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Craig Benfer

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About Craig Benfer

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  • Birthday 03/14/63

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    Lebanon, PA
  • Interests
    Music (duh!), Baseball, Football, Golf, Cooking, Eating
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against The Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    The Way We Used To Be
  1. Hmmm....if you don't LC, I will. I really can't remember if it was on the Starting Over LP.
  2. That wasn't an error. The intro to Go All The Way is supposed to be heard to signify the "Hit Record" being played on the radio.
  3. Another great ERIC forum...Why no output from Eric?

    Some real conclusion jumping going on in that thread.
  4. Some interesting comments in this Raspberries topic...

    It does feel good. Very therapeutic.
  5. Some interesting comments in this Raspberries topic...

    "I know they are the local boys and all, but compared to the above mentioned bands (Badfinger, Big Star) who I fully agree should have been bigger--deserved to be much bigger--the Raspberries ended up just about where they should have been IMO. Plus, I never cared much for Eric's singing at all, that was a major turn-off to me." Badfinger: should have been bigger. Big Star: Not my cup of tea. Don't see the big deal. Raspberries: best of the bunch and should have been much bigger. I understand that's it a matter of opinion but what can you say to someone that doesn't like Eric's singing? or someone that thinks Jennifer Aniston is ugly? or someone that doesn't like ice cream or pizza? I can't connect with or identify with that.
  6. Some interesting comments in this Raspberries topic...

    So I feel the need to respond to/rebut some of the comments. "That sort of music was somewhat out of fashion in 1973, and let's face it, the Raspberries weren't exactly brimming over with personality or original ideas. I remember them being mostly regarded in their time as sort of silly." Yes...out of fashion which was the point. They were trying to bring it back into fashion. As Eric has said, Raspberries were one of the first "Alternative" bands. If you wanted an alternative to all the stuff that was in fashion (Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc.), there was Raspberries. Not original ideas?? I have never heard another band like them. They were VERY original which is why many give them credit for the founders of Power Pop. Were they regarded as silly? I am sure they were by some of those Tull, Zeppelin, and Floyd fans. There will always be the crowd that cares more about the image than the music. They have to like the cool bands because.....they're cool. I liked Zeppelin. I liked Uriah Heep. And when I discovered the Raspberries, I liked them too. I never cared about image or how cool or uncool it was to like them. I cared solely about the music.
  7. what a talent

    I remember when I discovered this web site. What a thrill that day was. Welcome.
  8. At The Record Plant

    That was good.
  9. Demo pick 'em

    I was thinking of way to get him a copy but it looks like you beat me to it.
  10. Demo pick 'em

    You never heard "Cindy In The Wind"?

    Where were these clues earlier? I didn't realize I was overweight until I had to start taking my showers at the carwash.
  12. No Go Slow Weekend

    I was listening to Sirius 70's station on Friday and an ad came on for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The ad started with the chorus of Eric's All By Myself. Then you hear an abrupt end with the scratching sound of the needle being lifted from the record. The voice says something like "No ballads. No syrupy depressing slow songs. This weekend is the NO GO SLOW weekend on Sirius 70's." So once again, it is recognized that All By Myself is the quintessential ballad.
  13. Paul McCartney—playlists

    I just recently made a little project playlist of my favorite post-Beatle solo songs. I chose my Top 10 favorite from each Beatle, but I decided to limit myself to only choosing Paul's stuff outside of Wings. What would be your Top 10 McCartney songs that he did while not with the Beatles or Wings?
  14. Tim Conway

    I can't think of anyone that made me laugh more.
  15. Paul Gilbert does "My Girl"

    Love it.