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  1. This has always interested me in how this system worked...A long read, but very fascinating to me... ”The answers as evidenced here so far, vary wildly, but I feel like many examples are overly rosy. Here is a different take - “hits” don’t usually pay the performer of the writer very well. Only when a hit transcends radio play and record sales does it really make the big money. Even then, if the performer didn’t write the song, or own a cut of publishing/mechanical royalties, their personal profit from even a #1 hit could be pretty slim. My dad is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist performer who had a pretty great run, but never got a true “hit”. Long-term royalties depend on a few key factors - the first being who WROTE the song, who owns the song (publishing), who owns recording (mechanical royalties), and really important in my opinion is the “life after the hit” for the song. Even a minor hit with a rich after-life can generate a lot of income for whoever wrote it as well as who owns the publishing and/or mechanical royalties (A good example is Blue Monday by New Order, not a radio hit but presumably huge income for movie and TV placements which help maintain ongoing mechanical sales.) If you own all three, great! You have maximum control, and you will make more from sales and both live and mechanical performances — but you need help to make a hit, at the very least from the record label who will probably make more than you just by owning the mechanical recording rights. My dad released 4 albums on major labels which sold just ok; he enjoyed some FM radio play, put on terrific live shows and was hired for many sessions for major players. Some songs were ”covered” by other artists and got pretty close to a “hit”; one song in the US Top 40, “(You Got to Have) Friends” when it was recorded by Better Midler ~1971. It was also included on Barry Manilow’s second LP, was sung by Cybil Shepherd with muppets on Sesame Street, and even appeared in a few movies, including being partially sung by Donkey in Shrek. In my dad’s case he had a writing partner for “Friends”, so right away royalties were split with Mark “Moogy” Klingman. Fairly early on, Moogy sold his share of the publishing to the label which became Sony which then effectively gave Sony control over the song. Decades later when it came time for Shrek to ask for the song, Sony played hardball asking for a lot of money up front for usage. Late in the process, Shrek producers claimed to be low on soundtrack budget and worked out a deal with Sony where Donkey could sing the opening line, but not use the actual/correct melody. Sony got something like $10k licensing up front for only using the lyrics: “I am all alone. There is no one here beside me And my problems have all gone….. But you got to have frrrrr——” Shrek cuts him off “No you don’t!” The $5k that went to BuzzArt Publishing was a welcome infusion of cash and very well may be why we are still solvent as it did give the song a bit more life, 30 years on, but it was not retirement money that’s for sure. Obviously “Friends” is not a “true hit” and my dad’s life-long commitment to playing and composing music is not captured by the “one hit wonder” typology. At best, maybe Friends is a minor hit, but Bette performed it live for decades, sometimes opening AND closing shows with it. Some royalties come in on their own while others have to be fought for. On the other hand - a really great placement AFTER the initial hit often makes the difference in the long for whoever holds the copyright. My dad’s story is a reminder that often the original performer either did not write the song or even if they did, they may “owe” other people a share of the royalties that come their way. One offer that Sony blocked was from Dial soap who wanted to run an ad campaign “(You got to have) Dial”. When “We Wear Short Shorts” was licensed for TV usage by Nair, I am sure that money greatly eclipsed the royalties for the original hit - and it also gave the song itself another boost to ensure it still gets played on oldies stations. Maybe my dad should have sold his share to Sony too - that way Sony would feel more free to license the song to a movie or commercial because THEY would make 100% of the publishing royalties and my dad (and Moogy) would still get the song-writers royalties which are smaller but can never be traded. Had the full song song made it onto the soundtrack for Shrek, including the CD, that income stream would have been larger all along and keep on giving more after the film royalties dry up. Also, a fresh use of an older song breathes new life into it. Instead, my dad makes maybe $1,000 per years on BMI songwriter’s royalties and his publishing company makes between $3,000 and $10,000 per year for publishing royalties based on his entire life’s work, not just the one “hit.” This is hardly enough to live on so my dad never stopped writing or trying to place a “hit.” Despite long term disability, he never stopped trying to perform because that is the best way to test a song and see if it connects with an audience. Moogy did a bit better, but not just because he sold his share of “Friends” or had other big hits (though the Patty Sith Group covered his song “Sinner”). He was a child prodigy, was kicked out of high school for performing an anti-Vietnam war song at the talent show with his Friend, Andy Kauffman. Moogy became a young top notch writer/producer in NYC with his own home studio (“Secret Sound”) in his parents’ luxurious home on the Upper East Side. His recording and performing credits are simply amazing highlighted by producing/performing the original score for “Barbarella”, touring with Bob Dylans’ Rolling Thunder Review and his decades of on-and-off work with Todd Rundgren and Utopia. Despite Moogy’s years and years of success, he never moved out of his parents home… but it was a really great house. I purposefully did not say my dad’s name before because you probably never heard of him, and there are thousands of unknown musical talents with stories similar to his. He is still my favorite singer-songwriter performer — and you’ve probably heard something by William “Buzzy” Linhart even if it was a uncredited recording session for hire for one of his many “Friends”.“
  2. Happy Birthday, Bernie 2020!!!

