Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies

Billion Dollar Babies

Alice CooperBillion Dollar Babies Warner Bros. BS 2685 (1973)

I wanted this to be better than it really is.  On side one, in particular, the band seems a bit sluggish, even as the songs have much potential.  Side two picks things up some.  It opens with the hit “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” then goes on to include the admirably out-of-character piano ballad “Mary Ann” and concludes with one of the best songs, “I Love the Dead.”  On the whole, this is solid hard rock for the era, but it does seem like it could have been better.