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I've chosen Muscle of Love as the first Feature Album of the Month because
it is the album often overlooked when people talk about classic albums by
the original Alice Cooper Group. While not as powerful as Love it to Death,
Killer, School's Out, and Billion Dollar Babies, I don't think Muscle of Love
is a bad album at all.

This was the band's fourth consecutive gold album and, sadly, their last
album. Muscle of Loved closed the chapter on a phenomenal career by a band
that scored six gold and platinum albums from 1971-1974, shattered concert
attendance records, and changed the face of rock and roll forever.

Now let's check out some of the cool riffs and licks that MOL features.
You can get transcriptions to "Big Apple Dreamin'", "Never Been Sold Before",
"Muscle of Love", "Workin' Up a Sweat", and "Teenage Lament '74" on the
main page. Below are some phrases from the other songs that I think
stand out.


From "Hard Hearted Alice"
Words and music by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper

I've always liked this intro. This is as sweet as it gets. Everything
just flows so smoothly.

  Intro (minor variations of this are played in song)
   1. "Life                        coast to coast.                   White
   2. "Time                     is free as a jailbird.              At
   3. "Love                     comes cheap at a swapmeet.          It
   4. "Love                     cuts deep as a laser,               but
E-|--------------0-----------------------------------0------------------------|
B-|-----------------0-----------------------------------0---------------------|
G-|--------------------0-----------------0-----------------0------------------|
D-|----------4------------------4-----2-----------4-----------------4---------|
A-|-------2------------------2-----0-----------2-----------------2------------|
E-|----0------------------0-----------------0-----------------0---------------|


    "hot as a ghost            when you live        in a countdown."
    "least that's what I heard when you live in a hideout." [To Fill one]
    "all comes so dirt cheap when you live        in a bedroom."
    "that ain't amazing      when you   live      in a cancer." [To Fill one]
E-|------------------------3---------------------2----------------2-----------|
B-|---------------------------3---------------3-----3----------------3--------|
G-|--------0---------------------0---------2-------------------4--------4-----|
D-|-----2---------------0---------------0-------------------4-----------------|
A-|--0---------------2-----------------------------------2--------------------|
E-|---------------3-----------------------------------------------------------|


                                      Fill one
E-|-----------2--------|            E-|---------------------------------------|
B-|--------------3-----|            B-|---------------------------------------|
G-|--------4--------4--|            G-|--------0--------0--------0--------0---|
D-|-----4--------------|            D-|-----2--------0--------0--------0------|
A-|--2-----------------|            A-|--3--------2--------0------------------|
E-|--------------------|            E-|-----------------------------3---------|



From "Crazy Little Child"
Words and music by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper

This song was originally about an out-of-control teen, until Alice took
Michael Bruce's lyrics and changed them into a saga about Depression era
hoods.
The guitar work in this song is pretty much just background except for
this very nice little solo.

  Solo
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------11--13--13b--<13>~~--<13>rb-11---13--11--13p11------11--13----------|
G-|--/12--------------------------------------------------12------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-|--------15--18--15---------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------15------------18--15-----------------------------------------11------|
G-|----15----------------------18--17--15----------------------10h12------12--|
D-|--17------------------------------------17--15--15h17~~--------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B-|--13b--13b~~rb-p11------13--11--|----------------11------------------------|
G-|--------------------12----------|-12--10--10h12------12--10----------------|
D-|--------------------------------|----------------------------12--11--10\8--|
A-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


E-|-------------------------------------------15--18--20/22-------------------|
B-|---------------------------11--13--15--18----------------------------------|
G-|-------------------10--12--------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------10--12----------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--/10--13------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



From "Man with the Golden Gun"
Words and music by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper

Alice's James Bond epic, submitted to United Artists for the Man with the
Golden Gun soundtrack but not used. Alice was reportedly crushed upon hearing
news of the song's rejection.

   Intro (play twice)
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--5--7--8--(8)---11--10----8--5---8--5-------------------------------------|
A-|--5--7--8--(8)---11--10----8--5---8--5-------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  Fills (other guitar in parentheses)
    0:27 in                 0:51 in                           "But you'll..."
E-|--(9)----------(12)----|------------------------------|--3-----------------|
B-|-----(11)--------------|-----6--5-----5--4-----4--3---|--4-----------------|
G-|---------(12)----------|-----------3--------3---------|--3-----------------|
D-|---0-------------2-----|--0---------------------------|--5-----------------|
A-|-------1---------------|------------------------------|--3-----------------|
E-|-----------3-----------|------------------------------|--------------------|


