Studio album by Alice Cooper
July 25, 1989
1988-1989, Bearsville Studios,
The Power Station, Right Track, Sigma Sound Studios, Mediasound, Grog Kill Studios, Village Recorders, The Complex, Record Plant, Blue Jay Studios, Sanctuary Sound
Heavy metal, glam metal
Alice Cooper chronology
is the eighteenth studio Trash album released by Alice Cooper in 1989. The album features the single " Poison", Cooper's first top ten hit since his single "You And Me" in 1977.
Overview [ edit ]
After Alice's return to the music industry in 1986 with the successful "The Nightmare Returns" tour, Cooper had sought assistance from
Desmond Child to create a comeback album. Trash became one of Cooper's biggest albums, accompanied by music videos for "Poison", " Bed of Nails", " House of Fire", and " Only My Heart Talkin'". A successful year-long worldwide concert tour in support of the album was documented in the home video release . Alice Cooper Trashes The World
The album features many guest performances including
Jon Bon Jovi, Stiv Bators, Steven Tyler, as well as singer/guitarist Kane Roberts, who left Cooper's band in 1988. Songwriting contributions were also made by Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John McCurry.
Backing vocalist Louis "Louie" Merlino and drummer Bobby Chouinard later played together in
Beggars & Thieves. Chouinard died in 1997. [ ] citation needed
Track listing [ edit ]
Alice Cooper, Desmond Child, John McCurry
"Spark in the Dark"
House of Fire" Cooper, Child,
"Why Trust You"
Only My Heart Talkin'" Cooper,
Bruce Roberts, Andy Goldmark
Bed of Nails" Cooper, Child,
Kane Roberts, Diane Warren
"This Maniac's in Love with You"
Cooper, Child, Bob Held, Tom Teeley
Cooper, Child, Mark Frazier, Jamie Sever
"Hell Is Living Without You"
Cooper, Child, Jon Bon Jovi,
"I'm Your Gun"
Cooper, Child, McCurry
Outtakes [ edit ]
Several additional songs were written and recorded for the album but remain unreleased.
"Low Class Reunion" (unreleased)
"The Ballad of Alice Cooper" (unreleased)
"Bad Angel" (unreleased)
"Good Girl Gone Bad" (unreleased)
Personnel [ edit ]
In order of appearance in the liner notes, the band comprised:
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocal
John McCurry: Guitar Hugh McDonald: Bass
Bobby Chouinard: Drums
Alan St. John: Keyboards, Vocal Backing
Paul Chiten: Additional Keyboards
Steve Deutsch: Synthesizer Programming
Gregg Mangiafico: Special Effects and additional keyboards
Background Vocals: Bernie Shanahan,
Desmond Child, Diana Graselli, Hugh McDonald, Jamie Sever, Jango, Joe Turano, Louie Merlino, Maria Vidal, Michael Anthony, Myriam Valle, Stiv Bators, Tom Teeley
Production [ edit ]
Produced by Desmond Child
Recording Engineers: Sir Arthur Payson, Obie O'Brien (O'Brien at Sanctuary Studios)
Assistant Engineers: George Cowan (Bearsville), Mark Tanzer (Blue Jay), Lolly Grodner (Mediasound),Ben Fowler (Power Station), John Herman (Right Track),
Nick DiDia (Sanctuary Studios), Brian Sterber & Don Peterkofsky (Sigma Sound), Duane Seykora (The Complex), Robert Hart (Village Recorders) Mixed by Steve Thompson and
Michael Barbiero Mastered by George Marino
The Billboard 200
UK Albums Chart
Australian Albums Chart
Austrian Albums Chart
Norwegian Albums Chart
Swedish Albums Chart
Swiss Albums Chart
Hungarian Albums Chart
Singles [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100
Mainstream Rock Tracks
"Bed of Nails"
"House of Fire"
"Only My Heart Talkin'"
References [ edit ]