Sunday, April 12, 2009
Even though Alice Cooper is a douchey, Republican, restaurant-chain-owning golf enthusiast these days, there's no denying that the motherfucker wrote and recorded some epic jams back in the day. For some reason, I hadn't listened to "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" off of 1971's Love It To Death for a really long time until this morning.
Goddamn. That song FUCKING RULES! Check it out:
Alice Cooper, "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" (pardon the corny slideshow, it was the best audio I could find):
Nerd Notes: Dwight Frye was an actor who portrayed the schizophrenic Renfield in 1931's Dracula. Cooper removed the 'e' from the end of his name to avoid a lawsuit.
Oh, and by the way... The Melvins do a really awesome cover of this song too.
Melvins, "The Ballad of Dwight Fry":
BONUS VIDEO! - Alice Cooper performing "Welcome To My Nightmare" on The Muppet Show, circa late 70's/early 80's (???):