Music Video of the Day: I’m Eighteen by Alice Cooper (1971, directed by ????)


In an interview with Songfacts, drummer Neal Smith had the following to say about I’m Eighteen:

“It was a song about growing up in the ’60s, with lines in it like you could go to war but you couldn’t vote. We had no idea it would become an anthem; we were just thinking it would be a cool song.”

I’m Eighteen was not only Alice Cooper’s first big hit but it also played an important role in music history when, in 1975, a nineteen year-old John Lydon auditioned for the Sex Pistols by miming along to the song.  Lydon’s audition took place at a pub and Lydon later explained that the jukebox was filled with “that awful 60s mod music” and I’m Eighteen was the only song in it that he could tolerate.

 

One response to “Music Video of the Day: I’m Eighteen by Alice Cooper (1971, directed by ????)

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