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by steven_crayn
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice and Elton: 50 Years On
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Alice and Elton: 50 Years On

That photo wasn’t taken at Bernies 21st though they got the date wrong, it was actually taken in 1974.
by steven_crayn
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Your bass playing on forthcoming single by UK act TBelly
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Your bass playing on forthcoming single by UK act TBelly

How did that come about Dennis? The clip i’ve heard sounds great.
by steven_crayn
Thu May 13, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Glen’s luney fuzz
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Glen’s luney fuzz

Both Glen and Michael were always trying out new effects, especially in the studio. They would plug into different amps and peddles until they found something that they thought was right for each part of each song. It varied for each lead part and each rhythm part. Plus Glen spent lots of time cust...
by steven_crayn
Thu May 13, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pure Glen Buxton
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Pure Glen Buxton

I think it could be both Glen and Michael Bruce playing the opening to Halo of Flies. The origins of the ‘Halo of Flies’ opening riff was in existence as early as the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival on September 13th 1969. If you watch this footage at 5 mins 55 seconds in, you will see and hear Micha...
by steven_crayn
Thu May 13, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pure Glen Buxton
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Pure Glen Buxton

Somewhere on this forum Steve Hunter gave an accurate description of who played what on B$B. That was when i asked Steve Hunter who confirmed to me when I asked him (if you play or know his style it isn't too difficult to tell) the solos he played on the B$B album which were; the pedal steel on Hel...
by steven_crayn
Thu May 13, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice on BBC News 24
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Alice on BBC News 24

Alice was on BBC News 24 tonight still available on iPlayer until 10am tomorrow. He was on from 9.48pm
by steven_crayn
Thu May 13, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Glen’s luney fuzz
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Glen’s luney fuzz

I’ve always loved Glen’s fuzz sound on Luney Tune. I’ve often over the years wondered which fuzz pedal he used. Of course I realise now he could have just been plugged directly into the desk overdriving the preamp. Do you know? Also I loved his fuzz tone on Easy Action , it sounds almost sub octave...
by steven_crayn
Thu May 13, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!

I'm not sure why we didn't have an index. I can look into that. I'd guess it was due to the cost of the extra pages, or because we ran up against a deadline, or perhaps we didn't want to omit any more stories to accommodate that. I turned in 135,000 words and got a standard first author's deal for ...
by steven_crayn
Sun May 09, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio

Hi Dennis, The subject of lyrics made me think of Sing Low Sweet Cheerio my favourite song on Pretties for You. I think this is a masterpiece, i love how Michael shares lead vocals with Alice. Listening to their voices, Michael sings the first 2 verses before they join together on the first chorus ...
by steven_crayn
Tue May 04, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio

Hi Dennis, The subject of lyrics made me think of Sing Low Sweet Cheerio my favourite song on Pretties for You. I think this is a masterpiece, i love how Michael shares lead vocals with Alice. Listening to their voices, Michael sings the first 2 verses before they join together on the first chorus (...
by steven_crayn
Tue May 04, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: LYRICS
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: LYRICS

This is a complex question that calls for a marathon answer but I'll just pick a few examples. We were a very collaborative group that developed most of our songs in the same room. Creating a good song from nothing is the hardest part. Making a good song into a great song can require changing it be...
by steven_crayn
Tue May 04, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: LYRICS
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: LYRICS

Gilles27 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 12:15 pm
Beautiful Flyaway is such a catchy song! I’ve been listening to Easy Action quite a lot recently and that song is so stuck in my head.

Love the video Steve!
Thank you
by steven_crayn
Mon May 03, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: LYRICS
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: LYRICS

My question is: Are there any lyrics to songs in which Alice is given a song writing credit that were not written by him? I understand that songwriting can be a collaboration in all aspects, and that song lyrics could be written by one or many of the writers. It seems that when a singer is credited...
by steven_crayn
Mon May 03, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Best Alice lyric
Replies: 23
Views: 1028

Re: The Best Alice lyric

I saw on Facebook yesterday that someone suggested the lyrics from Pain, and I have to agree. And I'm the loudest one laughing at the saddest wake I'm the salt in the sweat on the cuts of the slaves I was the wound in the side while Jesus prayed I was the filthiest word at the vandalized grave That...
by steven_crayn
Sun May 02, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s

People who weren’t there can’t imagine how big Alice Cooper was in Britain in 72/73. I remember at school the local vicar who was quite trendy, saying in morning assembly that he had been listening to the Billion Dollar Babies album and referenced ‘I Love the Dead’, saying that even God loved Alice ...
by steven_crayn
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Tribute Bands
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Tribute Bands

Hi Dennis, The question about a Swedish band called Billion Dollar Babies made me think about tributes. My opinion is that the Swedish band are doing no harm, in fact they list Alice Cooper as an influence so any fan of theirs will almost certainly spend some money on AC music. I am aware of 3 or 4...
by steven_crayn
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ITV Breaking the band Alice Cooper
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: ITV Breaking the band Alice Cooper

VinceRaven wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:20 am
Likely to be beyond atrocious. I'll definitely watch it.
:evil:
by steven_crayn
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ITV Breaking the band Alice Cooper
Replies: 6
Views: 641

ITV Breaking the band Alice Cooper

They have approached insiders for interviews about the break up of the band, this could be car crash TV, actors have been casted.

https://www.backstage.com/casting/itv-b ... er-399025/
by steven_crayn
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Promoters and Alice Cooper
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Promoters and Alice Cooper

I have no problem with you chipping in but only Dennis can answer this. No negativity at all. It's pretty common knowledge here how big a fan of the band I am. I don't need to prove anything. Dennis brought up that it was just as they were catching their stride it was over. I have never questioned ...