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 at The Record Plant, New York
Genre Hard rock, glam rock, art 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.

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.[4] The single "School's Out" reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart[5] and went all the way to #1 in the UK Singles Chart. School's Out is loosely a concept album based around school and coming of age.


The original album cover (designed by Craig Braun)[6] had the sleeve opening in the manner of a wooden student desk. 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
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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 (Instrumental)"   Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Bob Ezrin, Smith, Mack David, Leonard Bernstein 4:26