Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin (1982) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)
vinyl rip in 24/96 & 16/44.1 | 733 MB & 210 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | Warner Bros. Records ~ 1-23719
Zipper Catches Skin is the 14th studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1982. Produced by Cooper and his bassist at the time, Erik Scott, Zipper Catches Skin is musically known for its dry and energetic pop-rock style with punk rock and post-punk influences and less emphasis on hard riffs, carrying on a similar musical direction of the preceding Special Forces with sonically slicker and clearer results.
Lyrically, Cooper employed a much stronger focus on comical sarcasm. However, although the album saw the return of guitarist Dick Wagner to Cooper’s band, it is generally not considered to be up to the same standard as his previous works. Despite the worldwide release of the accompanying single "I Am the Future" the album did not chart in most countries, including in the US where it became Cooper’s first not to chart since Easy Action.
The album’s front cover, featuring just the album’s lyrics with a smear of blood rather than exploiting the vivid imagery suggestive of the album’s name, would not have helped the situation. Zipper Catches Skin and the following album, DaDa, are two albums which Alice reportedly has no recollection of recording, due to excessive alcohol abuse. Dick Wagner described Zipper Catches Skin as "the off to the races speedy album" and a "drug induced nightmare". There was no tour to promote the album, and none of its songs have ever been played live.
The song "I Am The Future" was featured as the theme song to the Canadian 1982 film "Class of 1984". The track was not written by Alice Cooper. Instead, it was written by Gary Osborne and Lalo Schifrin. The 1982 US single featured the album version of the song and "Tag, You’re It" as its B-side. The international single version, released in March, 1983 in most countries, featured a remix of the song, and had "Zorro’s Ascent" as its B-side.
I have included full scans.
1. Zorro’s Ascent
2. Make That Money (Scrooge’s Song)
3. I Am The Future
4. No Baloney Homosapiens
5. Adaptable (Anything For You)
1. I Like Girls
2. Remarkably Insincere
3. Tag, You’re It
4. I Better Be Good
5. I’m Alive (That Was The Day My Dead Pet Returned To Save My Life)
Alice Cooper – vocals, synthesizer
Erik Scott – bass
Duane Hitchings – synthesizer, guitar
John Nitzinger – guitar
Mike Pinera – guitar
Dick Wagner – guitar
Billy Steele – guitar
Jan Uvena – drums, percussion
Jeanne Harris – backing vocals
Franne Golde – backing vocals
Flo & Eddie – backing vocals
Patty Donahue – "vocals & sarcasm"