School's Out (album)

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School's Out
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Studio album by Alice Cooper
Released June 1972
Recorded 1972
Studio The Record Plant, New York City
Length 36:56
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper chronology
School's Out
Billion Dollar Babies
(1973)Billion Dollar Babies1973
Singles from School's Out
  1. "School's Out"
    Released: May 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone(mixed) [2]
Robert ChristgauB− [3]

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

School's Out reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Canadian RPM 100 Top Albums chart, holding the top position for four weeks.[4] The single "School's Out" reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 3 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart[5] and went to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.


The original album cover (designed by Craig Braun)[6] had the sleeve opening in the manner of a wooden school desk, similar to Thinks: School Stinks, by Hotlegs, released two years earlier. The vinyl record inside was wrapped in a pair of panties,[7] though this was later discontinued as the paper panties were found to be flammable.[8] The actual desk is on display in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."School's Out"Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith3:30
2."Luney Tune"Cooper, Dunaway3:44
3."Gutter Cat vs. the Jets"Buxton, Dunaway, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim4:40
4."Street Fight"Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith0:55
5."Blue Turk"Cooper, Bruce5:34
Side two
1."My Stars"Cooper, Bob Ezrin5:49
2."Public Animal #9"Cooper, Bruce3:55
3."Alma Mater"Smith4:27
4."Grande Finale" (Instrumental)Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Bob Ezrin, Smith, Mack David, Leonard Bernstein4:26


Alice Cooper band


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