As a music fan there is always something new and great, but there really is something special about the songs you grew up listening to. For me, that was 70′s and 80′s classic rock. If I am in a shi**y mood, I throw in a little Zeppelin or Rush and take a trip back to rolling in my mom’s T-Bird. Now every Wednesday you get to take that trip with me. It’s Way Back Wednesday with Butch, and today’s feature is from an artist who will be visiting Colorado this Saturday (Aug. 2)…Alice Cooper and “School's Out.”

Not only is Alice Cooper coming to Colorado with Motley Crue this Saturday (Aug 2) at the Pepsi Center, but it was also on this week 35 years ago, in 1979 that Cooper's Indian art store in Scottsdale, Arizona was destroyed by a firebomb. $200,000 worth of artifacts and some of Cooper's Gold records, which were stored in the back, were lost. Cooper said maybe a "disco-music freak" was responsible because he had been making some anti-Disco remarks.

"School's Out" was the 1972 title track for Alice Cooper's fifth album, and became his first major hit single, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and propelling the album to #2 on the Billboard 200 pop albums chart.

In 2004, "School's Out" was ranked #319 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and in 2009 it was named the 35th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

Now take a trip back 42 years with us to 1972 here...

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