SCHOOL'S OUT is a seminal 1972 12" vinyl LP album that propelled Alice Cooper to stardom with its rebellious spirit and anthemic rock tracks. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Album Description:

Alice Cooper's "School's Out" is more than just an album; it's a powerful expression of rebellion and the embodiment of the spirit of rock and roll. Released in 1972, this 12" vinyl LP skyrocketed Alice Cooper to stardom and solidified his place in the world of music history. With its unforgettable songs and audacious attitude, "School's Out" became an iconic masterpiece of the era.

The album's title track, "School's Out", remains one of the most iconic anthems of teenage rebellion. Opening with the sound of a school bell and Cooper's provocative declaration, "Well, we got no choice / All the girls and boys / Makin' all that noise", it immediately captures the essence of youthful defiance. The song's energetic guitar riffs and catchy chorus create an irresistible urge to break free from the confines of the educational system. It resonated with countless young people who were yearning to rebel against authority and societal norms.

Beyond the rebellious anthem of its title track, "School's Out" offers a collection of songs that further showcase Alice Cooper's musical prowess. Tracks like "Public Animal #9" and "Gutter Cat vs. The Jets" continue the theme of youthful rebellion, portraying characters who are unabashedly wild and unconcerned with the consequences of their actions. These songs are delivered with Cooper's distinctive vocal style and a fusion of hard rock and glam rock elements, creating a unique and captivating sound.

One of the standout moments on the album is the haunting ballad, "Alma Mater". In this track, Cooper takes a departure from the album's rebellious theme, offering a poignant reflection on the passing of time and the loss of innocence. With its delicate piano melodies and introspective lyrics, "Alma Mater" showcases Cooper's ability to delve into deeper emotions and display a range beyond his signature hard-edged rock persona.

The success of "School's Out" propelled Alice Cooper into the mainstream, solidifying his status as a rock icon. The album reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over a million copies in the United States alone. Its impact on popular culture was immense, with its rebellious spirit resonating with the counterculture movement of the time.

Beyond its musical significance, "School's Out" is an album that is best experienced on vinyl. The large format of the 12" LP allows for a more immersive listening experience, as the listener can appreciate the artwork, read the lyrics, and soak in the overall aesthetic of the album. Holding the vinyl record in your hands, carefully placing the needle on the grooves, and hearing the warm, analog sound fill the room creates a connection with the music that is unparalleled.

Music Genre:

  American Hard Rock

Album Production Information:

  Produced by Bob Ezrin

Record Label Information:

  Warner Bros (WB) Records BS 2623

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 250 gram  

Year & Country:

  1972 Made in USA
Band Members and Musicians on: Alice Cooper School's Out
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Alice Cooper (vocals)
  • Glen Buxton (guitar)
  • Michael Bruce (guitar, piano, organ, synthesizers)
  • Dennis Dunaway (bass guitar)
  • Neal Smith (drums)
  • Ryan Gains (additional guitar)
  • Dick Wagner (lead guitar on "My Stars")
Track Listing of: Alice Cooper School's Out

The Song/tracks on "Alice Cooper School's Out " are

  • School's Out (Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith) 3:26
  • Luney Tune (Cooper, Dunaway) 3:36
  • Gutter Cats vs. The Jets (Buxton, Dunaway, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) 4:39
  • Street Fight (Cooper, Bruce, Buxton, Dunaway, Smith) 0:55
  • Blue Turk (Cooper, Bruce) 5:29
  • My Stars (Cooper, Bob Ezrin) 5:46
  • Public Animal #9 (Cooper, Bruce) 3:53
  • Alma Mater (Smith) 4:27
  • Grande Finale (Mack David, Elmer Bernstein, Ezrin, Smith, Cooper, Dunaway, Buxton, Bruce) 4:36


Front Cover Photo Of ALICE COOPER - School's Out 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


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 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 ).

Photo Of The Back Cover ALICE COOPER - School's Out 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


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Close up of Side One record's label ALICE COOPER - School's Out 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

"School's Out" Record Label Details: Warner Bros (WB) Records BS 2623 © ℗ 1972 Warner Bros. Inc Sound Copyright

"School's Out" Record Label Details: Warner Bros (WB) Records BS 2623 © ℗ 1972 Warner Bros. Inc 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.