    Happy birthday, tutti capo tutti...
  3. Claustrophobia...Help...Anybody out there?

    Thanks, baby..
  4. Claustrophobia...Help...Anybody out there?

    Angst time again...I am out of my mind with anxiety as I will be flying to Fla. in the A.M...I hope they sell this CBD oil at the airport...or rescue remedy...I didn’t follow up on this last time and am regretting it...Hope there are some responses of support for this post for I need some encouragement and distraction from my plight this morn...Thanx in advance,,,
  5. Try to stump ‘em...

    Try to stump the six degrees master...I tried Eric with a whole bunch of tough ones and it wasn’t even very challenging to the wizard... https://www.whosampled.com/six-degrees/
  6. Pretty Good Jim Interview

    A RASPBERRIES REALITY By Bruce Hicks "I Know that everyone doesn't have the luxury of being able to play (the drums), but I can and I really appreciate the chances to play because it's really still fun, just like it was at the beginning." Jim Bonfanti is best known as the original drummer and co-founding member or Raspberries, a powerful rock group that found significant success in the early '70s. The group, led by Eric Carmen, released four albums and eight singles, including a Gold Record Hit, "Go All the Way." Jim started the group with Eric in 1970. He met Eric while they both were active in Cleveland's late 60s music scene becoming familiar with each other from the practice of musicians seeing each others' bands. Eric saw Jim in "The Mods" (which became "The Choir"). Eric approached Jim after his last Choir show in Dec. of '69 about getting a band together. Jim was tired of bands and broke off for regular job as an accounts manager for about four months. He quickly realized that he has a huge passion for music and he contacted Eric to form Raspberries. When talking about the band name, they were somehow influenced by the fact that Eric had a publishing company called Magic Raspberries and, after getting frustrated over the topic, they just decided to use a shortened version of it and call the band Raspberries. "It's the band that makes the name, not the name that makes the band. You loved the Beatles music, so you loved the name". As it turned out, he and his bandmates created music that gave many people a reason to love Raspberries. Jim, the self-taught drummer who liked to play "just what a song needs", has been happy with the twists and turns of his musical life. HOF Nomination Jim's long-time manager, Al Kaston, broke the news and Jim was genuinely surprised at his inclusion in Classic Drummer's 2013 Hall of Fame vote. The veteran musician was humbled to be among a nominee list of truly accomplished drummers. "Getting on the list was one thing, but to get enough votes to also get honorable mention was really quite flattering. I didn't think I had done enough to really be bothered with. That's why when it happened, it was, well, WOW! I was happily shocked!" "Well, I'm a lefty! I do things differently. It's not like I planned it out." Editor's note: Congratulations Jim on being inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame 2015. You obviously have lots of fans that love your drumming and the music you have been a part of Thanks for your contribution to classic rock and welcome to the Classic Drummer family. Jim believes what garnered recognition from fans over the years was, primarily, his playing style. "Well, I'm a lefty! I do things differently. It's not like I planned it out. I first started drumming as a kid and I didn't know that was a left- or a right-handed drum set-up...I just played.” He saw drums set up in the conventional right-handed format and he played them in a way that felt right to him. “I didn’t play cross stick so I played totally opposite the way of a right-handed drummer (though he still used his right foot for the bass drum). “But it affected the way I played and sounded”. In fact it wasn’t until many years later, after being questioned by a friend about his style, his eyes were opened. “I realized that it was something that helped me create the patterns, styles and sounds of the fills that I do.” Jim feels his “left-hander in a right-handed drummer’s world” is what most people notice when they talk about how he plays and which generates compliments about his playing. