July 10: Feed My Frankenstein by Alice Cooper

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Watch “Feed My Frankenstein”

It’s not unusual to see classic horror characters being referenced in rock and heavy metal songs.
And when the singer is a scary character himself, it makes for a perfect match-up.
Alice Cooper first found fame in the early 1970s with the classic youth anarchy anthem, School’s Out. And while he always had a cult following, commercial success on the pop charts eluded him for most of the late ’70s and early ’80s until his huge comeback hit, Poison, in 1989.
His 1991 album, Hey Stoopid, built on his career revival and the third single from that album, Feed My Frankenstein not only found success on radio (it reached number 27 in the UK), but was also used in the movie Wayne’s World.
Despite being a co-writer of the song, Cooper was not the first to record the song – Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction performed it on their 1991 album.
But lyrically it makes the common mistake of referring to the monster as Frankenstein, where that should only be the name of the scientist. But Cooper’s army of fans didn’t seem to mind.

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