School's Out (album)

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School's Out
Studio album by Alice Cooper
Released June 1972
Recorded 1972 at The Record Plant, New York
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock
Length 36:56
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper chronology
School's Out
Billion Dollar Babies
Singles from School's Out
  1. "School's Out"
    Released: May 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]
Robert Christgau B−[3]

School's Out is the fifth studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1972. The album's title track has remained a staple song in Alice Cooper's live setlist and receives regular airplay on many "Classic Rock" radio stations.

The original album cover (designed by Craig Braun)[4] had the sleeve opening in the manner of an old school desk. The vinyl record inside was wrapped in a pair of girl's panties, though this was later discontinued as the paper panties were found to be flammable.[5] The actual desk is on display in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.

School's Out reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the Canadian RPM 100 Top Albums chart, holding the top position for four weeks.[6] The single "School's Out" reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart[7] and went all the way to #1 in the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "School's Out" (Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith) – 3:30
  2. "Luney Tune" (Cooper, Dunaway) – 3:44
  3. "Gutter Cat vs. the Jets" (Buxton, Dunaway, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 4:40
  4. "Street Fight" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) – 0:55
  5. "Blue Turk" (Cooper, Bruce) – 5:34
Side two
  1. "My Stars" (Cooper, Bob Ezrin) – 5:49
  2. "Public Animal #9" (Cooper, Bruce) – 3:55
  3. "Alma Mater" (Smith) – 4:27
  4. "Grande Finale" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Bob Ezrin, Smith, Mack David, Leonard Bernstein) – 4:26