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Everything posted by Raspbernie

  1. Norm MacDonald dies at 61

    Man, was he funny! RIP, Norm!
  2. The American Beetles…

    What is God's name is THIS?!?
  3. Michael Jackson performed in an EC song?

    Michael's voice is unmistakable at the end of this tune. Eric has a bunch of gold records from this version on his wall. Bernie

    My sincere condolences, Doreen. Bernie
  5. TR&R cover

    Has a "grab a six-pack" vibe. Bernie
  6. All By Myself reminiscent to…

    Never heard THAT one before! The only similarity I hear is that they're both done on piano. Bernie
  7. Article from Buckeyebeat…

    "I'll Hold Out My Hand" was never pressed. And I don't believe Oliver ever performed "Light The Way" on television. Bernie
  8. Starting Over mystery

    I think I may have had one, too. Bernie
  9. Best unknown gem

    Yup. He looks just like the pic on the album cover. But watch him play from 2:38 on! Dude could play! Bernie
  10. Best unknown gem

    Lots of great tracks on that album, Vinnie. Absolutely LOVE the double-tracked guitars at the end of this one—from 2:28 through the fade-out! He was quite a great player! Not as good as Mick. But really great! Bernie
  11. Lost in Shuffle cover

    Not my favorite Eric tune, but this is a great version! Bernie
  12. A mention of a third song?

    It was “Be My Baby.” Bernie
  13. Best unknown gem

    One more. I guarantee nobody has heard of these guys. How I discovered these weird bands, I don’t know. And their styles are all over the place. But I like ‘em. Maybe you will, too.
  14. Best unknown gem

    Here’s another obscure album I love: Cyndi Bullens’ “Desire Wire.” She was a firecracker singer/guitar player. This first album and her next were great. Then she switched gears and put out a bunch of unlistenable introspective music. But this album’s tunes still get spins on my playlist.
  15. Best unknown gem

    I don’t know anybody who knows Robert A. Johnson (not the famous blues guy, hence the middle initial)—but his one album has been a favorite of mine since I bought it in the ‘70s!
  16. ABBA reuniting

    The second song has more of that familiar ABBA sound. All-in-all, fans of the band are pretty overwhelmed with the new music.
  17. ABBA reuniting

    The two new ABBA songs are really good for a band that hasn’t created new music in four decades. You can see the digitally created band perform at the end of this video.
  18. I don’t get this band at all..

    I made this video, like a decade ago. Still funny! Bernie
  19. Ken Sharp…

    Ken's a very talented guy. BTW, I did that album's cover artwork for him. Bernie
  20. Ken Sharp…

    Ken's a very talented guy. BTW, I did that album's cover artwork for him. Bernie
  21. Anyone recognize this???

    Whoever that band is, they're not our Raspberries. Bernie
  22. For you “Johnny Come Lately’s”

    ERIC (https://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2011/05/08/eric-carmen-on-the-outsiders/): "When I was in high school in Lyndhurst, Ohio, there was a place called the Chagrin Armory, where the up and coming bands would play. It was basically just a huge, empty concrete warehouse, with terrible acoustics, but it could probably hold 1500 people. I heard The Outsiders were going to be playing there, and a couple of my friends and I decided to venture out from the protective cocoon of Lyndhurst to the wilds of Chagrin and check them out. I had heard "Time Won’t Let Me" on the radio, and, as a card carrying Mod, had turned my nose up at it. It had horns (yuch!) and organ (blech!) and it seemed to me the lead singer, Sonny Geraci, was a touch flat for the whole song, but, in the spirit of adventure, we ventured out anyway. They blew me completely away...It was years before I learned that Jimmy Fox played drums on the album (a lot of that time they credited MY drummer, Jim Bonfanti) but, I’ve got to say, all these years later, that record still holds a special place in my heart. It’s that "moment in time" kind of record, that takes you back to exactly where you were when you first heard it. Bernie

    "ASK TRASK" ... why didn't Lew come up with this? Bernie
  24. Queen homage to the Berries?

    Love it, of course! It's Queen! Bernie
  25. The Best Singers of All Time…

    #2...Enya?!? What is this guy from Ireland? Bernie