Hey Stoopid

Hey Stoopid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello again, anyone up for some shock rock this Sunday? Good, because this week features the overlord.

Alice Cooper’s discography features a plethora of hits and albums but none quite like this, “Hey Stoopid” is arguably his greatest achievement musically, even if it didn’t reach the commercial heights of songs like “School’s Out” and “Poison”.

The follow up to 1989’s “Trash”, this album came along in 1991 and changed everything, with a star studded lineup and some truly massive tracks.

The title track kicks us off with the kind of catchy chorus that made school’s out such a commercial success and although the lyrics and concepts get darker throughout the album, they maintain their hold on the brain, staying in your head more than the “It’s a Small World” song.

A whole host of guests appear on this album, from Ozzy Osbourne and Slash on backing vocals and guitar for “Hey Stoopid” to the massive lineup on my personal favourite track “Feed My Frankenstein” which features Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Satriani appears throughout the album but puts in a stunning performance on “Feed My Frankenstein” along with Steve Vai with a mass of gutsy guitars and impromptu riffs.

Those two tracks stand out mainly for their star spangled lineups but the album as a whole is an incredible package, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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