Hey Stoopid

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Hey Stoopid
Studio album by Alice Cooper
Released July 2, 1991
Recorded Bearsville Studios
New York
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 56:05
Label Epic
Producer Peter Collins
Alice Cooper chronology
Trash
(1989)
Hey Stoopid
(1991)
The Last Temptation
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Hey Stoopid is the 19th studio album by heavy metal singer Alice Cooper. It was released on July 2, 1991 (see 1991 in music) with guest appearances from Slash (then still a member of Guns N' Roses), Ozzy Osbourne, Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars (both of Mötley Crüe). This is the last album to feature bassist Hugh McDonald before he joined Bon Jovi as their unofficial bassist in 1995.

After Cooper's smash 1989 hit album Trash, Cooper attempted to retain his success with this album. An alternate cover was originally considered, later scrapped - noted by Cooper assistant Brian Renfield as "hardcore with hypo needles, pills...

Most notably was the track "Feed My Frankenstein" which was the very first time in a long time guitar duo Steve Vai and Joe Satriani teamed up together, accompanied by Nikki Sixx on Bass.

In 2014, "Dangerous Tonight" was featured in the video game Watch_Dogs

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Guest Musicians[2] Length
1. "Hey Stoopid"   Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob Pfeifer Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani 4:33
2. "Love's a Loaded Gun"   Cooper, Pepe, Ponti   4:11
3. "Snakebite"   Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer, Lance Bulen, Kelly Keeling   4:33
4. "Burning Our Bed"   Cooper, Al Pitrelli, Pfeifer, Steve West[disambiguation needed] Joe Satriani 4:34
5. "Dangerous Tonight"   Cooper, Desmond Child   4:41
6. "Might as Well Be on Mars"   Cooper, Dick Wagner, Child   7:10
7. "Feed My Frankenstein"   Cooper, Zodiac Mindwarp, Ian Richardson, Nick Coler Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 4:44
8. "Hurricane Years"   Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer Vinnie Moore 3:58
9. "Little by Little"   Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer Joe Satriani 4:35
10. "Die for You"   Cooper, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Jim Vallance Mick Mars 4:16
11. "Dirty Dreams"   Cooper, Pfeifer, Vallance Vinnie Moore 3:29
12. "Wind-Up Toy"   Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer Joe Satriani 5:27

Japanese Release Bonus Track

No. Title Writer(s) Guest Musicians[2] Length
13. "It Rained All Night"   Cooper, Child   3:54

2013 remastered release bonus tracks.

No. Title Writer(s) Guest Musicians[2] Length
13. "Hey Stoopid (Beba Edit)"   Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer   3:58
14. "Fire"   Jimi Hendrix   3:04
15. "It Rained All Night"   Cooper, Child   3:54

Stoopid News[edit]

In 1991, alongside the release of the album, a promotional CD entitled 'Stoopid News' (Epic ESK 4161) was released featuring 15 soundbites read by Alice, as follows:

  1. "Rock N' Roll Bat Belts Hits"
  2. "Voodoo Snake Cures Headaches"?
  3. "She-Male Werewolf Captured Alive"
  4. "Buying Goats To Watch 'Em Faint"
  5. "Poop Lady Raking It In"
  6. "Bar Serves Human Blood Cocktails"
  7. "Russian Men Won't Act In Porn"
  8. "Wild Man Raised By Cows"
  9. "Outer Space Blobs Eating Our Planes"
  10. "Man Paid $3000 For Being Stinky"
  11. "Father Shoot At Son Over Monopoly"
  12. "Single Man Collects Dirty Diapers"
  13. "Woman Beats Self Senseless With Own Hand"
  14. "Man Tries To Sell Senseless With Own Hand"
  15. "Hubbies Ghost Made Me Pregnant"

Outtakes[edit]

  • "It Rained All Night" (B-side to "Hey Stoopid" single)
  • "Chemical Reaction" (a mid-quality demo with tape hiss has leaked on several fan-made compilations)
  • "Fire" (B-side to "Love's a Loaded Gun" single, later released on "Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper" and "Classicks")
  • "Underground" (unreleased)
  • "Your Love is My Prison" (unreleased)
  • "If Fourth Street Could Talk" (unreleased)
  • "Take It Like a Woman" (not the same as released on "Brutal Planet")

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 47[3]
UK Albums Chart 4[4]
Australian Albums Chart 15[5]
Austrian Albums Chart 5[6]
Norwegian Albums Chart 36[7]
Swedish Albums Chart 9[8]
Swiss Albums Chart 7[9]
Hungarian Albums Chart 27

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Hey Stoopid" Billboard Hot 100 78[10]
Mainstream Rock Tracks 13[10]
UK Singles Chart 21
Australian Singles Chart 32
Norwegian Singles Chart 19[11]
Dutch Singles Chart 22[12]
Swedish Singles Chart 5[13]
"Love's a Loaded Gun" Mainstream Rock Tracks 31[10]
UK Singles Chart 38
"Feed My Frankenstein" UK Singles Chart 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Henderson (1991-07-02). "Hey Stoopid - Alice Cooper | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Child, Desmond (1991). Hey Stoopid (CD). Alice Cooper. Epic Records. 
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  7. ^ "Norwegian Album Charts Search for Alice Cooper" NorwegianCharts.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
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  9. ^ "Swiss Album Charts Search for Alice Cooper" HitParade.ch. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
  10. ^ a b c "Alice Cooper - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles" Allmusic. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
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  12. ^ ""Dutch Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  13. ^ ""Swedish Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."