• Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire

  • Words + Music, Vol. 22
  • By: Alice Cooper
  • Narrated by: Alice Cooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (3,962 ratings)

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Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire

By: Alice Cooper
Narrated by: Alice Cooper

Publisher's summary

Rock and roll in the BC (Before Cooper) era was a tamer, milder world. In Who I Really Am, Cooper’s latest addition to Audible’s Words + Music series, we learn how the boa-wearing (not the feathered kind) maestro arrived at a show and sound - let’s call it AC for After Cooper - that has entertained millions of kids while terrifying parents in equal measure. Cooper drew inspiration from Saturday matinee horror movies, applied a "no such thing as too much" attitude, and hitched it to a kick-ass rock and roll band. The shows were incredible, but the offstage antics might have been even more entertaining. Cooper generously shares you-had-to-be-there tales of the band’s early days in Hollywood and mythic all-nighters with rock’s premier luminaries. Also included are new recordings of the hits “I'm Eighteen”, “School’s Out”, and “Poison". Not many artists can claim credit for creating an entire style or genre. Don’t miss the chance to hear a consummate showman reveal that storytelling might be his greatest talent of all.

Photo credit: Jenny Risher

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About the Creator and Performer

One of rock’s true originals, Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of rock. Shocking by design, Cooper drew from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, creating a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and boa constrictors.
The Alice Cooper band formed in Phoenix, Arizona and got their first break in 1969 when they were signed by Frank Zappa. Their breakthrough third album, Love It to Death, hit the charts in 1971, followed by Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, and vMuscle of Love*.
Cooper released his first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare, in 1975, and by the late 1970s enjoyed a succession of hit singles including "You and Me" and "I Never Cry."
As he heads out on another tour while already working on yet another new album, Cooper shows no signs of slowing down.
Photographed by Jenny Risher