The quick facts:
- 145,000 words (about the length of two books)
- large format, 8” x 12” page size
- published in the UK, imported by me at considerable cost
- full colour throughout on heavy gloss
- it weighs nearly 3 lb.
- it features over 240 images over 240 very full, large pages
- unfortunately, it’s a little pricey (see below)
- see 40% off second book offer below
In 2018, the world gets to celebrate 50 years of America’s most beloved and
original shock rocker Alice Cooper. Welcome to My Nightmare: Fifty Years of
Alice Cooper aims to be the most encompassing and detailed
career-spanning document in book form of the event, which will no doubt
feature Alice continuing to tour, as he was in 2017, playing large venues as
he has virtually every year in his long career.
Popoff has written this easy-reading book utilizing his celebrated timeline
with quotes methodology, allowing for drop-ins on all aspects of Alice’s busy
life. The author has made use of his extensive archive of interviews with
Alice and band members through the years, as well as producers, cover artists,
and even a chat about Alice’s legendary guillotine prop with its inventor, The
Amazing Randi, world-renowned magician turned leader of the sceptic movement.
Martin also has free access to dozens more rarely seen interviews which will
help fill in the gaps in the story, making the book substantively
quote-intensive—Welcome to My Nightmare will be an immense addition to
Alice Cooper scholarship, as have been Martin’s previous books of this nature.
A little about Alice and his popularity… Alice Cooper “the band” was one of
the biggest concert draws in the ‘70s, and had to their name a string of gold
and platinum albums. Hits include “I’m Eighteen,” “Be My Lover,” “Under My
Wheels,” “School’s Out,” “Hello Hooray,” “Elected,” “Billion Dollar Babies”
and “Muscle of Love.” Going solo in ’74, Alice continued to shake pop
consciousness with Welcome to My Nightmare and a string of hit ballads.
He appeared on TV and talk shows often. Following a debilitating drug and
alcohol addiction and subsequent notorious dark period in the early ‘80s which
will be addressed in the book, Alice returned to gold and platinum status
during the hair band era with albums like Trash and Hey Stoopid,
featuring smash singles “Poison” and “Feed My Frankenstein.” He’s never
stopped touring and being a multi-media whirlwind since—Alice, with his
pioneering use of facepaint, remains one of the most famous faces in America.
As pertains books on the subject, shockingly, there has not been a
comprehensive Alice Cooper book since the ‘80s on the band, the only Alice
books coming from himself as well as past band members in the form of
memoires. The key here is the rich content Popoff brings to the project,
Welcome to My Nightmare sure to impress the Alice expert and novice
alike, with new revelations and unseen interview footage turning up page after
And there we have it! Given the 50-year anniversary of the band, and given
Alice’s continued presence on stages around the world, the time is ripe for a
major Alice Cooper book. Welcome to My Nightmare proposes, with flying
colours, to be that major work.
Prices including shipping:
Book will be signed to you from me, so let me know if it is a present for
someone else, or you don’t want it signed.
Ask me if you’d prefer a PayPal invoice (please indicate
what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money
order), to: Martin Popoff, P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave., Toronto,
Ontario, Canada M4K 2Z2. Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders
(or two of pretty much anything—long story, ask me!), for US and Canadian
orders. Email me at email@example.com with any further
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any further questions, and see www.martinpopoff.com for descriptions,
cover art and ordering info for my other available 30 or so books.