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the fact that Raspberries have not been inducted, is a topic that Jim has considered both frequently and recently. His take? “It seems to me that lots of people in the hall, and I don’t mean any disrespect, are those that have sold a lot of records, way more records than we (Raspberries) did. But I don’t see where…on the timeline of music, (who) moved it. Who gave it a bump? Who made an impact? Do you hear some young man who says that this or that band influenced me? My thing is I think that the people in the hall should be ones that had an impact…that impressed people to model themselves after them.” Jim clarified his position by claiming how Raspberries, being recognized for driving the Power Pop Genre, were a group that influenced musicians. He believes that stronger consideration should be given to bands that helped shape Rock and Roll. Jim pointed out that wellknown musicians have, over the years, mentioned Raspberries as an influence. That, along with Raspberries’ solid record sales, should be factors on getting entry into the hall. “Kiss had a definite sound and look how long it took them to get into the Hall of Fame. They… definitely moved that line. I scratch my head trying to figure out what was the thought process that put this person in there. What was the criterion that makes one eligible?” Raspberries Tour The Raspberries Reunion Tour is among the most memorable events in Jim’s life and a number of factors had to fall into place to make it happen. “It was about a decade ago, in ’04. I got a phone call from the talent buyer of Cleveland’s House of Blues. He shared his plan of opening that venue and he wanted Raspberries to be part of it. I really didn’t think there was a snowball’s chance of our getting back together. But then I told him, I’d see if there was any remote possibility to make that happen.” Jim initiated phone contact with the rest of Raspberries, starting with Eric Carmen. Jim admitted he started with Eric because “…obviously, without Eric, there’d be no purpose….he was our singer.” The House of Blues opener was the biggest factor in getting everyone back together. Eric was quite particular about their sound and their shows and the House of Blues happened to have a great sound system, stage and atmosphere. It was a truly attractive opportunity. The tour turned out to be an easy sell once Eric was onboard. The group practiced for a couple of months straight before their first tour. As it was in the beginning, Eric acted as their musical director. They worked on a show that best presented the intent of the music they created. “Overall, it was great fun. It’s no secret that we had issues but, for that time, they weren’t there. Nothing, could replace the feeling of the first show…that moment right there where we thought, here we are! It was about my kids being there. They knew about Raspberries, but for them to be in the room, see the excitement and the whole thing!” Between ’04 and ’05 they performed ten shows in seven cities. During the first tour one performance was recorded. It became “Raspberries, Live on Sunset Strip” CD/Video package. Their shows from ’07 were in order to promote that package. Raspberries’ last reunion show occurred in ’09. Again, it was serendipitous. Al Kaston, Raspberries’ manager, contacted the group because, in that year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames induction ceremony was, for the first time, being held in Cleveland. Prior to the actual inductions, they threw a private, VIP party and Raspberries were the featured entertainment. Cleveland Music Scene Jim has a great fondness for Cleveland's music scene. "You years prior to Raspberries, it was just a Mecca for bands. I can't imagine that all cities had what we had here...there was British Invasion and Motown and Rock and all of these places to play. I remember the Cleveland Plain Dealer (newspaper) had an Action Tab that listed...columns and columns of events and that's how it was for us when we started playing. We were focused. We wanted to write our songs and make records. We couldn't wear ourselves out playing at all these places, so we made a nice living, supporting ourselves by staying out of bars and playing at high schools. On Thursdays we played at a local club that had a great audience and vibe. On Fridays and Saturdays we did high school dances. They started and ended earlier and paid better than most bars. On Sundays, we became regulars at Cleveland's Agora and that was