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Old 16th April 2015, 11:38 PM
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The final song from 'Easy Action' is more weirdness, in the form of a song entitled 'Lay Down And Die Goodbye'

It's a return to the psychedelic music from 'Pretties For You'. To me, it sounds like a complete mish-mash of sounds, with no redeeming features whatsoever!

The majority of the 'vocals' are provided by Tommy Smothers, from the American comedy act The Smothers Brothers - he is possibly best know for the clip of The Who performing 'My Generation', when Keith Moon blew up his drum kit! Alice only appears for the final verse

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

09/09/ Lay Down And Die Goodbye (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith)



"[Tom Smothers]
You are the only censor. If you don't like what I say, you have a
choice. You can turn me off..

[Tom Smothers]
You are the only censor
If you don't like what I say, you have a choice. You can turn me off..

Well I've written home to mother
The ink ran from my tear
I said "Momma, momma please
Tell me why you brought me""


The band played very few songs to promote the album, and the ones that they did play were were more geared towards to songs on the forthcoming album - 'Love It To Death'

Bands supported at this time include Ted Nugent, Ten Years After, The Small Faces (featuring Rod Stewart!), Frank Zappa and Eric Burden

A sample setlist for these shows comprised of:
  • Sun Arise
  • Mr and Misdemeanor
  • Fields of Regret
  • I'm Eighteen
  • Levity Ball
  • Is It My Body
  • Nobody Likes Me
  • Black Juju (which is really an instrumental Lay Down and Die, Goodbye)
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