The sovereign professional walks a solitary path. Sometimes you need a lift, something big and empowering and energising.
This has been the opening song on my daily soundtrack for the last few months.
“God, I feel so strong!”
The following comes from a TV show and looks fairly contemporaneous with the original release…
Cooper, always much more than a shock-pop-rocker, has written some great songs over the years, but he didn’t write this. Hello, Hooray was written by Canadian songwriter Rolf Kempf.
Over on Steve Hoffman Music Forums, I learnt that the song was originally recorded by Judy Collins. Hoffman’s post includes both versions along with a 1990s recording by Kempf himself. I have to say that Collins’ version doesn’t really work for me – but then I’ve grown up with the Alice recording.
Let the show begin, I’ve been ready.
Image credit: alicecooper.com