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  1. thatF-INGflyingVguy

    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    inspired by Fezziwig
    under-rated Alice Cooper music appreciation thread

    allow me &
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    to start it off

     
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    I think Alice was the first real rocker I listened to. My brother bought all his singles and to this day I still think No More Mr Nice Guy is one of the best songs ever. The drummer in my very first band loved him and had loads of creepy pictures all over his bedroom walls. I used to borrow albums off him and record them. Although it's a little laid back by his standards Lace And Whiskey is my favorite album. Hunter and Wagner just blew me away when I heard them. Alice as a DJ on Planet Rock is brilliant.
     
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    a more recent song of his but one of my favorite.
     
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    not a song but a great story :naughty:

     
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    lace and whiskey is a great album
     
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    Huge alice fan. going to see him for the 4th time in a few weeks with deep purple. i'll post some stuff tomorrow night.
     
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    Like I said in the earliest influences thread AC was a big one! Schools out, Elected, and later his greatest hits album introduced me to even more gems!

    Denny Dunaway blew me away on bass! Before I even became a regular player tunes like 'muscle of love' were incredible.

    A few years back I was into a retro Alice Cooper mood and started googling all kinds of AC stuff and found Denny's site.

    He's still around and one of the questions someone asked him was how he got his early AC sound.

    He says he used a Jazz bass with flat-wounds and a pick! Made perfect sense and the light went on in my brain!

    I figured no one could finger play that fast, but there was no pick scratch either....

    And never mind Glen and Bruce! Experimented with the idea of harmony guitars to avoid playing the same things and make it more interesting to play and listen to!
     
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    BTW Glen's family had the opening bars of 'School's out' engraved on his tombstone!
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    I started listening to these guys around '79. I was a big fan and especially loved the interplay between Glenn Buxton and Michael Bruce. Glenn's white 3 pickup Les Paul SG custom was my favorite guitar ever and why I got an SG back then.

    Glenn's guitar was apparently broken into several pieces some time in the 70s (still looking for the story on that). The guitar was finally tracked down by Neal Smith ( original Alice Cooper band drummer). Neal brought it to his friend Rick Tedesco at Guitar Hangar here in Connecticut and had them restore it. Neil now has the guitar back in one piece. Here's a video describing the restoration. Brilliant work.



    PS - if anyone had asked me I'd have had them send it to BCR Greg :yesway::wave:
     
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    Here's a shot with Mike B playing that guitar someone in here is looking for...

    Star inlays, white, Bigsby....

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    I found this.......

    http://www.theoriginalglenbuxton.com/glens-guitars-3/
     
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    Yes, I saw those too but I wanted to see if there was a complete story of how it was broken and who broke it. Given the time frame and Glenn's personality my guess is he smashed it when Alice dumped the band and went solo, but that's just a guess...
     
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    Yeah, I was still looking, but figured I'd drop some tidbits to munch on in the mean time!

    Nice of me, I know, LOL! But that's the kinda guy I am! :laugh2:
     
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    Seen Him Three Times ,, Love his work ,,, Great Guitar players in his band everytime too ,, Saw he Orianthi tour ,, it was great ,, ,,, Killer is in my all time favorite Albums ,,,,
     
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