School’s Out: ALICE COOPER

Australian singles charts:
School’s Out entered the Kent charts on 21 August 1972 and peaked at #39.

The song is on School’s Out which entered the Kent album charts on 7 August 1972 and peaked at #5.

Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith

Bob Ezrin

Record label of Australian release:
Warner Bros

Cooper has said he was inspired to write School’s Out when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: “There’s two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you’re just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you’re sitting there and it’s like a slow fuse burning. I said, ‘If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it’s going to be so big.'”
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The chorus of children who sing on this was put together by producer Bob Ezrin. In 1979, Ezrin used another kid’s chorus when he produced Another Brick In The Wall (part II) for Pink Floyd. He liked the idea of hearing children’s voices on songs about school. In this song, they chime in while Cooper is singing the children’s rhyme “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks.” They also come in on the bridge and outro.
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