Sunday, May 27, 2007

Platinum God

In 1976, The Alice Cooperband broke up. Alice made his "Welcome To My Nightmare", Bruce made "In My Own Way" and Neal started recording an album but didn't finish it. And that's a pitty because although it aint as good as Alice's album it's much better than Michael Bruce's. Well, he did finish it in 1999.
Neal gets help from Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Mike Marconi. Together they started Billion Dollar Babies, see a previous post. Also playing is long time friend Richie Starlet who also did play at the last concert of Glen Buxton in 1997. Jack Douglas produced the album.

Tracklisting: Maneater, Deadly To Her Prey / Baby, Please Don't Stop / Every Day's A Holyday / French Quarter Cook'in / Rock And Roll Radio / Set Me On Fire / The She's A Maneater / Platinum God

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Some Dutch Beauties.

1. Tere 2. The Sun 3. Scaraboushka 4. Nathalie 5. Tango Tamara 6. T'kylab II 7. T'kylab 8. Megalomania 9. My Heart Is In Your Hands 10. Mr. 1999 11. Gaia 12. 1997

Desolation (1966)
Groeten uit Grollo (1967)
Trippin' thru' a Midnight Blues (1968)
Praise the Blues (1967)
Kid Blue (1976)
5 albums on a 3 0n 1 CD, isn't that a little bit too much?
Yeah well, I just wanted to give a bonus :-)

Progressive Metal Rock, Rock Opera, Symphonic Metal from the Netherlands

1995 - The Final Experiment
Pt.1 Pt.2

1996 - Actual Fantasy
Pt.1 Pt.2

1998 - Into the Electric Castle
CD1-1 CD1-2 CD2-1 CD2-2

2000 - Ayreonauts Only
Pt.1 Pt.2

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Billion Dollar Babies
Battle Axe

In 1977, three of Alice Cooper's former sidemen recorded a little known album without the influential shock rocker and called themselves the Billion Dollar Babies. That year, ex-Cooper employees Mike Bruce (guitar, vocals), Dennis Dunaway (bass) and Neal Smith (drums) teamed up with keyboardist Bob Dolin and guitarist/ singer Mike Marconi and named themselves after Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies album of 1973, which was his biggest seller. Offering competent but unremarkable hard rock and arena rock that wasn't nearly as distinctive or as interesting as Cooper's own music, the Billion Dollar Babies recorded Battle Axe for Polydor in 1977.

The LP bombed commercially, and the Billion Dollar Babies never recorded a second album. Battle Axe has been out of print since the late 1970s and is unlikely to ever be reissued on CD.

Tracklisting: Too Young / Shine Your Love / I Miss You / Wasn't I The One / Love Is Rather Blind / Rock And Roll Radio / Dance With Me / Rock Me Slowly / Ego Mania / Battle Axe (Sudden Death) / Winner