Raise Your Fist And Yell Era

Constrictor CD Album

1986, MCA Records, MCLD 19068

This UK CD version of Constrictor, the first Alice Cooper album released under MCA Records, comes in a jewel case and features a simple 8-page booklet containin track listings, lyrics and credits.  

 

The front cover features the now iconic image of a rejuvinated, classic-looking, Alice being wrapped by a Boa Constrictor snake. 

Constrictor 12" Vinyl Album

1986, MCA Records, MCF 3341

This UK 12" vinyl version of Constrictor features a simple sleeve design with matching artwork to the CD version (above).  On the back of the sleeve are track listings, lyrcis and credits.   

Constrictor 12" Vinyl Album

1986, MCA Records, MCFP 3341

This nice UK 12" picture disc of Constrictor features a cropped image of the original front cover on Side A and track listings and credits on Side B.  It was also available as a 2-part compilation along with the equivalent release from the Raise Your Fist And Yell album.

He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask) 7" Vinyl Single

1986, MCA Records, MCA 1090

This UK 7" vinyl single comes in a card sleeve, features etched labels, and includes He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask) on Side A (from the Constrictor album) and a live version of Billion Dollar Babies on Side B (originally from the Billion Dollar Babies album).  The live track is stated as being from 1976, but this is an error as it's actually from the 1982 Special Forces tour.

 

The sleeve features an image of Alice in full make-up holding a Jason Voorhees ice hockey goalie mask.  This is in reference to the fact that the song features in the ending credits of the horror film Friday The 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives, of which Jason Vorhees is the chief Protagonist.  For information, 2 other Alice Cooper songs also feature during the film, Teenage Frankenstein (from the Constrictor album) and Hard Rock Summer, the latter of which and has only ever been made available on The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper box set.  On the back is an advert for the same movie together with track listings and credits.

 

Also provided is a nice glossy, fold-out, double-sided poster featuring artwork taken from the Constrictor album. 

He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask) 12" Vinyl Single

1986, MCA Records, MCAT 1090

This UK 12" vinyl single comes in a card sleeve, features blue MCA vinyl labels, and includes He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask) on Side A (from the Constrictor album) and a live versions of Billion Dollar Babies and I'm Eighteen on Side B (originally from the Billion Dollar Babies and Love It To Death albums respectively).  As with the 7" release (above), the live track are stated as being from 1976, but this is an error as they are actually from the 1982 Special Forces tour.

 

The sleeve features the same artwork as the 7" release.  No poster was provided with this release though.

Teenage Frankenstein 7" Vinyl Single

1986, MCA Records, MCA 1113

This UK 7" vinyl single comes in card sleeve, features etched labels, and includes Teenage Frankenstein on Side A (from the Constrictor album) and a live version of School's Out on Side B (originally from the School's Out album).  The live track does not have a date listed, but is from the 1982 Special Forces tour.

 

The sleeve features an image of Alice in concert on the front.  On the back are more live images together with track listings. 

 

Also provided is a nice, glossy, wrap-around poster featuring the same images of Alice in concert as the sleeve plus several more.  They are presented in such a way that the poster mimics the sleeve if unused.  

Teenage Frankenstein 12" Vinyl Single

1986, MCA Records, MCAT 1113

This UK 12" vinyl single comes in a card sleeve, features blue MCA vinyl labels, and includes Teenage Frankenstein on Side A (from the Constrictor album) and a lives versions of School's Out and Only Women Bleed on Side B (originally from the School's Out and Welcome To My Nightmare albums respectively).  The live tracks does not have a date listed, but are from the 1982 Special Forces tour.

 

The sleeve features the same artwork as the 7" release (above).  No poster was provided with this release though.

Contrictor 30th Anniversary Pin Padge

2016, Nightmare Inc.

This nice enamal pin badge was sold on the official Alice Cooper US online store and was limited to just 150 pieces.  It was released in 2016 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Constrictor album and faithfully recreates the front cover with Alice's head wrapped with a Boa Constrictor snake.

Constrictor Press Release

1986

This 3-page press release features a biography on Alice's career to date together with a background on how Constrictor came to be (including the influence of guitarist Kane Roberts).

 

Present throughout are excerpts from an interview with Alice, who ends by warning ticket holders of the forthcoming Nightmare Returns tour that they may need to be handed "blood bibs"!

Constrictor Fanzine Supplement

1986

This 3-page fanzine supplement was produced by Alice Cooper historian Andy Michael and includes an insightful background on Constrictor and a track-by-track review of the album.

 

Also included is a photo of Alice (complete with snake) and another picture of Alice with Tony James from Sigue Sigue Sputnik.  Both pictures are believed to have been taken backstage at the UK TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test.

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