Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Steve Blackburn

This is a remastered version of macabre rock star Alice Cooper's 1975 performance of his Welcome to My Nightmare rock & roll show before a live audience in London. Without the pioneering Cooper, there would be no Marilyn Manson or any of a number of modern derivative acts. His elaborate theatrics, encompassing lots of makeup, smoke machines, skeletons, giant spiders, a cyclops, and the disembodied voice of horror movie star Vincent Price, established benchmarks for years of subsequent hard rock band tours. By 1989, Cooper's appeal had dwindled to the point where his concerts were often small affairs that mainly attracted disaffected boys scarcely in their teens too drunk to comprehend the tongue-in-cheek aspects of Cooper's performance. By that time, some of the speakers on-stage were just hollow props. In this performance, however, Alice Cooper rocks on at the height of his fame. Songs performed include "The Awakening," "Welcome to My Nightmare," "Eighteen," "School's Out," "Only Women Bleed," and "Billion Dollar Babies."



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