Shock rocker Alice Cooper has a treat for his fans." You drive me ne-ne-ne-nervous," an alternate version of "You Drive Me Nervous" from his upcoming Killer Deluxe Edition, is now available to stream. Two new albums drop on June 9, and both are remastered versions of the originals released in the '70s and are currently available for pre-order.
Killer was the fourth album released in 1971 by Alice Cooper, which peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Two singles, "Under My Wheels" and "Be My Lover," hit the Billboard Top 100 chart. School's Out was released in 1972 following Killer and reached No. 2 in the US and No. 1 in Canada. The title song would reach No. 7 in the US, No. 3 in Canada, and No. 1 in the UK.
The expanded and remastered edition of Killer includes the original 1972 calendar and new liner notes from Bill Holdship, a long-time contributor and editor of numerous music publications and music critic.
School's Out remastered edition will also feature new liner notes from Holdship and the pop-up desk and panties, as in the original, but these aren't flammable. The material the panties were made of when the album was released initially violated the Flammable Fabric Act.
Cooper had this to say about the panty incident in his biography Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's Life and 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict.
"The School's Out album was an example of fun and excessive packaging. We worked with a group of graphic artists who did all of our album covers. Those guys were a lot like us. We worked well together, throwing out ideas.- Alice Cooper
What if a kid lifted up his desk on Monday after the weekend What would he find? What if he produced a pair of panties? Then he was the guy! What else might be inside the desk? A switchblade? Notebooks? I have an idea. "Let's wrap the next record inside a pair of pink panties instead of a dust cover." A typical Alice Cooper formula: Kids will love it; parents will hate it."
Check out the remaster of "You Drive Me Nervous" below.
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