Muscle of Love

Muscle of Love

by Alice CooperAlice Cooper

CD(German Import)

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Coming off such conceptual, theatrical, sleazy hard rock records as the massively successful School's Out (1972) and Billion Dollar Babies (1973), the Alice Cooper group decided that their next release would be more along the lines of their earlier, more straightforward work (à la Love It to Death). While Muscle of Love was a gold-certified Top Ten success, it performed below expectations (their previous two albums peaked at number two and number one, respectively) and would unfortunately prove to be the original Alice Cooper band's last studio album together. The album may not be as coherent as their previous classics (producer Bob Ezrin took a leave of absence) and more filler is present than usual, yet Muscle of Love is perhaps Alice Cooper's most underrated record -- more than a few overlooked and forgotten classics reside here. The two best-known tracks are undoubtedly the Top 20 anthem "Teenage Lament '74," which features none other than Liza Minnelli and the Pointer Sisters on backing vocals, and the boisterous title track. But other tracks are just as good -- the Led Zep-stomping opener, "Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)," the gentle "Hard Hearted Alice" (a precursor to Cooper's future ballad-oriented direction), the raging "Working Up a Sweat," and "Man with the Golden Gun" (which was written for the James Bond movie of the same name, but rejected). A forgotten hard rock classic.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/1998
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 0075992622622
catalogNumber: 926226
Rank: 21311


  1. Working Up A Sweat
  2. Muscle of Love
  3. Hard Hearted Alice
  4. Teenage Lament '74
  5. Man with the Golden Gun
  6. Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)
  7. Crazy Little Child
  8. Woman Machine
  9. Never Been Sold Before

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alice Cooper   Primary Artist,Vocals
Liza Minnelli   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pointer Sisters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Nona Hendryx   Vocals
Sarah Dash   Vocals
Stu Daye   Vocals
Ronnie Spector   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Bruce   Guitar,Keyboards
Glen Buxton   Guitar
Bob Dolin   Keyboards,Vocals
Dolly   Vocals
Dennis Dunaway   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dennis Ferrante   Vocals
Dave Libert   Vocals
Mick Mashbir   Guitar
Paul Prestopino   Banjo,Piano
Neal Smith   Drums
Dick Wagner   Guitar
Joe Gannon   Vocals
Big Cheese   Vocals
Belle   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Michael Bruce   Composer
Gary Sloan   Portrait Photography
Glen Buxton   Composer
Jack Douglas   Producer,Engineer
Dennis Dunaway   Composer
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Jack Richardson   Producer
Neal Smith   Composer
Linda Hennrick   Lyric Transcription

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