Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Alice Cooper: From The Inside

Alice Cooper went to rehab and came out stronger than ever with From The Inside (1978).

The album is populated with characters based on people that Cooper encountered during his stay in a sanitarium for his alcoholism.

Alice co-wrote the lyrics with Bernie Taupin (on loan from Elton John) and assembled a fantastic studio band for this collection of amazing songs.

Some of my favorites include Jackknife Johnny, Serious, Nurse Rozetta, Millie And Billie, The Quiet Room, How You Gonna See Me Now, and Inmates (We’re All Crazy).

The album cover on the vinyl version was a lot of fun with its opening doors into the asylum and the hidden door where Alice was sitting in his quiet room laced up in a straight jacket.

The back side of the cover opened up to a picture of all the inmates rushing out with their release papers in hand.

I was lucky to see the tour that supported From The Inside and it remains one of the best staged concerts I have ever witnessed.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Long Live The Coop!

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