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The fact that Alice Cooper's fourth release housed the gritty "Halo of Flies" would be reason enough to buy the CD, even if the rest of it were garbage. An essential piece of the rock canon, it may not have served up the hits that his other releases did, but it still stands as a classic. Loud, brash, sloppy, and hard, it's the kind of listen that makes you check for grime under your nails. Cooper's rock/shock aesthetic was coming into full bloom here and "Dead Babies" shows he was satisfied with his formula of hard rock, bad taste, and images outside the realm of Middle America. The title track hints at the shape of things to come, laying the ground work for works as seemingly disparate as "Only Women Bleed," and "No More Mr. Nice Guy." Briefly ostracized by the "hipper than thou" sect, Killer is one of the reasons Cooper is now fully appreciated as the pioneer that he was. - -Steve Gdula

Customer Reviews:

  • The first of many near-perfect Cooper albums.
    This came out in 1971, the year I was born. So as you'd expect I didn't get into the album until much later, but I still love the thing. Aside from so-so "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" which everyone in the world I think loves except me, and the lacking but still decent title track, this album is perfect. You have to give Alice some credit for having balls for releasing a song called "Dead Babies" 38 years ago. Definitely shocking for the time, and a sign of the over-the-top songs to come on later albums....more info
  • The KILLER of Rock And Roll is back!
    Alice Cooper has always been my most favorite rock man. The album KILLER is his best work yet.

    UNDER MY WHEELS- A man on the run from a girl.
    BE MY LOVER- A conversation with a new girl about Alice.
    HALO OF FLIES- After a detroyer, comes the destruction of a halo of flies.
    DESPERADO- About an old western hero.
    YOU DRIVE ME NERVOUS- About what a girl would say if with Alice all the time.
    YEAH, YEAH, YEAH- What Alice says if with a girl all the time.
    DEAD BABIES- His known story about Little Betty, an abused baby.
    KILLER- My favorite one. About a man's fate.

    P.S. People think Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson are a lot alike. Don't fall for that. Stick with Alice Cooper, for his music is more exciting.
    - Alice Cooper's Killer...more info

  • Killer !!!!! For sure
    Being a fan of Alice for years,just began to collect his 70's stuff. Great stuff BTW. Became a fan after Trash came out. Knew the trademark songs,but wanted to dig deeper. Killer along with Love It To Death prove to be his best work.Being Killer is the subject,would have to point out Under My Wheels,Be My Lover,Halo Of Flies,Yeah,Yeah,Yeah and Dead Babies as the standouts.reall the whole album is great!!!! For those who are just familiar with Trash and on,should check this one out. Awesome and arguably his best!!!! You won't regret buying it and will listen a lot and a lot...A solid 5 for Awesome!!!!...more info
  • The peak album of Alice!
    May be Alice Cooper did not notice the impact of this album in those times . But the essence of all his special magnetism never reached equal and even similar heights .
    To my mind the best track of this CD and obviously the best song of Cooper ever is Halo of flies . This piece not only is hard to beat but besides inmensely original in its purpose . The riffs and the rhthym changes are so innovative that literally leaves you exhausted and breathtakin : harshness in its highest rank . I consider this piece as one the most sublime and best achievements in this first half decade and all the rock story .
    You drive me nervous is an excellent piece ; If you want to be my lover is very funny and filled of stamine . I think seriously this album must have influenced a famous band : I'm talking about Kiss . Try to get this CD and compare by yourself.
    The level difference between this album and School's out is so great that you will hard believe this band be the same . The fatal decay experienced for this quartet was one of the fastest in the music may be beated for the Mountain case ; that heavy rock band whose leader was Felix Pappalardi . The inspiration loss was so deep and fast that literally became the beginning of the end for both ensambles .
    Fortunately for Mountain band they acepted the crude reality and decided under mutual agreement to dissolve ; but this was not the case of Cooper who decided to follow the traces of Icarus !...more info
  • Wanna be a Bass Player? This is a must hear album then!
    The Alice Cooper Band put out some of the best rock of the 70's and 'Killer' is one of the best albums of the decade. I won't bother going thru the individual songs, there are other reviews that do that very well, but suffice it to say Alice is in top form vocally, and the individual songs on 'Killer' are so strong and memorable, excellent guitar and keyboard work by Michael Bruce and Glen Buxton give each song a personality. But it's the backbone of the band, the bass by Dennis Dunaway and drums by Neal Smith that are worth the price of the disk. Dunaway's bass lines on songs like 'Halo of Flies' and 'Dead Babies' are so crisp and really drive the songs. This is Dunaway's best album outside of 'Love it to Death'. Neal Smith's drumming on the entire album is just amazing. I just don't see how Dunaway and Smith were not able to land a higher profile gig after the Alice Cooper band broke up?? 'Killer' is the perfect showcase for Smith and Dunaway's mastery of thier respective instruments. If you are interested in playing the bass or drums, then pick up 'Killer' to hear how to do it right. ...more info
  • Killer is a KILLER!!!
    In case you just returned from Mars and don't know who Alice Cooper is here's a little background. Alice Cooper was originally the name of the band from Phoenix, Arizona whose leader was Vincent Damon Furnier, who later became Alice Cooper.

