Song of the day: Alice Cooper – "Ubangi Stomp"

April 27, 2012

There I was, having breakfast and minding my own business, when this popped into my head:

Alice Cooper – “Ubangi Stomp” (1977)



I haven’t heard that song in years (decades even), and I hadn’t even been thinking of Alice Cooper lately at all. The last time I actually heard some Alice Cooper was when I listened to the remastered edition of Welcome To My Nightmare about eight months ago. So why the “Ubangi Stomp”? It’s not on Welcome To My Nightmare, it’s on Lace And Whisky. Huh?

The more I think about it, the more I think the human brain is an incredible thing. Baffling, but incredible.

By the way, now that I’ve heard the song again after not hearing it for a couple of decades I must admit that I don’t think it’s a very good effort from Monsieur Coupiere.

Here’s the original version:

Warren Smith – “Ubangi Stomp” (1956)


That’s much better.