October 19, 2011 – 5:28 pm

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Los Angeles 2011 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA; September 15, 2011. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

For his latest album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, Alice Cooper had a launch party at Los Angeles’s Whisky A Go Go on September 15, 2011. And this recording… is just in time for Halloween.

Steve Baltin of Rolling Stone magazine wrote:

Last night Cooper turned on the way-back machine, returning to the Sunset Strip stage of the Whisky for the first time since 1969, when he opened for some “little band called Led Zeppelin,” he joked.

Fans included an excited Tom Morello, who said six of his first 10 shows were Alice Cooper concerts. Right from the start Cooper made it clear this was no ordinary show, opening with a cover of “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” The singer and his superb band, which included Australian guitarist Orianthi for most of the show, played five covers in all, including the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” and a version of the Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place.” Two Doors covers, “Break On Through” and “Back Door Man,” featured guitarist Robby Krieger, who recalled how Cooper was blown off by Jim Morrison when the two crossed paths at the Whisky…

Interestingly, Cooper and his band played only one track from his new album, “I’ll Bite Your Face Off.” After finishing the song to great applause, Cooper joked that if it sounded like the Stones, that was intentional. On this night, though, Cooper didn’t need to sound like anybody else. He was the legend of the hour.

Thanks to edelwolf for sharing the tracks on Dime. Thanks also to husker2 for the artwork (unfortunately, the artwork husker2 picked up only lists 15 tracks).

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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Track 01. Introduction by Jim Ladd and Rob Zombie (4.7MB)
Track 02. Train Kept A Rollin’ (Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio… a few others too and Aerosmith) (5.0MB)
Track 03. Under My Wheels (4.4MB)
Track 04. No More Mr. Nice Guy (4.5MB)
Track 05. Is It My Body (4.9MB)
Track 06. Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones) (5.8MB)
Track 07. I’ll Bite Your Face Off (7.3MB)
Track 08. Muscle Of Love (6.8MB)
Track 09. Cold Ethyl (7.0MB)
Track 10. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals) (4.7MB)
Track 11. Billion Dollar Babies (8.0MB)
Track 12. Break On Through (with Robby Krieger, The Doors) (4.8MB)
Track 13. Back Door Man (Willie Dixon cover with Robby Krieger, The Doors) (7.1MB)
Track 14. Poison (8.0MB)
Track 15. Eighteen (6.6MB)
Track 16. School’s Out with Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd) - snippet featuring Ke$ha (9.1MB)
Track 17. Elected (7.0MB)

Alice Cooper - vocals
Steve Hunter - lead guitar
Damon Johnson - guitar
Orianthi - guitar
Tommy Henriksen - guitar
Glen Sobel - drums
Chuck Garric - bass
Guests: Robby Krieger, Ke$ha

Click here to order Welcome 2 My Nightmare.

  1. 18 Responses to “ALICE COOPER - LOS ANGELES 2011”

  2. hey bigo, thanks, will get!

    i was enjoying wilco. i played it twice this morning.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 19, 2011

  3. Thanks That was timely.

    By Jonathan on Oct 19, 2011

  4. 1000 Thank you’s! Do you ever get tired of being so awesome? Anymore ALICE you have would be greatly appreciated!

    By The Russian Assassin on Oct 19, 2011

  5. This show is NOT a FM
    It is a exc audience recording

    Good Alice is still kickin it on stage.

    By Jim W on Oct 20, 2011

  6. A huge thanks,I`m going to see him next month and this was a nice suprise with all of the covers.Alice is the man !!!

    By couz on Oct 20, 2011

  7. Hello Jim W

    In reply to a similar query, music listener ijwthstd posted this comment at Dime: “This was definitely broadcast on the radio.”

    By bigozine2 on Oct 20, 2011

  8. Yes it was broadcast on the radio, with one of the worst set ups I have heard for a FM. I think they stuck a couple of mic’s on stage and or near the PA and went with that. Listen to the drums and the little distance to the vocals. Any decent FM is mic’ed much much better. Not sure if this was a quickie or not.
    The one real gem is having Steve Hunter on guitar in the band. A real guitarslinger who goes back in the day, he shown on Lou Reed live LP and he was in the ‘Rose’ band for Bette Midler’s movie. He can play.

    By Jim W on Oct 21, 2011

  9. Wow — Alice’s live vocals in 2011 sound as good as those he did 40 years ago.


    By Jonny on Oct 21, 2011

  10. Impressive ?…take another listen to track ten.
    Eric Burdon originally did a fantastic vocal on this song which has been completely disgraced here by Alice`s poor vocal.

    By ronny jotten on Oct 21, 2011

  11. New album is great. All recordings that I’ve heard of this tour are wonderful. FANTASTIC to have Steve Hunter back in the guitar role with Alice. THANK YOU FOR POSTING. Looking forward to seeing this band live–

    By DanC on Oct 21, 2011

  12. hey bigo, be nice if you could find an alice show with desperado on it. it’s one of his best songs, i think.

    i’ll tell you damon johnson is from b’ham, al. i can remember meeting him at a local cd store here called digits in high school. he was cool. he was playing guitar with an atlanta based band called witness, and they had a video on headbangers ball. at the time, metalica-…and justice for all was out, and he’d never of metallica or even heard of thrash metal before. i remember saying: listen to this on the headphones. he said he’d never heard anything that fast or heavy before. i really wasn’t into his band brother cane, but, they were popular. they got some play on headbangers ball and local radio stations here. he was in other bands like chyld and whiskey falls. i don’t know anything about them. i’ve seen him play with alice cooper twice, and he played with tesla nov 2009 here in b’ham, al at workplay theatre on their encore of sweet home alabama. maybe some can appreciate this. i know on this alice show he says damon is going to thin lizzy so i guess, orianthi is going to be his new guitarist.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 22, 2011

  13. I have to say THANK YOU bigO for the share and to Alice Cooper and KLOS for the recording/airing this show.

    There are a few glitches, but this show is historic and is wonderful to have.

    By JALtheImpaler on Oct 27, 2011

  14. Jim Ladd who’s on the intro at this KLOS show was just let go. We’ll dedicate this Alice show download to him. Hoping this radio legend finds a new gig soon.

    By Nick on Oct 29, 2011

  15. Hey Ed!

    Do you know about this one?

    MONTGOMEREY 2009! We were there!

    By The Russian Assassin on Nov 8, 2011

  16. hey russian assassin, yes, thanks. i’m the one who requested it on that blog. it’s great! i wish i could find alabama theatre, b’ham, al oct. 2007. me and my brother were there. i don’t know how we managed to see baton rouge twice in b’ham and montgomery. i’m definitely not a fan.


    By Ed Saad on Nov 9, 2011

  17. Kansas was a joke.
    What is that music anyhow.It`s not rock it`s not roll it`s some kind of fairy in the field trippy goof crap played by wandering hobos with tin ears. Give me the Ramones , give me the Shadows of Knight give me Stanley turrentine or give me Charlie rich just give me something real, anything but these misguided rock wannabes.

    By ronny jotten on Nov 9, 2011

  18. I couldn’t download tracks 2 and 15. “Failed - server problem.”

    By MrBill on Jun 17, 2015

  19. Took a couple more tries but was finally able to DL those last two tracks.

    By MrBill on Jun 18, 2015

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