Boxed and Ready: CD Box Sets

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 5, 2012



ALICE COOPER :: Old School [1964-1974]:: Ume:: $36.41 at Amazon:: Although obscured by nearly four decades of horror-shock inanity, Alice Cooper was once not a man but a band, perhaps rock's most underrated. Before he called himself Alice, Vincent Furnier and Co. used the moniker to create some of the most ingenious and subversive rock and pop ever put on a platter, and this set, a treasure trove of rarities from the heyday of the original band, puts their gifts in sharp focus. A boatload of early demos and alternate takes showcase the band's pop weirdness, while a much-bootlegged 1971 Killer-era show demonstrates the band's masterful psychedelic bombast at its peak.

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