Sunday, September 30, 2012

1989, Shocker Poster from comic book

Going through my comic book collection and deciding on the ones to keep and the ones
to give away. I came across Batman Legends of The Dark Knight # 1, Nov. 1989 issue.
Inside was a stapled poster of Wes Carven's movie SHOCKER, No More Mr. Nice Guy,
Coming Soon as printed at the bottom.
Note Executive Producers Shep Gordon (Alice's Manager) and Wes Carven.

This a Quad fold poster when opened is 11.5x17.25 inches.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

1980, Roadie articles

The first is a movie review from The Boston Herald on Roadie.

I believe this bottom article is from Rock Scene magazine, 1980.
Pg 50 - 51
Article includes the musicians on the double Roadie album soundtrack.
Alice sings Road Rats and Pain both songs are produced by Todd Rundgren
Todd's band Utopia backing Alice up on both songs along w/ Todd on background 
vocals on Road Rats.

This movie was pretty bad. The best part of course was when 
Alice Cooper appeared and performed.
During this time Alice moved into his New Wave look and Pain 
was from his latest Flush The Fashion album.
I was happy to see him in his classic Alice make up.

Friday, September 28, 2012

1975, Ann Landers

After watching one of Alice Cooper performances Ann Landers wrote an article
calling Alice Cooper "Sick, Sick, Sick"
Now this isn't the article she wrote but it was another article talking about it.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

1976, Boston Globe

This is the very first article I clipped out of the newspaper about Alice Cooper.
The article talks about his new movie "Welcome To My Nightmare" concert.
I ended up seeing this at a one of the last Drive-In's in Medford, MA.
I wasn't old enough to drive then so my brother took me.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1999, Bruce Cameron Press Kit

During this time I received information of Michael Bruce and Neal Smith as guest on Bruce Cameron CD. Now like many people who haven't heard of Bruce Cameron but his new CD Midnight Dream has many guest most popular were Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys players. 
This CD was pretty good and Cameron's guitar playing was interesting. I would of love to hear more of him on his next release and not being surrounded w/ the many guest he had on his Midnight Dream CD.

The two songs Michael Bruce sings and Neal Smith drums on are “I Want To Be Late” and “Falling Up A Mountain” are great. Michael’s vocals are superb as he gives a growl on these songs. 
Neal Smith also lends his drumming talent on three more tracks “Mind Gardens”, “Just Like A Spaceman” and “She’s So Gone” is one of the best instrumentals on this album. 

It’s sad to note that Bruce Cameron died during the release of this album.
When I purchased this through the internet I received not only the CD but a Press Kit including photos and photocopies of articles praising this CD. It's a shame Cameron's life ended so short.

Further down are some kind words from Michael Bruce about Bruce Cameron.

Post Note above reads
• Harvey Dalton Arnold (ex-bass The Outlaws)
• Billy Cox
• Buddy Miles
• Bruce Cameron

Photocopy of Experience Hendrix Pg 8

Photocopy of Experience Hendrix Pg 9

Encore - Oct 8-14 

Morning Star article

The Beat - Oct 98 article

Encore - Sept 10 - 16 article

Photocopy of Jack Bruce Web Site

Kevin Julie review

Band of Gypsys Press Release

Words from Michael Bruce

Daniel Coston Review

Dutch Review by Harry De Dwarf

The return address sticker from 
Bruce Cameron Music/Alien Records

The Midnight Daydream CD book cover
It's hard to read Bruce Cameron and title Midnight Daydream
that's because it was done in foil which my scanner doesn't pick up well.
The actual cover is much better than this scan.

Back CD Book Cover

Inside book Pg 1 - 2

Inside book Pg 3 - 4

Inside book Pg 5 - 6

bottom copy I edited from Wikipedia...

• Jack Bruce (Cream, B.L.T., and solo career).
• Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, and Ramatam).
• Buddy Miles (Band of Gypsys, Electric Flag, Buddy Miles Express).
• Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep, Blackfoot).
• Harvey Dalton Arnold (Outlaws).
• Neal Smith (Alice Cooper).
• Michael Bruce (Alice Cooper).
• Bunk Gardner (The Mothers of Invention).
• Billy James (Ant-Bee).
• Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows).

