I Love the Dead
Label: Rhino/Warner Records
When released in 1973, Billion Dollar Babies was seen as the Coop's very conscious and very shameless stab at pop stardom. But as this deluxe edition makes plainly evident, B.D.B. has aged into the group's peak moment. The immaculately crafted album balances every one of their interests: glam rock, horror movies, AM pop, camp, performance art and Broadway schmaltz. The bonus disc contains some seriously killer live material, most of which shows you just how well produced B.D.B. is.