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.
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
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.
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.