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Raspbernie

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  1. BB King's Closing.....

    Passed by the other day. Sad. Bernie
  2. She Did It - Inspirational

    Bernie
  3. All For Love cover

    One of my absolute favorites! A Top 10 EC tune for me. Luis sorta loses steam on the last chorus when the song really soars! Oh well. Good try. Bernie
  4. She Did It play along

    I like it! Bernie
  5. BATC cover

    My favorite...solid job. Bernie
  6. Eric autographed "Starting Over"

    Great inscription! Looks authentic to me, too, Kirk! Bernie
  7. Lynyrd Skynyrd mentions Razzies

    He says, "If you don't know, that was a song by the Raspberries." So maybe the joke is "raspberries and cream?" 🤔 Bernie
  8. DWTSG cover

    So amazing that people from other countries and cultures love and admire music that we love and admire. Really awesome. Bernie
  9. It Hurts Too Much cover

    Solid. You have to applaud anyone who loves Eric enough to cover one of his tunes, right? Bernie
  10. Scott McCarl "Play On" (1997)

    One of my favorites! I darn near melted it from so many spins on my CD player in '97! Bernie
  11. More To Come

    Dave Smalley's solo CD is very good! The rest aren't too bad either. Bernie
  12. Fotomaker Collection (Rhino) (1995)

    A great band! Saw them live in '78 at a small club in New Jersey. Bernie
  13. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    Spins and Reviews By Alan Haber Raspberries | Pop Art Live (Omnivore, 2017) For a thrilling listening experience back in 1976, you could do worse than planting Raspberries’ Best featuring Eric Carmen on your turntable. Every one of the 10 tracks on offer was bang-zoom top-flight–“Go All the Way,” “Tonight,” “Ecstasy,” and “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” to name just four. Plus, the first few songs on side one were programmed to start a hairbreadth after the one before it, elevating the excitement level about a million percent. Listening to Best, I always wondered what it would be like to be at a Raspberries concert. It seemed to me that nothing could quite compare to the emotional payoff experienced by people this close to the band up on a stage that probably shook wildly with every beat bounced upward and then showered down on the audience. Plus, all of that singing along… Now, with the release of Pop Art Live, fans like me can finally feel the power of a you-are-there Raspberries performance. Recorded on November 26, 2004 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, this beautifully mixed and mastered document puts listeners in the cross hairs of a dynamic performance of 28 group classics and covers of choice songs from the Beatles and the Who. It is an invigorating experience. The band is in fine voice and plays throughout the show like they hadn’t just gotten together for a reunion performance 30 years later. Working together as a cohesive unit on stage, they are clearly on a mission, invested in every note as they work to please every audience member, all of them hungry for a taste of Raspberries history. Augmented by a trio of musicians called “The Overdubs” that helps to flesh out their sound, Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, David Smalley, and Jim Bonfanti work every inch of the room as they play the hits and key album tracks and just generally whoop it up, Raspberries style. The highlights are many–“Nobody Knows,” “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record),” “Might as Well,” “Starting Over,” “Should I Wait,” and “Come Around and See Me” spring to mind–but the whole program is a collective highlight and delight, which is probably more to the point. To say that Jim Bonfanti’s drums are the propulsive glue that holds these proceedings together would be an understatement; he has lost none of his power and is even more powerful than he was before. It should go without saying that the rest of the band is also performing at the height of their powers, but I’ll say it: This magical foursome was on that November night. Kudos to Omnivore Recordings for releasing this astounding, pulse-pounding document, and kudos to you for buying it. Because, of course, you will be…right? —Pure Pop Radio, August 9, 2017
  14. Eric's Tweets

    Eric has been tweeting a lot lately, so I added his Twitter Feed to the Forum. You can find it at the top of the column to the right on the main Forum page. This way you can check on what EC is up to every time you log into EricCarmen.com! Bernie
  15. Glider 1977 album

    Would have been better had they let Scott take the lead on some tunes. The songs are good, but the singer is not. Bernie
  16. It Hurts Too Much TopPop

    Holy moly! Wow!!! That is amazing! Love it when something completely new shows up! Stellar! Bernie
  17. John Mahoney dies

    I worked with him twice. Once on a milk mustache print ad with the cast of "Frasier" and on a TV campaign for MassMutual insurance. Nice guy. Talented actor. RIP. Bernie
  18. Helloooooo... Is Anybody Out There?

    Yep. Every now and then a tumbleweed blows by here at EC.com, which gets the locals perty excited! There are a couple of BIG THINGS brewing under the EC/Raspberries hood that may re-stir the pot. More when I'm at liberty to say. Bernie
  19. 2 years ago

    You never fully get over the loss of a parent. Bernie
  20. Van Morrison "Georgia On My Mind"

    I guess you can count me in the minority, but I am not and have never been a fan of Van Morrison. Bernie
  21. OTM live on tv Love Is All That Matters

    That's actually quite nice. A little "pitchy" as the judges on The Voice often say, but heartfelt! Bernie
  22. Love Is All That Matters cover

    Too overwrought! Eric sings it tenderly, she sings it like she's doing "Hamlet" and playing to the back of the house. Bernie
  23. Orchestra arrange ABM

    A little synth-y for me. Actually, A LOT synth-y! Bernie
  24. Eventful: Demand It.....but wrong similar choice?

    Heck, not sure if it'll help...but I demand it, too! Bernie
  25. The Choir "Artifact"

    Solid garage band recordings, but lacking what Wally and Dave brought to the group for me. Still, always great to have more RARE material from Eric, Wally, Dave and Jim! Bernie
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