You never hear Alice Cooper mentioned as a power pop pioneer, but this song from ’73 checks all the boxes. AC has said that they were copying Substitute by The Who, and you can certainly hear that in the guitar intro. More interesting (to me, anyway) is that the the beginning of the verses are very close to the verses of Let’s Spend the Night Together by the Rolling Stones. Creative theft at its best.
2 Replies to “Alice Cooper, Power Popper”
I never noticed how similar it is to Substitute at the beginning.