Alice Cooper – Go To Hell (1976)

Go To Hell – Alice Cooper (1976) Remastered Audio

Help I’ve fallen into 1976 and I can’t get out! πŸ˜‰ “Go To Hell” the opening track from Alice Cooper’s ninth studio album Goes To Hell, which was released in the summer of 1976. Wow, three videos from songs released in 1976 in a row….and I’d be happy to video about 500 more….such a great year for music!

Goes To Hell was a continuation of his previous album (Welcome to My Nightmare) as it continues the story of Steven, this concept album was written almost exclusively by Cooper with guitar player Dick Wagner and producer Bob Ezrin.

Welcome To My Nightmare and Goes To Hell were two HUGE sounding records, the production is just seriously epic…..Bob Ezrin is a genius at getting monster sound…one of the all time greats….he has produced many of my favorite records, especially Catherine Wheel’s Adam and Eve (1997), and that little Pink Floyd thing from 1979! πŸ˜‰

I wanted to vid some Alice Cooper since the beginning of starting this hobby, but there were some things in the way….it’s fun to play around with his tracks, because they are all so damn theatrical! My original concept was a bunch of horror scenes edited similar to what I did for “I’m Your Boogie Man” http://youtu.be/M8XxTvaw5R0 …but decided to do something different. I couldn’t resist doing one of the extended openings to the video (The Bad Seed….endlessly re-watchable and jam packed with memorable quotes, and some wicked-brilliant performances from (especially) Eileen Heckart, Henry Jones…and yeah Rhoda (Patty McCormack)…I remember some years ago they were doing a remake of The Bad Seed, and I thought “WHY”? πŸ˜‰ My tracking in the big zoom shot in the beginning is crap and I really needed to redo it…I’ve never really been able to master this technique…anyone with any tips…HELP! πŸ˜‰

And a kinda weird coincidence!?! So, in researching the album for the video description I was very surprised to learn two things; first that Dick Wagner had just passed away a couple of months ago, and second, that he co-written one (“Shine Silently”) of two Nils Lofgren songs that I had just begun to work up videos up for! ….it was just wow!….anyway, a very talented songwriter and excellent guitarist!!!!

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!!!!

‘Special HUGE THANKS for the two videos of of Alice Cooper performing the song live which I edited clips into the video:

Photoguy
Go To Hell Live at Roundhouse London 31-10-10
Lots of really good live performance videos!
https://www.youtube.com/user/photoguy

and

BenAndHisGuitars
Go to Hell, Cropredy 2013
More great Alice Cooper clips!
https://www.youtube.com/user/BenAndHisGuitars

[Lyrics]
For criminal acts and violence on the stage
For bein’ a brat, refusin’ to act your age
For all of the decent citizens you’ve enraged
You can go to hell

For gamblin’ and drinkin’ alcohol constantly
For makin’ us doubt our parents authority
For choosin’ to be a living obscenity
You can go to hell

You’re something that never should have happened
You even make your grandma sick

You’d poison a blind man’s dog and steal his cane
You’d gift-wrap a leper and mail him to your aunt Jane
You’d even force-feed a diabetic a candy cane
You can go to hell

You’re something that never should have happened
You even make your grandma sick

For criminal acts and violence on the stage
For bein’ a brat, refusin’ to act your age
For all of the decent citizens you’ve enraged
You can go to hell

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