8/23/2011

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies - 1973

Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Record Album
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Record Album
Alice Cooper, the shock rocker of the 1970's, continued his legacy with his unique style of music with his 1973 album, Billion Dollar Babies.

The Billion Dollar Baby album cover is snake skin green with a small yellow gold emblem with a picture of a baby with typical Alice Cooper eye dressings.

When you open the album jacket, on the left side are trading cards perforated to easily remove. The trading cards were of the band members.

Band Members: Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, and of course Alice Cooper.

The other trading cards are of the band on stage plus the jacket cover and of course the icon of the album, the billion dollar baby.

Alice Coopers real name: Vincent Damon Furnier.

The right inside offers no real information on the album or the band. However, it has a band wrapper cut into it that held a very large billion dollar bill.

This album jacket has an inner cover tucked away on the left side. When you peel back the outer layer you see the enlarged One Billion Dollar Bill. It also contains the album song list.

Side One: Hello Hooray, Raped And freezin, Elected, Billion Dollar Babies, Unfinished Sweet

Side Two: No More Mister Nice Guy, Generation Landslide, Sick things, Mary Ann, I Love the Dead

The back cover is an almost carbon copy of the front cover with the gold icon on each side. The front depicting a baby with the iconic Cooper black eyes and the back cover revealing several songs inside the album and several smaller gold babies.

The album jacket has a great photo of the band members dressed in white satin with Cooper holding a naked baby covered only by American currency.

Of course the baby is decked out in the classic Cooper black eyes. In 1973, this was a shocking picture. Thousands of complaints by parents were logged to Warner Brothers, the record label to have the pictures removed. They were not.

The back of the album jacket housed the lyrics of the songs from the album. The hit song of the album was No More Mister Nice Guy. Elected was also a hit along with the title song, Billion dollar Babies.

Below are the lyrics of No More Mister Nice Guy:

I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
Till they got a hold of me
I opened doors for little old ladies
I helped the blind to see
I got no friends ’cause they read the papers
They can’t be seen with me
And I’m gettin’ real shot down
And I’m feelin’ mean

No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say he’s sick, he’s obscene

I got no friends ’cause they read the papers
They can’t be seen with me
And I’m feelin’ real shot down
And I’m gettin’ mean

No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say he’s sick, he’s obscene

My dog bit me on the leg today
My cat clawed my eye
Mom’s been thrown out of the society circle
My dad’s has to hide
I went to church incognito
When everybody rose the Reverend Smith
He recognized me punched me in the nose

He said, no more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say he’s sick, he’s obscene

Record Jacket Sleeve

Billion Dollar Babies
Billion Dollar Babies

Billion Dollar Bill
Billion Dollar Bill

Billion Dollar Babies Back Cover
Billion Dollar Babies Back Cover

Inside Jacket Billion Dollar Babies
Inside Jacket Billion Dollar Babies

Alice Cooper Lyrics Billion Dollar Babies
Lyrics Billion Dollar Babies






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7 comments:

  1. Ok this is just weird. We were talking about Alice Cooper today and the Billion Dollar Baby tour. Saw them in Toronto at the old Maple Leaf Gardens. I was a teenager I think now they call them Tweeners LOL. When I ran for President of SC in High School, Elected was my theme song. I miss the old days LOL

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  4. Excellent choice for theme song for class president. Cooper was always one of my favorite artists. When I graduated high school in 1978, I was blaring his high school anthem, School's Out at full blast in my car as we rode around the school on our last day. I do believe I wore out that 8-Track tape.

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  5. Alice Cooper was a / is a rock legend. So many reports of what he did at his concerts made parents forbid their children to buy, listen, or go to his concerts. Which, of course made us want to listen more.

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  6. If anybody hasn't mentioned it, the album art is meant to be a wallet, complete with money and pictures.
    Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents into the walet...

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  7. Excellent contribution. Thank you.

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