Monday, December 29, 2014

1996, ANTiSEEN, Sick Things guest Michael Bruce

AntiSeen - Here To Ruin Your Groove CD, 1996
"Sick Things" with guest lead guitar Michael Bruce

AntiSeen is a great garage band and at one point some of them backed GG Allin as The Murder Junkies
On this CD they cover "Sick Things" that includes guest on lead guitar Michael Bruce
This is a very good version of "Sick Things" that Michael Bruce performs 
at his classic best. The intro of this song is the
intro from "Lay Down And Die, Goodbye".
AntiSeen even covers "Needle And The Spoon" from Lynyrd Skynyrd
 They re-released this CD in 2003 with 2 bonus tracks.


Cover 
CD Booklet opens as a 4 panel booklet


Two page spread


Back Cover Booklet


Inside cover


Inside two page spread


last page


CD


Behind CD holder


Back Jewel Case CD



"Sick Things" youtube





Friday, December 26, 2014

2014, Gilbert Gottfried's Podcast, Mickey Dolenz

I stumbled across this site of Gilbert Gottfried one of my favorite stand - up comedian
who has a podcast. In this episode Gilbert interviews Monkees Mickey Dolenz
who talks very brief about The Hollywood Vampires
in 41:50 of interview.
The whole interview is very good if you are a Monkee fan.






Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas To All

1972, Photo by Ken Regan
Alexander's Dept Store
(found image on-line)


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa Claws Is Coming To Town, an Alice Cooper fan video

I always enjoyed Christmas Eve as a kid. It's the anticipation of
Christmas morning viewing all the new toys under the tree.
Christmas Eve was really big in our family I think it's
being raised in an Italian up bringing with family and food.
Then heading over to Midnight Mass and everyone's clothes smelled
of food they cooked that night.
I guess it's like Alice Cooper saying "School's Out" is 3 minutes
before the bell rings.

From 2008, CD
"We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year"

Here is a cool video from an Alice Cooper fan
using the 2005 horror film "Santa's Slay" for
"Santa Claws Is Coming To Town"



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Santa Alice a homemade version

A while back I found on some random radio website
Toy-A-Day which they displayed Alice Cooper.
Well I saved it and will post it later but I did
a Christmas version. I hope this works out.


Just click & drag onto your desktop for full image



Original version below will give you
an idea on how to put it together


Friday, December 19, 2014

2014, Decibel Geek interviews Paul Taylor

Decibel Geek
has a great interview with Paul Taylor
who played with Alice Cooper during Nightmare Returns Tour
Raise Your Fist And Yell and at that time he was known as Paul Horowitz.
Also played with Alice on and off from '96 - '98.

Besides Alice Cooper, Taylor talks about his career playing with a number of musicians
Aldo Nova, Winger, Steve Perry, Tom Keifer and many more.
Paul also wrote the theme song for TV series Sabrina The Teenage Witch
among a number of other TV shows he list off.


Decibel Geek, Episode 118






Paul Taylor known as Paul Horowitz
on Raise Your Fist And Yell Tour



Decibel Geek has a lot of great interviews
check them out at



Thursday, December 18, 2014

School's Out single inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

From the 1972 "School's Out" album the single
"School's Out" inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame


Here's the photo Variety should of used instead of the '75 image shown on their webpage


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2007, Designer John Varvatos

I found these 2 photos on line from
Designer John Varvatos
of Alice Cooper.

I am not sure if these photos appeared in any magazines
but they are amazing images of Alice Cooper.

A dapper Alice w/ cane sitting down as a hugh python wrapped around him.
Second photo reminds me of an Alice concert w/ snake
slithering over his face.
Both outstanding photos to be hanging on any wall.

I don't know how many photos were produced but would like
to see the contact sheets.

Photographer Danny Clinch



Photographer Danny Clinch


There is an article on this theme of Rockers sporting John Varvatos fashion

Looking for that last minute Christmas gift visit

Monday, December 15, 2014

1971, Happy Holiday "Killer" Season promo

This photo was sent to me a while back.
Not sure if this was from a magazine or photo but looks to be
the Killer album promotion during the Christmas Season
and the new single "Under My Wheels"


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Dennis Dunaway, Pre-order his Book

Pre-order Dennis Dunaway's book on
his life in Alice Cooper titled
"Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!
My Adventure in The Alice Cooper Group"
by Dennis Dunaway and Chris Hodenfield

Release date June 9, 2015

From St. Martin's Press
Hardcover
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches
304 pages, Plus one 8-page
black & white photograph insert

You can pre-order through amazon US & UK

I am really looking forward to reading his book. In past
interviews Dennis Dunaway has said between himself and his wife Cindy who was
the band's costume designer and the Dancing Tooth/Nurse during those concert tours
always kept a diary and scribbled down notes of the conversations during those times.

