Raped and Freezing

Album: Billion Dollar Babies (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a story song about a young man hitchhiking in Sante Fe, New Mexico who is picked up by an older, allegedly religious woman. He ends up stranded in Chihuahua, Mexico robbed of both money and clothes. . >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mikey - Ft. Worth, TX
  • This song was written by Cooper and guitarist/keyboardist Michael Bruce, who was a member of the original Alice Cooper group. Bruce established himself as the band's chief songwriter and wrote or co-wrote many of the their most recognized tracks, including "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "School's Out," "Under My Wheels," "I'm Eighteen," "Ballad of Dwight Fry" and "Billion Dollar Babies."
  • When the Billion Dollar Babies album came out, Alice Cooper was both the name of the singer and the band. Produced by Bob Ezrin, the collection went on the sell more than a million copies and topped both the US and UK single charts.

    In an interview with Creem magazine in 1973, Cooper discussed Billion Dollar Babies' driving theme: "The whole idea behind the album was exploiting the idea that people do have sick perversions," the shock rocker said. This explains the twisted theme on "Raped and Freezin,'" a demented little tale of robbery and sexual assault.

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  • Thrasher from Sitter, ArWell it seems apparent that he was also raped.
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