ALICE COOPER - CONSTRICTOR American Hard rock 12" Vinyl LP Album

Album Info: Constrictor is the 1986 and ninth album by the American Rock musician Alice Cooper. Several songs on this album were featured in the movie "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives"


Photo of Alice Cooper with a snake in his mouth on the front cover

Collector Notes:

This album includes the original 12" insert with album details and a large photo of Alice Cooper

Music Genre:

Hard Rock American

Collector's info:

Constrictor was the 1986 comeback album for rock musician Alice Cooper.

Album Production Information:

The album: "Constrictor" was produced by: Beau Hill

Record Label Information:

MCA Records 254 253

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1986 Made in EEC

Collector notes:

Michael Wagener is a renowned music producer, mixer, and engineer hailing from Hamburg, Germany. He is highly recognized for his work with numerous prominent hard rock and heavy metal bands, particularly during the late 1980s, when he achieved considerable success and acclaim for his production contributions.

Before his rise as a producer, Wagener had a musical career of his own. He was a guitarist and part of a German band called "Band X" in the pre-1970 era. Notably, Udo Dirkschneider, known for his involvement with the bands Accept and U.D.O., also performed alongside Wagener in Band X. This early collaboration between Wagener and Dirkschneider acted as a precursor to the formation of Accept, the influential German heavy metal band.

While Michael Wagener began as a guitarist for Accept, he eventually transitioned into the realm of music production, where he found his true calling. His talent, expertise, and meticulous approach to producing and mixing led him to work with some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. Wagener became highly sought after for his ability to capture the energy and power of these genres in the studio.


In addition to his work as a music producer, mixer, and engineer, Michael Wagener is also the president of Double Trouble Productions. This production company, headed by Wagener, focuses on providing high-quality production services to various artists and bands in the music industry.

Over the years, Wagener's production credits have included collaborations with iconic bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Dokken, White Lion, and many others. His contributions to the sound and success of these bands have solidified his reputation as a prominent figure in the world of rock and metal production.

Michael Wagener's work is characterized by his meticulous attention to detail, ability to capture powerful performances, and his knack for creating an impactful and polished sound. His contributions to the music industry, particularly in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, have left a lasting imprint and have helped shape the sonic landscape of numerous iconic albums.


Track Listing of: "Constrictor"

The Song/tracks on "Constrictor" are

    Side One:
  • Teenage Frankenstein (Alice Cooper, Kane Roberts) 3:40
  • Give It Up (Cooper, Bob Marlette) 4:13
  • Thrill My Gorilla (Cooper, Roberts) 2:56
  • Life and the Death of the Party (Cooper, Roberts) 3:45
  • Simple Disobedience (Cooper, Roberts) 3:30
  • The World Needs Guts (Cooper, Roberts) 3:59
  • Trick Bag (Cooper, Roberts, Tom Kelly) 4:18
  • Crawlin' (Cooper, Roberts, Michael Wagener) 3:22
  • The Great American Success Story (Cooper, Roberts, Beau Hill) 3:38
  • He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) (Cooper, Roberts, Kelly) 3:49


Front Cover Photo Of ALICE COOPER - Constrictor 12" Vinyl LP Album

Photo of Alice Cooper with a snake in his mouth on the front cover

Photo of Alice Cooper with a snake in his mouth on the front cover

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Close up of Side One record's label ALICE COOPER - Constrictor 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Constrictor" Record Label Details: Blue Sky MCA Records 254 253-1 ℗ 1986 MCA Records Sound Copyright

"Constrictor" Record Label Details: Blue Sky MCA Records 254 253-1 ℗ 1986 MCA Records Sound Copyright

ALICE COOPER Vinyl Discography

  Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor born Vincent Damon Furnier on 4 February 1948 in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and formed his first rock band, The Spiders, while he was in high school. After changing the band's name to The Nazz, Furnier took on the stage name Alice Cooper and began performing a mix of hard rock and psychedelic music.

  In 1969, Alice Cooper signed with Frank Zappa's record label, Straight Records, and released their first album, "Pretties for You." Despite mixed reviews, the album marked the beginning of Alice Cooper's rise to fame. In 1970, the band released their second album, "Easy Action," which was followed by their breakthrough album, "Love It to Death," in 1971. The album was a commercial success and produced the hit single "I'm Eighteen," which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  Over the next few years, Alice Cooper continued to release successful albums and build a reputation for their outrageous and theatrical live shows. In 1972, the band released the album "School's Out," which became their biggest commercial success to date and solidified Alice Cooper's position as one of the leading figures in the emerging heavy metal genre.

  In the mid-1970s, Alice Cooper faced a series of personal and professional challenges, including substance abuse and the collapse of their record label. Despite these setbacks, Alice Cooper continued to tour and release albums, and eventually regained his popularity with the release of "From the Inside" in 1978. The album was a more personal and introspective work and marked a departure from the shock rock image that Alice Cooper had become known for.

  Alice Cooper has been married to Sheryl Goddard since 1976. Sheryl Goddard is a dancer and choreographer and has performed as a dancer in Alice Cooper's stage shows over the years.

  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Alice Cooper continued to tour and release new music, and in 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the 2000s, he released several successful albums, including "Brutal Planet" and "The Eyes of Alice Cooper," and continued to tour and perform to enthusiastic audiences around the world.