Trash Era

Trash CD Album

1989, Epic, 4651302

This European CD version of Trash features a jewel case and 8-page booklet containing track listings, lyrics and credits.

Trash CD Album

2014, Cherry Red Records, HNECD031

Released in January 2014, this re-issue is similar to the offering by Cherry Red Records a few months earlier for Hey Stoopid.  This album again comes in digipak format which unfolds to reveal both the CD and artwork from the Trash era.  There's also another excellent booklet (with more historical imagery) presented by journalist Malcolm Dome, which gives a good insight into the album.

 

There are 2 bonus tracks included.  Firstly, there's a radio edit of Only My Heart Talkin' which is merely a shorter version of that from the album and, therefore, of no major excitment.  The 2nd track, I Got a Line On You (a Spirit cover that featured on the motion picture Iron Eagle II), is a more worthy addition as it's previously only been freely available on the Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper Box Set.  It's also a fine song so it's good to see it included on the album that's chronologically closest to it.

 

As with the Hey Stoopid release, it's a shame that more exciting content (demos) couldn't be dug up but I understand why this may not be possible.  It's still worth snapping up though as it's better than the original release.

Trash CD Album

2014, Epic, SICP 30668

This interesting 'state-of-the-art' Japanese 'Blue-Spec' release features the same track listings as the 2014 Cherry Red Records version (see above) but in a traditional jewel case and a far less interesting black and white booklet.

 

Blue-spec CDs promise reduced distortion due to the use of a blue laser to create more precise pits (e.g. manufacured in similar way to blu-rays).  I can't personally hear much difference between this and a standard recording, however, someone using more expensive kit may be able to.  And before you ask, no, the CD is not blue, it's the same as a normal disc.

 

The booklet is very dissapointing with 4 pages of japanese on Alice's history followed by both english and Japanese lyrics.  There are no pictures at all other than that shown above on the back of the booklet.

 

A similar re-issue of Hey Stoopid was also released at the same time.

Trash Cassette Album

1989, Epic, 4651304

This European cassette version of Trash features similar packaging to the standard CD version of the album (above).

Trash 12" Vinyl Album

1989, Epic, 4651301

This European pressing of Trash comes in a simple card sleeve.  The inner sleeve features track listings, lyrics and credits.  Inside is a black vinyl disc.

Trash 12" Vinyl Album

1989, Epic, LP 4651300

This nice picture vinyl was released in Australia and features the front and back cover of the original version printed directly on the disc.  The disc is stored in a transparant packet so you can see it in all its glory.

Trash 12" Vinyl Album

2013, Friday Music, FRM-45137

This 180 gram vinyl re-issue by Friday Music is similar to the original 1989 release but in gatefold format rather than the more simple sleeve design. Inside are the song lyrcis and credits which were previously provided on the vinyl sleeve. 

Trash 12" Vinyl Album

2017, Music On Vinyl, MOVLP1862

This European 180 gram re-issue of Trash by Music On Vinyl is limited to 1,500 copies individually stamped copies (of which this is #0393), has a simple card sleeve and has a vinyl insert featuring track listings, lyrics and credits.  The vinyl is a nice transulcent red colour.

 

It appears as though fans who purchased this edition received slightly different hype stickers on the front, with some in gold stating the production run figure of 1,500 and others in black (like mine) not.  Apparently, the reason for this is that a further run of black vinyls was produced and that some of the hype stickers for those editions made it onto the limited.

Poison CD Single

1989, Epic, 6550612

This CD single comes in a simple card sleeve and features Poison and Trash (both from Trash), a brilliant live version of Ballad Of Dwight Fry (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens) plus I Got A Line On You (a Spirit cover that featured on the motion picture Iron Eagle II and recorded again as part of Alice's Hollywood Vampires project).

Poison CD Single

1989, Epic, 6551652

This novel release of Poison features flat-pack cardboard which, with enough skill and patience, can be transformed into a large poison bottle.  The intricate design features a slot in the side with which the CD can be safely housed.

 

The CD features the same 4 tracks as the above standard CD single and the CD itself actually has the same code number (6550612).

 

These are quite hard to come across these days, especially in good / complete condition as they are fragile and easily damaged.  

 

I have 2 copies as follows:

 

1. Constructed version in ok condition but is slightly mis-shapen at the top, and is also missing the pointed crown of the bottle top.  I've superglued it together to help maintain its structural integrity.

