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Zipper Catches Skin


Even the return of Dick Wagner couldn't save 'Zipper Catches Skin' for many people. But in fact it's arguable that this is a much better release then the preceeding 'Special Forces'. Certainly 'Zorro's Ascent' is a great track and 'I Am The Future' (from the b-movie horror 'Class Of 1984') has a lot of atmosphere. In fact once you get into it there really isn't a bad track on the album, it's just not what most fans want to hear from Alice Cooper.


August 1982

  1. Zorro's Ascent (Cooper, Nitzinger, Scott, Steele) [3:56]
  2. Make That Money (Scrooge's Song) (Cooper, Wagner) [3:30]
  3. I Am The Future (Schifrin, Osborne) [3:29]
  4. No Baloney Homosapiens (Cooper, Wagner) [5:06]
  5. Adaptable (Anything For You) (Cooper, Scott, Steele) [2:56]
  6. I Like Girls (Cooper, Nitzinger, Scott) [2:24]
  7. Remarkably Insincere (Cooper, Nitzinger, Scott) [2:07]
  8. Tag, You're It (Cooper, Nitzinger, Scott) [2:54]
  9. I Better Be Good (Cooper, Scott, Wagner) [2:48]
  10. I'm Alive (That Was The Day My Dead Pet Returned To Save My Life) (Cooper, Scott, Wagner) [3:15]

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Sleeve Notes


Alice and Patti in the studio. Photo courtesy of Erik Scott

Produced and Arranged by Alice Cooper and Erik Scott

Recorded and Mixed by Dee Robb at Cherokee Studios Los Angeles

"I Am The Future" Produced by Steve Tyrell, recorded by Ed Barton at Jennifudy Studios, Los Angeles.

Photography by Jonathan Exley

Cover concept by Alice Cooper and Jonathan Exley (The blood is Renfields!)

Art Direction/Design: Jimmy Wachtel

The Songs

"Make That Money" was actually taken from a concept album based on 'Scrooge' that Alice was working on back in the late 70's.
(Renfield, August 1995)

The song "I Am The Future" is played in the movie "Class of 84" but in a remixed form.

There was no tour to support 'Zipper Catches Skin'.

Known Releases

Country

Format

Number

Date

Chart

Label

Notes

USA

LP

923719-1

8/82

 

Warner Bros(cream label)

 

USA

LP

923719-1

8/82

 

Warner Bros(cream label)

Promo Stamped

USA

Tape

923719-

8/82

 

 

 

USA

8-Track

War. Bros. 23719-4

 

 

Warner Bros

 

USA

CD

 

1/2010

 

Collector's Choice

2010 Reissue

UK

LP

K 57021

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

UK

LP

K 57021

8/82

 

Warner Bros

Promo Stamped

UK

Tape

K 57021

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

Australia

LP

BSK-?

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

Australia

CD

WMI 9237192

90

 

Warner Bros

 

Brazil

LP

26.080

8/82

 

Warner Bros

Canada

LP

92 37191

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

France

LP

WB 57021

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

Germany

LP

WB 57021

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

Germany

CD

WEA 923719-2

12/90

 

Warner Bros

 

Germany

Tape

WEA 923719-4

12/90

 

Warner Bros

 

Greece

LP

?

 

 

Warner Bros

 

Holland

LP

57021

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

Italy

LP

W 57021

8/82

 

Warner Bros

 

Japan

CD

WPCP 3499

9/97

 

Warner Bros

Forever Young reissue with Obi

Tour

There was no 'Zipper Catches Skin' tour