    Furnier/Cooper may be the most prolific artist, of modern times logging some 40 albums to date and still counting. Furnier formed his first group, Earwigs, in the earley 60s, then changed to the Spiders in 1965 and later to Nazz. In 1968, after finding out that another Nazz existed, Furnier once again changed the bands name, to Alice Cooper. Rumour has it, the name came to Furnier during a ouija board session, where he was told he was the reincarnation of a 17th-century witch of the same name. After Alice Cooper signed their first record contract, four releases were made before Killer was released in 1971. Killer was a moderate seller going gold but what really started to make the band popular today was the theatrics and wild stage shows. Under Furnier's direction, Alice Cooper initiated a impressively theatrical and forceful brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock, drawing equally from horror movies and vaudeville. This probably preceded Ozzie Osbourne by at least a few years so audiences became enthralled with Alice Cooper's antics.

    Furniers on stage persona was Alice Cooper which became his alter ego. A few years later Furnier officially change his name to Alice Cooper. Furnier only made three more albums as a member of a band. In 1975 he went solo.

    Here is an AMG review of this very good album. My FIXATION will be discussed thereafter.

    "Alice Cooper wasted little time following up the breakthrough success of 1971's Love It to Death with another album released the same year, Killer. Again, producer Bob Ezrin was on board, and helps the group solidify their heavy rock (yet wide-ranging) style even further. The band's stage show dealt with the macabre, and such disturbing tracks as "Dead Babies" and the title track fit in perfectly. Other songs were even more exceptional, such as the perennial-barnstorming concert standard "Under My Wheels," the melodic yet gritty "Be My Lover," and the tribute to their fallen friend Jim Morrison, "Desperado." The long and winding "Halo of Flies" correctly hinted that the band would be tackling more complex song structures on future albums, while "You Drive Me Nervous" and "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" showed that Alice Cooper hadn't completely abandoned their early garage-rock direction. With Killer, they became one of the world's top rock bands and concert attractions; it rewarded them as being among the most notorious and misunderstood entertainers, thoroughly despised by grown-ups." - Greg Prato

    MY FAVORITE SONG, "Halo of Flies"

    At eight minutes and twenty-two seconds "Halo of Flies" may be the longest piece Alice Cooper ever did. All my favorite songs tend to be long, the shortest being five + minutes. I guess it's because the longer songs have more variety and instrumentation, which is what I like. I tend to think of vocals as another instrument, augmenting the other instruments, rather than being the center of the music. There are exceptions to this thinking when the vocals are so astounding that they almost take over the music. The emotive ramblings of Tom Eklund on In search of Truth is such an effort.

    "Halo of Flies" is both a complex but simple straight Rock and roll piece and actually manages to create the feeling of a bunch of flies buzzing around. Starting out with first one then two twanging guitars and cymbals for thirty seconds, when the music changes slightly with the addition of distorted guitar with a fluttery sound. This sound also backs and almost mimics Furnier when he sings, starting at the 1:50 mark. The underlying beat for the song is what I would call a giddyap beat. Furniers voice is sort of a raspy yell, not smooth but serving the music very well. There is a catchy, Near East type, guitar hook used effectively throughout the number and a nice drum solo at the six minute mark. Overall it's a fast 8:22. The musicianship, while primitive, is solid, the production is average and the song is captivating.

    It should be mentioned that, unlike many of my other review picks, this is an outstanding, old rock and roll, album, with numerous great songs. My other favorites are: "Desparado", "Killer", "Dead Babies" and "Under my Wheels"...more info

  • The KILLER of Rock And Roll is back!
    Alice Cooper has always been my most favorite rock man. The album KILLER is his best work yet.