I read both "Me, Alice" and "Golf Monster" from Alice Cooper and
Michael Bruce "No More Mr. Nice Guy" it will be good to hear another
perspective from Dennis Dunaway.
I just hope the publisher doesn't homogenize it.



Thursday, December 4, 2014

2008, We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year CD

"Santa Claws Is Coming To Town" by Alice Cooper, John 5,
Billy Sheehan, Vinny Appice

Looking for that special stocking stuffer for someone.

All Star metal guest produced by Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen. 
Bob Kulick who put out many of the tribute CDs.
I’m not much into Holiday soundtracks by rock artists.
Did you ever listen to Billy Idol’s Christmas album? Man! That’s one brutal collection of 
holiday music gone bad. But this Metal Xmas is just amazing.

In the intro of 
"Santa Claws Is Coming To Town"Alice pretends to be a kid writing 
a letter to Santa Claus as he starts to spell out loud

S-a-n-t-a -C-l-a-w-s, Santa Claws...

The music sounds like a chase scene in a Halloween movie.
As Alice sings

“...he knows where you live,
he knows that your window is open,
he knows what’s under your bed…”
,


while John 5 plays a sinister guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass and Vinny Appice on drums.

The rest of the CD is just as good.

Opening CD starts w/ a typical a wholesome Lawrence Welk choir singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas" that gradually switches to “We wish you a Metal Christmas” sung by Jeff Scott Soto.
Run Rudolph Run” sounds like Chuck Berry is backing Lemmy on guitar. Matter of fact it’s ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons on guitar and Foo Fighters David Grohl on drums.
Dio sings “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” that sounds like it came from the “Holy Diver” album.
I also love Ripper Owens’ “Santa Claus Is Back In Town".
Testament’s Chuck Billy singing “Silent Night” is hardcore metal with just amazing guitar works by Anthrax Ian Scott and Shadow Falls Jon Donais.
Deep Purple/ Rainbow Joe Lynn Turner rocks out w/ “Rockin Around The Xmas Tree
The only weak track is Styx, Tommy Shaw on “Happy Xmas (war is over)”.
This is one xmas CD I’ll be playin’ every season.

Not sure if they still do it but this CD came with a cardboard cover
that slide over the jewel case.


Cover of CD Booklet
this appeared on the front cover of the cardboard covering


Pg 1 - 2


Pg 3 - 4


Pg 5 - 6


Pg 7 - 8


Back Cover of CD Booklet


CD


Back of CD Jewel Case
this appeared on the back of the cardboard cover


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mickey Dolenz asked to contribute about Hollywood Vampires

Classic Rock Website




Monkee Mickey Dolenz has revealed he’s been approached about contributing to a documentary about the Hollywood Vampires.
The legendary drinking club at the Rainbow Bar on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard featured Dolenz, Alice Cooper, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon and other famous faces from the music world. 
Earlier this year, Cooper asked fans to send memorabilia from the venue as he wanted to document the club. Now Dolenz says he's been approached to contribute to the project.
He tells Huffington Post Live: "They’ve talked to me about that.
(brief mention in following link at 10:20 time mark)
"The Hollywood Vampires were started by myself and Alice Cooper and a couple of others. 
“It started out as a softball team and we played every weekend. We would raise money for charity, going out playing other local teams, corporate teams or the local police department or fire department. Of course, they always won! We were a bunch of Hollywood weirdos, running around.
“Then we would go back to the Rainbow and that’s where would recuperate and lick our wounds after the games.”
More at


Friday, November 21, 2014

Grandpa Alice

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014, AOR, Roxie 77, Ryan Roxie

Classic Rock Presents AOR
2014, Issue 12

Two articles on Ryan Roxie
First is his The Ameriswede EP
and second is True Confessions section
w/ Ryan Roxie


Pg 103
The Ameriswede EP - Roxie 77




Pg 130
True Confessions from Ryan Roxie





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

1969 to 2014 Covers Alice Cooper Has Recorded So Far



Here is a collection of covers Alice Cooper has recorded mostly from his albums. Some other are from soundtracks, compilations and other studio recordings. I didn't count bootleg recordings such as The Beatles "Hard Days Night" Alice sings w/ Flo & Eddie during '73
concert or The Who's "I'm A Boy" from '99 British Rock Symphony. The latter was shown on tv but didn't make it to the official VHS/DVD.

