An Alice Cooper concert was not like anything else that had ever been done before. Incorporating elements of horror movies and vaudeville to create an elaborate stage act, his theatrics were combined with an underrated song writing style that appealed to the youth of his generation like few had before. Rock history views Cooper as the father of Shock Rock and a key player in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal’s evolution. The 1970’s brought Alice Cooper a lot of success and considering his influence he certainly appears to have the resume of an enshrined artist in Cleveland. Frankly, we really can’t figure out why he hasn’t been inducted yet.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Detroit, MI)
Why He Will Get In:
Had numerous hits and was a vital cog in both the sound of Rock and its look.
Why He Won’t Get In:
Is it possible that there is confusion since Alice Cooper was a group first and they are uncertain whether to induct the former members?
Love it to Death (1971)
School’s Out (1972)
Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Under My Wheels (From Killer, 1971)
Hello Hooray (From Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)
Billion Dollar Babies (From Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)
Only Women Bleed (From Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)
Poison (From Trash, 1989)