    UNDER MY WHEELS- A man on the run from a girl.
    BE MY LOVER- A conversation with a new girl about Alice.
    HALO OF FLIES- After a detroyer, comes the destruction of a halo of flies.
    DESPERADO- About an old western hero.
    YOU DRIVE ME NERVOUS- About what a girl would say if with Alice all the time.
    YEAH, YEAH, YEAH- What Alice says if with a girl all the time.
    DEAD BABIES- His known story about Little Betty, an abused baby.
    KILLER- My favorite one. About a man's fate.

    P.S. People think Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson are a lot alike. Don't fall for that. Stick with Alice Cooper, for his music is more exciting.
    - Alice Cooper's Killer...more info

  • The Best of them all
    This is probably alice's best album ever, bought it in 1971 and by 1972 it was literaly worn out, Halo of flies sticks in my head more than the others,this is after all the godfather of shock rock,. often imitated , never duplicated ...BUY IT.

    47 year old kid
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  • Best Alice Cooper, Top Ten All Time Rock and Roll Albums
    If you never heard this album before, you probably either never heard of Alice Cooper, or you don't like him. If you don't like him, what are you reading this for? If you never heard this, ask anyone who knows even a little about historical rock albums and they don't know squat if they don't consider this album one of the best. It is almost a perfect rock album, connecting songs with a "Death, Kill" theme, but who cares? A perfect driving album, mean, technically amazing and musically very diverse. Buy This!...more info
  • This is a Killer album
    Produced by Bob Ezrin, Killer included hits "Under My Wheels", "Be My Lover" and "Desperado".
    It's also include some of Ezrin's studio musicians or friends. On this album Rick Derringer was un-credited for his work on "Under My Wheels" and "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah".
    "Be My Lover" has that Lou Reed "Sweet Jane" sound to it.

    "Desperado" is Alice's way of paying homage to his drinking buddy Jim Morrison.
    In fact Alice emulates Morrison's voice in this song.
    Alice said at one time instead of sending flowers I wrote this song. Alice compares a rock star as being a gunfighter. There is always someone who thinks he's better than you and you're always looking over your shoulder at the new gun in town. Alice also inspired by the movie "The Magnificent Seven".


    "Halo of Flies" is a big number and spotlights Neal Smith's extraordinary drumming. This song has that suspenseful TV drama sound from the 70's. The character in the song is like Secret Agent 007.

    Another epic song is "Dead Babies" which people have misinterpreted by just reading the title and who haven't listen to the lyrics. "Dead Babies" is about a child who's neglected and ends up overdosing from medicine she has found in the home.

    Which leads into the last song "Killer" another theatrical song. Alice uses his Jim Morrison voice again in the beginning. As the Killer character gives his confession
    Once he's caught & is being escorted down death row to meet his fate. You hear the last rites being read in latin while the haunting organ fills the corridors. Then it's followed by a swirling sound as it gets louder and louder then cuts off into dead silence. It sort of reminded me of water drain as the water gets sucked down the pipes. I supposed it could be the killer's life being snuffed out at final execution. During this concert the gallows were introduced as one of Alice's execution.
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  • Halo of Flies
    The Coop's second hit album following the breakthrough "Love It To Death" was "Killer". This CD does not do the album justice. Frankly I'm surprised there is no expanded version of this on Rhino. What gives? An enhanced-with-bonus-trax, remastered version of "Killer" seems like a no-brainer. This is a classic album with one absolute masterpiece, "Halo of Flies". I love during one line how the melody from "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" is detectable. Everybody into rock bought this album at the time. The music stands up so well because it is real and the original AC band was incredible. I saw them in 1971 at the Long Beach Auditorium and they were fierce live. ...more info
  • You'll Love It To Death
    While the Alice Cooper band's major-label debut, Love It To Death, was a predominantly lightly-produced affair, Killer takes the next progressive step complete with a brass section for the rock classic, "Under My Wheels," and the multi-part, heavily layered 8-minute epic "Halo Of Flies."

    Killer's strength comes from timeless melody, flawless, simplistic, lyric, and top-notch rock vocal which by the end of the 3:30, witty, affair of "Be My Lover," proves to be a classic, faultless formula. This carries through the short Spanish-flavored "Desperado," the aformentioned "Halo Of Flies," along with the tredging, almost hypnotic gritty rockers of "You Drive Me Nervous," and "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah." The humor-soaked, lyrical darkness of "Dead Babies," hit a chord lyrically with middle-age conservatives, while the extended conclusion that is the title track does a fair job of wrapping up an otherwise classic album that yells timelessness as loud as all of its other stories of drunken encounters and bad-ass desert crooks.