So I think I covered it all...



Sun Arise - Love It To Death - 1971 (4th single by Australian singer, songwriter Rolf Harris in ‘61)

Hello Hooray - Billion Dollar Babies - 1973 (written by Rolf Kempf covered first by Judy Collins in 1968)
Never knew it was a cover until years later. I guess if you are a Collins fan you would of known. Alice makes this song his own and generally over shadows Judy Collins version.

I’m Always Chasing Rainbows - Goes To Hell - 1976 (Popular vaudeville song written by Joseph McCarthy music by Harry Carroll back in 1917. Sung by many popular singers such as Judy Garland in 1941 “Ziefield Girl” movie.
The biggest hit version in 1946 by Perry Como.

Ubangi Stomp - Lace And Whiskey - 1977 (written by Charles Underwood and first sung by Warren Smith in ‘56. Jerry Lee Lewis covered it in ‘58 and The Stray Cats in ‘81 among others.)

Because - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1978 (Lennon and McCartney, not many can cover The Beatle songs and they still can’t but Alice does a good version making it his own)

Talk Talk - Flush The Fashion - 1980 (written by Sean Bonniwell singer of The Music Machine in 1966)
Alice actually performed this cover back in his Spider days.

Clones (We’re All) - Flush The Fashion - 1980 (written by David Carron who had played in Arlo Guthrie’s Shenandoah. This song was later covered by The Smashing Pumpkins and others.)

Seven & Seven Is - Special Forces - 1981 (another 60’s band Love written and sung by Albert Lee in ‘66)

I Got A Line On You - Iron Eagle 2 - 1988 (1968 written and sung by Randy California of the band Spirit)

Fire - Classicks - 1995 (Jimi Hendrix written and recorded in ‘67)

King Herod’s Song - Jesus Christ Superstar Highlights - 1996 (from the popular 70’s musical. Alice using his Special Forces vocals)

Start Me Up and 5:15 - British Rock Symphony - 1999 (Start Me Up written by The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards in ‘81. The Who 5:15 written by Pete Townshend in ‘73)

My Generation (Live) - Brutal Planet Limited Edition - 2001 (by Pete Townshend of The Who in ‘65)

Pretty Ballerina - Dirty Diamonds - 2005 (written by Michael Brown the pianist of The Left Bank sung by lead vocalist Steve Martin Caro in ‘66) kind of an obscure cover.

Hey Bulldog - Butchering The Beatles - 2006 (from The Beatles written by John Lennon credited as Lennon and McCartney in ‘69. Alice has an All Star backing band and follows w/ his own style)

Santa Claws Is Coming To Town - We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Happy New Year - 2008 (Except for the play on word from “Clause” to “Claws”. Written in 1934 by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and first sung by Eddie Cantor in 1934. This song has been covered by many from Bing Crosby in 43 to Danni Minogue in 2013 and will be covered in perpetuity) 

Eleanor Rigby - The Art of McCartney - 2014 (karaoke version of The Beatles)
Alice is known to mimic and guess he couldn’t help but give it an english accent. I know he did this w/ “Because” in the studio but George Martin told Alice not to sound like Lennon and use his voice that I wish he did on this track. On episode one on iTunes  “Inside The Art of McCartney” Alice says he’s a bit more threatening which doesn’t sound like it to me. 
You have the lyrics “...Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name...
...Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave...” it sounds like a song straight out of “Raise Your Fist And Yell” but Alice performs it like he’s in a karaoke bar.
I heard the rest of this CD and only a handful use their own signature sound such as Bob Dylan (no mistaken that voice), Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley, and Heart to name a few.  

Smile Away - The Art of McCartney Limited Vinyl Set - 2014 (from Paul McCartney’s “RAM” solo I only heard a sample and Alice gives it his personal growl that is his signature sound. I wish he did that on Eleanor Rigby).
I hope they release this for download.

So far for Beatles covers Alice is 3 out of 4.

Following are from Alice Cooper Raises The Dead Live From Wacken - 2014 CD/DVD
Originally recorded in 2013
Break On Through - The Doors
Revolution - The Beatles
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
My Generation - The Who
Another Brick In The Wall, pt 2 - Pink Floyd (excerpt in "School's Out")
All of these covers are great live. Alice uses his vocals so there is no mistaken it’s him. Maybe because it’s a live recording Alice gives it his own sound and his band is amazing on these songs.

