Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 1973 LP Muscle of Love by Alice Cooper, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Muscle of Love is a 1973 Japanese pressing on the Warner Brothers label.
The box (cover) is M-. The obi is VG, with a couple of small tears along the top edge.
The inner sleeve is VG, with a bit of general wear and a 3″ (8 cm) split at the bottom edge.
The disc is M- with many spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare Alice Cooper LP, as their albums sold poorly in Japan.
Background: Released in late 1973, Muscle of Love was the eighth album by Alice Cooper.
The album reached #10 on the U.S. charts and #34 in the UK, but it did not stay in print very long due to the complicated and expensive packaging, in which a cardboard box was used for the cover.
Coming off such conceptual, theatrical, sleazy hard rock records as the massively successful School’s Out (1972) and Billion Dollar Babies (1973), the Alice Cooper group decided that their next release would be more along the lines of their earlier, more straightforward work (à la Love It to Death). While Muscle of Love was a gold-certified Top Ten success, it performed below expectations (their previous two albums peaked at number two and number one, respectively) and would unfortunately prove to be the original Alice Cooper band’s last studio album together. The album may not be as coherent as their previous classics (producer Bob Ezrin took a leave of absence), and more filler is present than usual, yet Muscle of Love is perhaps Alice Cooper’s most underrated record — more than a few overlooked and forgotten classics reside here.
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