“School’s Out” (Alice Cooper cover)
Fever Dream (sessions, unreleased)
by Scott Hefflon
“During our Fever Dream recording sessions, we decided to record a few cover songs. Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ being one of them.” Hooray. It’s a an easy and fun song to play, and this is a decent and timely cover as schools are considering opening after, in theory, the worst of the pandemic has passed. The dark and thick guitar sound is ’70s enough, the vocal snarl is acceptable, and the sing-song “no more pencils” is delightful, but there’s really nothing new brought to the song. Seriously, Krokus covered the song decently in 1986. If you can’t do it better than Krokus, please keep it to yourself.