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by steven_crayn
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Billion Dollar Baby Book Autographed
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Billion Dollar Baby Book Autographed

I’ve seen images of the book, Billion Dollar Baby, by Bob Greene on the internet (hard cover version) signed by all the members of the band. It’s quite obvious by the comments with the autographs that none of the band is really happy with the book; to put it mildly. How did the autographing of the ...
by steven_crayn
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: “Love, cuts deep as a laser” Ivan Dryer and Alice Cooper
Replies: 1
Views: 86

“Love, cuts deep as a laser” Ivan Dryer and Alice Cooper

Hi Dennis, Years ago i was reading about Ivan Dryer the creator of the laser light show, he gave an interview on a website where he claimed: “There was one friend with a technical background, Charlie McDanald, who saw some potential and began to work with me as my new partner. So in 1972 we set abou...
by steven_crayn
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book

Is that the strings? I think that’s real strings, I actually have a real Mellotron as well and I used to think it might be before but I’m pretty sure it’s not. I’m trying to think of a word to describe how the mellotron sounds compared to real instruments and the only thing that comes to mind is “p...
by steven_crayn
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Flying Tigers
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Flying Tigers

There was a band from Japan called The Spiders, here is a track from their 5th album released in March 1967. https://youtu.be/vD8lBbk9NCs Oh, right. I neglected to mention the Japanese band. That's why we changed our name to the Nazz. Plus of course you mentioned it in chapter 2 of your book which ...
by steven_crayn
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: I Hate You
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: I Hate You

I really dig I Hate You, it’s my second favourite track on the album. I’m a bit biased but Social Debris is my favourite! Thanks. It's especially cool that Neal arranged to have Rick Tedesco play Glen's restored SG on the track. And I played the main guitar part on a white SG like Glen's that belon...
by steven_crayn
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: I Hate You
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: I Hate You

I really dig I Hate You, it’s my second favourite track on the album. I’m a bit biased but Social Debris is my favourite!
by steven_crayn
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book

Am I right in thinking that the choral sound that happens at about 5:11 is a Melotron? Is that the strings? I think that’s real strings, I actually have a real Mellotron as well and I used to think it might be before but I’m pretty sure it’s not. I’m trying to think of a word to describe how the me...
by steven_crayn
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Flying Tigers
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Flying Tigers

I didn't know about another band called the Spiders, but perhaps they took on the name to help them get gigs after we became the Nazz, which also was a duplicate. Al Kooper once told me that we had no idea what we had done to his audiences. My favorite story came from cello player Yo Yo Ma who said...
by steven_crayn
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Flying Tigers
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Flying Tigers

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by steven_crayn
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Flying Tigers
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Flying Tigers

Wait..there were two Flying Tigers! Made me wonder how many performing artists called Alice Cooper were out there in the late 60's. Coulda led to some hilarious booking mix up's. But I guess that was the whole point of the name anyway. Dennis, thanks again for doing this for the fans. Much apprecia...
by steven_crayn
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Fields of regret
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Fields of regret

One of the most interesting things about Fields of Regret is that part of it was reworked on Killer, in fact when it was played live ( for example on the Chicago Underground boot some of which is on the Old School Boxset) you can hear that part of what became the middle instrumental section on Killer.
by steven_crayn
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book

I have a Minimoog myself and I’ve always assumed that these parts were real strings and brass because that’s what they sound like. I’ve certainly never been able to create such realistic imitations of real instruments on the mini. Also Bob is credited with String and Brass arrangements on the Lp as...
by steven_crayn
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Alice Cooper in the 70’s Book

I have a Minimoog myself and I’ve always assumed that these parts were real strings and brass because that’s what they sound like. I’ve certainly never been able to create such realistic imitations of real instruments on the mini. Also Bob is credited with String and Brass arrangements on the Lp as...
by steven_crayn
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Never Been Sold Before
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Never Been Sold Before

I love Mick Mashbir’s guitar solo on that track. He also said he wrote the music for the verse but didn’t get a credit. His playing on that album is great, love the trading guitar solos with Michael Bruce on ‘Hard Hearted Alice’ which he says he also wrote the music for the chorus. And his solo on W...
by steven_crayn
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Bob Ezrin
Replies: 14
Views: 2351

Re: Bob Ezrin

Loving what you and the guys did on the track Dennis, and a total honour for me.
by steven_crayn
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice Cooper 50
Replies: 71
Views: 21817

Re: Alice Cooper 50

March 16th 1968 was not only Michael Bruce’s 20th birthday, but the very first Alice Cooper show with a support slot at Earl Warren Show Grounds in Santa Barbara, California with Blue Cheer and Nitty Gritty Dirt band, the posters advertising The Nazz prior to the name change were even printed. So th...
by steven_crayn
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Vinyl
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: Detroit Stories Vinyl

Why would they do this? I suppose it's for those that use Apple Music and Spotify that the vocals kick straight in. As mentioned here, I also think the song is too long but I do think the lack of intro on Rock n Roll doesn't feel right. I think there's to much soloing towards the back end of the tr...
by steven_crayn
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Vinyl
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: Detroit Stories Vinyl

Pitta wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:08 am
Rock and roll is too long on the CD. It should be 1 minute shorter, I can't imagine a longer version.
No way!
Joe Bonamassa is on fire at the end of the track and makes it even better!
by steven_crayn
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Bob Ezrin
Replies: 14
Views: 2351

Re: Bob Ezrin

This was my Under My Wheels inspired solo ending, that Bob Ezrin almost chose, instead of my other one that went on the record.
https://youtu.be/w42uW-nhHx8
by steven_crayn
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Under My Wheels inspired Social Debris alternate solo ending that Bob Ezrin nearly used
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Under My Wheels inspired Social Debris alternate solo ending that Bob Ezrin nearly used

This was my Under My Wheels inspired solo ending, that Bob Ezrin almost chose, instead of my other one that went on the record.
https://youtu.be/w42uW-nhHx8