   Simile of this appears at other places in the song
    00:37 in                            "Demand..."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--3---------5---------6---------5------------------------------------------|
D-|--3--5---5--5--5---5--6--5---5--5--5--7--8---------------------------------|
A-|-----5---5-----5---5-----5---5-----5--7--8---------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Solo is based around this
    1:26 in                                       T= trill
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|----------------------------------5--4--3-----2T3--------------------------|
A-|-----5--4--0---1--4--0--3------5-----------4-------------------------------|
E-|--3-------------------------3----------------------------------------------|


  This comes in behind the dramatic orchestra part later in the song.
    2:41 in
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--x-x-x-x---x-x---x---x-x--x-x-x-x---x-x---x-------------------------------|
G-|--x-x-x-x-3-x-x-6-x-5-x-x--x-x-x-x-3-x-x-6-x-5-----------------------------|
D-|--x-x-x-x-3-x-x-6-x-5-x-x--x-x-x-x-3-x-x-6-x-5-----------------------------|
A-|--x-x-x-x---x-x---x---x-x--x-x-x-x---x-x---x-------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



From "Woman Machine"
Words and music by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper

This is an old one. The song's original title was "Man Machine" or
"Mr. Machine", depending on which source you read. The song was written
in the late '60's and eventually evolved into "Woman Machine".
Here are some of the major guitar parts.

   Intro
   Guitar two
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|----------2-------0------2--------------2-------0------2-------------------|
A-|--12\--------2/4------2-----2--------------2/4------2-----2----------------|
E-|-------0-----------------------3-----0-----------------------3-------------|


E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----2-------0------2--------------2-------0------2------------------------|
A-|--------2/4------2-----2--------------2/4------2-----2---------------------|
E-|--0-----------------------3-----0-----------------------3------------------|


   Guitar one
E-|-----7\-----------------------------7\-------------------------------------|
B-|-----8\-----------------------------8\-------------------------------------|
G-|-----7\-----------------------------7\-------------------------------------|
D-|-----9\-----------------------------9\-------------------------------------|
A-|-----7\-----------------------------7\-------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------0-----2------------------------0-----2----------------------|
A-|----------0h2-----2-----2----------------0h2-----2-----2-------------------|
E-|--0------------------------3-----0------------------------3----------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar three                                                               |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----8------------------------------8--------------------------------------|
G-|-----7------------------------------7--------------------------------------|
D-|-----9------------------------------9--------------------------------------|
A-|-----7------------------------------7--------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  Guitar two's part is mostly what goes on behind the verses.
   Guitar one
E-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
G-|--/9~~-----------------------|----------------(9)\-------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
D-|-----2-----------------------|-----2--------------------0------------------|
A-|--------------------2--0-----|--------------------2--0---------------------|
E-|--0-----0--2--3--0--------3--|--0-----0--2--3--0---------------------------|


  Chorus
    "Oh,         woman machine..."
   Guitar one                      Chorus ends with an A chord
E-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
G-|-----4--------2-----2-----4--|-----4--------2-----2------------------------|
D-|--4-----2--4-----4-----4-----|--4-----2--4-----4-----4--2------------------|
A-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


   Guitar one's part has a little change-up approximatley 1:56 in
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----4--------2-----2-----4-------4--------2------2------------------------|
D-|--------2--4-----4-----4-------------2--4-----4------4--2------------------|
A-|--2----------------------------2-------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    2:39 in
            "She can't talk back   with no playback.  But she'll listen
   [Muted percussive scratchings not transcribed]
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------7----4-----------7--4---------------------7--4---------|
D-|--7---4---7---9-----7----4-----------7--4---------------------7--4---------|
A-|--7---4---7---9-----5----2-----------5--2---------------------5--2---------|
E-|--5---2---5---7------------------------------------------------------------|


    "to all your woe.           Trade your old one   for a new one.
E-|--------------------(12b~\)------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------9b~\--------------7---4-----------7---4--------------|
D-|----------------------------------------7---4-----------7---4--------------|
A-|----------------------------------------5---2-----------5---2--------------|
E-|-----2---5----7------------------------------------------------------------|


    "They just don't make 'em like they used to, no."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------7-----4----------------------------------------2h4-------|
D-|------------------7-----4-----------------------------------2h4-------2h4--|
A-|------------------5-----2------------4----7---9--------2h4-----------------|
E-|-------------------------------------2----5---7----------------------------|


  The song's ending is based around these chords.
E-|------7--6\----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--8---8--7\----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--7---7--6\----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--9---9--8\----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--7------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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