CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Cinema Dave meets Alice Cooper Chapter Four: Literary Music

Besides a grueling world tour that extends to the Pompano Amphitheater this Saturday evening, Alice released his 25th rock album, "Along Came a Spider" and published a book, "Alice Cooper, Golf Monster A Rock ’n’ Roller’s 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict." Despite the fame and fortune that goes into the rock star business, Alice revealed one under appreciated tool of his trade, the written word;

“In high school I wrote for the newspaper and read Alfred Hitchcock and Kurt Vonnegut short stories. I wrote short stories before high school, which is good training for lyric writing.”

Alice plans on publishing these short stories someday, from which the album "Along Came a Spider" grew from. The latest album seems to be a culmination of all the personas of the Alice Cooper character. Born Vincent Damon Furnier, the song writer claims that;

“Alice was an invention out of necessity. In the late 1960s, I saw the Peter Pans on the music scene, I wanted to be Captain Hook. After I quit drinking, Alice became a true stand up villain with arrogance and a touch of Inspector Cousteau. I know his boundaries. You have to balance horror with humor to set up the punch line.”

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