one of the best things that happened to Us. We played for 50% of the door. There weren't a lot of places to play on Sundays. We kept our gear up there, practiced all night on Mondays and Tuesdays, took Wednesdays off and then things started all over." At that time, the group lived together in a rented house where they honed their sound and worked on songs. "There just couldn't have been a better place for us." "Nothing, could replace the feeling of the first show…that moment right there where we thought, here we are! Still Relevant Part of Jims pride in Raspberries is that it has maintained its relevance and was recently proven by a current movie! One of 2014 s movie hits was "Guardians of the Galaxy". The movies writer and director, James Gunn, is a huge fan of the group. Jim was told that selecting the music for the soundtrack was rigorous. According to what was told to Jim, Mr. Gunn decided to choose music from the 70s. The original song list was well over a thousand tunes which, in steps, were winnowed down to more than a hundred and then to a dozen songs. Raspberries' "Go All The Way" was among the songs making the final cut. "Okay," said Jim "here's a band from more than 40 years ago making this list! There was even a poll conducted by MTV in late August and early September 2014 to find "The Movie Song Of The Summer" from all the movies released in 2014 and our song had the most votes!" Further, the movie's soundtrack has sold more than one million copies in the US and over two million worldwide, earning Raspberries a plati-num album for their Part. "It's exciting That we are on it." "When we put this band together, before we even had a name, we talked about how we were going to sound, and how we were going to look and how we were going to dress. When we got together, we were just a band. We had ideas but none of us ever thought that, some 40 years later we would be relevant!" Bonfanti Today Today, things are precisely how Jim likes it. Like Raspberries, he is relevant and in touch with drums and music. Recently, again due to the efforts of manager Al Kaston, Jim was introduced to Brian Baron. Brian sought out Jim's expertise to help with Brian's company, "Cold Mountain Drums". The company is located in Cleveland and, besides the drums; the entire drum making equipment was also made in that city. Jim is excited about the boutique drum shop and he is heavily involved in selecting among different woods for a "Jim Bonfanti Limited" snare drum. He gushes that "All the drums, all the parts, everything's from Cleveland. I love the snare it's just, the best sounding snare I've heard. It has a real crack to it. I told Brian that, I wasn't all that into all the technical stuff I just know what I like my snare and toms to sound like. This is what I want my kick to sound like. He is going to market the snare when it's done and he's going to let me test the samples. I think it's pretty cool to have a Cleveland based maker. Brian's so passionate about his work and I'm glad to be a part of it." "...before we even had a name, we talked about how we were going to sound, and how we were going to look and how we were going to dress." Band wise, until 2015 Jim played regularly in The Jeff Soukup Band, and created and played all the drum tracks on Jeff's 2013 original release, "The Ride Music Project". Currently Jim is enjoying life as the drummer in "Abbey Rodeo", a long time group of local veteran musicians who all share a love and passion for the British Invasion. With a repertoire of over 100 British Invasion classics, they play with the same focus, passion and attention to quality that Jim brought to Raspberries. Besides drums and music, Jim began running in 2010. Though he had a setback after a heart attack, he recovered and resumed running. He recently ran in two half-marathons and now runs about 70 miles a month. Jim feels good about how things have turned out. He loves having been with Raspberries, enjoys being involved with local drum making and the fact that he's able to get out and still play music. "It's nice to get out, play some music, enjoy ourselves...there's music, no drama." And he continues to evolve. "I even play around with Roland Electric Drums...it controls my sound and it's only five minutes to set-up." "Yeah, I like things and like what I'm playing...back to where my roots are." — Classic Drummer, January 2016
  7. Wiiliam Shatner 1974 tour bus tour

