Alice Cooper Talks About the Rock & Roll of Fame (and other things)

Posted By: Mike Waterman · 10/28/2013 3:41:00 PM

Alice Cooper is on 97.7, The River, weeknights from 6pm-11pm--even when he's on the road.  He called from Orlando, Florida, on October 25 to say hi!  Since he is now a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I asked him if he thinks non-rock acts should be in the Hall.

More Parchment Farm

Posted By: Mike Waterman · 4/8/2013 2:17:00 PM

The Echoplex was a delay effect that utilized a tape loop.  Parchment Farm's keyboard player, Gary Reed, attached one to his Farfisa organ for some spacey effects!  Here's the Wikipedia entry, in case you're really interested in a technical explanation of the
Echoplex:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echoplex.

This song (originally done by The Doors) is an example of how the Echoplex could be used to stretch a 2-minute song to more than 6 minutes!

The photos were shot at Corn's Lake in Columbia, Missouri, in 1970 by Jane Fitzpatrick (now Jane Watermann) on an Instamatic camera.

Parchment Farm

Posted By: Mike Waterman · 4/3/2013 5:31:00 PM

Parchment Farm—1970

This was (literally) recorded in a garage in Union, Missouri, in July 1970, on my Roberts reel-to-reel recorder at 71/2 ips.  I think we left the garage door open during the session, since temperatures were probably in the 90's (with 90% humidity).  The band did 6 or 7 tunes, one or two takes, with no editing.

 

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