Billion Dollar Babies

Album: Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
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  • Billion dollar baby
    Rubber little lady, slicker than a weasel
    Grimy as an alley
    Loves me like no other lover
    Billion dollar baby
    Rubber little monster, baby, I adore you
    Man or woman living couldn't love me like you, baby
    We go dancing nighty in the attic
    While the moon is rising in the sky
    If I'm too rough, tell me
    I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands
    I got you in the dimestore
    No other little girl could everhold you
    Any tighter, any tighter than me, bay
    Billion dollar baby
    Reckless like a gambler , million dollar maybe
    Foaming like a dog that's been infected by the rabies
    We go dancing nighty in the attic
    While the moon is rising the sky
    If I'm too rough , tell me
    I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands
    Million dollar baby
    Billion dollar bay
    Trillion dollar baby
    Zillion dollar baby Writer/s: Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Reggi Vinson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 22

  • Rabbi Meyer from Central WisconsinI had this album when I was a kid and read on the cover that it was recorded at the "Cooper Mansion" in Greenwich CT; being 12 or 13 this made sense because anyone who was famous was also a millionaire and lived in a mansion.

    But a more recent Wall St. Journal article reveals that they only recorded the initial B$B tracks at the "Cooper Mansion" which the band had rented in Greenwich, in part for its big room acoustics. They finished the record in London where all sorts of famous music folks (Marc Bolen, Harry Nilsson) were hanging out and partying. Donovan was recording just down the hall and was wondering what all the fuss was about.

    But yeah, the rock star excess song is Generation Landslide, not B$B, and Hello Hooray is a gem.
  • Mike from ChicagoI think this song follows the Cooper theme of the sinister, twisted little girl which they had in mind while coming up with the name Alice Cooper. The dirty, little rubbery doll that was purchased at a dime store - the doll’s owner, a little girl, sneaks to the attic and does whatever weird and tortuous things which she refers to as ‘dancing’. Freaky lyric.
  • Heidi from Calgary CanadaI think the song is just a little "horror story" with a sense of humour! As a lyricist Cooper's tales of terror (to parents, long ago at any rate) was and is always rather tongue in cheek. The "we go dancing nightly in the attic" spoken over part of the song seems (in my mind) about a really lonely guy/ghoul whose only companion is either a sex toy girlfriend or a doll than a prowling pervert. He's a guy that hardly ever leaves the house and lives up in skewed imagination as well as in the attic, with an alcoholic aged mother downstairs who hoards newspapers and cats. I see him as dressed in a ragged 1940's film noir Sam Spade/Humphrey Bogart suit waltzing on a decrepit wood plank floor with a beat up old Shirley Temple doll that has crudely applied and smeared (from too many amorous kisses) dark blood red lipstick. I think that's the brilliance of some of the Alice Cooper character's--he IS just a character Furnier puts on and takes off--lyrics; they create images and associations, the hallmark of any good lyricist or poet :)
  • Drew from Nyc, Nyheard on radio his am that Donovan was not first choice. He replaced a popular British rocker who was too drunk to perform. Anyone know who this is??
  • Bob from Royal Oak, MiOK, They have the "This song is about the dangers of overindulgence." confused with another Cooper song. It's from "Billion Dollar Babies", the title is "Generation Landslide". Easy to confuse
    , since the chorus is "They never concieved us as Billions Dollar Babies". How's this for a lyric about excess- "Dad gets his allowance from his sonny the dealer

    Who's pubic to the world but involved in high finance

    Sister's out till five doing banker's son's hours

    But she owns a Maserati that's a gift from his father"

    Opinions differ about the song "Billion Dollar Babies", but a quick look at the lyrics REALLY makes on believe that it's about a sex doll.
  • Thrasher from Sitter, ArThey've got it wrong. This song's about a SEX DOLL.
  • Lester from New York City, NyAlce's guitarists on 'Welcome to My Nightmare' were Steve Hunter and Dickie Wagner. Not too shabby. Actually, Wagner had played on 'School's Out', 'Billion $ Babies' and 'Muscle of Love' before WTMN'.
  • Allison from A Little Ol' Town In, MiAwesome song....end of story
  • Roy from Granbania, MaSome interesting insight, fyodor from Denver. The same thing happened to a lesser extent with Van Halen and Santana. The only possible exception to that rule is Manfred Mann...
  • Roy from Granbania, MaThis song is an amazing bass performance by Dennis Dunaway. He seems to be a very underrated bass player based on this song.
  • Mark from Grafton, United StatesGlen Buxton died in 1997. The rest of the original band are still with us. And all of the original band members were great musicians, as Alice came to find out when he tried to replace them with studio hacks for his solo albums.
  • Joe from Huston, Txthis song was about baby or doll or child serial killers such as chucky or the omen kid damien
  • Guilliermo from New York, Nyand I guess we care that "Nicoletta" from The Bronx has her doubts about the album being recorded in Greenwich CT because.........
  • Chrissy from Long Island, NyEveryone says that this song is about being exposed to rock star exess, but what does"We go dancing nightly in the attic while the moon is rising in the sky" mean? What does that have to do with being exposed to rock star exess? I don't get it. Still a great song, though!!!!!
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoWarning to bands: If you choose a bandname that's the same as one of the band members, don't be surprised if once you become famous the band member takes the name recognition and runs. Billion Dollar Babies were a dismal failure without Alice, even though those individuals wrote as much of the material for the ACB as did Alice.
  • John from Jersey City, NjThe mansion, on which everyone here seems to be commenting, was located at 10 Hill Road in Greenwich, CN. It was formerly owned by actess/singer Ann-Margret & her husband, actor Roger Smith. Also, Muscle of Love, the Alice Cooper group's last collaboration, featured two background singers of note (no pun!). On the song Teenage Lament '74, you are hearing two legendary divas: Liza Minelli and Ronnie Spector. As far as the members of the original group, lead guitarist Glenn Buxton recently (within the past 2-3 years) passed away due to cancer, and drummer Neal Allen Smith sells real estate in Connecticut.
  • Heather from Holbrook, NyAccording to Alice, he still doesn't know what the song is about.
  • Sue from Sparta, Njalise cooper is a bithch
  • Darrell from Portland, MeOK - Here is some facts:
    1 Billion $ Babies was not the last album by the original Alice Cooper Group, they followed it with Muscle of Love (73) and Greatest Hits (74)
    2 They recorded the tracks at The Record Plant in NYC with Bob Ezrin producing
    3 Donovan's tracks were recorded in London when Cooper was on tour there
    4 The Band rented a mansion in Greenwich CT to live in, not to record at
  • Paul from Rothesay, Nb, CanadaI don't think I'd refer to Dononvan is a back-up
    singer on this song. He and Cooper sing the song as a duo. Who would have ever believed that Donovan could pull off a song like "Billion Dollar Babies"! One of my absolute fave Alice
    songs! Dennis Dunaway...awesome bass dude!
  • Brian from Grand Forks, NdI don't understand how this all gets put together... I read an interview that Donovan just happened to be recording down the hall and that is why he ended up on this song... Now if that is the case... What's this recorded at a mansion in Conneticut stuff... I'm Confused... Something isn't right...
  • Nicoletta from Bronx, Nyi don't understand when said about greenwich, ct being a wealthy suburb of's probably a loft in greenwich village in NYC ... yes, greenwich, ct is wealthy and there are mansions, but i doubt they recorded up there - not in NYC, it is in CT!
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