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About GATW

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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against the Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    She Did It
  1. Top Down Summer (2018)

    Sorry to (potentially) disappoint, but Wally played 12-string on the original 20 years ago. Not sure if he's in the update.
  2. Tonight cover

    Raspberries unplugged! I like it! Who is it? I'm happy to hear any interpretation--it just goes to show their influence.
  3. Raspberries - Pop Art Live

    Late to the game on this one. I haven't checked in at EC for a while, and while browsing Apple Music I come to find THIS. I have the signed version of Sunset Strip, and I find Pop Art to be a much more enjoyable listen. Less polished, and it's like listening to 1974 Raspberries, rather than 2000's. The mix is better, the individual guitars stand out, and the in my opinion, the energy is at another level. What a gift! Edit: Holy isht! Ticket to Ride. OMFG. Edit 2: Actually, all 3 Beatles songs are amazing. These guys should form a Beatles tribute band...
  4. Eric interview

    How's he doing? Looks kinda frail...
  5. What Is This "Tonight" Drum Fill?

    Are you kidding me? I've been obsessed with that exact Chicago video for a while. I even showed it to my 14 year old bassist son as an example of a perfect live performance (in my opinion). Terry Kath was one of the best. Thank you and Mark for the information. I also found out about "Bucket of Fish", which seems to fit what I'm hearing: I'm gonna hop on the kit and give all this a try! Cheers, Paul
  6. What Is This "Tonight" Drum Fill?

    Thanks so much!
  7. I'd like to know what this little roll drum fill is called, and how it's played: Thanks! Paul
  8. So, if the business model is broken, what's going to fix it? Some would claim that rock died when KISS came out, but that's another discussion (sarcastic). Rather than lament, I'm certain that some artist (maybe Dave Grohl?) will figure all this out, and create the "new economy" which will foster creative new artists, and (hopefully) push all the crap to the wayside. The more that things change, the more they stay the same--it'll be interesting to see what happens next. And then after that.
  9. This is one of the funniest stink eyes I've ever seen.
  10. I always loved this part of Let's Pretend, but it's even better live, with just Eric and Wally belting it out raw. I'm also just now reading Marathon Man, and about their early days. So this is doubly awesome. Jump to 2:05...
  11. IKEA Monkey and BATC

    First thing I thought of when I saw the IKEA monkey:
  12. I'm digging through Dio's older stuff (he started in 1958!). Totally reminds me of your singing. Just curious--did you ever meet Dio?
  13. ABM on GLEE

    I was out of the room, but my wife paused and backed it up for me (bless her heart, she knows what I like!). Her comment was that this is the trademark song for any lonely pining woman scene. Cracked me up!
  14. Oh! Darling

    Eric, I know you've noted the similarities between yours and Macca's voices, but I was putting together some Ikea furniture listening to Abbey Road, and Oh! Darling came on. Now, I've heard this song a million times, but from the first Oh! on this listen, it just screamed "ERIC CARMEN". I think more than any other Beatles song. Did you ever belt this one out for a show?
  15. "I Wanna Be With You"

    Don't mean to take things too off-topic, but: 1) In My Life 2) God Only Knows 3) Let's Pretend That performance cements it--Let's Pretend is one of the best pop songs of all time.