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

Dunaway, Dennis, author. (Author). Hodenfield, Chris, author. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781250048080 :
  • ISBN: 1250048087 :
  • Physical Description: x, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Citation/References Note: LJ 07/01/2015
Kirkus 06/01/2015
Summary, etc.: "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 in 1973. 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.
Alice Cooper (Musical group).
Bass guitarists > United States > Biography.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock.

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