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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. Your Favorite Duets

    You guys named some great one's. Hard to top those but I will add: Almost Paradise by Ann Wilson & Mike Reno Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville It's Only Love by Tina Turner & Bryan Adams Somewhere Out There by Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Easy Lover by Phil Collins & Philp Bailey
  2. The Most Annoying Songs Of All Time

    "Elvira" by The Oak Ridge Boys would definitely top my list.
  3. AM/FM Trivia

    If you'd like to participate, pick only ONE question from the group of 6. (first come, first serve) You will receive 1 point for a correct answer. If someone has answered a question with an answer that you feel might be incorrect, you may make another (different) guess. Of course, only one participate will score 1 point for that question. Each quiz will be posted for at least 3 days before another quiz is posted. I will keep the running score for each player. Note, that I am using a music Trivia Game published in 1985. The answers that are on those cards are official. Please do not use the internet to research answers. The honor system will be used. Quiz #1: 1. The Cha-Cha-Cha was the 15th top 40 hit within 3 years for which Philadelphia singer in 1962? 2. Prove It All Night was a top 40 hit in 1978 for whom? 3. What Have They Done To The ________ was a 1965 top 30 hit single by The Searchers. 4. Love Is Here And Now You're ________ was a #1 hit by the Supremes in 1967. 5. Memories was a 1969 top 40 single taken from whose first TV special? 6. Playin' It Cool was a 1964 hit by Timothy B. Schmit, formerly of what major rock band?
  4. Can We Guess Them?

    Lew....look two posts above.
  5. Can We Guess Them?

    Man next the man fixing the hole... DIG IT
  6. Without You: Badfinger

    Badfinger is truly one of those groups where it's hard to find a stinker amongst all there songs.
  7. Without You: Badfinger

    Since I heard Harry's version first, and LOVED it, I could never learn to like the Badfinger version. It's so off pitch as compared to Nillson's that it almost makes me cringe. Had I never heard HN's version, I wonder what I'd think of the original.
  8. Great “ Come And Get It” Live version

    Badfinger was certainly a great band. After I really got into Raspberries, I started to seek out other bands of that style and Badfinger was the first.
  9. Neil Diamond...

    I pretty much only know his hits. Sometime I have to dive deep into his stuff.
  10. REO....

    James...those first few on your list from the Live album are all good. Going into it, I thought Summer Love & Golden Country would have made my list too.
  11. REO....

    My Top 20 Songs: 1. Keep Pushin' 2. Keep On Loving You 3. Time For Me To Fly 4. Ridin' The Storm Out-(Live) 5. Can't Fight This Feeling 6. (I Believe) Our Time Is Gonna Come 7. Every Now And Then 8. Out Of Season 9. Take It On The Run 10. I'll Follow You 11. Sing To Me 12. Music Man-(Live) 13. The Key 14. In My Dreams 15. Being Kind (Can Hurt Someone)-(Live) 16. Roll With The Changes 17. 157 Riverside Avenue-(Live) 18. Don't Let Him Go 19. Stillness Of The Night 20. Blazin' Your Own Train Again Albums Ranked: 1. Hi-Infidelity 2. Good Trouble 3. You Get What You Pay For (Live) 4. You Can Tune A Piano... 5. R.E.O. 6. Nine Lives 7. Life As We Know It 8. Wheels Are Turnin' 9. The Earth, A Small Man... 10. Building Bridges 11. R.E.O./T.W.O 12. R.E.O. Speedwagon 13. Ridin' The Storm Out 14. This Time We Mean It 15. Lost In A Dream Did not include the 2007 album "Find Your Own Way Home". I don't own it-never heard it. As far as I'm concerned, you only need to consider 1 thru 10, and 7 to 10 are really only so-so as they lack consistency. As discussed, the Live album serves as a Best Of their first 6 albums (only better), though I really like "R.E.O." Honestly, I could almost put the first three on my list in any order. Though not a single song from "Nine Lives" made my list of Top Songs. it's still pretty solid album. I am going to get " Find Your Way Home" and insert it somewhere into the list.
  12. REO....

    I did not know that Rick wrote that song. I only have a few Rick Springfield albums, including a Greatest Hits and that song is not among them.
  13. REO....

    Completely forgot about Foghat Live. Hmm, I didn't count that as part of my 44 but I'm certain I have it. I haven't heard t for a long time. Another good one...Head East Live.
  14. REO....

    James, at one point I was going to start a thread of my favorite LIVE albums, but it really is tied heavily to the groups that I've already listed as my favorites. Some of the LIVE albums that are hailed as being the best, I don't really like because I'm not crazy about the artist/group that does it. I just did a rough count and I believe I own 44 LIVE albums, but 4 are some incarnations of McCartney, 4 Barry Manilows, 3 ELO's, 2 Raspberries etc. I remember when I was young, my older brother brought a LIVE album home that he said everyone had told him he must buy because it was great. That was Humble Pie - Rockin' The Filmore. I didn't like it at all the time, I have since warmed up to it, though it is far from my favorite. REO's would be in my Top 10 easily. Another one woud be UFO's "Strangers In The Night" which, by the way, Eddie Trunk (remember him - VH1 Raspberries appearance) ranks as his #1 live album of all time. I wish i had an Eric Carmen LIVE album.
  15. REO....

    The genre of what is described now as Adult Oriented Rock, what we called Arena Rock is often not well received or taken seriously by many. As I've said many times on here, I am a complete sucker for a good melody. Beautiful, haunting or catchy melodies are my weakness, no matter what genre they are in. I like every one of the groups that LC mentioned a lot. They are the best of the genre. Foreigner doesn't have a single bad album. (at least with Lou Gramm singing). I also became a very big Survivor fan who were just a wee bit less rock, but Jim Peterik (who wrote and sang the old hit "Vehicle by Ides Of March) could write killer melodic hooks. He also wrote or co-wrote hots by .38 Special. True that after "Good Trouble" REO's albums went down hill in my opinion, though the song "In My Dreams" from "Life As We Know It" would rank pretty high on my list of REO songs.