October 15, 2011 – 4:41 am

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New Orleans 1973 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana; April 26, 1973. Excellent soundboard. Bonus tracks: Live at the Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon; May 24, 1973. Good to very good soundboard; a bit of hiss.

For those with Halloween on their mind, here are the Alice Cooper group from their successful Billion Dollar Babies tour in 1973.

This is what posted:

What is often forgotten and overlooked about the Alice Cooper group is just how popular they were. Billion Dollar Babies saw the group at the height of their success, the tour was on the back of a No. 1 album and a Top 10 single. The band didn’t take this lightly, instead of taking a break from constant touring for the past five years they hit the road - hard. In a little over three months the band had played about 60 dates across the US, traveling from city to city in a private jet. The Billion Dollar Babies tour was the highest grossing tour to hit the stage up to this point.

Thanks to taurus for sharing the tracks on the net in 2006 (taurus says thanks to marvelmike for his generosity).

The artwork states Crescent City, May 1973. New Orleans is also called the Crescent City, but Alice Cooper didn’t play New Orleans in May.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana; April 26, 1973 (incomplete show)
Track 01. Hello Hooray 3:05 (4.2MB)
Track 02. Billion Dollar Babies 4:07 (5.6MB)
Track 03. Elected/I’m Eighteen 6:45 (9.2MB)
Track 04. Sick Things 3:16 (4.7MB)
Track 05. Dead Babies 2:53 (3.9MB)
Track 06. I Love the Dead 3:53 (cut at 1:25) (5.3MB)
Track 07. School’s Out (fade out) 11:24 (16.0MB)

Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon; May 24, 1973
Track 08. My Stars 6:11 (8.9MB)
Track 09. Unfinished Sweets 7:55 (10.8MB)
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Track 10. Under My Wheels 6:19 (9.1MB)

Click here to order the Billion Dollar Babies album.

  1. 24 Responses to “ALICE COOPER - NEW ORLEANS 1973”

  2. hey bigo, awesome, thanks!!!

    i found a great alice show in august from chicago, il on his special forces tour. all the hits.

    i’m actually enjoying the 192kbps rips. they sound good to me, and they are a little smaller in file size. i’m down to 32 gigs of drive space so it’s perfect.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 15, 2011

  3. Damn ed-you need to get to burnin’ cdrs!

    By matt_the_cat on Oct 15, 2011

  4. hey matt the cat, i have enough cd’s and cd-r’s all over my house in my car. even when i mail friends cd’s, it doesn’t look like i have any less cd’s. i rarely burn cd’s anymore. i play them on my ipod and keep everything pretty much cause i spend time on all these boots i get.

    bigo offered three other alice shows. get them. they are from long island, inglewood, ca and portland. i got them, when they were first offered. i have the montgomery, al show i was at and the chicago show i mentioned above. i wish i could alabama theatre oct 07. me and my brother were there!


    By Ed Saad on Oct 15, 2011

  5. Great share.

    I saw Alice on his current tour. He is great and the band, too, as always.


    By JALtheImpaler on Oct 15, 2011

  6. correction. providence not portland.

    By Ed Saad on Oct 15, 2011

  7. I remember watching Alice on the old In Concert TV program. I found out the next day that many local TV stations across the country pulled the plug on the show mid-broadcast causing little mini-riots.

    Was it the street fight from Gutter Cats? The guillotine or the baby’s head stuck on the microphone stand that got them so upset?

    By Sking on Oct 15, 2011

  8. PS-
    Ed, get an external drive and start moving those files!

    By Sking on Oct 15, 2011

  9. I was at this show and it was definately longer than 7 songs. A fantastic theatrical show. was in the 3rd row.

    By Mel on Oct 15, 2011

  10. Great show, Big-O! You’re the BEST…

    By TDC on Oct 15, 2011

  11. they’re backed up on dvd-r’s, sking, but, yeah, i probably should have gotten an external drive 100 gigs ago! i never got one cause my brother had one that went bad. if i ever get the feeling this computer is about to crash like my last one, i’ll either get one or we have a bunch of flash drives around. just copy and paste to them on a new pc or external drive. thanks.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 15, 2011

