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No More Mr. Nice Guy (song)

"No More Mr. Nice Guy"
Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Billion Dollar Babies
B-side "Raped and Freezin'"
Released April 1973
Recorded 1972
Genre Hard rock, glam rock
Length 3:06
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Hello Hooray"
(1973)
"No More Mr. Nice Guy"
(1973)
"Billion Dollar Babies"
(1973)

"No More Mr. Nice Guy" is a song by the shock rock band Alice Cooper, taken from the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. The single reached #25 on the US charts and #10 on the UK charts, and helped Billion Dollar Babies to reach #1 in both the UK and the US. Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper wrote the song.

Cooper wrote the song lyrics about the reactions of his mother's church group about Cooper's stage performances and the characters he played onstage. It was him saying that there was worse stuff that he could do in his life and that the "gloves were off now."[1]

The song was re-recorded by Alice Cooper and featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock[2] and The Simpsons episode "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing".

The song was played in the film Dazed and Confused in which the scene from the movie was later parodied on Family Guy in the episode "Jungle Love". Cooper made a cameo appearance while performing the song in the film adaption of the TV series Dark Shadows.

"No More Mr Nice Guy"
Single cover
Single by Megadeth
from the album Shocker
A-side "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
Released January 1990
Genre Glam metal
Length 3:03
Writer(s) Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
Megadeth singles chronology
"Mary Jane"
(1988)
"No More Mr Nice Guy"
(1990)
"Holy Wars...The Punishment Due"
(1990)

Tracklisting

  1. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" - 3:06
  2. "Raped and Freezin'" - 3:19

Album appearances

Charts

Chart (1972) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 14
Canada (RPM)[4] 38
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 10
Ireland (IRMA) 18
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 6
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 10
US Billboard Hot 100 25

Personnel

Cover versions

Megadeth covered the song for the 1989 film Shocker.

Pat Boone performed it on the cover album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy.

Roger Daltrey, Slash, Bob Kulick, Mike Inez, Carmine Appice and David Glen Eisley covered it on the 1999 tribute album Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper.

References

  1. ^ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3596
  2. ^ "'"ALICE COOPER, THE RUNAWAYS Re-Record Tracks Exclusively For 'Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock. 
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Alice Cooper – No More Mr. Nice Guy" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ Canadian peak
  5. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Alice Cooper search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.

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