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by Dreary
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival

The promoter for the Rock and Roll Revival found himself in over his head so our managers Joe Greenberg and Shep Gordon offered to take over organizing the festival providing Alice Cooper is included in the show. In the spirit of fitting an avant garde act onto the bill, we were to back up Gene Vinc...
by Dreary
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Becky Weaver and Generation Landslide
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Becky Weaver and Generation Landslide

I didn't know Becky Weaver. To me, she seems fictitious, however, upon hearing Glen and Alice mention her, I was in on the joke. Becky Weaver became the symbol for people that didn't get what we were doing. The word lame might be a bit too harsh so let's say she was naive and had zero chance of ever...
by Dreary
Sat May 28, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: The makeup question
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: The makeup question

For the original Alice Cooper, everything was continually evolving. Each stage show, including clothing, props, and even type of execution, were styled to make each tour unique unto itself. This all happened at a fast pace. Yes, I spotted the giant poster with the clown with the spidery eye makeup a...
by Dreary
Thu May 26, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: “Elected” Promo Film
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: “Elected” Promo Film

We knew Stacy Keach when he was a young actor. He and his film partner treated us to private screenings of two of their films. One was a beautiful roam through Morocco, which was heavy on colorful visual transitions and, as I recall, didn't have a plot or even any people in it. I think they were sho...
by Dreary
Tue May 17, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Fingers vs. Picks
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Fingers vs. Picks

You’re right, D&C. I apologize. Dennis, even though you’re a stinky poo-poo, we all still love you. No offense taken. It's a curse to suggest looking for those Herco picks. I suspect that the existing ones out there might be brittle from age, anyway. I've tried before, and think I'll try again, to ...
by Dreary
Tue May 17, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: The Track Team
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: The Track Team

In the 60's desert town of Phoenix, Arizona, you just never saw anyone out jogging unless they were on a school team. It was generally considered to be something that only weirdos would do. Cortez High School had a great long distance coach, Emmett Smith, who also taught English and Journalism. Coac...
by Dreary
Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Final Gig in Rio, April 6, 1974
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Final Gig in Rio, April 6, 1974

I checked Cindy's diary. She wrote that we had just returned from Brazil where we played 5 shows - 3 in Sao Paulo and 2 in Rio. She said it was hot and crazy and that we drew over 100,000 fans in Sao Paulo. Even that doesn't jog my memory. I still only recall the big show in Sao Paulo and the exclus...
by Dreary
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Fingers vs. Picks
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Fingers vs. Picks

Yes, that Herco pick you posted the link for is the one I used. I used to have tons of them, but now they're scarce and I'd love to find more.
by Dreary
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Fingers vs. Picks
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Fingers vs. Picks

There's no question that flesh against a bass string gets a solid, round, full-bodied sound which has served multitudes of great bassists for most any style of music, including rock. Most of the bass players that I admire play with their fingers, but that doesn't mean that I want to sound like them....
by Dreary
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Onstage Good, Bad, and Ugly.
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Onstage Good, Bad, and Ugly.

Yep. I felt everything in your comment, Dennis. You write very conversationally. Love it! How about a good moment that wasn't in the book? It doesn't have to be a milestone, just something fun... Thanks! Very little of what I've written here in the Secret Diaries Forum is in my book. Rather than as...
by Dreary
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Final Gig in Rio, April 6, 1974
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Final Gig in Rio, April 6, 1974

My memories of Brazil are mostly vivid but with exception. I remember playing to an exclusive audience in Rio. The room was more intimate and I enjoyed playing on a flat stage again. I've heard a bootleg recording of that show in which Glen was tuning his guitar between songs, so to help maintain th...
by Dreary
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Onstage Good, Bad, and Ugly.
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Onstage Good, Bad, and Ugly.

Alice Cooper once played a gig in Ohio in the 70's. The stage was about knee high so I jumped into the audience feeling pretty cool about myself. When I made a run back toward the stage, I was overly confident about my ability to leap and caught my foot on the front of the stage slamming me and my b...
by Dreary
Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Billion Dollar Babies - intermission music.
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Billion Dollar Babies - intermission music.

I'm not sure who suggested it but it was always a favorite with Alice and I because of Disney's Fantasia. We wanted a scary segue for a costume change and something lengthy enough to give the crew enough time to roll the props into place. "Night on Bald Mountain" and, I think, "In The Hall of The Mo...
by Dreary
Sun Mar 13, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Reaction of family members
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Reaction of family members

Then my grandparents invited the band and crew to the farm for a wonderfully fresh homegrown meal. Afterwards, grandpa piled the band into the bed of his pickup and drove us around the area where I lived as a kid. Whenever we passed a neighboring farmer in his field, grandpa had a loudspeaker mounte...
by Dreary
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Reaction of family members
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Reaction of family members

My grandma was at Hayward Field in '69 and I later overheard her telling a friend, Denny's a good boy. I just wish he hadn't hooked up with those Beatle fellers.
by Dreary
Fri Mar 04, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Bob Ezrin, Before and After
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Bob Ezrin, Before and After

And So It Began is the title.
Reach out to Chris Penn at Good Records To Go in Dallas, Texas to see if there are any still available.
by Dreary
Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Here's a cool photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Here's a cool photo

The legendary Richard Avedon took that photo in his studio in New York City. We did some other shots of us dressed like successful businessmen for the Billion Dollar Babies concept. I didn't have a suit so Avedon loaned me one of his. I had my shoe off in reference to Paul McCartney being barefoot o...
by Dreary
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Describe your typical fan.
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Describe your typical fan.

The Alice Cooper group didn't fit in. We didn't want to. That was a big part of the appeal for those that got what we were doing. Everybody that visits this site loves rock, therefore, regardless of our varied opinions about what songs we like best, we all fit in. Alice has said, in the early days, ...
by Dreary
Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Duane Eddy and The Rebels
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Duane Eddy and The Rebels

Dannorama wrote:
Thu Feb 17, 2022 1:23 pm
Gone are the days when a forklift driver could hoist performers and carry them through a packed house. There's probably a reason for that.
Under My Wheels.
by Dreary
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Duane Eddy and The Rebels
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Duane Eddy and The Rebels

Well, this is a bit sappy compared to the excitement of the band actually playing live but that is one of the songs they played at the Fox Theater.