School's Out

School's Out

by Alice Cooper
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School's Out catapulted Alice Cooper into the hard rock stratosphere, largely due to its timeless, all-time classic title track. But while the song became Alice's highest-charting single ever (reaching number seven on the U.S. charts) and recalled the brash, three-and-a-half-minute garage rock of yore, the majority of the album signaled a more complex compositional direction for the band. Unlike Cooper's previous releases (Love It to Death, Killer), which contained several instantly identifiable hard rock classics, School's Out appears to be a concept album, and aside from the aforementioned title track anthem, few of the other tracks have ever popped up in concert. That's not to say they weren't still strong and memorable; while such cuts as "Gutter Cat vs. the Jets," "Street Fight," "My Stars," and "Grande Finale" came off like mini-epics with a slightly progressive edge, Alice Cooper still managed to maintain their raw, unrefined punk edges regardless. Other highlights included the rowdy "Public Animal #9," the mid-paced "Luney Tune," and the sinister, cabaret-esque "Blue Turk."

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Release Date: 11/11/2008
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227988784
catalogNumber: 2623
Rank: 4967

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School's Out 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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School's Out is one of the top ten Rock and Roll albums of all time. It's got everything you can ask for, great drumming, great guitar riffs, and great vocals from the greatest showman of Rock N Roll. School's Out is more than a treat; it's a blessing in disguise.