NEM#143: In Search of Eric Dover (Imperial Drag, Slash’s Snakepit, etc.)

After joining Jellyfish in 1993 just before its demise, Eric’s big break came when he was asked to sing for Slash’s Snakepit. After an album with them, he returned to Roger Manning from Jellyfish for an album as Imperial Drag, then worked as sideman (e.g. for Alice Cooper) and studio guy while releasing an album and an EP as Sextus. He’s now back with Roger (and Tim Smith) in The Lickerish Quartet, which has just released its second EP.

We discuss “The Dream That Took Me Over” by The Lickerish Quartet from Threesome, Vol. 2 (2021), “Wishing You Well” by Sextus from Stranger Than Fiction (2008), and “Boy or a Girl” from Imperial Drag (1996). End song: “What Do You Want from Me?” from The Eyes of Alice Cooper (2003). Intro: “Beggars & Hangers-On” by Slash’s Snakepit from It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (1995). More at

Watch the video for “The Dream That Took Me Over” and also one from their previous EP for the tune “Fadoodle,” which Eric wrote lyrics to. Watch Eric performing as a duo with Slash. Here he is in the final Jellyfish line-up (including Roger and Tim). Watch him live with Imperial Drag and the video for “Boy or a Girl.” He also recorded a video with Sextus, and here they are live.

Listen to NEM #128 with Roger Joseph Manning for more Lickerish Quartet.

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