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Alice Cooper, Neal Smith (drummer), and Glen Buxton (lead guitar). 3/5th's of the original Alice Cooper Group. Looks to be around '73, Billion Dollar Babies Era. 💸💰💵
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Meet Sparky, one tough #bison at #NealSmith National #WildlifeRefuge in #Iowa. Sparky was struck by lightning in summer 2013. He was thin after the strike and wasn't expected to live long. But two years later, Sparky has proved us wrong! Learn more about Sparky’s amazing story at DOI.gov. ⚡️ Photo by Karen Viste-Sparkman, @USFWS.

When a #RockHall inductee gets a hole-in-one while wearing his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hat! 👏🏌 Congrats to #NealSmith of #AliceCooper!

I have seen #AliceCooper four times but have never had an opportunity to see him play with any other members of the original band that played so phenomenally on those first classic nasty rock albums. Tomorrow I finally get that opportunity. #MichaelBruce #DennisDunaway #NealSmith #GlenBuxton

#RAGBRAI training; second time out. Probably a pretty aggressive choice to do the #NealSmith 😳💪🏽🚴🏼‍♀️

Original Alice Cooper band reunites for Nashville concert on May 14. Complete story at guitarplayer.com. #alicecooper #alicecooperband #bobezrin #dennisdunaway #michaelbruce #nealsmith

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#NowSpinning: Alice Cooper - Love It To Death (1971)
The third studio album by Alice Cooper (the band, not the solo artist). After two albums of psychedelic prog (which weren't necessarily bad, they just weren't too original), this is the album where the band not only established their signature style, but the style their lead singer would carry on into his solo career. This album is usually considered one of, if not the best in the Alice Cooper discography, and it's easy to see why. From the hit singles "I'm Eighteen" and "Is It My Body", to the classic rock 'n' roll of "Caught In A Dream" and "Long Way To Go", to the extended prog jam "Black Juju", to the creepy and theatrical "Ballad Of Dwight Fry", this album is a classic all the way through, with every single track being fantastic.
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What a beautiful day! Completed my first century ride and topped it off with two 5k... #bike #bikeiowa #run #robertrayasiangardens #wellsfargoarena #iowawomenofachieventbridge #desmoines #nealsmithtrail #iowa #iowa2017

Alice Cooper's first album, a beautiful psychedelic mess that assaults the senses in ways their later shock-rock stylings never could. This is the least understood Cooper album for many plainly obvious reasons - it sounds like nothing that would later come from them - But for fans of early krautrock, Barrett-era Pink Floyd, early Can, early Soft Machine and Henry Cow, this should be right up your alley. Although, the Alice Cooper here doesn't really sound like any of those artists, the free-form, wreckless stylings do recall them. The Alice Cooper group were sort of Frank Zappa proteges during this album. "Pretties for You" was issued by Zappa's Straight record label that was originally intended to release mainstream artists, and his Bizarre label for the more avant-garde artists, but the concept failed due to issues with management. With the album, some songs are more straightforward, like "Living" and "Changing Arranging" both of which have instantly memorable melodies. The longer cuts, "Swing Low Sweet Cheerio" and "Fields of Regret" play like extended jams and are heavy on Alice's harmonica playing. "Levity Ball" is an elaborate and tuneful mini-suite. The decision to use a live take was likely a deliberate artistic choice, but the details get lost in the fuzzy, crude recording. Apparently, Zappa wanted the album to sound like you were driving in a car that's passing a garage with the band playing inside. Elsewhere, the songs sound like short, nonsensical links and transitions. "Reflected" - arguably the best-known song here, since it was re-worked as the later hit "Elected" - is the most accessible moment to fans of Alice Cooper's later work. The vocals are infectious, and the band delivers a lot of firepower. In some ways, it has an edge on the remake, and is a clear highlight. The Alice Cooper group were obviously still searching for a musical identity at this point, but this in no way detracts from the album. "Pretties For You" is a messy, loud and confusingly fascinating listen.
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Original drummer for @realalicecooper Mr. Neal Smith rejoined Alice and current members for special one night only show May 14, 2017 at the @tennesseepac! #NealSmith #TPAC #Nashville #Drummer #LightsCameraAction

Finale shot!! @realalicecooper & original members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith & Michael Bruce AND current members @hurricanenita @disvicious1 @ryanroxie @beastoblanco @glen_sobel for a one night only show in Nashville at the @tennesseepac May 14th, 2017! #AliceCooper #DennisDunaway #NealSmith #MichaelBruce #NitaStrauss #TommyHenriksen #RyanRoxie #ChuckGarric #GlenSobel #Nashville #TPAC #LightsCameraAction

I need a needle for my record player ☹️ #nealsmith #alicecooper #michaelbruce #alicecooperband

Picked up my copy of Paranoiac Personality on 7" today, and was pleasantly surprised when I found it was a white vinyl! #alicecooper #paranoiacpersonality #paranormal #nealsmith #dennisdunaway #michaelbruce #ryanroxie #tommytommytommy #nitastrauss #glensobel

Today Alice Cooper released his new album Paranormal. You can listen to it right now on Spotify and you can pick it up in stores worldwide today. Already listened to this album and I have to say this is a great album. Sharpen up the guillotines, folks, Alice ain't done yet. #AliceCooper #Paranormal #HardRock #RockNRoll #BobEzrin #MichaelBruce #DennisDunaway #NealSmith #TommyDenander #Metal #Rock

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