New sonic myths – Alice Cooper’s School’s Out

On last Sunday, just back from München, I attended to the local fleamarket and, at Nigel’s desk, after founding last month a sought-after Hawkwind’s double disc in mint conditions, this month I found a pristine, superb copy on Warner Bros. UK of the classic 1972 album with gimmick cover and panties (!!!) of School’s Out by Alice Cooper.
I never owned this disc, before… I sure remember in early ’70s from records shop Windows… ahhh, those schoolgirl’s panties;-)
Got the copy, paid some coffees… some undusting on my Audiodesk Systeme disk-cleaning machine and… WOW!

(A note –  above pixies aren’t my actual copy, yet being THE very same as mine, I hi-jacked them on Ebay, where the seller is asking NOT some coffees, BUT for a top of the line coffee machine;-))) – i.e. £ 199,99…)

Wasn’t prepared to such a sonic masterpiece, folks!!! 
Garrardzilla and Lumiere and The Peak were rockin’!!!
Music is reminding me some Capt. Beefheart’s Bat Chain Puller or Doc at Radar Station – i.e. complex rock, blissfully playing undistorted also when playing fuzz guitars.
… and the electric bass… Da Electric Bass… DA BASS, maaaan!
Cluncky, loooow, undistorted, dry and low, really LOW!
It sounds to my old ears like a Gibson EB4 hollow body, a’ la Cream’s Jack Bruce… sounds really Amazing… not only few blissful moments in a shitty disc… all songs are top class, some are masterpiece and the above mentioned bass lines are intro and into songs on both sides.
A no brainer demonstration disc and rocking, unboring music to par, masterfully recorded at The Record Plant in NYC.
My advice is go and find your copy… getting scarce and sought-after in top NM conditions… with panties is almost unobtanium, but sure worth the search!
Go, browse, find it and… rock… your system and you will love it! 

Stefano Bertoncello – Senior Contributing Writer