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Author Dunaway, Dennis, author.

Title Snakes! guillotines! electric chairs! : my adventures in the Alice Cooper group / Dennis Dunaway, Chris Hodenfield.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : St Martins Pr, 2015.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  782.4216 DUN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Acknowledgments -- Prologue: The Opening Chords... -- 1. School's In... -- 2. Headliners and Guilotines -- 3. Sunset Stripped -- 4. Threadbare, Broke, and Spacey -- 5. Topanga -- 6. Your Music Is Killing My Wife's Petunias -- 7. Pretties for You--The Accidental Album -- 8. So Fin in '69 -- 9. Blood, Sweat, and Toledo -- 10. The Freak Farm -- 11. Spidery Eyes -- 12. Love It to Death -- 13. Killer on the Loose -- 14. Bowling Them Over in Hollywood -- 15. Hello, Dalâi -- 16. Conceiving Billion Dollar Babies -- 17. Muscle of Love -- 18. Breakup -- 19. The Cold Room -- 20. There's No Business Like No Business -- 21. Hall of Fame.
Summary "As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says: "Before the world heard of KISS, the New York Dolls, Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne, there was Alice Cooper, the original shock-rock band." When Alice Cooper became the stuff of legend in the early '70s, their shows were monuments of fun and invention. Riding on a string of hits like "I'm 18" and "School's Out," they became America's highest-grossing act, producing four platinum albums and hitting number one on the U.S. and U.K. charts with Billion Dollar Babies in1973. Their utterly original performance style and look, known as Shock Rock, was swiftly copied by countless bands. Dennis Dunaway, the bassist and co-songwriter for the band, tells a story just as over-the-top crazy as their (in)famous shows. As teenagers in Phoenix, Dennis Dunaway and lead singer Vince Furnier, who would later change his name to Alice Cooper, formed a hard-knuckles band that played prisons, cowboy bars and teen clubs. Their journey took them from Hollywood to the ferocious Detroit music scene, along the way adding new dimensions of rock theater. From struggling for recognition to topping the charts, the Alice Cooper group was entertaining, outrageous, and one-of-a-kind. Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! is the riveting account of the band's creation in the '60s, strange glory in the '70s, and the legendary characters they met along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dunaway, Dennis.
Bass guitarists -- United States -- Biography.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Alice Cooper (Musical group)
Added Author Hodenfield, Chris, author.
ISBN 9781250048080
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