    --- Jon Blanton 2004(C) cddude24@yahoo.com...more info
  • More shock
    Alice delivers the goods with another album of shock and great songs. Under My Wheels, Dead Babies, Killer and Be My Lover are just of few of the KILLER tracks. Classic Alice Cooper!!...more info
  • Killer
    Arguably, the band Alice Cooper, their best album. This album peaked at #21 on the charts & it had two singles released from it, "Be My Lover" (#49) & "Under My Wheels" (#59). These chart positions are not indicative of the quality of this album. At 8 songs, let's remember this was on vinyl, it's on the short side but every song here is exceptional. The aforementioned songs are excellent as are "Under My Wheels", "You Drive Me Nervous" & "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah". There's absolutely nothing wrong with the rest of the songs.

    Below is a listing of the songs as they appeared on vinyl:
    Side 1
    "Under My Wheels"
    "Be My Lover"
    "Halo of Flies"
    "Desperado"

    Side 2
    "You Drive Me Nervous"
    "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah"
    "Dead Babies"
    "Killer"

    I've listed these songs this way for a reason, I don't know if anyone has noticed (I'm sure SOMEBODY has) but these songs correspond by titles. If you compare the first song (& so forth) of side 1 to the first song of side 2 they have a certain similarity. The second song of each side is the biggest stretch for similarity but I let you figure that out. I don't know if it was intentional but it's there for all to see.

    Bob Ezrin was the producer & he had the Midas touch at this point in his career. He managed to get the band Alice Cooper to become a top charting act, he did the same for Alice Cooper the solo act, he produced the best album Kiss ever did, Destroyer, & then he began producing Pink Floyd albums, most notably The Wall. It should be noted that Ezrin also writes songs & is a musician.

    Without a doubt, this is the band Alice Cooper's best album. It's about as close as one can get to an essential album without being one. If I were to rate these songs on an individual basis, none would receive less than a four star rating. There isn't any filler on this album! This was a very tight band that could do a lot of different things & styles.
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  • Shame on Warner Brothers......
    First off, all of the original Alice Cooper band albums are more than worthwhile. Get them all....on vinyl that is.

    These low priced CD's that Warner Brothers is peddeling are the original transfers from back when the CD was first introduced. Terrible hiss and poor sound quality make these unlistenable in my opinion. I have MP3's and cassettes of these albums that sound much better than these factory WB CD releases do.

    I also own all of them on vinyl and can firmly attest that the AC Band catalouge is in DIRE need of a remaster. Save your bucks until that happens or listen on vinyl/cassette until then. Don't encourage these guys. Shame on you Warner Brothers for continuing to sell such outdated/poor quality transfers here in the new millenium!!
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  • Completely twisted
    Let's face it - Alice had issues. Thank God. If he didn't, we would never have been given this string of wonderfully off center masterpieces.
    There have never been any songs like "Halo of Flies" or "Dead Babies" in rock music. Only the original Alice could have gotten away with such insanity. Again, the thing that put Alice over was the humour. Everything on this disc is served up with an evil grin. Delicious. Classic. ...more info
  • Vaudeville Rock Anyone?
    One of the top 100 Rock albums to date, and this is the Coop at his best (with the exception of Love it to Death). Pick it up, you won't be disappointed....more info
  • ****1/2. Prime cut
    This slice of gritty hard rock is probably the best thing ever released by the original Alice Cooper band.
    There are a couple of lesser songs here, the eager but not very interesting "You Drive Me Nervous" and the over-long "Halo Of Flies" which tries too hard to be epic, but "Killer" is also filled with some of the group's finest songs.

    It opens with the magnificent, fiery rocker "Under My Wheels" (still a concert favorite for Alice Cooper), followed by guitarist/keyboardist Michael Bruce's excellent, melodic "Be My Lover".
    The surprisingly gritty and serious "Desperado" is another classic, as is the harsh "Dead Babies" (which is not splatterpunk, but rather a pretty serious song about parental negligence), and "Yeah Yeah Yeah" and the title track, although not major songs, are quite enjoyable as well. On "Killer", the Alice Cooper band really perfected their blend of shock-rock lyrics and good, solid rock riffs.

