Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group
Dennis Dunaway, Chris Hodenfield
On Sale: June 9, 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
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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
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
they became America's highest-grossing act, producing four
platinum albums and hitting number one on the U.S. and
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
the '70s, and the legendary characters they met along the
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