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Flush The Fashion


1980s 'Flush The Fashion' was a noticable change from the Alice of the 70s. New wave and punk had taken their toll and a new approach was needed, along with a new image, or so Alice obviously thought. There is one real classic Cooper song on here ('Pain') and a minor hit single ('Clones'), along with one real turkey ('Leather Boots') but the rest, while good material, isn't what most Alice fans wanted, then or now. In actual fact the songs sounded much better live on the next tour during which all but three were performed.


May 1980

  1. Talk Talk (Bonniwell) [2:09]
  2. Clones (We're All) (Carron) [3:03]
  3. Pain (Cooper, Johnstone, Mandel) [4:06]
  4. Leather Boots (Wester) [1:36]
  5. Aspirin Damage (Cooper, Johnstone, Mandel) [2:57]
  6. Nuclear Infected (Cooper, Johnstone, Mandel) [2:14]
  7. Grim Facts (Cooper, Johnstone, Mandel) [3:24]
  8. Model Citizen (Cooper, Johnstone, Mandel) [2:39]
  9. Dance Yourself to Death (Cooper, Crandall) [3:08]
  10. Headlines (Cooper, Johnstone, Mandel) [3:18]

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Musicians

Sleeve Notes

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker

Executive Producer - Shep Gordon

Associate Producer - Ron Volz

Recorded at Cherokee Studios Los Angeles

Arrangements by Alice Cooper, Fred Mandel, Davey Johnstone

Cover Art Direction - Alice Cooper and Peter Whorf

Photography - Fred Valentine (front), Jonathan Exley (others)

Design - Eddy Herch

Known Releases

Country

Format

Number

Date

Chart

Label

Notes

USA

LP

BSK 3436

5/80

44

Warner Bros(cream label)

Inner Sleeve

USA

LP

BSK 3436

5/80

44

Warner Bros(White label)

Inner Sleeve
Promo
Info Sheet

USA

LP

BSK 3436

5/80

44

Warner Bros(White DJ label)

Inner Sleeve
Promo
Gold Promo Stamp on cover

USA

Cass

?

5/80

44

Warner Bros

 

USA

8track

?

5/80

44

Warner Bros

 

UK

LP

K 56805

5/80

96

Warner Bros

Inner Sleeve

UK

Cass

?

5/80

96

Warner Bros

 

US/UK

CD

R2 3436

2008

 

Rhino

 

Argentina

LP

BSK 3436

5/80

 

Warner Bros(cream label)

Inner Sleeve
Titles in English and Spanish

Argentina

LP

BSK 3436

5/80

 

Warner Bros(white label)

Inner Sleeve
Titles in English and Spanish
Promo

Australia

LP

BSK-3436

5/80

32

Warner Bros

 

Australia

CD

WAR 9262292

12/90

 

Warner Bros

 

Australia

CD

EMI 8140302

97

 

EMI

 

Brazil

LP

36157

5/80

 

Warner Bros

 

Canada

LP

XBS 3436

5/80

 

Warner Bros(cream label)

Inner Sleeve
has black Maple Leaf on back cover

Columbia

LP

23(1031)00200

80

 

Warner/Sonolux(cream label)

Inner Sleeve

France

LP

K456805

5/80

 

Warner Bros

 

France

LP

WE451

5/80

 

Warner Bros

Distributed in Germany

Germany

CD

WEA 926229-2

12/90

 

Warner Bros

Distributed in France also

Greece

LP

?

5/80

 

Warner Bros(cream label)

 

Holland

LP

56805

5/80

 

Warner Bros(grey label)

Inner Sleeve

Italy

LP

W 56805

5/80

 

Warner Bros

 

Japan

LP

P-10823W

5/80

 

Warner Bros

Inner Sleeve
2 inserts
Obi

Japan

LP

P-10823W

5/80

 

Warner Bros(white label)

Promo
Inner Sleeve
2 inserts
Obi

Japan

CD

WPCP 3497

9/97

 

Warner Bros

Forever Young Series
Obi

Mexico

LP

GWEA-5415

80

 

Warner Bros(Palm tree label)

Inner Sleeve
Titles in English and Spanish
'Rock 80' logo on sleeve

New Zealand

LP

?

?

 

Warner Bros(cream label)

Inner Sleeve

Portugal

LP

WAR 456805

5/80

 

Warner Bros

 

Spain

LP

S 90.242

?

 

Warner Bros(cream label)

Lyric insert
Titles in English and Spanish

South Africa

LP

WBC 1472

5/80

 

Warner Bros

 

Taiwan

LP

JJB-6260

?

 
 

Not Official Release
Different Cover

Philipines

LP

BSK 3436

 

 

 

 

Songs

Alice once said that the ideas and titles for all the songs for the 'Flush The Fashion' album came from headlines in "The National Enquirer".

'Talk Talk', written by Sean Bonniwell, was originally recorded during the '60s by L.A. band Music Machine.

In 'Grim Facts', 'SRO' is 'Standing Room Only'.

'Clones (We're All)' could possibly be based on a movie. The movie is called 'Clones' and is a cheapish b-type movie from the late 70's(?). It features one of the clone-guys saying to the creator-guy "six is having problems adjusting to his clone status". Of course, Alice didn't write these lyrics.

They never shot a video for "Clones"...The clip on Prime Cuts is from an American show. A horrible, short lived variety show called "Pink Lady & Jeff".
(Renfield, January 1997)

The Tour

Flush the Fashion 1980 (The band were introduced as 'Hostage Fever')

Setlist

  • Instrumental Intro
  • Model Citizen
  • Grim Facts
  • Go To Hell
  • Guilty
  • Pain
  • I Never Cry
  • Talk Talk
  • I'm Eighteen
  • Gutter Cat Vs The Jets
  • Only Women Bleed
  • Clones (We're All)
  • Nuclear Infected
  • Under My Wheels
  • Dance Yourself To Death
  • Road Rats
  • Elected
  • School's Out