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Alice Cooper: Cold Ethyl Meaning


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Cold Ethyl Lyrics

One thing I miss
Is cold Ethyl and her skeleton kiss.
We met last night
Making love by the refrigerator light.

Ethyl, Ethyl,
Let me squeeze you in my arms.
Ethyl, Ethyl,
Come and freeze me with your charms.

One thing - it's...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2022 report

    Cooper responded, and Landers published his letter in December 1979.

    "I'm really sorry you found that old song of mine crude and offensive," Cooper wrote. "Actually, 'Cold Ethyl' is just a harmless number about necrophilia.

    Read More: How Alice Cooper and Ann Landers Ended Up Debating Necrophilia | https://ultimateclassicrock.com/alice-cooper-ann-landers-necrophilia/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2021 report

    It’s about what you make it about. That’s just the central core of the genre! Sure songwriters create based on their experience...but the really great ones ambiguize (I know it’s not a word) to take in other meanings. Personally I think his central theme here is, indeed, Alcohol, especially based on the spelling of the name...and because I’ve had ice cold Jaeger....but what shock-rock writer worth their salt (and Cooper is the finest...speaking collectively of the band) doesn’t dip their digit into the forbidden fruit of double entendre off and on (wink)!

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2019 report

    This song came out when I was in high school, about 13 or 14. My friend loved it, she told me he was in love with the refrigerator and it's name was Ethyl so we decided he was doing it with the fridge! Looking at the lyrics now, it looks like Ethyl was a cold bottle, originally full, he 'made love' by drinking it down and then it was gone, hence it was'dead' and being an alcoholic, he was sad'she'was gone, 'dead', or empty and the bottle was the corpse. If he said it was about necrophilia himself, it was probably tongue-in-cheek because he was expected to shock people, but if you listen to him speak on some artists today who are overtly into the occult, he clearly disapproves and was more about showmanship. This is only my interpretation from information gathered from articles and interviews I've seen and knowing a bit about his history. On the flip side, he could've been smashed when he wrote the song and/or on something that caused hallucinations and imagined he saw a corpse next to him. Only he knows. Only women bleed, too! ;)

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2019 report

    In my opinion, it is a mere song expressing an artist's creativity. How many of us can describe necrophilia in such detailed, yet metaphoric words? It clearly says, "Making love by the refrigerator light" and "come and freeze me with your arms tonight", lastly "SHE"S COLD IN BED. SHE OUGHTTA BE 'CAUSE ETHYL"S DEAD" Not to mention the fact that when you die, your body gets cold, so he clearly felt her dead body. And for the record, i think that it could also be about alchohol, seeing that in the 70's, Alice Cooper was an alcoholic, and that was what most of his music was about for a certain period. Really, it could be about whatever you think it is. That's what creative music is all about. Rock on, dudes.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2018 report

    Alice Cooper himself, in a comeback to Ann Landers about the song said it was about necrophilia. His own words. Can’t debate that.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2018 report

    My best friend in high school and I loved the song, "Cold Ethyl" because it was so shocking, yet you could tell Alice Cooper sang it with humor. Gallows humor, but it was never taken seriously. Somehow, Alice Cooper managed to sing this song, and make us laugh!

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 27th 2017 report

    Those who say it's about necrophilia or a dead girl on ice, you're wrong. Ethyl is alcohol (ethanol) - the type of alcohol we drink. When it comes to a girl's name, it's spelled Ethel, not Ethyl. When this song was written, Alice was going through a battle with alcoholism.

  8. anonymous
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    May 25th 2017 report

    Necrophilia is what it's about.

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 19th 2016 report

    Its about booze...

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2015 report

    A torso he keeps on ice for lonely nights.

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