Sunday, October 26, 2014

1977, Swept Away - Steve Hunter, vinyl

1977, vinyl
"Swept Away" - Steve Hunter

After the Welcome To My Nightmare tour Steve Hunter released his debut solo album "Swept Away." Recorded in a two year period I believe this was during Steve's touring with Alice Cooper. In Toronto on Aug 18-28, Oct 24-29, Nov 24-28 in 1976. Then in L.A. on Dec 17-19 in 1976 and Jan 8-10 1977. Out on Acto label a division of Atlantic who produced Alice's WTMN album.

Hunter's backing band was pretty much the same people who work on WTMN and Go To Hell album. Steve Hunter on all guitars and vocals, Prakash John on bass, Jim Gordon on drums and Bob Ezrin on keyboards, percussion, and vocals. Bob Ezrin who also produced this album along with Brian Christian. Some other guest include Jim Malen on percussion and Jozef Chirowski plays Fender Rhodes on "Eldorado Street" track.

Steve covers an instrumental version of "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds that is amazing and I also love the drums by Jim Gordon. Another cover is "Sail On Sailor" a Beach Boys song.
I also like "Of All Times To Leave" that is a short song written by Hunter.
Steve Hunter shows off his guitar work on this album and is done very well. It's more of a laid back sound. It reminds me of being on a tropical island hence the title "Swept Away". 

I found this LP at Nuggets record shop in Kenmore Square in Boston a long time ago.
A puncture hole in the top left corner (no it's not a bullet hole) price around $4.99.


Back Cover

Side One

Side Two

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paul McCartney on Twitter, Halloween costume

Paul McCartney answers 11 questions on Twitter.

Question 9 Paul was asked the best Halloween costume.

2008, Glen Buxton article from Perfect Sound Forever

Perfect Sound Forever website has a 2 part
article on Glen Buxton

This was back in 2008 just incase anyone had not
read it on-line it is still available at

Sunday, October 19, 2014

1998, Me & G.B. book

Anniversary of Glen Buxton's passing on October 19, 1997

This book is a wonderful collection of photos and stories on Glen Buxton.
1 of 4 books (the other 3 titles are Phoenix & GB, Pretty & Easy, and Love'm To Death)
 that Paul Brenton created. I only have the first book
which is also signed by guest at the memorial such as Glen's family
mother & father, sister plus other musicians Neal, Dennis, John Speer etc...

Paul was the one who started The Glen Buxton Memorial and helped
raise money for Glen's special made headstone.

Hope I am not stepping on anyone's toes here. Just showing a few pages that include some 
funny and touching stories about Glen. Also includes some rare photos all donated by Glen's family, friends and fans. 
At that time I donated a VHS concert that was auctioned off to raise money for this event.
The book is bound that includes B&W and color photocopies. 

1998, hardcover

Me & G.B. cover

Nice opening letter by Paul Brenton

Following are just some random pages

Buxton-Flynn was one amazing band. I have a very rough audio
of one of their shows. Two great guitarists I would of loved to hear
more from this band.

Friday, October 17, 2014

2013, Madrid podcast interview Michael Bruce

Michael Bruce interview on a podcast from Madrid, Spain posted on October 31, 2013.
They translate the questions and Michael’s answers. Includes 2 songs “Elected” then “Billion Dollar Babies" at the end.
There is about a 9 minute intro in Spanish then Michael Bruce starts around 9:30 in the podcast. At 26:48 they seem to have another person interviewed in Spanish then returns w/ Michael at 37:35 for the rest of the podcast.

Mike talks about touring w/ his new band who has a female bass player and re-releasing his book “No More Mr. Nice Guy” again adding more chapters like the RnR Hall of Fame. This was supposedly being released last Spring.
Michael tells a few more stories from the Alice Cooper days from Hendrix, Moon, Pink Floyd and Lennon.

