Starting on Friday, May 26th, with my show at 3pm on WCSX… not just an ordinary holiday weekend, but a Memorial Day Block Party Weekend!
Thought I would share one of my favorite artists that has always been a part of my music life history: Alice Cooper.
Following his entire career has been so much fun and has actually been a big part of my life. Starting with my childhood neighbor… John Bartold had one of those old tv/record players from the ’60s in his basement. We played Ping-Pong and listened to Alice Cooper’s albums he had. That time influenced me to collect Alice’s records and I’ve collected almost every 45′ record from Alice Cooper. There are 48 singles total in his catalog and I have roughly collected 42 of them.
Later in my radio career, I worked for Detroit station WDZR Detroit’s Z Rock for 3 and a half years. We made it a tradition every year to invite Alice Cooper to my show for a solid week. There were so many amazing stories Alice told and I knew he liked the idea of being a radio personality because later Alice Cooper started his own show, Nights with Alice Cooper which is on WCSX 7 pm – Midnights.
The luckiest man in the world back in 1997 was me while Alice Cooper was with me on my radio show. When we finished up Alice turned to me and asked, “Hey Screamin do you golf? ” Next thing I knew we were on a gold course and Alice Cooper was giving me a personal lesson on how to fix my fading slice. Sure enough, it work and I was gifted a memory that will last a lifetime.
My Personal favorite Alice Cooper album is “Billion Dollar Babies”. “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “Generation Landslide”, and “Elected” are just some of the amazing songs from that album. A close second would have to be the 1980’s “Flush The Fashion”. A fun thing I enjoy is singing Alice Cooper song covers in my local classic rock band, “Chit!“. We cover songs like “Be My Lover” and “Under My Wheels”, just to name a couple.
Enjoy a wonderful weekend with family and friends and please take a moment to remember the Men and Women who sacrificed so much that we can live free.