Alice Cooper Steeped in Christianity (and Golf)

I know more about Alice Cooper’s golf than I do about his music or his past, but I did know he is a Christian, and usually looks really strange. In this video is Cooper’s story – how he became Rock and Roll’s “villain,” how his music showed “good and evil, don’t pick evil.” “God and the Devil, don’t pick the devil.” “What’s in you, comes out of you.” Cooper believes the Bible literally. He talks about TV evangelism, and I agree with him, including his exceptions. Wish he had added the National Council of Churches to his list of evils. He talks about “too much left of center,” and Cooper’s charity, Solid Rock Foundation, a charity with Christian musicians and Christian businessmen working with kids. Disclaimer: I don’t have a clue what Cooper did or didn’t do when he was “left of center.” I don’t know if his music has corrupted our youth. If you know, tell me in comments. See below a great video testimony, spoken with clarity and intelligence and conviction.

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper and Golf:

Young Alice Cooper

When Alice Cooper decided to write his rock and roll autobiography, he gave it a strange title. “Alice Cooper, Golf Monster,” is an homage to the sport that Cooper credits with saving his life when he was recovering from alcohol addiction. The subtitle of the book is, “A Rock ‘n’ Roller’s 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict.”

The joke is that Cooper’s 12 steps aren’t steps at all but random chapter headings

Alice Cooper

with vaguely relevant bits of advice like, “Play on the Road! Play All Over the World!” (Thanks for the tip, Alice. I’ll be booking my flight to Costa Rica as soon as I finish writing this review.)…

But the spine that holds Cooper’s rock and roll history together is his transformation from bad booze addict into good golf addict and eventually a Christian.

Cooper is not just some hack weekend golfer. He currently has a six handicap and tries to golf every

day. The book begins with a story about the time Cooper golfed at Pine Valley in New Jersey as a guest of the golf equipment manufacturer Ely Callaway. Cooper golfed alone with a Scottish caddy and shot one over par 73 on one of the most challenging courses in the world. The club members had actually bet money that he would shoot 85 at best. Source Pocono Record

I doubt that I would know an Alice Cooper song if I heard it. Hmmm, maybe one or two. See the lyrics of Freedom below the video and take a look at Alice and Sheryl’s Coopers dance camp for kids – keeping them off the streets, building future parents.

Alice and Sheryl Cooper


Alice Cooper – Steeped in Christianity (video)

Alice Cooper’s Dance Camp Gives Back: MyFoxPHOENIX.com
 

Lyrics: Freedom

We the people of the United States
In order to form a more perfect union

Stop pretending that you’ve never been bad
You’re never wrong and you’ve never been dirty
You’re such a saint, that ain’t the way we see you
You want to rule us with an iron hand
You change the lyrics and become Big Brother
This ain’t Russia, you ain’t my Dad or Mother
(They never knew anyway)
‘Cuz I never walk away from what I know is right
But I’m gonna turn my back on you

Freedom, we’re gonna ring the bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, raise your fist and yell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom-ring

You’re playing God from your ivory tower
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Back off preacher, I don’t care if it’s Sunday
I ain’t no angel, but I never felt better
We’re a make-up metal degeneration
We’re not as stupid as you want to make us
You better leave us man
‘Cuz you sure can’t take us
Nobody better tell you how to live your life
You gotta do it on your own

Freedom, we’re gonna ring the bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, raise your fist and yell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom-ring

Cuz I never walk away from what I know is right
But I’m gonna turn my back on you

Freedom, we’re gonna ring the bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, raise your fist and yell
Freedom

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Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • Huh … I’d never have thunk it. Wow! Amazing Grace is amazing.

  • This is a great example of never judging a book by its cover. Looks Satanic, sings weird, great Dad, husband, person.

    I have loved his music for years.

  • He was wild in his younger years. He and Jim Morrison were drinking buddies.

    His music and videos back in the 70’s looked satanic, but in fact were, as the article says, “about good and evil and not picking evil.”

    I was just a tot back then, and he scared me.

  • I have been a fan of Alice Cooper since the 70s when I was a child and he appeared on The Muppet Show! I have always loved his music, and dark lyrics went along well with teenage angst. It didn’t screw me up, a lot of his songs were just fun. I am happy to see people unfamiliar with his music learn that he’s a good man, too.

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