It’s Alice Cooper’s birthday today. And what does a rock god do to celebrate? – releases a new single and offers fans a free download for 24 hours only.
Taken from upcoming album Detroit Stories (out Feb 26th on earMUSIC), “Social Debris” is written with the remaining members of the original Alice Cooper band, who first found success in the hard rock scene of early 1970s Detroit. Alice tells us:
The single “Social Debris” is a gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself. The track was written by the original Alice Cooper band. We never thought that we would ever fit in; the Alice Cooper band didn’t fit in with anybody, because we were doing things that no other band did. We didn’t fit in with the folk scene, we didn’t fit in with the metal scene, we really didn’t fit in with anything that was going on at that time. We just always felt like we were outsiders. We felt like we were social debris, we were in our own little world. So “Social Debris” was just the original band writing a song about us, essentially. And it came out sounding like it belonged into 1971. That’s just the original band – you can’t change that, it’s great.
Detroit was the birthplace of angry hard rock. After not fitting in anywhere in the US (musically or image wise) Detroit was the only place that recognised the Alice Cooper guitar driven, hard rock sound and our crazy stage show. Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit… we were home.
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