Alice CooperKiller

Label:Warner Bros. Records – BS 2567, Warner Bros. Records – 2567
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria, Unipak
Style:Hard Rock, Horror Rock


A1Under My Wheels
GuitarRick Derringer
A2Be My Lover3:15
A3Halo Of Flies8:21
B1You Drive Me Nervous2:24
B2Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
GuitarRick Derringer
B3Dead Babies5:40



Columbia, Santa Maria pressing variant of original release
as indicated by "S" etched in runouts.

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 ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K 2 A 1]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): BS-2567 Re3-40016 B 1A 1 ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): BS-2567 BS-2567 RE-3-40015 A 1A ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K I S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): BS-2567 RE3-4̶0̶1̶6̶ B 40016 1B 2 S ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K
  • 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<-- 40016RE-1-2 ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): BS 2567 40015- RE1-2 ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): BS 2567 RE3-4̶0̶1̶6̶ B 40016 1B ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K

Other Versions (5 of 246)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Killer (LP, Album, Club Edition, Unipak)Warner Bros. Records, RCA Music ServiceBS 2567, R 112267US1971
Recently Edited
Killer (8-Track Cartridge, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsM 82567US1971
New Submission
Killer (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsBS 2567Australia1971
New Submission
Killer (LP, Album, Gatefold)Warner Bros. RecordsBS 2567Canada1971
Recently Edited
Killer (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold sleeve)Warner Bros. Records56005France1971



  • pvdossel's avatar
    I have a French version that matches none of the ones mentioned here.
    It has the 1972 gatefold with calendar (calender back color is more reddisch than the purple colour in most images), so suggests it is 1971, but the label is a WB "palm tree" label, which I can only find in the 1973 re-issue without calendar (

    Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): 40015 56005 A
    Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): 40016 56005 B

    Does a 1971 version with palm tree label actually exists, or did somebody put a 1973 version LP in a 1971 cover?
    • vovapink2's avatar
      Hello everyone. I have 4 option. but for some reason without gate fold. does anyone else have. respond. otherwise I am at a loss
      • IZDMUSIC's avatar
        I recently discovered that I have a copy of Alice Cooper's "Killer" LP that is a gatefold and has the snake on the red cover but no title. I found where one was sold on ebay in 2010 but cannot find any other reference to this version. The disc has a green label and the runout is R_112267_A_13 on side one and is in "VG" condition and the cover is "G". Does anyone have any other information about this item? Thanks!
        • jancito303's avatar
          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's avatar

            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.


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