Review Summary: A couple of great early '70s tunes from the 'Coop himself. Great for first time listeners.
To be honest, I'm not actually that big of an Alice Cooper fan. Sure, I've heard some of the old guy's material, and I don't hate it. It's just that I've never had the time to actually listen to and get deeply involved with him. I'm glad I listened to this record. "I'm Eighteen" pumps out a chorus that you can't help but stamp your foot to in glee. The lyrics are so simplistic, (and a bit dumb at times, typical '70s) but the man just knows how to keep you singing along in perfect arena rock and hard rock fashion. These un-aged radio singles, still manage to be instant classics after all this time. This album of greatest hits is excellent if your new to him.
"Under My Wheels", "School's Out", "Hello Hooray", and "Billion Dollar Babies" are great cases of anthemic 70's rock tunes that can still stick around. The only criticism I have of this record is that Alice had many more key album tracks that weren't singles that didn't make the cut. While these songs may be a little outdated, they are what shaped more to come, and that's part of what's important in music. Evolving.