    If you're new to Alice Cooper (the band), this would be a good place to start, although their "Greatest Hits" from 1974 may be even better. But you shouldn't miss this no matter what - "Killer" is one of the finest hard rock records of the early 70s.
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  • EVERYONE SHOULD OWN THIS ALBUM!!!!
    While "Welcome to My Nightmare" is the best Alice Cooper solo album, "Killer" is the best Alice Cooper group album!!!. Every song on this album is a classic, This may be the best Rock album of all time.

    If you have'nt already bought this, for shame!!!, buy it now!!...more info

  • Killer indeed!
    This album is the epitomy of 70's hard rock. My favorite Alice cds are Billion Dollar Babies, and Killer. I was 9 years old when Killer hit the streets and this album changed my life.
    Ted Templeman produced this, and there are alot of really cool sounds that make this album very creepy and cool. "Halo of Flies"...etc.
    If I was going to live on a deserted island, and could only take 100 cd's with me, this one would definately go.
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  • This one just "drives me nervous...5 stars"
    5 stars...packs a wallop even today...someone somewhere stated this and "Love it to Death" "marked the death of the hippie movement"...probably so....more info
  • The Best Work of the Alice Cooper Legacy
    For the real Alice Cooper fans that have not been pacified by the few commercial tracks Alice Cooper produced, "Killer" is definitely worth a buy. In my opinion Killer is clearly the best work turned out by Alice Cooper. Tracks like "You Drive Me Nervous" and "Under My Wheels" are a shot of pure rock-n-roll. The title track "Killer" is a melodic death march reminding us of the great stage theatrics Alice Cooper performed. "Dead Babies" is not for the squeamish, but it tells a powerful story. And "Halo Of Flies" is an absolute masterpiece rivaling some of the most powerful overtures. This is real good stuff, you won't be disappointed....more info
  • the original band at it's best
    To me, this was the original band's finest moment. From the classic rock opening riff of Under My Wheels to the freaked out psychoatic white nosie the album closes with (which scared the crap out of me the first time I heard it), this was Coop's most uniformly satisfying album. Be My Lover has one of the greatest bridge riffs I've ever heard (the guitar part right after Alice sings I'm still on my own), it still gives me goosebumps it is so great. Halo of Flies, Desperado, and Dead Babies/Killer are mini sagas within themselves, Killer's music especially sounding like it could have been the soundtrack to an old mystery or spy movie. But my favorite song on the album has to be You Drive Me Nervous. I love the cymbal sound Neil Smith has throughout the song (almost identical to Ian Paice's sound at the very end of Smoke of the Water, but Neil got it out there first!!) and Michael Bruce and Glen Buxton's guitar interplay. Those guys were both so underrated as guitarists it's a crime. Just a fabulous song all around, not that there is a weak track on this album. The only thing I question on the whole album is why did they put horns on the last chrous of Under My Wheels? It takes away from the band....more info
  • alice cooper rocked on this one
    Alice cooper's killer is one of the greatest cd's off alice's hole life. from under my whells to killer.My personal favorite is Dead Babies it could be alice's greatest song of he's whole life. Alice Rooooooooocks...more info
  • Killer Album
    The Alice Cooper Group will forever be known for "School's Out", "No More Mr. Nice Guy", and "I'm Eighteen." There are no "classics" from this album, but most hardcore fans agree that this is one of the best(if not THE best) album the band has put out. There may be no hit singles, but the album is very solid throughout with no bad tracks. It was released the same year as "Love It To Death", and can basically be seen as side two to that album. It's very wild and hard rockin' for the time, and you can certainly see why many parents thought that the only good Alice Cooper was a dead one. Even if Alice Cooper doesn't quite tickle your fancy, you should give this album a shot if you have an interest in classic rock or hard rock in general. If you've wondered what the "deal" is with Alice Cooper, this album should answer some of your questions without a doubt....more info
  • A must have item
    This is a must have item for anyone that takes rock seriously. I am between the people that had the opportunity of listening to this album since it was released in 1971 and called my attention since the very first time.
    And this is one the best things that can be said about this album. After all, it survived the test of time. Now, 37 years after, the majority of productions from that time looks outdated, but not this one.
    It is a sequence of hits, unforgettable riffs, too much creativity, it never turns annoying.
    Listening to it after all this years and thousands of times, I guess that, perhaps, some sequences should be shortened of softened, but, again, it's a 37 years old record showing that good things last forever.
    I strongly recommend this album for anyone looking for the best of the 70's, an album that showed the path to several groups still to come at that time.
    Good work, Alice! You'll live forever through this....more info
  • Alice Gets Creepy
    What a great album! After their masterpiece, Love It to Death, I didn't expect Alice Cooper to follow up with another incredible album, but this one delivers, from the comical "Under My Wheels" and "Be My Lover," each with a more classic rock feel, to the unique "Halo of Flies" with its rambling lyrics and melodies and varied moods, making it feel like more than a single track. "Desperado," with its soft, matter of fact vocals leading into harder vocals marks an interesting midpoint for the album, along with the upbeat "You Drive Me Nervous," where Alice's vocals seem a bit more frantic and frustrated than nervous...a fact for which I'm all too willing to forgive him, as the song is an album highlight. "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" is yet another highlight, with its high energy, leading into the eerie, dark, and fairly soft "Dead Babies," hinting more and more at Alice's later lyric tendencies. But it's a strong track, despite its morbid lyrics, and plays well after two harder numbers. The album closes with "Killer," which is actually a good deal creepier than "Dead Babies."...more info
  • Jammin' With The Coop
    The confidence that became evident on "Love It To Death" flourished on "Killer," with the band's live antics stretching out into some jamming rock. The turf explored on tracks like "Black Juju" laid the groundwork for the strange storytelling of "Halo Of Flies" and the title cut, bringing the band's outraging stage show to LP.

