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by VinceRaven
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ITV Breaking the band Alice Cooper
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: ITV Breaking the band Alice Cooper

Likely to be beyond atrocious. I'll definitely watch it.
by VinceRaven
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Never Been Sold Before
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Never Been Sold Before

Hey Dennis,

Almost every time I listen to this song, I wonder why it's got such a long fadeout. At nearly two minutes long, it's colossal.

Was there any specific thinking behind it being on the record like this?
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: PRETTIES FOR YOU question
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: PRETTIES FOR YOU question

A major "what if" here...... Had Pretties for You been a surprise hit, expanded your international audience a to a great extent and brought forth good record deals, do you think it's possible you and the guys could have stayed moving in a more experimental and 'out there' direction? I'm thinking of ...
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old School inspiration
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Old School inspiration

Really good to hear a clear illustration of what you were 'bringing to the party'. You deserve a lot of credit for using multiple songs as your inspiration, instead of simply trying to echo one particular solo. And if/when the band do it live, all three guitarists can have their own bit of it. Treme...
by VinceRaven
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Soundcheck Jams
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Soundcheck Jams

I remember reading a snotty Rolling Stone review where one of the few compliments was for the blistering version of Train Kept A-Rollin' they'd heard you play in a soundcheck.

Were there any other covers that were a particular favourite to jam for soundchecks?
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Fellow Bass Players
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Fellow Bass Players

Hey Dennis, Thanks once again for engaging with us on here and sharing all this fascinating information. I was wondering if your path ever crossed that of fellow bass players who were riding on the wave at the same time as you? I was especially curious about those that were big in the British scene:...
by VinceRaven
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Billion Dollar Babies Holiday Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Billion Dollar Babies Holiday Tour

Thanks Dennis. This has got me thinking about other setlist omissions: Hallowed By My Name from the Love it to Death tour Desperado from the Killer tour Generation Landslide from the Billion Dollar Babies tour Are there any specific reasons these songs never made it in? Were any of them close to bei...
by VinceRaven
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Billion Dollar Babies Holiday Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Billion Dollar Babies Holiday Tour

Hey Dennis,

It's always struck me as a bit surprising that neither Never Been Sold Before nor Teenage Lament made it into the setlist on this tour. I know there's only so many songs you can play on one night, but was there any definite reason for these two not featuring?
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories Review
Replies: 106
Views: 6560

Re: Detroit Stories Review

Something that's struck me is that the verses of Independence Dave are the most like a blackout era song that Alice has recorded since the early eighties. His voice is very reminiscent of that period. If the chorus and production were tweaked a little, the song itself could slot onto one of those al...
by VinceRaven
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hate You
Replies: 73
Views: 3097

Re: I Hate You

I noticed that as well. Maybe a mistake with the spelling in the official lyrics, as surely Syd Barrett is the smarter reference in every way?
by VinceRaven
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Allen
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Mike Allen

How long did he roadie for? Was it just the very early days and first two albums?
by VinceRaven
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris DVD / Blu-Ray release
Replies: 50
Views: 3414

Re: A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris DVD / Blu-Ray release

I didn't get the box with the Blu-ray. Got the DVD though. It's a fine show. Highly amusing moment was when my partner said "There's the snake guy down the front again." I'd looked away at that moment so dismissively said to her, "No, this is a Paris gig." But there he was right enough. Bill 'the ma...
by VinceRaven
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Stories - What gets played live?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Detroit Stories - What gets played live?

Depending on when he actually gets to tour again and, if he doesn't do a Detroit Stories section, I reckon Social Debris and Hanging On By A thread would be the only two tracks getting into the set list.
by VinceRaven
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “82”
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: “82”

Those of us at the gigs in '82 can now relive the support act thanks to everything in history being somewhere on YouTube. Here's the A and B sides of their one and only single.

Jealousy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0-_dJ1nwU

Let It Burn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JuaX1MurP4
by VinceRaven
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1975 Russell Harty Interview
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

1975 Russell Harty Interview

I see this has appeared on YouTube. I don't think I've seen it before as I'd surely have remembered Alice's hideous trousers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW6DT4-1b9E
by VinceRaven
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Debris
Replies: 94
Views: 5056

Re: Social Debris

I'm in complete agreement that the current touring band should be fully involved in any new Alice album(s), ideally with further contributions from the original guys. I'm disappointed with every new release announcement when it's clear that they've been shut out again. On the other hand, I think Rob...
by VinceRaven
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Debris
Replies: 94
Views: 5056

Re: Social Debris

KeithGale wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:22 pm
I like the song, but it isn't a classic to my ears despite the original band's input, plus I note the guitar solo at 1:38 has a cheeky little nod to the intro of Halo of Flies, or maybe it's my ears!!
I clocked that as well and assumed it was intentional.
by VinceRaven
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Dali biopic
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: New Dali biopic

Interesting, cheers.

The thing is, Alice often looked so rough back then that I reckon a near 40-year-old could possibly get away with playing him.

In a lot of ways, Alice has looked about 40 for the majority of his life.
by VinceRaven
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Debris
Replies: 94
Views: 5056

Re: Social Debris

Well I never. That's some achievement. Congratulations.
by VinceRaven
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Kids Singing On School's Out
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: The Kids Singing On School's Out

Cheers. I knew I should have checked Dennis's book before posting that.