September, 1989: I raced home from school to watch the Pepsi Power Hour’s big Alice Cooper interview, called the Trash Hour. Alice picked the songs, but they are edited out for YouTube. You can see what he picked for yourself, as Alice literally takes out the trash.
Host Laurie Brown had a great rapport with the Coop. Driving a brand new Trash Truck, Alice is funny and informative on the following subjects:
- Trash rock
- New album and signing with Epic
- Writing 22 songs with Desmond Child
- Saving the Hollywood sign
- Cameos in Prince of Darkness and Shocker
- Horror as comedy, staged violence
- Band alumni gone solo
The Trash Hour works out to a tidy 15 minutes without the music and ads. Make sure you catch the ending. Have a good Sunday!
Interesting reading about horror as comedy, staged violence – I remember hearing him being interviewed & talking about Groucho Marx (and Bing Crosby) attending some of his early shows.
And they ‘got it,’ calling it vaudeville – just another reason Cooper is my favourite music interviewee!
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He’s so good Geoff. I was happy to find my VCR is still in working order, and as you can see the tapes still have lots of worthwhile interviews to go through!
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I remember watching this as well. Great gag to show up in a garbage truck!
Anything Alice is great!!
“Goes well with what you’re wearing.” LOL