Alice Cooper Killer Germany beige label 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 

ALICE COOPER - Killer Germany Beige Label 12" VINYL LP ALBUM front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

Music Genre:

 
American Hard Rock

Collector's info:

 

The album: "ALICE COOPER - Killer " was produced by: Bob Ezrin , Jack Richardson

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Brian Christian, Randy Kling, Joe Lopees

This album was recorded at: RCA Chicago

Boa Constrictor: Kachina

Album design: Alice Cooper

Album cover photography: Peter Turner

Album Production Information:

 
The album: "Killer" was produced by: Jack Richardson, Bob Ezrin for Nimbus 9 Productions, An Alive Enterprises Productions

Bob Ezrin is a highly acclaimed Canadian music producer and songwriter. Born on March 25, 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Ezrin has made significant contributions to the music industry over several decades. He is known for his diverse body of work and his collaborations with numerous prominent artists.

Ezrin gained prominence in the 1970s as a producer, working with rock bands such as Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd. He played a pivotal role in shaping the sound and direction of both artists' albums. Notable albums he produced during this time include Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies" (1973), "Welcome to My Nightmare" (1975), and Pink Floyd's highly successful concept album "The Wall" (1979).
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Ezrin's production style often involved incorporating elaborate arrangements, theatrical elements, and innovative studio techniques to enhance the overall impact of the music. His attention to detail and ability to create conceptual cohesion within albums helped define the sound of the artists he worked with.

Beyond his work with Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd, Ezrin has collaborated with a wide range of musicians and bands. He has produced albums for artists such as Kiss, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Jane's Addiction, and many others. Each collaboration showcased Ezrin's versatility and ability to adapt his production approach to fit the artist's unique vision.

Aside from his production work, Ezrin has also contributed as a songwriter and musician. He co-wrote songs for Alice Cooper, such as "School's Out" and "Only Women Bleed," which became significant hits. He has also played keyboards on various albums and made guest appearances with several artists.

Throughout his career, Bob Ezrin has been recognized for his exceptional contributions to the music industry. He has received numerous accolades, including several Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. His work continues to inspire and influence generations of musicians and producers, solidifying his status as one of the most respected figures in the music industry.

Record Label Information:

 
Warner Bros (WB) Records WB 46 121 (46121)

Media Format:

 
12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1971 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Alice Cooper Killer
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Alice Cooper (vocals)
  • Glen Buxton (guitar)
  • Michael Bruce (guitar, piano, organ)
  • Dennis Dunaway (bass guitar)
  • Neal Smith (drums)
  • Rick Derringer (additional guitar)

    Rick Derringer (born Ricky Zehringer on 5 August 1947) an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He first gained fame as a member of The McCoys, a rock group that had a hit with the song "Hang On Sloopy" in 1965. He later became a solo artist and has worked as a producer and collaborator with many well-known musicians.

    Derringer was born in Fort Recovery, Ohio and grew up in Union City, Indiana. His family was musical, and he began playing guitar at an early age. In the mid-1960s, he formed The McCoys with his brother Randy and three other musicians. They had several hits, including "Hang On Sloopy," which was a number one hit in the United States in 1965.

    After The McCoys disbanded, Derringer formed the band "Johnny Winter And" with blues guitarist Johnny Winter. He also played on several of Winter's albums, including "Johnny Winter And Live" and "Still Alive and Well." In 1973, Derringer released his first solo album, "All American Boy," which featured the hit song "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo."

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    Derringer continued to release solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Spring Fever," "Guitars and Women," and "Face to Face." He also worked as a producer, producing albums for artists such as Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, and Mason Ruffner.

    In the 1990s and 2000s, Derringer continued to perform and record. He also worked as a collaborator with many musicians, including Edgar Winter, Steely Dan, and Kiss. He has been inducted into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

    Throughout his career, Derringer has been known for his guitar skills and his ability to write catchy rock songs. He has influenced many musicians and continues to be a respected figure in the rock music world.

    Rick Derringer's career highlights

    1947: Rick Derringer (Born Rick Zehringer) is born on 5 August in Fort Recovery, Ohio, United States.

    1963: Derringer forms his first band called The McCoys with his brother Randy. The band gains national attention with their hit single "Hang On Sloopy", which reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

    1966: The McCoys release their self-titled debut album, which includes "Hang On Sloopy" as the lead single. The album achieves moderate success.

    1969: Derringer leaves The McCoys and embarks on a solo career. He releases his debut solo album titled "All American Boy", which features the popular song "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo". The album establishes Derringer as a notable guitarist and rock artist.

    1970: Derringer collaborates with Johnny Winter, joining Winter's band and contributing his guitar skills to Winter's album "Johnny Winter And".

    1973: Derringer continues his collaboration with Johnny Winter, appearing on Winter's critically acclaimed album "Still Alive and Well". Derringer's guitar work shines throughout the record.

    1973: Derringer releases his second solo album, "Spring Fever".

    1974: The Edgar Winter Group releases their successful album "They Only Come Out at Night", which includes the hit singles "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride". Derringer's guitar work is prominently featured throughout the album.

    1976: Derringer releases his third solo album, "Derringer", which includes the popular single "Let Me In". The album showcases his blues-rock style and receives positive reviews.

    1980: Derringer releases his fourth solo album, "Face to Face", which includes the single "Goodbye Again". The album marks a transition to a more commercial sound.

    1983: Derringer forms the band DNA (Derringer and Appice) with drummer Carmine Appice. They release their self-titled debut album, which features a mix of hard rock and pop-oriented tracks.

    1987: Derringer releases his fifth solo album, "Back to the Blues", returning to his blues roots. The album receives critical acclaim for his guitar skills and soulful performances.

    1990s: Derringer continues to release albums and perform live, showcasing his versatility as a musician and songwriter. He also collaborates with various artists, including Cyndi Lauper and Alice Cooper.

    2000s: Derringer remains active in the music industry, touring and recording new material. He also makes occasional guest appearances and collaborates with other musicians.

    2010s: Derringer continues to perform live and release albums independently. He also collaborates with Johnny Winter on various projects, including live performances and recordings.

Track Listing of: "Killer"

The Song/tracks on "Killer" are

  • Under My Wheels (Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Bob Ezrin) - 2:51
  • Be My Lover (Bruce) - 3:21
  • Halo of Flies (Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Neal Smith) - 8:22
  • Desperado (Cooper, Bruce) - 3:30
  • You Drive Me Nervous (Cooper, Bruce, Ezrin) - 2:28
  • Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Cooper, Bruce) - 3:39
  • Dead Babies (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) - 5:44
  • Killer (Bruce, Dunaway) - 6:57

 

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"Killer" Record Label Details: Warner Bros Records WB 46 121 ℗ 1971 Warner Bros Records Sound Copyright

"Killer" Record Label Details: Warner Bros Records WB 46 121 ℗ 1971 Warner Bros 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.