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by VinceRaven
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: Covers

As far as the original group goes, I don't think any of the albums that didn't have them would have benefited from the addition of covers, with the possible exception of Muscle of Love. Maybe including some song they all loved, perhaps even beating Aerosmith to the punch with Train Kept A-Rollin', w...
by VinceRaven
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice on Top of the Pops
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Alice on Top of the Pops

I remember Tony Blackburn having a very brief chat to Alice, re Elected , on the 9th November '72 show. Following the Mary Whitehouse/Leo Abse furore - tabloid hysteria & double page spreads of BDB's mascara baby - TOTP (and Radio One) gave the subsequent singles short shrift. Despite them all clim...
by VinceRaven
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice on Top of the Pops
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Alice on Top of the Pops

No Pan's People then. Outrageous. I don't know that for sure. The "Disc" means they played the record, sometimes with dancers, sometimes over credits or the chart rundown maybe? I have no info on if that was the case for any of the Alice listed as "disc". Very good point. They surely can't all have...
by VinceRaven
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice on Top of the Pops
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Alice on Top of the Pops

Si wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:28 pm
This helpful?
https://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/19-telev ... v-totp.php
HaHa! How did I miss that? I'm an idiot sometimes.

Best information as per usual.

No Pan's People then. Outrageous.
by VinceRaven
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice on Top of the Pops
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Alice on Top of the Pops

I was looking at a database (not sure how accurate it is) of Top of the Pops performances and under Alice there are no fewer than 14 appearances listed for the seventies. 7 for School's Out in 1972 (including one on the Christmas show) 3 for Elected in 1972 1 for Hello Hurray in 1973 2 for No More M...
by VinceRaven
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suzi Q.
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Suzi Q.

Just listened to it there. Slight bit of confusion when Suzi asked Alice if he'd heard her version of I Never Cry and he got it into his head she'd said Only Women Bleed. This led to him saying the usual stuff about it becoming a female anthem and the number of women that had covered it (Only Women ...
by VinceRaven
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Under My Wheels - Twist and Shout Ending
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Under My Wheels - Twist and Shout Ending

I seem to have accidentally misled people with the way I worded the original post. I'm not talking about Alice covering Twist and Shout, only the ending of it being appropriated as the finish of Under My Wheels. The ascending "aah-aah-aah" vocal bit etc for the final few seconds.
by VinceRaven
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

pitkin88 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:35 am
Alice talks some black out mainly FTF.


https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ali ... 01856.html
Excellent piece. Cheers.
by VinceRaven
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grand Finale credits
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Grand Finale credits

I always found it a disappointing way to end the album. Although it's a challenge to rearrange the track listing to make it any different. Plus you'd need another song. Since No More Mr Nice Guy was apparently available for this album but not used, it would be tempting to slot that in after My Stars...
by VinceRaven
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Under My Wheels - Twist and Shout Ending
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Under My Wheels - Twist and Shout Ending

pitkin88 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:11 am
No one? What era was this Vince?
No worries. I got un-lazy and did a bit of checking out myself. Seems to have been in use for nearly 10 years, which is longer than I thought. Probably started on the No More Mr Nice Guy Tour.
by VinceRaven
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiencing Alice Cooper - Ian Chapman Book
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Experiencing Alice Cooper - Ian Chapman Book

I looked through a bunch of pressings on Discogs and non deviate from the release we are familiar with. I'm not sure if NZ is or was big enough to do their own pressings. Guessing a lot of albums there would have been imports. I think he might have got mixed up. I now see what he's done! He's liste...
by VinceRaven
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiencing Alice Cooper - Ian Chapman Book
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Experiencing Alice Cooper - Ian Chapman Book

Part of the 'Listener's Companion' series, I finally read through this. Not too bad, although some of his takes on songs are a little surprising. The thing that really sticks out most though is the track listing he has for Special Forces. What's that all about? It's not as if it can be some kind of ...
by VinceRaven
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Under My Wheels - Twist and Shout Ending
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Under My Wheels - Twist and Shout Ending

I was talking with a friend the other day about the live versions that had this ending. My memory ain't great though and I was struggling to be precise on the tours/years in which this was the case. Can anybody with a better memory than mine remind me on which tours it was used? It would save me lis...
by VinceRaven
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome To My Nightmare: Fifty Years of Alice Cooper
Replies: 33
Views: 9835

Re: Welcome To My Nightmare: Fifty Years of Alice Cooper

I've just read this and find myself in the weird situation that I might recommend it to people in spite of the many flaws. It's a beast of a book alright, with plenty of interesting photos and some decent quotes. I won't bother listing all of the issues I have with it but suffice to say reading this...
by VinceRaven
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice Unplugged
Replies: 20
Views: 2909

Re: Alice Unplugged

The unplugged sessions seemed to evolve into little more than acoustic guitars through amps with everything else - bass, keyboards, drums, whatever - pretty much standard, so I don't think the sound would have to be radically different. I actually like this idea, as a variation on the Nightmare Spec...
by VinceRaven
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glasgow Apollo, February 19th, 1982.
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Glasgow Apollo, February 19th, 1982.

It was a truly great gig. The version of Under My Wheels that night is probably still my all-time highlight from any occasion I've ever seen Alice. Not everybody loved it though. I well remember some loud guy shouting at the top of his voice as the auditorium emptied at the end, "Six quid! For that?...
by VinceRaven
Fri May 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goes To Hell album cover
Replies: 19
Views: 2139

Re: Goes To Hell album cover

The thing that has surprised me most in relation to that image was the t-shirt that Michael Bruce was selling at his gigs, around 1992 I think. I caught him in Edinburgh on his short UK tour (he played in a club immediately after Alice had finished his set at the Playhouse) and the merchandise inclu...
by VinceRaven
Mon May 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Australian Press Conference 1997
Replies: 0
Views: 1195

Australian Press Conference 1997

I can't see any previous mention of this on here, apologies if I've missed it. Nothing too unusual, although he does pass up an opportunity to go into the chicken story again, which is rare to say the least! He also mentions the then recent death of Princess Diana. From roughly 13 to 20 minutes, it'...
by VinceRaven
Sun May 17, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New song and video "Don't give up" coming!
Replies: 100
Views: 16346

Re: New song and video "Don't give up" coming!

Bit disappointing to see the pre-orders pop up on ebay for a profit and on FB fan pages folk are complaining they cant get one. I know it is not Alice's fault or the Alice camp at fault but it sucks that genuine fans are being scalped for vinyl, sometimes the internet can be a pain in the ass. I'd ...
by VinceRaven
Sat May 16, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ryan Roxie Dennis Dunaway Podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 4155

Re: Ryan Roxie Dennis Dunaway Podcast

I'm really enjoying these. The Michael Monroe one is a hoot.

Nice shout out for this site from Chuck Garric on his interview as well.