 

2. Flat-packed / sealed copy in fine condition (the packaging has broken open at the top though).

 

All-in-all, this is a pretty cool item but quite difficult to store when made!

Poison 3" CD Single

1989, Epic, 6550613

This 3" CD single includes Poison plus excellent live versions of Ballad Of Dwight Fry and Cold Ethyl (both live at Cincinnati Gardens).

Poison Promotional CD Single

1989, Epic, ESK 1665

This promotional CD comes in a jewel case with simple card inlay and features tha album version of Poison only.

Poison 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, 6550617

This single comes in a simple sleeve and features Poison and Trash (both from Trash).

Poison 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, 6550618

This single comes in a simple sleeve and features Poison and Trash from the album Trash plus a brilliant live version of Ballad Of Dwight Fry (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens).

Poison 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, 6550619

This alternative 12" vinyl single comes in a simple sleeve with blue 'Alice Cooper' logo and features Poison and Trash (from Trash) plus a live version of Cold Ethyl (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens) and I Got A Line On You (a Spirit cover that featured on the motion picture Iron Eagle II).

House Of Fire Promotional CD Single

1989, Epic, ESK 73085

This simple sealed promotional CD comes in a jewel case without any inlays and features just House Of Fire (from the Trash album).

House Of Fire 3" CD Single

1989, Epic, 6554723

This 3" CD single includes the album versions of House Of Fire and This Maniac's In Love With You plus live versions of Billion Dollar Babies and Under My Wheels (both live at Cincinnati Gardens).

House Of Fire CD Single

1989, Epic, ALICE C4

This CD single includes the album versions of House Of Fire and This Maniac's In Love With You plus live versions of Billion Dollar Babies and Under My Wheels (both live at Cincinnati Gardens).

House Of Fire 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE 4

This UK 7" vinyl single comes on black vinyl and features House Of Fire and the This Maniac's In Love With You (both from the Trash album).

House Of Fire 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE R4

This UK 7" vinyl single is the same as ALICE 4 (above) only that it comes on 'Limited Edition' orange vinyl (no information on production numbers appear to be available though).

House Of Fire 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE Y4

This UK 7" vinyl single is the same as ALICE 4 (above) only that it comes on 'Limited Edition' yellow vinyl (no information on production numbers appear to be available though).

House Of Fire 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE X4

This UK 7" vinyl single features a black disc and features House Of Fire and the live version of Poison from the Birmingham N.E.C. concert on 14th December 1989.  The cover features a lighter shade of silver than the above versions.

House Of Fire 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE L4

This UK 12" vinyl single comes on black vinyl and features House Of Fire (from the Trash album), Poison (live at Birmingham N.E.C.), Spark In The Dark (live at Birmingham N.E.C.) and Under My Wheels (live at Cincinnati Gardens).  

 

This is, to my knowledge, the only official release of Spark In The Dark as a live track on audio format other than a rather ropey version that appears on the 'Legends' compilation CD.

House Of Fire 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE Q4

This UK 12" vinyl single is the same as ALICE L4 (above) only that it comes with a large fold-out 'UK Tour 1989 Poster' and hype sticker on the sleeve. In fact 'ALICE L4' is still stated on the front, whereas 'Alice Q4' is stated on the hype sticker and an overlayed barcode sticker on the back.

House Of Fire 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE T4

This UK 12" vinyl single comes on black vinyl and features House Of Fire and This Maniac's In Love With You (both from the Trash album) plus live versions of Billion Dollar Babies and Under My Wheels (both live at Cincinnati Gardens).

House Of Fire 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE S4

This UK 12" vinyl single is the same as ALICE T4 (above) only that it comes with a cool 'Trashes The U.K.' patch.  In fact 'ALICE T4' is still stated on the front, whereas 'Alice S4' is stated on the hype sticker and an overlayed barcode sticker on the back.

House Of Fire 12" Vinyl Single Test Pressing

1989, Epic, ALICE P4

House Of Fire is probably the Alice Cooper single with the most variants, with no fewer than 9 different vinyl versions in the UK alone (the first 8 of these are shown above).  The 9th and final version is the most striking though as it features a 12" picture disc featuring a snarling Alice, which was cut around the outline of his head to form a unique, jagged, design.

 

The mainstream version is featured below but I'm also pleased to own this uncut test pressing.  According to eil.com this would have been used to test image alignment and print quality before the final run was cut to the desired shape.  It is therefore likely that only a handful of these were produced.

