About Me

Hi and welcome to my Alice Cooper website!

 

My name is Charles and I've been an Alice Cooper fan since the age of 14, when I listened to the Hey Stoopid album for the first time.  My only previous experience was the hit single Poison, which my brother used to play non-stop in the late 80's (ironically, I didn't like it that much).

 

I began collecting Alice Cooper memorabilia in the early 90’s during weekly trips to my local record store.  I really stepped up my collection from 2010 onwards, however, by using the near endless resources that the internet has to offer.  

 

I'm by no means a completist (and don't aspire to be) but do have quite a lot of stuff and take great pride in every item I have.  I also am not generally one to just to buy something and leave it in it's packaging so will usually crack open most of my items to experience fully and take photos of.  

 

This site (which is still under development) primarily documents my collection and features personal reviews of albums and other notable releases.  As time goes by, every item will be featured on this site and I generally focus on something new every week.  

 

This is not, and never will be, the definitive Alice Cooper site, but I'm hoping it will be one of the most liked and informative.  Also, as a comparatively young fan (at the time of writing at least), I hope to be able to keep the Alice Cooper flag flying high for many years to come.

 

I first saw Alice perform live in 2000 during the Brutal Planet tour, which was a most memorable show.  I've gone on to see him many more times since then and have met the man himself.

 

I’m unashamedly more interested in Alice’s solo output (especially from Constrictor onwards) but also really like the original Alice Cooper Group material and respect the pivotal role played by Neal Smith, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce.  Without them, there would not have been an 'Alice Cooper' and the music they created easily remains some of the best that Alice (formerly Vincent Furnier) has been a part of.  It is a personal regret that I wasn’t able to witness for myself the musical and cultural impact that the band had in the early 70's, it must have been quite something.  I generally don't collect much Alice Cooper Group items (especially the 7" vinyl singles) as they are both hard to come by and very expensive.  I do have all the albums though, including several variants.  

 

This site is also being used to document my collection for insurance purposes.  My personal valuation is provided against each item, this is based on previously observed sales prices and any unique attributable factors.  Please note that these are not prices that I am prepared to sell my items for; I am unlikely to consider parting with any of my collection (unless something really interesting is being offered in exchange). 

 

I would like to pay special thanks to the various (not to mention superb) sources of Alice Cooper information that are available.  These include, but are not limited to the following:

 

SickthingsUK

SickthingsUK Facebook Page

Alice Cooper Pics

Alice Cooper Bizarre Easy Action Facebook Page

The Legendary Alice Cooper Facebook Page

Alice Cooper Collectable Memorabilia Facebook Page

Wikipedia

Glen Buxton’s Shiny New Dime Facebook Page

The Collector’s Guide to Alice Cooper (Editions 1 and 2), Dale Sherman

 

Additionally, there are various persons connected with the Alice Cooper family who have offered me advice and support (you know who you are).

 

Finally, I would like to make it clear that I will never knowingly attempt to infringe anybody’s copyrighted or personal material.  If I have done so then I apologise and will happily remove / blur such items upon request.  I use fairly low resolution pictures with the aim being to showcase the general content of items whilst not acting as any kind of subsitute for having the real thing.  Conversley, for very rare items it's a chance to share to other fans what they have to offer.    

 

I hope you enjoy the website and thanks for visiting!