Personnel: Alice Cooper (vocals, harmonica), Glen Buxton (guitar), Mike Bruce (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Dennis Dunaway (bass, vocals), Neal Smith (drums, vocals).
For a band with a hard rocking, shock-theater reputation, Alice Cooper played an adventurous style of post-psychedelic rock & roll on EASY ACTION. Released in 1970, this early career gem has a Bowie-esque sense of drama and a surprisingly light touch. Songs such as "Beautiful Flyaway" lean on pretty, sunny piano and gentle vocals, while "Refrigerator Heaven" and "Return of the Spiders" play with Sunset Strip bad-trip vibes that hint at the harder-edged Cooper to come. The musical artistry of EASY ACTION should be a revelation for those familiar with the outrageous Alice Cooper theatrics of legend.