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Everything posted by Raspbernie

  1. The Peaces Hey Deanie

    Love it! Bernie
  2. We're Not Alone...

    The auction was a much better fundraiser. And I do have a lot of amazing things I can share with other fans. Maybe I'll do another. Just need time to pull it all together. Bernie
  3. Happy Birthday, Bernie 2020!!!

    Thanks, everyone! Bernie
  4. We're Not Alone...

  5. I bought ..

    Very sweet...$56,376 raised of $45,000 goal. Bernie
  6. Is This Dissimilar from Wally’s GATW Claim?

    "McCartney credits George Harrison with composing the signature guitar riff, saying it 'made a stunning difference to the song.'" Even with that admission, "And I Love Her" was credited to Lennon–McCartney. Bernie
  7. Is This Dissimilar from Wally’s GATW Claim?

    Here's another great example. George Harrison wrote the intro guitar riff of "You Can't Do That," a song written by John Lennon and credited to "Lennon–McCartney." According to Tom Petty in Rolling Stone. When asked by Petty how he came up with it, Harrison recalled "I was just standing there [in the studio] and thought, 'I've got to do something!'" Bernie
  8. Rockin Ravers

    Impressive. Not everyone can hit those high notes! Bernie
  9. Is This Dissimilar from Wally’s GATW Claim?

    Here's a clip of the Killers saying a lot of nice things about Eric Carmen and playing a snippet of "Go All The Way" on stage in Cleveland...without the intro. Bernie
  10. Is This Dissimilar from Wally’s GATW Claim?

    Dwayne Allman wrote the intro to "Layla"—one of the greatest riffs in rock and roll history, yet he is not credited as a songwriter. Why? Songwriting is essentially words plus chords/melody. The intro is icing on the cake. And unless the band has an agreement that everyone shares in the royalties, intros are usually not considered something a musician gets songwriting credit for. Eric Clapton proved pretty conclusively with his unplugged version of "Layla," that you can play the song without the intro. If musicians got songwriting credit everytime they added an intro, George Harrison would have co-written a bunch of Lennon-McCartney Beatles songs. Is it inherently better for band chemistry to give everyone a credit on every song they play on? Some bands do this, so the answer for them would be, "yes." For Raspberries, it was a different story. Bernie
  11. N.Y. Times Lukewarm Review

    Those that can't do...review. "The Beatles’ vocal quality can be described as hoarsely incoherent, with the minimal enunciation necessary to communicate the schematic texts." — The New York Times, Feb. 10, 1964 "With their bizarre shrubbery, the Beatles are obviously a press agent’s dream combo. Not even their mothers would claim that they sing well. But the hirsute thickets they affect make them rememberable, and they project a certain kittenish charm which drives the immature, shall we say, ape." — The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 11, 1964 "Visually they are a nightmare, tight, dandified Edwardian-Beatnik suits and great pudding bowls of hair. Musically they are a near disaster, guitars and drums slamming out a merciless beat that does away with secondary rhythms, harmony and melody. Their lyrics (punctuated by nutty shouts of “yeah, yeah, yeah”) are a catastrophe, a preposterous farrago of Valentine-card romantic sentiments." — Newsweek, Feb. 24, 1964 "Just thinking about the Beatles seems to induce mental disturbance. They have a commonplace, rather dull act that hardly seems to merit mentioning, yet people hereabouts have mentioned scarcely anything else for a couple of days." — The Washington Post, Feb. 13, 1964 Bernie
  12. A Couple Of Bonfanti Points of Info

  13. GOAT

    He is a champion! Bernie
  14. EC profile question...

    Hmph. Bernie
  15. A Couple Of Bonfanti Points of Info

    Hmmm... I pasted the article here and didn't see any quotes from Klawon. Bernie
  16. A Couple Of Wally Thoughts

    My preference is to always paste the story into the Message Board instead of just a link. That way, if the original link changes or expires, we still have the article archived here at EC.com! Bernie
  17. N.Y. Times Lukewarm Review

    I don't think I've ever seen that review, Lew. Otherwise I'd have used it in the book. Thanks for digging it up! Bernie
  18. The Berries as Progressive Rock?

    Eric has made many comments about how Raspberries was his answer to progressive rock. My understanding is that he was not exactly fond of it. Bernie
  19. MilkAdMan.com

    To celebrate the Milk Mustache Campaign's 25th Anniversary, Creative Director Bernie Hogya presents every milk ad in high resolution and in chronological order for the first time ever at www.MilkAdMan.com — which was your favorite?
  20. Heart Attack

  21. In the mood for some loaf?...

    Great story! Bernie
  22. Todd Rundgren Great Song Great Babe!

    Todd gave us so much great music! He's a musical genius! Hoping the R&R Hall of Fame give him his due this year, but I'm not holding my breath. Bernie
  23. MilkAdMan.com

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! The Milk Mustache Campaign was a one-in-a-million idea. I'm really proud of the work and had quite an amazing time making the ads, meeting the celebrities and working with some of the best photographers in the world. Bernie
  24. Bernie...

    Imagine what Eric thought when they presented this piece of crap to him to record. Bernie
  25. Bernie...

    Marty, "I Wish You Were Here" was an Eric tune. It was a pretty ambitious composition with lots of lush harmonies and was an early peek into Eric's musical abilities. Bernie