennis Dunaway on bass, and Glen Buxton on guitar. They were shortly after joined by John Tatum on rhythm guitar and John Speer on drums and became Spiders in the fall of 1965. Michael Bruce replaced Tatum on guitar in 1966. The band relocated to Los Angeles in March 1967, changed their name to The Nazz in April. Fellow Phoenix musician and friend Neal Smith moved in with the band in September 1967 and replaced Speer as drummer later that fall. By March of 1968 the band changed their name again, becoming Alice Cooper to prevent confusion with Todd Rundgren's group Nazz.

Lead singer Furnier took on the identity of Alice Cooper onstage and the band went on to become one of the most popular rock bands of the early seventies.  Their overblown stage presence basically created shock rock and was hugely influential on the rock scene that followed.

The band split in 1974, initially taking a hiatus with several members working on solo projects. Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper in 1975, and launched a successful solo career.  Bruce, Dunaway and Smith went on to form Billion Dollar Babies, named after the most popular Alice Cooper album.
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WBC 1196 Alice Cooper - Pretties For You album art Alice Cooper Pretties For You (Album) Straight WBC 1196 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
WS 1845 Alice Cooper - Easy Action album art Alice Cooper Easy Action (Album) Straight WS 1845 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
none Alice Cooper - Killer album art Alice Cooper Killer (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records none Germany 1971 Sell This Version
WS 1883 Alice Cooper - Love It To Death album art Alice Cooper Love It To Death (Album) Straight WS 1883 US 1971 Sell This Version
BS 2623 Alice Cooper - School's Out album art Alice Cooper School's Out (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2623 US 1972 Sell This Version
WST 2748-C Alice Cooper - Muscle Of Love album art Alice Cooper Muscle Of Love (Album) Warner Bros. Records WST 2748-C US 1973 Sell This Version
8WM 2685 Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies album art Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies (Album) Warner Bros. Records 8WM 2685 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
4N-7162 Alice Cooper - Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969, Volume IV album art Alice Cooper Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969, Volume IV (Album, Comp) Accord (2) 4N-7162 US 1982 Sell This Version
R2 70369 Alice Cooper - Live At The Whisky A-Go-Go 1969 album art Alice Cooper Live At The Whisky A-Go-Go 1969 (MiniAlbum, Album) Edsel Records R2 70369 US 1992 Sell This Version
CPSSPCD006 Alice Cooper - Nobody Likes Us album art The Alice Cooper Group* Nobody Likes Us(CD, Ltd) Applebush CPSSPCD006 UK 2012 Sell This Version
GRR50 Alice Cooper - Live From The Astroturf album art Alice Cooper Live From The Astroturf (Album) Good Records Recordings GRR50 USA, Canada & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
R1 585343 Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies Live album art Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Live(LP, Album, Ltd + 7") Rhino Records (2) R1 585343 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version

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nagyphilip

nagyphilip

November 20, 2016
My favorite artist/band! He was untouchable during the first half of the seventies. His solo albums are also very good, but not as good as these.
150w.bulb

150w.bulb

May 22, 2016
I think it's ridiculous to split them into Alice 1 and Alice 2. It's still the same singer for the people who are looking to collect albums and have to spend twice as much effort getting the information. You wouldn't find ACDC split between Bon Scott and Brian Johnson.
tired33

tired33

September 7, 2014
Because after 1974 alice went solo so all his records from then
Are under alice cooper 2 alice cooper was originally
The name of the band
Best wishes
Len
jctcom

jctcom

February 20, 2014
Why are a lot of Alice Cooper's albums listed under "Alice Cooper (2)"?

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