As the original Bass guitarist for the Alice Cooper Group, Dennis Dunaway
helped take this hard-knuckles band of teenagers all over, from Hollywood to Detroit, eventually going on to become America's highest-grossing rock act. Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!
is the thrilling memoir that gives you access to the golden years of one of rock's most legendary groups.
Raised in Phoenix, Dennis Dunaway formed a band with Vince Furnier, also known as Alice Cooper, whose outrageous live shows, reputation for fearlessness and penchant for a memorable riff catapulted them into rock history. As co-writer of songs like 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out', Dennis Dunaway's story takes you from the parties to the live shows, introducing the characters and drama that came with being one of the biggest acts in rock history.
In the pages of Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! Dunaway details the early beginnings of the band, as a concept for combining art and music in an all-encompassing project that would eventually become Alice Cooper. From an inspirational art teacher in school to struggling for recognition to topping the charts, this fascinating story is told through beautifully written memories, providing all rock fans with a unique perspective on this even more unique band.
Fans of Alice Cooper will love this Dennis Dunaway autobiography for the fresh take it provides on the original Shock Rock band. Thanks to his self-confessed vivid memory, Dunaway gives the straight story, taking readers through his almost-unbelievable life as part of such a huge rock band. Snakes, Guillotines and Electric Chairs are just a few of the props that formed Alice Cooper's live shows, but the full story can only be read in this brilliant Dennis Dunaway memoir.