Preorder Alice Cooper’s New Album, PARANORMAL!


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“PARANORMAL is like 12 great episodes of The Twilight Zone,” laughs Alice Cooper, “each song tells its own twisted little tale.”

Yes, the inimitable King of Shock Rock is back with his first album of original material in six years. It’s a weird and wonderful collection of guitar-driven delights, but what else would you expect from the composer of beautifully warped classics like “Under My Wheels,” “I’m Eighteen” and “Billion Dollar Babies”?

Produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple), and featuring guests like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members, Paranormal is full of surprises and riveting turns.

“My definition of paranormal is something that is ‘other than normal’ or ‘alongside of normal’,” says Cooper. “You could say my whole career has been that. I would look at what was normal and step left of it. That’s what gets people’s attention. They’d listen to our music and see our show and say, ‘That’s so strange…oh yeah, that’s so Alice.”

In keeping with his passion for the unexpected, the singer decided to steer clear of writing another concept album like 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare, and focused on creating an explosive collection of unforgettable standalone songs.

“Bob Ezrin and I wanted to break the mold,” says Alice. “I said, let’s get 20 different ideas from 20 different places, put our spin on them, and go with whatever turns out the best.”

Out of the 20 tunes, they picked a dozen to immortalize, each played for thrills, chills and even a few laughs. “Dynamite Road” tells the story of a band that has a deadly encounter with the devil. In “Fireball,” the singer has a bad dream about the end of the world, only to wake up in time to see it happening in real life. “Genuine American Girl” is about a tough guy who is transgender and not afraid to let the world know about it, and the title track is the tender story about a girl and her best ghoul friend.

“Alice doesn’t have a problem being scary,” Cooper says about his rock and roll alter ego. “He likes to be a villain, but he also has a slapstick side. He’ll threaten to slit your throat, and then slip on a banana peel.”

Banana peels aside, perhaps the biggest surprise on Paranormal is the historic two-song mini-reunion with his former bandmates, guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith.

“When the original band broke up in 1975, there was no bad blood,” explains Cooper.  “There were no lawsuits—we had just burned out the creative process. We had gone to high school together and had recorded something like five Platinum albums in a row. We were never out of sight of each other for 10 years. Everybody just went their own way. Neal, Dennis and I always stayed in touch. Mike disappeared for a while and Glen Buxton passed away in 1997, which was a big blow.”

“But last year Neal called me up and said, ‘I have a couple of songs.’ I said great, bring ‘em over. Then he said Mike was stopping by, so I had them come to my house and we just worked on a few things for a week. Then Dennis called up and said, I got a couple songs. So, I thought, hey let’s do this! When you listen to record, it just fits right in.”

One could argue that the two songs, “Genuine American Girl” and the Who-inspired “You and All Your Friends,” do more than fit in. They stand out, as in their iconic sound being instantly recognizable.

Like any great entertainer, Alice Cooper is compelled to over deliver. In addition to the 12 new tracks on Paranormal, the singer has included a bonus disc of his current band playing killer live versions of some of The Coop’s greatest hits, such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “School’s Out.” Think of it as a taste of what to expect at an Alice Cooper concert circa 2017, including a summer co-headline North American tour with the equally legendary Deep Purple.

“This album is like the sideshow at a circus,” Cooper concludes. “It’s a little creepy. There’s a three-headed monkey and the snake woman, but you’re intrigued. That’s where Alice lives, and it’s been the place to go for 50 years.”

Official Track Listings

Alice Cooper – Paranoiac Personality (single)

Release date: June 9th 2017

  1. Paranoiac Personality
    2. I’m Eighteen (Live in Dallas)
  2. Alice Cooper – Paranormal (album)
    Release date: July 28th 2017
    Pre-order start date: June 9th
    1. Paranormal
    2. Dead Flies
    3. Fireball
    4. Paranoiac Personality
    5. Fallen In Love
    6. Dynamite Road
    7. Private Public Breakdown
    8. Holy Water
    9. Rats
    10. The Sound Of AStudio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
    11. Genuine American Girl
    12. You And All Of Your FriendsLive in Columbus, Ohio, May 6th, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
    13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
    14. Under My Wheels
    15. Billion Dollar Babies
    16. Feed My Frankenstein
    17. Only Women Bleed
    18. School’s Out

9 thoughts on “Preorder Alice Cooper’s New Album, PARANORMAL!

    • Hi.
      It’s available everywhere for pre-order just check Amazon U.K but what i’d like to know is where and when will the pre order for the Red Vinyl Exclusive that’s mentioned be available?


  1. just ordered the CD !! :))

    From what I have heard so far, from the new album, it will be the album of the year !!! no doubt !!
    that style Mr Cooper is what you are best at…!!! remember that!!
    Dono why, but coop records I need to have on a media, my know… you creepy little thing…. downloads doesn’t count.. they are really not real.. they are out of this world, and might …
    reach out..
    never mind…
    .. everything else I download..
    anyway some from the new CD on Nights With Alice…

    a funny story from when I was 14.. maaaany years ago..
    I forced my mom to take me to a record shop to buy Schools Out.. you know.. I found the cover, went to a sales person to get the LP so my mom could pay….. and then he pulled up the panties..put them on the record with a smile while looking in my mom’s eyes… and said well that’s what boys dream about , …isn’t it”?…
    HAHAHA you should have seen my mom blush and ..damn it.. she smiled… maybe the long haired sales guy turned her on or something ..all I know is I felt embarrassed and ” what the fuck .. .at the same time…hahaha I mean ..well she paid for the record…and the panties.. it was some kind of a treasure for a kid of 14, a rebell and and a kid.. I mean.. REAL panties. 🙂 WOW!!
    NOBODY had ever before thought of wrapping a pair of panties around a record!! good thinking!! 🙂 BRILLIANT
    you can’t wrap panties around a download, can you?… hmmm
    can you??
    can y…

    best regards a giga fan..!!

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