Muscle of Love

Muscle of Love
Muscle of Love
Studio album by Alice Cooper
Released November 20, 1973
Recorded 1973 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood; Record Planet, New York and The Cooper Mansion, Greenwich, Connecticut
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 39:31
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jack Douglas, Jack Richardson
Alice Cooper chronology
Billion Dollar Babies
Muscle of Love
Greatest Hits

Muscle of Love is the seventh studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973. It is the final studio album recorded by the original Alice Cooper band, and is a concept album about teenage angst, life on the streets of New York City, and implied male prostitution.

In place of the usual jacket, the original LP was packaged in a shallow corrugated cardboard carton, with a "stain" intentionally printed along the bottom. The original release also included a paper "book-cover" with Teen-Age Lament '74 theme and an illustration of the band in pink and white.

As per Alice Cooper (Billion Dollar Babies/Bob Greene, 1974), the track "Man with the Golden Gun" was intended to serve as the title song for James Bond film of the same name. The goal was for the song's popularity to force the producers of the film to use the song. However the ploy failed. "Teenage Lament '74" features Liza Minnelli on background vocals.

The song "Muscle of Love" was covered by Fireball Ministry for their 2001 FMEP release.

Professional ratings
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Rolling Stone (mixed) link
Robert Christgau (C) link

Track listing

Side one
  1. "Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)" (Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith) - 5:10
  2. "Never Been Sold Before" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) - 4:28
  3. "Hard Hearted Alice" (Cooper, Bruce) - 4:53
  4. "Crazy Little Child" (Cooper, Bruce) - 5:03
Side two
  1. "Working Up a Sweat" (Cooper, Bruce) - 3:32
  2. "Muscle of Love" (Cooper, Bruce) - 3:45
  3. "Man With the Golden Gun" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) - 4:12
  4. "Teenage Lament '74" (Cooper, Smith) - 3:53
  5. "Woman Machine" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) - 4:31



Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1973 Pop Albums 10

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1973 "Teenage Lament '74" Pop Singles 48
1974 "Muscle of Love" Pop Singles -

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