Album of the Day
Welcome to My Nightmare
If Alice Cooper didn't invent shock rock, he surely perfected it with such albums as WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE. The Coop's stage show is justifiably legendary, replete with boa constrictors, guillotines and other Grand Guignol theatrics, and this 1975 Atlantic collection is its aural equivalent - a loosely conceptual set exploring a child's dark dreams. With guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter supplying the firepower, this NIGHTMARE features plenty of hard rock (“Cold Ethyl,” “The Black Widow”), but there are also quieter moments like the hit ballad “Only Women Bleed,” and thanks to Bob Ezrin's elaborate production it all flows together perfectly. As part of our Summer Soundtracks campaign, WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE is now available at indie retail in a limited edition clear vinyl pressing.