    Not that these guys were in any danger of becoming the Grateful Dead. Those exploding riffs that kick off "Under My Wheels" caught the power and majesty of The Who and "You Drive Me Nervous" was enough to launch punks and posers like the Sex Pistols and Axl Rose decades later. This was the last Alice Cooper album to really be a strictly Rock record, by the following year, he'd be moving on to "West Side Story" and too much budweiser.

    Yes it was recorded in 1971 and this was a cassette that I had to hide from my parents. ("Dead Babies" was most certainly NOT in my Mother's hit parade.) But Damn if 30 years down the road "Killer" can still raise hairs on the unsuspecting....more info

  • The quintessential Alice Cooper album
    The original Alice Cooper band's reign as kings of the rock world was all too brief, done in by the excesses of stardom and the various band members' personal demons. But in a few short years they delivered some of the finest hard rock ever created, and "Killer" stands out as their best album, stronger than their breakthrough best-seller "Love It To Death", and not burdened with the overproduction that characterized "Billion Dollar Babies". There isn't a weak track on the album. "You Drive Me Nervous" is a punk song written before punk existed. "Dead Babies" is one of the songs that made the band hated by parents all across America (even though the song really concerned child neglect). The most standout track is probably "Desperado", a tribute to Jim Morrison made all the more eerie by Alice's vocals, which on this song are uncannily reminiscent of Morrison's. Although it is said producer Bob Ezrin later grew frustrated with the rest of the band's playing ability, they are in top form here and back Alice to the max. Guitarists Glen Buxton (RIP) and Mike Bruce trade off unbeatable first-rate riffs while bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith hold down the bottom. This album is a must have for Alice fans who may not know of his earlier career before his 1980s resurgence with "Trash". It is a shining example of why many rock listeners believe the 1970s were the golden age of modern rock and roll....more info
  • Desperately In Need Of Remastering!
    This is my favorite Alice Cooper CD. But as with "Love It To Death", the sound quality is less than desirable. When is Warner Bros. going to remaster this classic, as well as "Love It To Death" and "Muscle Of Love"?...more info
  • Killer? Without a doubt
    I managed to come across this album in NY at a local Best Buy, a very rare find. Thank God this worked. This is probably the 2nd or 3rd best Alice Cooper Band album. 1st naturally goes to "Billion Dollar Babies" Killer is a really fun album. Everything is crisp and clear, ad the music flows smoothly track by track. Much like "Secret Treaties" by Blue Oyster Cult. I can't find one bad song on it. My favorite though is Dead Babies. I'd like to find an original version of that calendar. That's a damn good piece of memorabilia....more info
  • Awesome rocker from my Dad's era, Definately Alice's best!
    I love it, I am a slipknot fan, a Metallica fan, as well as a Led Zeppelin fan and a Guess Who fan...just to give you an idea. My dad suggested this CD, since I picked up Alice's greatest hits...I LOVE IT. Billion Dollar Babies is good too, but this one is defiantely Alice's best! Pick it up for cheap!...more info