Nov 282010
 

from THEATRE OF DEATH: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH 2009

written by  Alice Cooper, David Foster, Steve Lukather & Bernie Taupin

You’ll probably never hear a heavier sounding David Foster co-written song than this live version of Alice Cooper’s “Nurse Rozetta.” Earlier this year, the legendary heavy metal singer/songwriter released a new live CD/DVD entitled “Theatre Of Death: Live At Hammersmith 2009.”

Recorded at the famous London venue, this new recording presents all the pivotal moments of Cooper’s career like “Only Women Bleed,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and his signature anthem, “School’s Out.” Cooper, well supported by his band, gives an energetic performance throughout the show with his still impressive vocals on the spotlight backed up by rousing instrumental performances.

“Nurse Rozetta” was co-written by Foster and Cooper with famous lyricist Bernie Taupin of Elton John fame and Toto axe-man Steve Lukather. It was originally included on Cooper’s 1979 album, “From The Inside.” Although recorded at the developing stage of Foster’s career, the album was produced by Foster who did a wonderful job finding a balance between his refined sounds and Cooper’s hard rock roots. The title track from that album is also performed on “Theatre Of Death: Live At Hammersmith 2009.” Both songs are presented in new, heavier versions that increase the powerful rock side and drastically change Foster’s inventive pop/rock arrangements of the originals. Give a listen to this example of versatility and superior talent proving once again that Foster isn’t just the King of Ballads.


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Lead Vocals: Alice Cooper
Drums: Jimmy De Grasso
Guitar: Damon Johnson & Keri Kelli
Bass: Chuck Garric

Produced by Rob Roth


Lyrics

I’m a shepherd for the pentecost
I got my scriptures and my wires crossed
I got no kids and I got no home
They want us holy men to live alone

Since I’ve been here for a little stay
I see Rozetta day by day
She turns my head makes me cough
I want to tear my collar off

I just can’t sleep at night
Rozetta dressed in white
She’s got the Devil’s light
Shining in her eyes

Screamed my sermon damning sin and vice
When underneath I was a regular guy
My pulpit melted like a block of ice
When a bolt of lightning hit me from the sky

From my stretcher when they wheeled me in
I stared directly in the eyes of sin
Nurse Rozetta standing over me
And I was helpless as a man of God could be

Nurse Rozetta I won’t let her
Catch me peering down her sweater
Fantasizing silk suspenders on her thighs
Nurse Rozetta make me better
Secretly my eyes undress her
Let me feel your tongue depressor

I’m suddenly twice my size
My pants are all wet inside

She’s so creative with a bar of soap
And so inventive with a stethoscope
To check my pulse she gotta hold my hand
I blow the fuse on the encephalogram

Satan sent her from the bowels of hell
I should have recognized old Jezbel
I surrendered to the urges felt
She popped the buckle on my bible belt

I just can’t sleep at night
Rozetta dressed in white
She’s got the Devil’s light
Shining in her eyes

I’d lick her nylon seams
Like a hungry cat with cream
Oh what a vivid scene
And I can’t hold back no more