Who would have thought that you could fnd a bush in 2022, let alone set one on fire? Nonetheless, that’s what hapened to a Largo woman. Police in Tarpon springs say they arrested a woman on Monday afternoon after a bizarre interaction involving nudity, intoxication and two fiery bushes. Officers responded after receiving a call about a naked woman on the side of the road. When they arrived on the scene, they found a nude woman standing in the bushes alongside the road. When they investigated further, they noticed a burning smell and saw smoke rising from the bushes about 3 yards away. As the officers began to extinguish the fire, the woman said she had started the fire in hopes of building a bonfire for a celebration. Before the fire was put out, officers say it caused approximately $50 in damage to two shrubs. No one was injured in the incident. The 40-year-old woman was arretsed and jailed on criminal mischief charges. Source: WFLA.com
Alice Cooper’s Most Badass Songs
Alice Cooper: His 25 Greatest Songs
The final track on 1973’s ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ is without a doubt one of Alice Cooper’s creepiest. The song’s eerie piano-led introduction paired with scorching solos from guitarist Glen Buxton tackles exactly what Cooper is known for: humorously macabre subject matter.
One of the Alice Cooper Group’s grizzliest tracks - that features a violin solo nonetheless!
How do you take a song and make it both scary and fun? Add Vincent Price of course! “Devil’s Food” and “The Black Widow” set the scene for Alice’s first concept record. 1975’s ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ retells the nocturnal nightmares of a young boy named Steven and kicked Alice Cooper’s new solo career into high gear.
Although Alice Cooper is known for his upbeat, hard-rockin', anthemic tracks, his talents as not only a songwriter but a lyricist are vastly underrated. The sixth track on 1991’s ‘Hey Stoopid,’ clocking in at just over seven minutes, is a superb example of The Coop’s ability to write a tear-jerkin’ ballad.
In the late ‘80s, Alice Cooper - with the help of Bon Jovi and Aerosmith producer, Desmond Child - adapted to the newest generation of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. And since it was the ‘80s, of course, that also included a lot of Aquanet. The sixth track on 1989’s ‘Trash’ is a perfect example of Alice’s flawless transition to the hard rock of the time.
Since the start of Alice Cooper’s career, he’s had a reputation as a parent’s worst nightmare. But that hasn’t stopped him from appealing to the world’s youth – in fact, it probably helped. Songs like “School’s Out” and this one became youth anthems that transcended the era.
“She asked me why the singer’s name was Alice/I said listen, baby/You really wouldn’t understand.” Before ‘Wannabe’ by The Spice Girls, there was Alice Cooper. Written by original Alice Cooper Group guitarist Michael Bruce, this cut is a Cooper classic; fit with a catchy, boogie-esque riff and noteworthy guitar fills from Glen Buxton.
“Mommy, where’s daddy?/Do you think he’ll ever come home?” There’s no way this list could exist without including one of Alice Cooper’s most haunting tracks and a live show staple - usually sang in the shock rocker’s infamous straitjacket right before he gets the guillotine!
Although so many of the tracks in Alice Cooper’s catalog seem to revolve solely around the caricature of Alice Cooper, many of them translate into a way larger, more personal, picture. ‘Guilty’ seems to do the same thing, touching on the public’s consistent finger-pointing of Alice’s so-called ‘violent influence’ on the youth. “If you call that guilty/Well then, I guess I am.”
A.C. has always had a knack for writing stories, and he knocks it out of the park once again with this concept record, ‘Along Came A Spider’, which details the thoughts of a spider-obsessed serial killer on the hunt for his next victim. …we know, pretty on-brand for The Coop, right? This cut is one of the releases’ finest efforts.
Yet another example of Alice’s exquisite lyrical work. Though a tamer track from Cooper, “I Never Cry” seems to serve as a confessional and is arguably one of the rawest songs in his seemingly endless catalog
This upbeat, rockin’ track opens up the Alice Cooper Group’s third studio record; although ‘Love It To Death’ almost seems like their first (their first two albums, 1969’s ‘Pretties For You’ and 1970’s ‘Easy Action’ were good, but things really kicked in with ‘Love It To Death’). With the help of producer Bob Ezrin, also known for his later work with KISS and Pink Floyd, the Alice Cooper Group found the unique sound that would propel them into their next six records.
This atmospheric track is arguably one of the greatest album openers of the 1970s and was written with the sole purpose of opening up a mind-blowing rock and roll show… which is exactly what the Alice Cooper Group did on the Billion Dollar Babies tour. As seen in the shockingly bad, yet fantastic, ‘Good To See You Again Alice Cooper’ film.
Following a stay in a mental asylum in the late ‘70s to treat his alcoholism, Alice returned to his musical craft with a plethora of stories and characters that he used to create his greatest concept record yet, ‘From The Inside.’
