No More Mr. Nice Guy (song)

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"No More Mr. Nice Guy"
Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy single cover.jpg
Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Billion Dollar Babies
B-side "Raped and Freezin'"
Released April 1973
Recorded 1972 or 1973
Genre Hard rock, glam rock
Length 3:06
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Hello Hooray"
(1973)
"No More Mr. Nice Guy"
(1973)
"Billion Dollar Babies"
(1973)

"No More Mr. Nice Guy" is a song by the shock rock band Alice Cooper, taken from the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. The single reached #25 on the US charts and #10 on the UK charts, and helped Billion Dollar Babies to reach #1 in both the UK and the US. Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper wrote the song.

Cooper wrote the song lyrics about the reactions of his mother's church group about Cooper's stage performances and the characters he played onstage. It was him saying that there was worse stuff that he could do in his life and that the "gloves were off now."[1]

The song was re-recorded by Alice Cooper and featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock,[2] The Simpsons episode "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing", and the Family Guy episode "Mom's the Word".

The song was played in the TV show Ash vs Evil Dead and in the film Dazed and Confused in which the scene from the movie was later parodied on Family Guy in the episode "Jungle Love". Cooper made a cameo appearance while performing the song in the film adaptation of the TV series Dark Shadows.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" - 3:06
  2. "Raped and Freezin'" - 3:19

Album appearances[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 14
Canada (RPM)[4] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 10
Ireland (IRMA) 18
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 6
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 10
US Billboard Hot 100 25

Personnel[edit]

Megadeth version[edit]

"No More Mr Nice Guy"
MegadethNiceGuy.jpg
Single cover
Single by Megadeth
from the album Shocker
A-side "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
Released January 1990
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:03
Label SBK
Writer(s) Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
Producer(s) Desmond Child
Megadeth singles chronology
"Mary Jane"
(1988)
"No More Mr Nice Guy"
(1990)
"Holy Wars...The Punishment Due"
(1990)

Megadeth covered the song in 1989 for the horror film Shocker. The cover was released as a single in January 1990, charting in both Ireland and the U.K.

The cover was later featured on the band's 1995 b-sides compilation, Hidden Treasures, and the 2007 box set Warchest.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (performed by Megadeth) 3:01
2. "Different Breed" (performed by Dead On) 3:47
3. "Demon Bell" (performed by Dangerous Toys) 3:55

Megadeth's chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Finland (The Official Finnish Charts)[7] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 13

Other cover versions[edit]

Pat Boone performed it on the cover album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy.

Roger Daltrey, Slash, Bob Kulick, Mike Inez, Carmine Appice and David Glen Eisley covered it on the 1999 tribute album Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper.

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