Alice Cooper recalls days in ‘creepy’ Greenwich, CT mansion

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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.”

Click HERE to read the whole story on WSJ.com.

 

Lidia Ryan

2 Responses

  1. Susan McHale says:

    I grew up as one of those neighbors in Greenwich on Hill Road. It wasn’t for very long, but I only remember very positive things about Alice. He went to Christmas cocktail parties, sat out at the neighbor’s pool, ordered McDonald’s for kids and even with all that dangling jewerly, the band members were terrible pleasant.

  2. graham says:

    Ridiculous!

    A member of the band rented one of our houses in town for several years, built a recording studio in the basement, most of the Alice Cooper members were there through the years, and were, without question, the best tenants we have ever had to this day.
    They were responsible, respectful and wonderful neighbors, and left the house, after several years in better condition then when they moved in.
    I think Alice enjoyed the area because it was quiet and Vincent price, a close friend of his lived in the general area.
    Let’s not pass on rumors, these guys were each of them, gentlemen, the likes of what Greenwich once was.