Within a month of the press conference, Cameron committed suicide, ending a rather curious and short high-profile career of recording with world class greats known to millions. The album has been under-represented to the public by its artists, who have tended not to list them in any public forums (with a couple of exceptions). But, the fact remains that the record is a notable one due to the involvement of so many Jimi Hendrix alumni players along with great bassist Jack Bruce among others.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

1972, Posters Real and Fake

As a kid I use to see this poster in magazine ads of Alice w/ the snake draped over him 
and always wanting to order it. I forget the reason why I didn't order it. 
I think finally when I decided it wasn't in stock.
About 20 years later I purchase it from a SickThing. 

1972 Poster 26x39 inches

A year ago I received this following FAKE poster as a Birthday gift.
14x22 inches of PHONY poster

Of course to the normal person they would think it's a legit poster.
I was thankful for the gift and excepted it w/ a chuckle.
To us Alice aficionados we know a phony, a fake, a counterfeit. 
Like all bootleggers we see at conventions or online auctions they always place the wrong year 
photo w/ the date of performance.
This poster is dated 1972. 
This photo was taken during Alice Cooper Raise Your Fist And Yell album 1987.
I have some articles during that time w/ this photo and some w/different poses.

What they really should of done was have the whole band in the shot since in 1972 Alice Cooper was considered a band. Well at least use Alice from 1972 so I came out w/ my own correction below combining the 2 images above.

Monday, September 24, 2012

2002, Boston Rock Opera

Boston Rock Opera Presents: 
Aqualung, The 1971 Concept Album By Jethro Tull 
Alice Cooper's Outrageous 1973 Album, Billion Dollar Babies

Performed at The Middle East Club in Cambridge, MA w/ local musicians and main attraction Gary Cherone of Extreme. Most of the crowd was there to see Gary Cherone. I was there because I like Aqualung and Billion Dollar Babies album.
What I liked about show they played out each song w/ theatrics. I think Alice would of liked it.
It was a great performance and the bands were excellent. 
I wish I had it on video. I did see someone in the front recording the whole show I was very tempted in asking if I can have a copy.

Below is the front & back cover of the playbill

Inside list all the performers and song tracks

There were 2 Billion Dollar Bills
One had Alice Cooper on the front the other Aqualung
The backs were the same listing the performers

Sunday, September 23, 2012

1979, Palimony articles

I collected 4 articles during Alice and Cindy Lang's Palimony case. 3 of the articles came from one of the Boston newspapers. Then there is one from People Magazine.

This bottom article came from People issue May 7, 1979. Don't be confused by the "continued" at the bottom of the column. This is the complete Alice/Cindy article. This issue list other celebrities Lawyer Marvin Mitchelson covered in Palimony cases. 

I have to say during these times when I see photos of Alice off stage he was one of the worst dressed. Check out this suit! Did he actually look in the mirror & say "yeah this works." 
Maybe this is what Cindy means by his "cornball naiveté."

Saturday, September 22, 2012

2002, Cinematik, "One Full Moon Away"

Second CD from Cinematik titled "One Full Moon Away" is another project by Neal Smith.
This trio consist of Neal Smith on percussions and drums, Peter Catucci & Robert Mitchell on vocals, guitars and other instruments. This is different sounding than Neal's rock recordings.
It reminds me as being New Age or World Beat style of music. I say similar to Peter Barden "Speed of Light" album.
Mixed w/ instrumental tracks this is artistically done. Some of my favorite tracks are "Hour 28", "Unfrozen" "The Luck" "Hula Yew" and "Murder In The Moon." But don't get me wrong the whole CD is excellent.

I ordered this CD through Neal Smith's website which he autographed and received this little promo.

Front of the promo w/ a little inch fold towards the left side.
Promo is about the size of a CD cover.

When opened it gives you information on the CD and the band.

The back of the display

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1997, Pittsburgh, PA

1997 Rock And Roll Carnival Tour in Pittsburgh, PA.

I love this shot. Just the silhouette of Alice w/ the snake over his head makes this an eerie feel.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

1997, Columbia, Maryland

A trade in which I received a number of photos from Alice's Rock And Roll Carnival Tour.
This person isn't a professional photographer but he came out w/ some amazing photos.
I'll post his name if he likes but for now I'll leave it as a good SickThing and friend.
I have a collection of 3 States of this tour.

1997, Columbia, Maryland