After stepping out of the spotlight for three years, Cooper returned with a heavy metal roar on his 1986 record ‘Constrictor.’ The album, featuring muscle-bound shredder Kane Roberts, contains this cheesy yet memorable tune that was used in the film ‘Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.’
Originally written by Kim Fowley and the rest of The Hollywood Stars, the closer to 1975’s ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ got the Alice Cooper treatment; including a rewrite of the verses and bridge.
Given Alice’s penchant for shock rock, it’s understandable that some fans may forget what a great balladeer he is. We love his ballads, and we hope we’ve made our point: Alice Cooper is one of the most underrated ballad writers of his generation! Every other slow jam previously mentioned on this list were just the training wheels for this one. From 1978’s ‘From The Inside’, this touching piece of musical genius chronicles the real story of Cooper coming home to his wife Sheryl after recovering from alcoholism and was based on a real letter written to Sheryl at the time.
“WE’RE NOT WORTHY! WE’RE NOT WORTHY!” This risque track is most known for its appearance in the 1992 music centric comedy, ‘Wayne’s World’, where Alice informs Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar the proper way to pronounce Milwaukee. (“It’s Mill-E-Wah-Que”).
The opener and title track of Alice’s solo debut is an instant classic, and the first time we hear the rough vocals of Cooper without the original band behind him. The song, although more atmospheric than any of Alice’s previous works at the time, contains some tasty fills from new guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter. The almost funk influenced song contains a thumping bass line, horns, keys, and serves as a recipe for the next 40 years of Cooper’s career.
Featuring the Scottish singer Donovan on backing vocals, the title track from the Alice Cooper Group’s 1973 release is everything you want from an Alice Cooper song. It’s evil, rockin’, and of course, contains the band’s trademark sarcasm that’s, as always, a bit macabre.
The rubber burnin’ “Under My Wheels” is a testament to the Alice Cooper Group’s beginnings in the rock and roll city of Detroit, Michigan and displays a band that is young, hungry, and fired up. This fast paced rocker joins “School’s Out” and “I’m Eighteen” as the most performed songs in Cooper’s catalog.
Alice’s return to the world of hard rock in the mid 1980’s was led by the release of 'Constrictor’ (1986) and ‘Raise Your Fist And Yell’ (1987) - both commercial failures. With the help of producer Desmond Child, Alice navigated the terrain of ‘hair metal’ with the release of 1989’s ‘Trash,’ and most importantly, the album’s lead single: “Poison.” The song reached #7 on the Billboard 100 chart, and brought The Coop back to the forefront of hard rock and heavy metal.
In the words of Alice himself, “The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.” Although “School’s Out” wasn’t the Alice Cooper Group’s first hit on the Billboard charts, it was the hit that made them a household name. The single, celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, is still an anthem for children worldwide and signals the start of summer vacation.
This unforgettable track is the tune that brought Alice Cooper to American airwaves, garnered the attention of the mainstream masses, and proved that the group had what it takes to join the forces of hard rock. The song tackles the often confusing stage of life between adolescence and adulthood and remains a staple in Cooper’s live show.
And lastly, coming in at the coveted number one spot is the Alice Cooper track that skyrocketed 1973’s 'Billion Dollar Babies' to #1 on the Billboard 100 chart. Cooper told Ultimate Classic Rock back in 2018 that the tune was 100% “autobiographical.” He says, “Everybody at that point didn’t know whether to love us or hate us. But I was definitely, with the general public, the worst person ever. I was the Antichrist.” Well, the Antichrist with the help of his bandmates penned one of hard rock’s most remarkable tracks that features doo-wop style background vocals, a sing-along chorus, and the dark satire that makes Alice Cooper… well… Alice Cooper.
Could Flea Play Popeye?
Flea: Rock's Most Underrated Sports Fanatic
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Flea (2R) and Anthony Kiedis (2L) attend a game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on May 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Chad Smith, Flea and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers wait backstage before performing at the start of the Los Angeles Rams home opening NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs before the Los Angeles Rams home opening NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Musician Flea cheers on the Los Angeles Dodgers in game one of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on October 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs the national anthem before the game between the Arizona Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on January 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers attends the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers attends Game Seven of the NBA playoff finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2010 NBA Playoff at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Anthony Kiedis (L) and Flea (R) of Red Hot Chili Peppers attend Game Seven of the NBA playoff finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2010 NBA Playoff at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Guitarist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers watches warmups before Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Flea attends Game Six of the NBA playoff finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2010 NBA Playoff on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Musician Flea attends Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on June 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: (L-R) Musicians Flea, Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers attend Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on June 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27: Flea attends Game Five of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Flea and his daughter Clara Balzary attend Game Two of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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