Australian singles chart:
Department of Youth entered the Kent Music Report on 2 June 1975 and peaked at #7. It was #51 on the Top 100 of 1975.
The song is on Welcome to My Nightmare which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 17 March 1975 and peaked at #5.
Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Bob Ezrin
Record label of Australian release:
Welcome to My Nightmare was Alice Cooper’s first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). It is a concept album – played in sequence, the songs form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. The album inspired the Alice Cooper: The Nightmare TV special, a worldwide concert tour in 1975, and his Welcome to My Nightmare concert film in 1976. The ensuing tour was one of the most over-the-top excursions of that era. Most of Lou Reed’s band joined Cooper for this record.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_My_Nightmare
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
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