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
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.
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.
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
Michael Bruce interview on mariskalrock.com 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.
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 Amazon.com 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.