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Great Forgotten Songs #127 – Alice Cooper “How You Gonna See Me Now”

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Great Forgotten Songs #127 – Alice Cooper “How You Gonna See Me Now”

“How You Gonna See Me Now” is a song written by Alice Cooper, Bernie Taupin, and Dick Wagner, performed by Cooper and produced by David Foster. It was released on Cooper’s album, From the Inside.

The song reached number nine in Australia and the Netherlands. In the U.S., it reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was a regular part of Cooper’s setlist on the ‘Madhouse Rocks Tour’ supporting From the Inside, but despite its success as a single, “How You Gonna See Me Now” has never been performed live since 1980.

Hear the song below:

From the Inside is the fourth solo album by Alice Cooper, released in 1978. It is a concept album about Cooper’s stay in a New York sanitarium due to his alcoholism. Each of the characters in the songs were based on actual people Cooper met in the sanitarium.

With this album, he saw the addition of three former members of the Elton John band: lyricist Bernie Taupin, guitarist Davey Johnstone and bassist Dee Murray.

The lead single from the album was “How You Gonna See Me Now”, an early example of a power ballad, which reached number 12 in the US Hot 100 chart. A music video was also created for it.

The ‘Madhouse Rocks Tour’ in support of From the Inside lasted from February to April 1979 and saw all songs from the album as regular parts of the setlist except “Millie and Billie”, “For Veronica’s Sake” and “Jackknife Johnny”.

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