Halo of Flies is a single by Alice Cooper and band, which was issued only in Netherlands . Netherlands always has a somewhat distinct flavor at international artists;sometimes ran it first, sometimes ran it at the back. Halo of Flies is submitted by the LP is Killer, but here only a hit as Alice Cooper is already two albums. On the other hand it an atypical Alice Cooper sheet is. Cooper was in those days usually make for hard rock and this plate is there but partly under; It went more towards progressive rock a la King Crimson, but also psychedelic influences are audible. It has pretty long instrumental sections and a kind of drum solo. The single lasted long for that time (8: 21). With B-side Under My Wheels (2: 51) took the fifth place in the Dutch Top 40. In itself is not so surprising because school's Out and Elected (later recorded but previously released) did it here good in sales.

The song Halo or Flies for a number of years is again played live by the band, after Alice Cooper the question during an interview with the journal Nature shock got why the band the number no longer played. Cooper replied that it is not played live for a long time because the song only has been a hit in Netherlands. After the interview in Netherlands, the song was played live again suddenly with a future concert that took place a few days after the interview. Of the song are many recent movies onYouTube (inspection June 2010).

The record lasted so long that disk jockeys from Radio Veronica (then on the ship) sometimes joked that they were going to make a detour to get a cup of coffee, especially if they turned a longer mix.

The band Halo or Faith is called to this song. Halo of Flies was not the only symphonic number the band; the much later How You Gonna See Me Now also went in that direction.


Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"Halo of Flies" in the Dutch Top 40 - within 28-07-1973
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number 17 10 6 5 5 10 16 24 37 38 from
"Halo of Flies" in the Dutch Single Top 100 - inside: 28-07-1973
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Number 26 9 5 5 7 16 21 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Halo of Flies 63 24 19 21 35 39 57 78 56 51 91 85 109 167 191

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