Partial cover excerpts from West Side Story songs were in the following 3 songs (West Side Story music by Leonard Bernstein lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ‘57
Still No Air - Easy Action - 1969
Gutter Cat vs The Jets, and Grande Finale - School’s Out - 1972

Excerpt of "Another Brick In The Wall, Pt 2" by Pink Floyd was part of a live
"School's Out" appeared in No More Mr Nice Guy Live! - 2011 CD 
and Alice Cooper Raises The Dead Live From Wacken - 2014 CD/DVD


Friday, November 14, 2014

Parody Comic Book Covers by artist Uwe de Witt

Uwe de Witt, German freelance-artist did a parody of album covers
featuring comic book characters.
Two Alice Cooper albums are featured here. Full display go to





Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2012, june, Dennis Dunaway interview on travellersintime.com

June 2012
Dennis Dunaway Interview
travellersintime.com



Many may have already read this June 2012 post on
travellersintime.com that does an excellent in depth interview with Dennis Dunaway 
but it's worth a mention for those who have missed out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NEW That EvenSpot Blog



Since I pretty much went through my Alice Cooper collection
although I didn't scan all my albums or CDs and other items
pretty much what every Alice Cooper fans has in their collection.
I will still post items just not daily as you may have noticed the
past month or so.

I do have a substantial amount of music publications
and not only issues including Alice Cooper. I have collected
a number of issues of some of my other favorite bands.
So decided to have a section on magazines, albums, CDs,
DVDs, VHS, Cassette tapes plus some promos that
I have collected throughout the years.

That EvenSpot Blog is a sort of 
That Metal Show which I love watching on t.v.

I figure I would start on National Heavy Metal Day
Of course this isn't all Metal cause to tell the truth I don't think 
I have that much Metal. I'm more Rock but I listen to mostly all
genres of music. So I hope you find some interesting stuff at




Monday, November 10, 2014

Glen Buxton's Birthday

Glen Buxton with his Pink Gibson in 1969.
I remember reading that Jimi Hendrix liked Glen's pink guitar
so Glen just gave it to him.

This image was found online sometime years ago


Thursday, November 6, 2014

2014, Raise The Dead Live From Wacken CD/DVD

2014, 2 CDs/ 1 DVD
Raise The Dead Live From Wacken
Alice Cooper



Did you hear "DaDa"?
I watched the DVD first so when Alice was being wheeled out on the gurney into the graveyard
 during the instrumental prior to “Breaking On Through” you hear the intro vocal of 
“...Da Da...” echoing in the graveyard. I don’t know if I was the only one who heard it 
but I sat up when it appeared. This may be the closest thing to ever hearing any songs 
from “Da Da” album even if it's only one word. It’s also on the CD if you listen very closely.

Alice gives an amazing show at Wacken, Germany on this double CD and one DVD package
 includes a cool 16 page color booklet. The CDs are longer than the DVD that edit out 2 covers
 “Foxy Lady” and “Revolution” that I don’t get since it’s titled “Raise The Dead” it focuses on
 Alice’s “dead drunk friends” why eliminate these 2 tracks. If they needed the space you could 
of taken out 2 Alice songs he always plays in concert. 

It’s good to hear “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)” live which I hear is very popular
 over in Europe. The band does a good instrumental during “Dirty Diamonds” and have to 
say Alice always has a good band with him. I really can’t point out a weak backing band period.
 They all seem to put their own style on the tunes.

As for the DVD Alice even covers Jim Morrison’s mannerism on stage from holding the mic 
w/ both hands to some of his gestures on “Breaking On Through”.
Alice’s tribute to Keith Moon of The Who covering “My Generation” which he did on 
“Brutal Planet” live CD/DVD. 
On the CD Alice covers two more tracks John Lennon “Revolution” and Jimi Hendrix 
“Foxy Lady” which Orianthi does an outstanding solo. 
I have more to say on the covers in general but maybe in a later post.

I did enjoy seeing this tour on DVD but one problem was the camera angles. I think I seen the
 back of Glen Sobel’s head more than the front of the stage. I get it there is a lot of people here. 

The DVD includes a 20 minute interview that Alice talks about this tour and working on his
 cover’s album. Alice also gives some insite on his longevity in the business and advice to 
the newer bands.



Cover


Back Cover


Inside Folded CD/DVD


Open to 4 panels
first section CD Book Holder and CD 1


CD 2 and DVD



Sample view of inside CD Booklet 16 pages
has some colorful photos of the concert
and great design layout