I Love America

Songfacts®:

  • This song is a funny, satirical homage to America. The shock-rock legend displays his famous wry sense of humor on this track with over-the-top patriotic lyrics. This song brings back fond, kitschy memories of the 1970s: Wonder Bread, Krazy Glue, The Pocket Fisherman, etc.
  • "I Love America" was written by Cooper, Dick Wagner, Graham Shaw and Bob Ezrin. Wagner is an acclaimed guitarist/songwriter who in the '70s toured with Lou Reed and became the hired gun for producer Ezrin. Through that association, he worked with many of the top names in the music game as both a songwriter and guitarist - Roy Orbison, Etta James and Little Richard among them. Wagner was known for the Rock ballads he wrote or co-wrote for Cooper's albums, which include "You And Me," "I Never Cry" and "Only Women Bleed."
  • This song is from Alice Cooper's fifteenth studio album, DaDa. One of its themes is mental illness, with Cooper's character assuming many different personalities. The album also references Dadaism, which was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th Century; the cover art is based on a painting by the surrealist artist Salvador Dali titled "Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire." In the late '70s, Cooper spent time with Dali, who experimented with the Dada art style.
  • Bob Ezrin, who was one of the most renowned and commercially successful Rock producers of the 1970s, produced the DaDa album. No stranger to conceptual work, Ezrin also produced Pink Floyd's The Wall and Lou Reed's Berlin.

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  • Stu from Philly, PaOne of my favorite Alice Cooper songs. So much fun!
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