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Halloween is Coming...Top 5 Alice Cooper Videos

Halloween is my favorite holiday. If I wasn't broke, I'd be spending money on an awesome costume and party. Since I'm being "fiscally responsible," I'm cutting out meaningless spending, thus no new costume. I may dress-up to pass out treats - it all depends on how warm it is on Saturday night. If you're planning on dressing up, do tell me your costume in the comments section. I always love when people think of really creative ideas.

There's no better time than Halloween to discuss Alice Cooper. Of course this means another top 5 video countdown. So, here they are: my choices for Alice's best clips, live or otherwise.

"Along Came a Spider"

"I Love the Dead"

"No More Mr. Nice Guy"

"Poison (Live)"

"Welcome to My Nightmare"

So, what do you think of the list? I would have used the real "Poison" video but Sony has it blocked so I went with the pretty awesome live clip. Do you have changes or suggestions? Let me know.

Reader Comments (6)

Add "This House Is Haunted" from The Eyes of Alice Cooper, and his new single "Keepin' Halloween Alive" and you have a perfect list.

When you get a chance, check out the playlist from my Halloween show (which will be airing on a couple of stations tomorrow night). The playlist is at my blog ( It's the show dated October 23-29.
October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
The Alice song I love is 'Lost in America'.
October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
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October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Best Alice Cooper song is Poison, good call with that. I'm dressing up as Che Guevara- after his death obviously.
October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Awesome Alice Cooper clips!

And check out "Under My Wheels", Old Grey Whistle Test, 1971, on YouTube. Now that's GLAM! Also, "I'm Eighteen" from way back. He's got silver lame slacks and platforms on that one and he's really "emoting" on it. Killer! You can find it on there.

This year, I'm going to a Halloween Party dressed as Adam Lambert! Just kidding.

I did march in the Halloween Parade through Greenwich Village as Nikki Sixx in 1990, though. I nailed it pretty good, though I could have been mistaken for Mick Marrs. It must have kinda worked, because I did get quite a few people yelling, "Motley Crue" along the parade route. I had the makeup and the whole 9 yards, which of course was applied by my babe du jour (Catwoman from Batman), so I didn't feel to weird about the red lipstick, but I gotta say it felt weird. Not so much from a "sexuality" standpoint, just annoying to deal with having it all over your face and all. I don't know how you gals and glamsters do it!

And in 1986, I went to a Halloween Party as Ian Hunter, lead singer of Mott the Hoople. No one got it but I was a dead ringer! I even had a crushed velvet purple tux jacket, frilly "pirate shirt", a razor on a chain necklace, Porsche wraparound sunglasses (try finding a picture of him without them), huge ruby pinky ring, platforms and bell-bottomed Levi's (they were from when I was in my teens and still fit!) and of course a huge curly wig. Dead ringer, but like I said, no one got it (yuppie party in D.C.), but it was great because when people asked me what I was, I simply ignored them the way any real rockstar would (hahaha!!!).

But none of these were as cool as when myself and three high school friends borrowed four "outfits" made up of my dad's golf clothes (madras slacks, Lacoste shirts, Country Club windbreaakers, bent up Brooks Brothers golf rain hats, etc. We also borrowed 4 of his Golf clubs (2 irons, a driver and a putter) and some balls (more on the balls in a moment).

Then we went to a party at a huge mansion (somebody's parents) and proceeded to "play through" each and every room in the entire house. It was pretty packed but was also very spacious. So we would come in to a room, yell "fore" and start teeing up. People were mortified, guys cowering and girls screaming, everyone taking cover, as we teed off. Of course, all were relieved when they realized that the golf balls we were using were actually ultra lightweight, hollow white plastic whiffle practice golf balls. Harmless! Let me tell you, though, as you can imagine, judging from everyone's faces just as one of us was about to drive a ball inside this house, the four of us had the scariest costumes of the night!

Better yet, I met one guy at a Holloween party and told him he had the best costume of the party. He said, "The hell with that! I live next door and I'm pissed off that you people are making so much noise!". He was dressed in a bathrobe with disheveled hair, carrying a glass milk bottle (harkening back to the days when the milkman would deliver milk to your door!) and a New York Times!

If you ever want to see the best costumes go to NYC for Holloween. What a trip (no pun intended)!

p.s. I'm going as a boring "Hippie" to a raw vegan Halloween Party (yeah, unlike most of you kids out there, the "Treat" part of "Trick or Treat" has been greatly redefined for me these days), though I suppose I could be mistaken for a member of Steppenwolf or Deep Purple circa 1968. But then that might open me up to going into the territory of that wonderful category of "almost" costumes.You know, those people who you can't tell quite who or what they're supposed to be dressed as. Believe me, it's happened to me before. Yikes, I hate that when that happens!
October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Great list. Don't forget to add Cold Ethyl. Or Sick Things. a million other songs.

ahhahaha, I've got front row tickets to see Cooper the day before Halloween! holy crap.
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:D

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