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Old 9th April 2015, 07:42 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Basil Fawlty country: The English Riviera

Two more songs from 'Easy Action'.

Alice Cooper - Vocals
Neal Smith - Drums and Vocals
Dennis Dunaway - Bass and Vocals
Glen Buxton - Lead Guitar
Michael Bruce - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Piano and Organ

Track #3 is entitled 'Still No Air'. Musically it's a throwback to the fuzztone garage punk of the first album, and the main guitar riff reminds me of the one that will be used on a later song called 'Halo Of Flies' from the 'Killer' album

It's also the first song that quotes from Hollywood musicals. Witness the 'when you're a jet, you're a jet all the way' from "West Side Story". This will turn up again during the 'Gutter Cats' song from 'School's Out'

03/09 - Still No Air (Cooper, Bruce, Buxton, Dunaway, Smith.)

"Who says the earth is crumbling
And no sky is falling through
Sometimes, I just.. can't.. die

The world should be resembling
But not just right out of view
Hold eggs I like to fry


Easy action
Got a rocket in your pocket
When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette to your last dying day

Who says the earth is trembling
And there's still no air

(1 - 2 - 3 - 4)
Whoa, Easy Action"

Then we have 'Below Your Means', which is another heavily distorted song

This is a strange one - the lead vocals are provided by rhythm guitarist Michael Bruce, although Alice can still be heard in the background. I have no idea why Alice didn't sing lead on this!

04/09 - Below Your Means (Cooper, Bruce, Buxton, Dunaway, Smith.)

"Come with me and we'll play
You've got a lot, I'd like to stay
(So good, so far)

I see you playing right along
Sometimes it's better to belong

I'll sing, you feel my all night song
You know it's better to belong

Under the cover of a midnight scene
I got the sheets below your means"
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
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