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by Dreary
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Canceled Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Canceled Tour

There very well might have been some other bands that were releasing 2 albums per year, but we were doing that plus developing 2 new stage shows per year. That is until we had so many gigs that keeping the quality up while we were all exhausted began to show the strain and limitations of too much we...
by Dreary
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: MIA?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: MIA?

I don't recall that photo session but if I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say, where's Michael?, I would be a billionaire.
by Dreary
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Secret pictures!
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Secret pictures!

I think things have changed concerning behind-the-scenes photos. When bands hung out in the 60's and 70's, they wanted a break from the spotlight. If you wanted to be an "insider" you had to honor the unspoken code that it just wasn't cool to take photos. Our longtime friend Dave Cluett, who was a p...
by Dreary
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Gene Vincent & Jim Morrison
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Gene Vincent & Jim Morrison

When we backed up Gene Vincent, the timing couldn't have been worse. We had just finished our set so we were out of breath and the stage had been splattered with watermelon juice and there were feathers sticking to everything, including us. Our feather storm and the demise of our pet chicken had lef...
by Dreary
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Alice At The Palace
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Alice At The Palace

If you search Alice at The Palace, you'll find insights on this site. Broadway theaters need butts in every seat every night for a show to survive. Neil Diamond managed to pull off a Broadway Theater concert show in '72 but he had lots of mainstream hits and a safe image. But because of our controve...
by Dreary
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Sherilyn Fenn
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Sherilyn Fenn

I don't recall Leo bringing Sherilyn on the road with us. He did bring his daughter from his second marriage to a couple of shows.
by Dreary
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II

I guess I haven't seen this film. If I have, I don't remember it. I'm pretty sure that this is the first time I've heard this version of Wheels. I like it. It maintains the swing R&R feel and the energy. It's great to hear other musicians covering my songs. The Foo Fighters played Wheels in their se...
by Dreary
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Subway -> Runaway Train
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Subway -> Runaway Train

I had sent a copy of Bones From The Yard to Alice and "Subway" was his favorite track. He played it on his Nights With Alice Cooper show. He said the rhythmic groove reminded him of the Yardbirds. He decided it should be on the Paranormal album. The new melody and lyrics were all his. The recording ...
by Dreary
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Love it to Death album cover
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Love it to Death album cover

Alice wrote the album title, likely in one or two tries. The thumb wasn't planned, and even though we liked the publicity it evoked, it did cause problems getting the record into stores. The time it took to censor the cover hurt sales. Our clear stage clothes was the band's idea but Joe and Shep di...
by Dreary
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Love it to Death album cover
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Love it to Death album cover

Alice wrote the album title, likely in one or two tries. The thumb wasn't planned, and even though we liked the publicity it evoked, it did cause problems getting the record into stores. The time it took to censor the cover hurt sales. Our clear stage clothes was the band's idea but Joe and Shep did...
by Dreary
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Pre ACG/Early ACG songs, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Pre ACG/Early ACG songs, etc...

Hello! And thank You so very much for the replies Dennis. Great to get Your memories/input on those rare old songs. Sorry about the bringing You the feeling of "homework". I just thought it was better to collect all the questions around the same subject, than scatter them in several different threa...
by Dreary
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: The Airline Pocket Bass
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: The Airline Pocket Bass

I like to say my Airline bass barely survived an explosion in a psychedelic factory. I wrote in my book Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group that the Airline was smashed when the band's overloaded van rolled three times on the San Bernardino freeway with the...
by Dreary
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Songs to play
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

Re: Songs to play

Well, I must say, all of You do the songs justice :clap: ! Forgot to ask this the other day :blush: , while listening to BDS LIVE IN PARIS, we were getting into "The Jokes On You", but having played SECRET TREATIES beforehand, noticed that line is in "Flaming Telepaths". Was it supposed to be an "I...
by Dreary
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Pre ACG/Early ACG songs, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Pre ACG/Early ACG songs, etc...

"Frontal Lobotomy" is what Glen called a scorching riff he had come up with. He and I worked on it at the Galesi Estate. When the rest of the guys heard what we had done, they started suggesting changes and the song morphed into "Never Been Sold Before" and Glen's killer riff wasn't even used. Than...
by Dreary
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Songs to play
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

Re: Songs to play

Well, I must say, all of You do the songs justice :clap: ! Forgot to ask this the other day :blush: , while listening to BDS LIVE IN PARIS, we were getting into "The Jokes On You", but having played SECRET TREATIES beforehand, noticed that line is in "Flaming Telepaths". Was it supposed to be an "I...
by Dreary
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Songs to play
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

Re: Songs to play

I enjoy playing BÖC songs, especially since there are always appreciative fans in the Blue Coupe audiences. My favorite is "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" because it's such an infectious riff and powerfully haunting song. Joe and Al do a great job with the Alice Cooper songs. We've even tackled "Fireball"...
by Dreary
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Pre ACG/Early ACG songs, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Pre ACG/Early ACG songs, etc...

Oh Boy. I can find time to answer a question or two but these lists seem like a homework assignments. Okay, here goes. "Frontal Lobotomy" is what Glen called a scorching riff he had come up with. He and I worked on it at the Galesi Estate. When the rest of the guys heard what we had done, they start...
by Dreary
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Everything's Orange?
Replies: 3
Views: 2146

Re: Everything's Orange?

padre_sliprat wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:33 am
Dennis, those are fantastic memories. Thank you.

PS - I rhyme orange with door hinge. :D
I guess we could have said something like stay sober or binge.
by Dreary
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Everything's Orange?
Replies: 3
Views: 2146

Re: Everything's Orange?

I recall a single mention of "Everything's Orange" as the title of a very early (The Spiders?) song. Dennis, if there's any information on that song, I'd appreciate it much. (Maybe one of my fellow Sickthings could win a coloring book!) :) Thanks I only remember the melody and psychedelic feel of t...
by Dreary
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Solo Alice
Replies: 4
Views: 2344

Re: Solo Alice

Hi Dennis, 1. I’m curious to how you felt/feel about Alice’s string of ballad singles immediately after the breakup. “Only Women B,” “I Never Cry,” “You & Me,” and “How You Gonna See Me Now?” 2. I always thought the original band would have made a powerful contribution to the From the Inside album....