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by Ted Sallis
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Respect for the Sleepers
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Respect for the Sleepers

^^ Thanks for the clarification Dennis.

Ted
by Ted Sallis
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Respect for the Sleepers
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Respect for the Sleepers

Waking GB up was certainly one of the toughest challenges for Dave Libert. It wasn't just when we were on the road. When we were writing songs for the Billion Dollar Babies album, we had to start early. One morning, Dave came into the rehearsal room and announced that Glen had answered his door gri...
by Ted Sallis
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Respect for the Sleepers
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Respect for the Sleepers

I've read that the original title and lyrics for the song MOL were inspired by Glen's penchant for wanting to sleep in when the ACG was on tour, whereas Road Manager David Libert was seemingly always trying to get him up and ready on time to depart to the next city on the tour.

Ted
by Ted Sallis
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Songs where Alice may have crossed the line
Replies: 36
Views: 1292

Re: Songs where Alice may have crossed the line

A song like Dead Babies is an anti child abuse song Is it really? I know Alice said it was in the Prime Cuts documentary but I’m not convinced and never really have been. It sounds more like a plain shock tactic than a message song and the anti abuse sentiment was just Alice’s spin afterwards . Obv...
by Ted Sallis
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Elected mix
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Elected mix

Doesn't the single mix have the vocals centered? I thought that was what we heard on Greatest Hits. Also, on Life & Crimes - was that mixed mono? (I think that the School's Out single was mixed in mono.) Just Wondr'ring Aloud. On the single mix of Elected on The Life & Crimes... the vocals do sound...
by Ted Sallis
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Songs where Alice may have crossed the line
Replies: 36
Views: 1292

Re: Songs where Alice may have crossed the line

I consider I Love The Dead to be a far better song than Cold Ethyl. As for crossing the line, I can't think of any AC/G songs which go that far to me.

Ted
by Ted Sallis
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975
Replies: 43
Views: 1193

Re: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975

In My Own Way is a plodding pap-fest of nothingness. Think Captain & Tenille on a bad day; the scraps at the bottom of Eric Carmen's bin. Platinum God sounds like something Kiss tossed out with the trash. As for Battle Axe - it's lamer than Lazarus, in a karaoke Heavy Metal Kids kinda way. Three du...
by Ted Sallis
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975
Replies: 43
Views: 1193

Re: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975

The best song he did was "Nothing on Earth," and I don't think it made the album. It's on his anthology that came with his book. That song is included as a bonus track on In My Own Way - The Complete Sessions, the 2CD release that came out in the early 2000's, which I have. I haven't listened to th...
by Ted Sallis
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975
Replies: 43
Views: 1193

Re: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975

I don't think Michael's album is nearly as bad as people make it out to be. It's not a great album by any means, but I believe that from the music aspect, he showed that he could write good songs that were outside of the Alice realm. For example, Lucky Break musically could have been an Elton John ...
by Ted Sallis
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975
Replies: 43
Views: 1193

Re: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975

It's my opinion that Alice was well served by leaving all that drama behind and going out on his own. You had all of the ego, Glen and his demons and being absent in the studio since School's Out, and the changing music scene as well. Add in all of the substance abuse by ALL involved and like some ...
by Ted Sallis
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975
Replies: 43
Views: 1193

Re: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975

My point is that he caused Alice to go solo. There have been smaller labels for hard rock and metal artists since the mid 1990s that he could have been signed to. I said that Alice was the strongest writer, because of the Billion Dollar Babies band album, which wasn't good. As far as the others, th...
by Ted Sallis
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975
Replies: 43
Views: 1193

Re: Michael Bruce's solo album in 1975

Excellent post Si. It does seem that 'whole' was greater than the sum of its parts I agree; excellent post. To add a couple of things: MB stated in his book that he couldn't get a record deal to release his solo album in the U.S.; apparently he did get a record deal in (then) West Germany, but they...
by Ted Sallis
Tue May 25, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Battle Axe
Replies: 38
Views: 3626

Re: Battle Axe

the underlying question is : was Battle Axe meant to be the next album by the entire ACG, did everyone think alike and thus was Alice involved in the writing, or was it just the idea of the ACG minus Alice .. every time Alice talks about the split he always mentions - and I never heard the words "b...
by Ted Sallis
Tue May 25, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detroit Muscle Tour with Ace
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Detroit Muscle Tour with Ace

Parish wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 8:43 pm
I'd rather listen to a re-recorded "Battle Axe" album by Alice and the band...
IMHO this could be an awesome concept; the realization of what another ACG studio album after MOL could have been.

Ted
by Ted Sallis
Wed May 19, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: The Morrison Sweater & Page 84
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: The Morrison Sweater & Page 84

^^ Well I don't think GB's underwear can be seen in the photo, so maybe that's the exception.

Ted
by Ted Sallis
Wed May 19, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Upcoming tour with Ace Frehley
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Upcoming tour with Ace Frehley

I think some of that pie may have ended up on the sweater Glen stole and gave to Morrison. if you look close at the photo you can see some Banana Creme pie on it. If you're talking about the sweater JM wore on the cover of The Doors' Waiting for the Sun album, that album was released in 1968. The i...
by Ted Sallis
Tue May 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: The Morrison Sweater & Page 84
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: The Morrison Sweater & Page 84

^^ I know the photo, but I had no idea that anything GB was wearing in it actually belonged to Neal, much less everything that Glen had on. Yet another interesting revelation; thanks again, Dennis for all of your insight.

Ted
by Ted Sallis
Fri May 14, 2021 4:38 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 Ted Sallis
Wed May 05, 2021 2:25 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. Michael stated in his book that he himself played the wah-wah in the same song. GB played the guitar solo in Ballad of Dwight Fry and the guitar during the long jazz instrumental break in Blue Turk but he apparentl...
by Ted Sallis
Tue May 04, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio

padre_sliprat wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:37 pm
Incredible song. It never gets old.
True. It's also my favourite PFY track.

Ted