 

Despite the size of the disc only an approximate 7" size area features playable music, so just 1 track is provided on each side.  The tracks provided are House Of Fire on Side A and This Maniac's In Love With You on Side B (both from the Trash album).   

House Of Fire 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE P4

This shaped UK 12" vinyl single is the mainstream version of the above test pressing and again includes House Of Fire on Side A and This Maniac's In Love With You on Side B (both from the Trash album).

House Of Fire Japanese 3" 'Snap-Pack' CD Single

1989, Epic, ESDA 7013

Snap-Pack CD's were a Japanese only product and featured a long plastic core (featuring a 3" CD) covered in a paper wrapper.  If desired, the plastic could be snapped in half to form a smaller case.  All very odd really and no suprises that the idea didn't catch on in other territories.

 

This Snap-Pack release features the studio versions of House Of Fire and Poison (both from Trash) and includes the well known cover photos from the Trash and Poison covers.  The only other Alice Cooper related 'Snap-Pack' releases were the Only My Heart Talkin' and Hey Stoopid singles.

Bed Of Nails CD Single

1989, Epic, ALICE C3

This CD comes in a slip case and features Bed Of Nails, I'm Your Gun (both from Trash) plus live versions of Go To Hell and Only Women Bleed (both from Cincinnati Gardens).

Bed Of Nails 3" CD Single

1989, Epic, 6553183

Much the same as the Poison 3" CD single, this perfectly formed mini single features Bed Of Nails and I'm Your Gun from Trash, a live version of Go To Hell and Only Women Bleed.  A rather random selection but a cool little package all the same.

Bed Of Nails 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE 3

This vinyl single comes in a simple card sleeve and and features Bed Of Nails on Side A and I'm Your Gun on Side B (both from the Trash album).

Bed Of Nails 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE B3

This version is the same as ALICE 3 (above) only that it comes on "Limited Edition" clear blue vinyl.

Bed Of Nails 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE G3

This version is the same as ALICE 3 (above) only that it comes on "Limited Edition" green vinyl.

Bed Of Nails 7" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, ALICE R3

This version is the same as ALICE 3 (above) only that it comes on "Limited Edition" red vinyl.

Bed Of Nails 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, Alice T3

This single comes in a simple sleeve and features Bed Of Nails and I'm Your Gun from Trash plus a live version of Go To Hell (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens).

Bed Of Nails 12" Vinyl Single

1989, Epic, Alice P3

This single has nice pictures of Alice on either side and features Bed Of Nails and I'm Your Gun from Trash plus a live version of Go To Hell (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens).

Only My Heart Talkin' Promotional CD Single

1989, Epic, ESK 73268

This promotional CD features the album version of Only My Heart Talkin' plus a shorter radio edit (which fades out about a minute earlier than the album version).

Only My Heart Talkin' 3" CD Single

1990, Epic, 6557581

This Austrian 3" CD single features the album version of Only My Heart Talkin' and a live version of Only Women Bleed (from Cincinatti Gardens in 1987).

Only My Heart Talkin' Japanese 3" 'Snap-Pack' CD Single

1990, CBS Records, ESDA 7034

This Snap-Pack release features Only My Heart Talkin' from the Trash album plus a live version of Under My Wheels (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens).  The only other Alice Cooper related 'Snap-Pack' releases were the House Of Fire (above) and Hey Stoopid singles. 

Only My Heart Talkin' 7" Vinyl Single

1990, Epic, 6557587

This European 7" vinyl single features white Epic labels, a card sleeve and includes Only My Heart Talkin' (from the Trash album) on Side A and a live version of Only Women Bleed on Side B (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens).

 

The sleeve features an image of Alice in leathers complete with riding crop and on the back is promotional material for the Trash album.

Only My Heart Talkin' 12" Vinyl Single

1990, Epic, 6557586

This European 12" vinyl single features white Epic labels, a card sleeve and includes Only My Heart Talkin' (from the Trash album) on Side A and a live versions of Only Women Bleed and Cold Ethyl on Side B (recorded at Cincinnati Gardens).  

 

The sleeve features the same artwork as the 7" single (above).

I Got A Line On You Promotional CD Single

1988, Epic, ESK 1355

This simple promotional CD comes in a jewel case without any inlays and features just I Got A Line On You (a Spirit cover that featured on the motion picture Iron Eagle II).  

 

This track was covered again by Alice in the 2015 Hollywood Vampires debut album.

NOTE: For details of the 'Alice Cooper Trashes The World' concert release see here.