There are plenty of reasons to buy a home in Greenwich, CT – beautiful mansions, proximity to New York City, safe and quiet neighborhoods etc.
Rocker Alice Cooper had slightly more unusual reasons for making a home in the town. In The Wall Street Journal, Cooper shares his story of the Greenwich, CT mansion he and his band bought in the 1970s.
“When our band began to catch on in 1971, we needed a place to live near New York where we could crank up the volume while rehearsing without bothering the neighbors,” he said.
They settled on a “creepy” mansion in Greenwich that fit the dark and eerie image the band wanted to portray. The fact that the home was in such a “blue-blooded” town also added to Cooper’s shock value. He wanted to “irritate every mother in America.”
He tells the WSJ that at first people in Greenwich treated the band like the Munsters, but once they gained some fame (and money), “the town’s attitude changed. We were considered new money and treated like the Beverly Hillbillies.”