Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by kcprogguitar, Apr 16, 2015.
Never knew Donovan did the falsetto and the spoken part.
Great, great song that blows me away to this day.
Bruce, Buxton, Cooper, Smith, Dunaway and Ezrin are where it's at, for me.
That's what album covers are for & why downloads never cut the mustard
We used to do Elected, and Raped & Freezing. I remember teaching the other guitarist the first lead and I did the second one.
Didn't know that about Donovan. A favorite band, probobly why I was hooked on SG guitars.
A.C.' s best ever IMO.
The 5.1 mix on the DVD-A really brings out Donovan's parts on BDB.
I love that song. I'm also a big fan of the steven trilogy off welcome to my nightmare.
My favorite Alice tune by far. Elected is second. And then Hello Hurray.
That was a great tune, it had the same vibe and style as the great stuff on Killer. Under My Wheels would be a good flip side for it.
goodness, I forgot about the Donovan thing. Remember it from long ago!
There's also a lot of uncredited Hunter/Wagner on that album, especially that tune.
Huge Alice fan. I loved AC live (1977).
Why I want a '61 3 pup white SG.
Alice Cooper was good friends with John Lennon and Micky Dolenz.
Where Ezrin went, Steve & Dick followed.
I didn't know about the Donovan connection. I have a story about Donovan. He came to the rehearsal studio complex where my band has a monthly studio a few years ago when he was on a U.S. tour. When he came in to the desk and inquired about the room booked under the name "Donovan", my friend John was working that day, and said "Donovan, as in THE Donovan". He replied yes, I'm that Donovan. John said, "Man, I thought you were dead." Donovan laughed and told him that he was quite alive the last time he checked.
Sadly, my friend John passed away a year later due to a brain tumor.
one of my all time fav albums. grew up with Alice and this was certainly the best album the original band did. the drum beat on B$B is crazy and always stood out to me.
A lot of the album is Mick Mashbir as well (he covered on the tour also).
Wagner allegedly wrote the music for "I Love the Dead," and the band bought it from him rather than credit him.
Sad that Buxton was falling apart by then.
I had an Alice Cooper 8 track and I never heard Billion Dollar Babies before...... I put my headphones on and fell asleep to wake up to Billion Dollar Babies! It was the weirdest exerience EVER! It took a while to realize what I was listening to .... and that the sound wasn't just coming out of my head I was only about 17, so you know