Oh. Apparently this isn’t the most well-liked Alice Cooper song out there with comments on YouTube saying things like “Pure crap!!!” and “Didn’t Alice claim he was too drunk to even recall recording this song?” I wouldn’t be surprised about the second one seeing as, according to Wikipedia, he hospitalized himself for alcoholism himself after the album tour.
I guess for a short period in the late-70s, Alice Cooper decided to take a break from the usual persona, and try out a character named Maurice Escargot–a drinking PI you can see at the start of the video.
The song may not be good, but I like that it exists. It’s a reminder to me that behind the band named Alice Cooper is a guy who also goes by the name Alice Cooper who plays a persona while in real life he is a golfer and was friends with Glen Campbell. About a month ago, after Campbell passed away, Alice gave a short interview about his relationship with him.
The video is a different matter. I love it.
While two totally different songs, it has that same grainy 1970s looking insanity that makes the video for Elected so good.
Talking about the video in detail would be like talking about the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band–yes, he was in that movie. I’m just gonna show a few thing that caught my eye.
You’ve got The Man Who Laughs (1928).
A very judgmental James Cagney.
Little Red Riding Hood.
Alice Cooper getting flashed.
I have no idea what to make of this guy.
Ah, honey. You didn’t have to bring home a Funkadelic music video with you.
If you’re interested in the album this song is from, Lace And Whiskey, then there’s an article over on Ultimate Classic Rock.