  12. by the time u get the feeling that a drive is about to crash its too late to go and get an external drive or flash drives etc. u dont have that kind of time. thats when u were supposed to have backed things up. u dont wait til then to do something. u were supposed to do it before that point. not wait til then to do it. the entire point of backing up is so when u do crash u dont lose stuff. u can get a 750 gig or even just a 500 gig drive for $50 or $100 for a very good one and yes.. drives all eventually crash. but they last a few years and til that happens u are safe.
    a bunch of months ago… i got a nice seagate 750 gig one that has no moving parts for $100 from tiger direct. shipping was $2.49 or so and i got it in 3 days i think. i download everything to my c drive enjoy it for a few days and copy it to my e drive (thats the external one im talking about). i can listen to stuff on either one but if the c drive crashes or i need the room i delete whatever it is off the c drive and i still have it on the e drive. see? if i want to put it on an ipod or something i can. its still on the e drive forever. if i want to burn it to cd.. i can. drives take up no room. this particular one is the size of a wallet that would go into my back pocket. the one i got most recently before that is the size of a small dictionary on my shelf. that one plugs into a wall socket too tho. it has moving parts. its the last one i will get like that. the new one only plugs into my usb port on my computer. i happen to use a laptop but that doesnt matter. u can use any type. desktop or laptop. keep in mind.. most new computers or i should say hard drives are built to last between 3000 to 5000 working hours. if u are lucky u will get 8000 hours out of them. that is an extraordinary number. u should defrag every 2 months especially if u download a lot. the bigger the drive the more likely it will crash sooner. the more u work that drive …the more u use it for downloading and so on.. the more likey u will need to take care of it and keep your eyes and ears on it.
    if u hear clicking u have minutes not hours to get what u have off that drive and save it.
    do not try to save programs. ever! just save data. pics music and important files that u can not replace easily or at all.
    email contacts passwords registration information. etc.
    this is why backing up is important to do before its too late.. not at the last minute.
    i do it 6-10x a day. why? cuz ive been on line since march 94 and have had computer nitemares of the worst kind.

    By darth on Oct 16, 2011

  13. darth - good primer. 6-10x/day - wow.

    By rick on Oct 16, 2011

  14. rick…well i dont back up everything that much just the the important stuff. like if i download 20-40 things in a given day i will copy what i dl’d to the c drive to the e drive (my external) then if i listen to what i have download or if i dont think i will need to keep what i have dl’d on my c drive any time soon but maybe later on ill just delete it off the c drive. ill do the copying thing or back up thing sometimes 5 or 6x a day but it depends on how much i have dl’d. there are days when i dl 10-20 gig worth of stuff. my c drive is small. its only 60 gig and i have only about 20gig of room on there so i have to move things off there quickly and often.
    when i use mipony i can dl directly to my e drive if i wish. i have been using that program to dl from this site. its a dream. i dl entire shows from this site in one click in 10 seconds. no kidding. no matter how many songs are in the performance. the entire floyd 19 song rainbow thing? 12 seconds.

    By darth on Oct 17, 2011

  15. Hello Ed :)

    Just chipping in my two cents… I used to back up onto CDRs and DVDs and then found that some of those disks would not work correctly when I tried to copy files from them.

    so, I switched to storing my music on a 1TB drive in a hard drive enclosuer, with an identical 1TB drive containing the exact same files - a ‘redundant back up’ copy, if you will.

    Once in a while a hard drive will die, but if that was to happen with my music drive, I would have the redundant backup drive and would go buy a new 1TB drive to take the place of the one that went bad.

    BTW… love to read your comments, Ed, you are always so excited at the shows BigO offers and it’s nice to see that enthusiasm… keep on rocking in the free world :)

    By Mr Gigabyte on Oct 18, 2011

  16. hey mr. gigabyte, thanks. yes, i know nothing is 100%. i was actually going to wait till black friday and see if i can get a 2tb external drive really cheap. i back my music on name brand dvd-r’s. all mine are on sony and philips dvd-r’s. i do single session burns, and, i always check them, after i burn them. i will usually play a couple mp3’s on the disc and so far they do ok. it probably would be better to have the external to have it all in one place rather than scattered on a bunch of discs. it would be a pain copying 130 gigs over, but, i would do a little bit at a time. i would start with my really big folders first: zeppelin, dylan, neil young, tom waits, etc. then do the other folders.

    yes, people seem to like my posts. a few have found me on facebook and friended me. only a few take issue with them, but i keep on posting cause the good comments outweigh the bad.

    best to you,

    By Ed Saad on Oct 18, 2011

  17. Wow, smokin’ show, the band sound loose but powerful. Get the Alice show from Detroit 1972 as well, it’s another pretty decent one.

    By Todd Meehan on Oct 21, 2011

  18. Thanks for posting the Coop’s original band!!!

    By DanC on Oct 21, 2011

  19. I went to this exact show back in 73 it was excellent. sold out preformance, Dennis Dunnaway- bass player was running around the stage and sounded great. I conld not believe how big Neil Smith’s drum kit was so huge and the turtles flo & eddie were the support group. I remember Yes- close to edge tour played the next week also.. almost peed in my pants!

    By john on Nov 13, 2011

  20. Great Site!

    any chance we could get track 7 reUP’d?
    …both options are dead.


    By TJO on Nov 21, 2014

  21. It’s not track 7 but 9 ! what a MORON !!!

    By TJO Moron on Mar 16, 2017

  22. That front cover ! What a fag !

    By Moron Moron Moron on Mar 16, 2017

  23. The original Alice Cooper band was great , believe they disbanded after this tour , that’s when Mr Furonier decided to fire the band assume the Alice persona for himself and take off on a 40 year journey into mediocrity and self parody, God that original band was great though

    By Tom on Mar 20, 2017

  24. Damn ed-you need to get to burnin’ cdrs!

    By matt_the_cat on Oct 15, 2011

    Now that’s brilliant ! Ifollowed your advice, I burned all my CD’s. Now my whole house is burned to ashes ! Thank you very much indeed Sir !

    By Ed Moron on Mar 20, 2017

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