Amazon list the revised book w/ 192 pages
right now listed as "currently unavailable"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Alice Cooper and the Mystery Tits by Jim Esposito and Larry Singer

I just came across this new book that has been out since September 20, 2014
on Amazon US & UK. 
It's not all Alice Cooper but a collection of articles & photos of other musicians.
I haven't heard any promos or reviews about it. All I know it's
an 80 page book that post the following....

"In the early 1970s, a freelance writer named Jimmy Esposito interviewed, while Larry Singer captured on film, some of the most popular rock bands of all times. “Alice Cooper and the Mystery Tits” is an original, insightful and mesmerizing music document. It is a must read for anyone who loves classic Rock & Roll. Photographers and writers seldom work together for more than one assignment. As a team for four years, Esposito and Singer married the images and words of legendary musicians for numerous publications. The literary and artistic result of this partnership can be discovered and enjoyed in “Alice Cooper and the Mystery Tits,” also the title of a story in the book. “Alice Cooper and the Mystery Tits” is an amazing collection of stories and pictures you will treasure and give to all your friends who still love the bands that composed and performed the greatest rock music of all time."



Looking at the content it looks like there is 5 titles
with Alice Cooper's name in it. There could be more.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

1971, Medicine Ball Caravan, vinyl, Black JuJu

1971, vinyl
Medicine Ball Caravan

Alice Cooper track "Black JuJu"

I found this vinyl at a record shop back in '82 for $4.99 with an "out of print" sticker.
The bottom right corner was cut off although you might not be able to view
in this scan. 

This 70's film by Associate Producer Martin Scorsese wasn't as popular as his 
"The Last Waltz" project. Directed by Francios Reichenbach, 'Medicine Ball Caravan' was 
a cross country trek with 154 hippies traveling over 8,000 miles. Camping in a number of
locations around the States and performing outdoor concerts.
"Black Juju" was actually taken from the album "Love It To Death" with audience sounds
 overdubbed to give it a live performance. But the film does show a live footage of Alice Cooper performing although 
they edited the song.
Some other performers on this album are The Youngbloods, B.B.King, Doug Kershaw, Delaney and Bonnie, and the traveling house band Stoneground.

I never seen this film but did see the Alice Cooper's edited performance that
was shot at night and was very dark. I don't know if it was the film itself
or the quality of the video but a very interesting show.


Back Cover

Side 1

Side 2
track 1, Alice Cooper, Black JuJu

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Eddie Trunk Podcast - Joe Perry interview

Not sure if anyone is interested in The Eddie Trunk Podcast
that is on every Thursday since it debuted July. 
I enjoy the podcast and even if I'm not that much into a certain
guest I find the interviews interesting.

Full podcast here

This is more serious than VH-1 That Metal Show
it doesn't involve the other two co-host and he doesn't do
the "Top 5...." list or other breaks during the interview. 
It's basically Eddie interviewing guests
mostly one per show that last a little over an hour.

This Oct 9th interview includes Joe Perry of Aerosmith who is promoting
his autobiography "Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith"
out now.

When Joe left Aerosmith from '79 to '84
in the podcast he mentions of working with
Alice Cooper but only in one sentence around the 37:12 mark.
Not sure how much detail he goes into his book on this time.
I may check it out from the public library.

Friday, October 10, 2014

1981, oct. 10th, Special Forces Tour, Capitol Theater, Passaic, N.J.

I just happen to find this the other day and figure
post it on the anniversary date.

Complete October 10th concert at
Capitol Theater, Passaic, N.J.
Special Forces Tour 1981

View it on youtube before it gets removed by the killjoys
who actually have rare videos and audios in their collection but don't
want anyone else to enjoy them.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

1969, miscellaneous photos

Here are the rest of the '69 images
that were sent to me a while back.
Some are labeled others just a guess by the clothing.

1969, October 11th, Grande Riviera, Detroit

1969, Toronto
Glen Buxton

1969, Pretties For You photo shoot

1969, Nobody Likes Me

1969, Glen Buxton


1969 (?)

1969 (?)
notice Michael Bruce on bottom right behind the window