Alice Cooper's third album, Love It to Death, can be pinpointed as the release when everything began to come together for the band. Their first couple of albums (Pretties for You and Easy Action) were both largely psychedelic/acid rock affairs and bore little comparison to the band's eventual rip-roaring, teenage-anthem direction. The main reason for the quintet's change was that the eventually legendary producer Bob Ezrin was on board for the first time and helped the Coopers focus their songwriting and sound, while they also perfected their trashy, violent, and theatrical stage show and image. One of the band's most instantly identifiable anthems, "I'm Eighteen," was what made the album a hit, as well as another classic, "Is It My Body." But like Alice Cooper's other albums from the early '70s, it was an incredibly consistent listen from beginning to end. The garage rocker "Caught in a Dream" as well as the ass-kicking "Long Way to Go" and a pair of epics -- the Doors-esque "Black Juju" and the eerie "Ballad of Dwight Fry" -- showed that Alice was easily in league with other high-energy Detroit bands of the era (MC5, Stooges). Love It to Death was the first of a string of classic releases from the original Alice Cooper group.
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Performance CreditsAlice Cooper Primary Artist,Vocals
Michael Bruce Guitar,Keyboards
Glen Buxton Guitar
Dennis Dunaway Bass
Neal Smith Drums
Technical CreditsAlice Cooper Arranger,Composer
Michael Bruce Composer
Glen Buxton Composer
Brian Christian Engineer,Contributor
Dennis Dunaway Composer
Bob Ezrin Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Jack Richardson Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Neal Smith Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love It to Death based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Great album. Sounds about like earlier CD reissues of this title. Glad I got it cheap.
Love It To Death began it all. It packs a punch you can hear 32 years afterward. It's THAT good. I promiseyou'll love this one todeath as well.
Musically sophisticated, yet hard driving rock whose complex lyrics and wide mood swings keep you coming back for more ... for over 30 years now! Listen to the samples, they will force you to buy!
No musicians have come near this album It is one of the greatest Rock Albums of all time. The lyrics and Guitar of Michael Bruce, add to the claim to fame voice of the Master himself Alice Cooper together with the mystic of Glen Buxton and his guitar with a sound so unique only this band portrays it. The legendary Bass of Dennis Dunaway and the tat du tat of his massive drum set of the most gorgeous blonde drummer Ive yet to see grace a stage Neal SMith. Every song is a masterpiece.