Hey Stoopid

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Hey Stoopid
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Studio album by Alice Cooper
Released July 2, 1991
Recorded 1991
Studio Bearsville Studios, New York
Genre Glam metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length 56:05
Label Epic
Producer Peter Collins
Alice Cooper chronology
Trash
(1989)Trash1989
Hey Stoopid
(1991)
The Last Temptation
(1994)The Last Temptation1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Hey Stoopid is the 19th studio album by rock singer Alice Cooper, released on July 2, 1991 (see 1991 in music). After his smash 1989 hit album Trash, Cooper attempted to continue his success with his follow-up album, which features guest performances from Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars (both of Mötley Crüe). Hey Stoopid was Cooper's last album to feature bassist Hugh McDonald before he joined Bon Jovi in 1994.

According to Cooper assistant Brian Renfield, an alternate cover was originally considered, described by Renfield as being "hardcore with hypo needles, pills..." Notably, the track "Feed My Frankenstein" features famed guitar duo Steve Vai and Joe Satriani playing together, accompanied by Nikki Sixx on Bass. It is also featured in the 1992 comedy film Wayne's World and on the official soundtrack. In 2014, "Dangerous Tonight" was featured in the video game Watch Dogs.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Guest Musicians[2]Length
1."Hey Stoopid"Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob PfeiferSlash, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani4:33
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 WestJoe Satriani4:34
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 ColerJoe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark4:44
8."Hurricane Years"Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, PfeiferVinnie Moore3:58
9."Little by Little"Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, PfeiferJoe Satriani4:35
10."Die for You"Cooper, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Jim VallanceMick Mars4:16
11."Dirty Dreams"Cooper, Pfeifer, VallanceVinnie Moore3:29
12."Wind-Up Toy"Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, PfeiferJoe Satriani5:27

Japanese Release Bonus Track

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."It Rained All Night"Cooper, Child3:54

2013 remastered release bonus tracks.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Hey Stoopid (Beba Edit)"Cooper, Pepe, Ponti, Pfeifer3:58
14."Fire"Jimi Hendrix3:04
15."It Rained All Night"Cooper, Child3:54

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]

Additional personnel
  • Slash – guitar (track 1)
  • Joe Satriani – guitar (tracks 1, 4, 7, 9, 12), backing vocals (track 1)
  • Steve Vai – guitar (track 7)
  • Vinnie Moore – guitar (tracks 8, 11)
  • Mick Mars – guitar (track 10)
  • Nikki Sixx – bass (track 7)
  • John Webster – keyboards (tracks 1 – 4, 7, 9, 10, 12), Hammond B3 Organ (track 5)
  • Robert Bailey – keyboards (tracks 2, 5 – 8, 10, 12)
  • Jai Winding – keyboards (track 6)
  • Chris Boardman – string arrangement (track 6)
  • Steve Croes – synclavier (tracks 1, 10)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – backing vocals (track 1)
  • Zachary Nevel - backing vocals (track 1)

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 47[5]
UK Albums Chart 4[6]
Australian Albums Chart 15[7]
Austrian Albums Chart 5[8]
Norwegian Albums Chart 36[9]
Swedish Albums Chart 9[10]
Swiss Albums Chart 7[11]
Hungarian Albums Chart 27

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Hey Stoopid" Billboard Hot 100 78[12]
Mainstream Rock Tracks 13[12]
UK Singles Chart 21
Australian Singles Chart 32
Norwegian Singles Chart 19[13]
Dutch Singles Chart 22[14]
Swedish Singles Chart 5[15]
"Love's a Loaded Gun" Mainstream Rock Tracks 31[12]
UK Singles Chart 38
"Feed My Frankenstein" UK Singles Chart 27

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[17] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Henderson (1991-07-02). "Hey Stoopid - Alice Cooper | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ Child, Desmond (1991). Hey Stoopid (CD). Alice Cooper. Epic Records. 
  3. ^ Child, Desmond (1991). Hey Stoopid Japanese bonus tracks (CD). Alice Cooper. Epic Records. 
  4. ^ Child, Desmond (1991). Hey Stoopid (Remastered 2013) bonus tracks (CD). Alice Cooper. Epic Records. 
  5. ^ "Alice Cooper - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums" Allmusic. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
  6. ^ "UK Chart Logs Search for C" Zobbel. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
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  8. ^ "Austrian Album Charts Search for Alice Cooper" Austriancharts.at. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
  9. ^ "Norwegian Album Charts Search for Alice Cooper" NorwegianCharts.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
  10. ^ "Swedish Album Charts Search for Alice Cooper" SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
  11. ^ "Swiss Album Charts Search for Alice Cooper" HitParade.ch. Retrieved on August 10, 2009.
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  13. ^ ""Norwegian Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  14. ^ ""Dutch Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  15. ^ ""Swedish Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Alice Cooper – Hey Stoopid". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "Sveriges Officiella Topplista > "Hey Stoopid" > "Sok" > "Visa". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Alice Cooper – Hey Stoopid". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Hey Stoopid in the search field and then press Enter.