I'm wondering how I went over 36 years without ever hearing this drop dead awesome live version of one of the greatest Rock 'n Roll songs ever. Strong words? Yes, but damn this song blows the doors off of basically everything new I've heard in a very, very long while. I think Alice Cooper's legacy in Rock has been lost through the decades, but his early stuff wasn't yet wrapped up in schlocky themes. It's just pure energy and cuts right to the marrow.
Alice has apparently had one too many in this old TV clip from 1972, and who cares if he forgets some of the words then ad libs towards the end, the band is clearly doing some serious jamming and that finale is worth waiting for.
This one needs to be cranked up. Let it build through to the end, and enjoy Eighteen by Alice Cooper.
Happy New Year, and have a Rockin' weekend.
~Sham, Quixotic Referee