ALICE COOPER has released new single Social Debris, making it free to download for the first day, ahead of the release of his new album Detroit Stories. Today marks Alice Cooper’s 73rd birthday and to celebrate the rock legend has released new single Social Debris from his upcoming album Detroit Stories. But not only that, the song is available to download for free for the first 24 hours. Social Debris was written by the singer and the remaining members of the original Alice Cooper band.
Cooper said of the new track: “The single Social Debris is a gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself.
“The track was written by the original Alice Cooper band. We never thought that we would ever fit in; the Alice Cooper band didn’t fit in with anybody, because we were doing things that no other band did.
“We didn’t fit in with the folk scene, we didn’t fit in with the metal scene, we really didn’t fit in with anything that was going on at that time.”
The 73-year-old admitted that he and the band felt like outsiders in the early 1970s.
Cooper continued: “We just always felt like we were outsiders. We felt like we were social debris, we were in our own little world.
“So Social Debris was just the original band writing a song about us, essentially.
“And it came out sounding like it belonged into 1971. That’s just the original band – you can’t change that, it’s great.”
His new album Detroit Stories is released on February 26, and he says the record is a celebration of the sound and spirit of the Golden Era of Detroit rock.
Cooper reflected: “Detroit was the birthplace of angry hard rock.
“After not fitting in anywhere in the US (musically or image-wise) Detroit was the only place that recognised the Alice Cooper guitar-driven, hard rock sound and our crazy stage show.
“Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit… we were home.”
The first single Rock & Roll, a cover of The Velvet Underground’s Loaded album track, was released in November.