Personnel: Alice Cooper (vocals); John Tropea, Steve Hunter (guitar); Al Macmillan (piano); Bob Ezrin (keyboards, background vocals); Tony Levin, Babbit (bass); Jim Gordon, Allan Schwartzberg (drums); Jim Maelen (percussion); Michael Sherman, Shawn Jackson, Colina Phillips, Joe Gannon, Shep Gordon, Denny Vosburgh, Bill Misener, Laurel Ward, Sharon-Lee Williams (background vocals).
Engineers include: John Jansen, Ringo Hrycyna, Corky Stasiak.
Recorded at Soundstage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Record Plant East, New York, New York; RCA Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Dick Wagner (vocals, guitar); Bob Ezrin (vocals, keyboards); Shawn Jackson (vocals); John Tropea, Steve Hunter (guitar); Al Macmillan (piano); Babbitt, Tony Levin (bass guitar); Jim Gordon , Allan Schwartzberg (drums); Jimmy Maelen (percussion); Laurel Ward, Shep Gordon (background vocals).
Alice Cooper's second album without his original band, was, like its predecessor, a somewhat conceptual affair (Hell being disco-pop, in this case). While some of the tracks have a dance feel to them, Alice's hard rock still shines through, and Alice was still aided by the famed guitar duo of Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter.
While there are a couple of rockers, such as "Guilty" and "Wish You Were Here," most of the compositions eschew the sleaze, shock, and grit of Cooper's earlier work, as evidenced by such low-key tracks as "Didn't We Meet." The best and most renowned composition here is "Go to Hell," a demonic slice of raging hard rock that has become a concert staple over the years. This would be Cooper's last top-40 album until 1989's TRASH.
A pretty sweet deal for an album that isn't so easy to pick up. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell has a few good tracks on it, but it does slip into the cracks when weighed up with other albums. Still, for completions sake you should pick this up. The album starts out well but starts to fizz out towards the half way point.
Not Alice's strongest album but one that shows his versatility well. Excellent theme right in character with the Alice Cooper persona - a trip to Hell to meet with the devil himself. Not the heaviest of rock albums but there are some excellent tracks on this offering. I would suggest that someone trying out Alice would be better picking up "Billion Dollar Babies" or "Welcome to My Nightmare" but this album is a must for anyone who counts themselves a fan of Alice Cooper.
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