The man formerly known as Vincent Furnier but more commonly known as Alice Cooper has strong ties to the Detroit area dating back to his youth — so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the shock-rock icon wanted to pay tribute to some of his heroes.
Today, the Breadcrumbs EP was released, featuring Cooper and his band paying tribute to Detroit icons with reverent covers, as well as an updated rewrite of the song “Detroit City,” which existed in its original form on his 2003 album The Eyes of Alice Cooper.
Earlier this week, his cover of Bob Seger’s 1966 single “East Side Story” was premiered as a preview of the EP:
More on the EP, via Cooper’s website:
“Breadcrumbs” a tribute to some of the Garage Rock Heroes from his hometown Detroit. Inspired by the city’s punk scene in the late 60’s and early 70s, Detroit born Alice Cooper returns to his roots and the raw garage sound his fans love.
Produced by Bob Ezrin, the EP consists of 6 brand new recordings, features cult Detroit musicians, including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek from the Detroit Wheels, Grand Funk’s Mark Farner and MC5’s Wayne Kramer, and was recorded at Rust Belt Studios, Detro
And today, Sept. 13, the entire EP was made available on streaming platforms.
This EP is considered a ‘teaser’ of things to come from Cooper, who is eyeing 2020 as a scheduled release date range for a new studio album, the follow-up to 2017’s Paranormal.