    As an autograph collector, I hear he is not a very nice guy...
  8. N.Y. Times Lukewarm Review

    Funny picture of”doer”...Bernstein actually called the Beatles the “Schubert’s of their time”... Leonard Bernstein shielding his ears from the screams at a Beatles concert, 1965
  9. Is This Dissimilar from Wally’s GATW Claim?

    Not to open the can of worms, but what part of GATW did Wally claim he actually wrote?...Or is he just basing it on the erroneous songwriting credit on one of the lps?...Does he actually contend he wrote the opening guitar intro?...If he did, the comparison would be valid...
  10. I wonder if this court case from a few years ago, is basically, similar to Wally’s claim for songwriting royalties on GATW...I know this is a British court decision, but is Fisher’s claim have the same validity as Wally’s assertation? Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher wins share of A Whiter Shade of Pale royalties Organist Matthew Fisher has won a share of the royalties of the Procol Harum song A Whiter Shade of Pale, 42 years after the record became one of the biggest hits in pop history. Lawyers said the ruling from the House of Lords could cause a copyright headache for major artists—with musicians who performed on successful recordings lining up to bring claims for their contributions. Mr Fisher, 61, from Croydon, south London, who now works as a computer programmer, launched his claim against the lead singer of Procol Harum, Gary Brooker, in 2005. The group's record was released in 1967 and became the anthem of the Summer of Love. It was recently named as the most played tune in public places. But from 2005 it was the subject of a bitter legal battle between Mr Brooker, who owned the copyright to the music, and Mr Fisher, who wrote the haunting organ introduction and counter melody. Mr Fisher successfully claimed a share of the royalties from the tune after winning his claim in the High Court in 2006. He was awarded 40 per cent of the music royalties. But two years later Mr Brooker was successful at the Court of Appeal where judges said Mr Fisher, although a co-author, had no right to royalties because of the time that had elapsed before he made his claim. The Law Lords however reinstated the High Court decision, ruling that the delay in bringing the claim had not caused any harm to Mr Brooker, who had benefited financially from the delay. However, Mr Fisher can only claim future royalties from the record. Iain Purvis QC, who represented him, told the panel of five Law Lords at the two-day hearing in April that his client had established co-authorship but had not benefited because the Court of Appeal had ruled that he had waited too long to make his claim. "We say for all practical purposes the appeal court confiscated his share of the copyright and awarded it to the defendants." Mr Fisher had brought the proceedings, said Mr Purvis, firstly to be recognised as the joint author and owner of one of the "most famous and popular works of the 20th century, and that he has achieved". "But secondly, to receive the income to which he says he is entitled as the co-owner of the musical copyright," he went on. The Law Lords said the music for the song in its original form was composed in 1967 by Mr Brooker around lyrics written by Keith Reid, the band's manager. When Mr Fisher joined the band later, he composed the organ parts and the song was released, selling six million copies. Solicitor Lawrence Abramson, who represented Mr Brooker, said copyright in the record will last 70 years from the death of the writers but was likely to be swallowed up paying the legal costs of the case. He said there would be a future hearing to decide on costs. "The ruling will encourage a lot of other claims but it will not mean that they will all succeed. They will have to be determined on the facts but everyone in the same position as Mr Fisher will have a go." Baroness Hale, 62, one of the five Law Lords hearing the case at the highest court in the land, said in her contribution to the rulings: "As one of those people who do remember the Sixties, I am glad that the author of that memorable organ part has at last achieved the recognition he deserves." The organist, who ran his case on a no-win, no-fee arrangement, watched the judgment being delivered from the Strangers Gallery overlooking the Chamber at the House of Lords. He said he was "delighted" with the result and he had now won the recognition he believed he deserved for his part in the record. "This was never about money. There will not be a lot of that anyway. "But this was about making sure everyone knew about my part in the authorship. "A win without money was never going to be recognised as a win at all." —The Telegraph, Jul 30, 2009
  11. Who is the biggest jerk in music?

    According to this submission... “I’ve done quite a bit of research into this subject, being a music enthusiast and I honestly think Don Henley is one of the biggest jerks in music history. For starters, he is often considered as being the main member responsible for Don Felder’s ousting, even more so than Gleen Frey. Felder wrote about the situation in his book about his time in the Eagles. He is EXTREMELY over-protective regarding his copyright and intellectual property. You can rarely find any of the Eagle’s or his solo material on Youtube. When a video of their music gets uploaded, it’s quickly removed. He’s strict about not allowing people to take pictures or video at an Eagles concert. He also doesn’t seem to like people who play his music in public places. The worst of the worst examples of him being over-protective include the one time when he sued because of a hotel in Mexico had the name Hotel California, he also sued Duluth Trading Company because of a T-shirt contained the words “Don a Henley and “Take it Easy”, and even sued a foundation that helps protect eagles in America because he felt that they were infringing on the band’s name. He wasn’t happy about Frank Ocean sampling “Hotel California” and went as far as to call him a cuss word and attacking him despite his popularity at the time. The Eagles' shows are some of the most expensive ticket-wise, especially for a band that hasn’t released a new single in 30 years. The reason I brought this up today is that a video of old commercials was removed and a copyright strike was issued on YouTube likely only because of Henley’s song New York Minute was used for a few seconds in a promo for a TV Show, which probably only made up 5% of the entire video. I’ve always have liked the Eagles and Henley’s material, but Henley strikes me as a musician with ego, power and greed issues. Regarding his stance on copyright, he certainly has the right to determine how he wants his music to be heard, but in some ways, he’s probably alienating his own fans and abusing copyright law just for the sole purpose of being too greedy.” 1.6k views · View Upvoters
  12. GOAT

    At the B.B. King show, I saw Jennings singing along with every song...After the show I said to him, “ you must be a big fan because you know all the words”...He said, “Don’t forget, I’m Ken Jennings and I know everything”...He then signed an autograph, “Who is Ken Jennings”????
  13. The Berries as Progressive Rock?

    Here’s some comments by fans actually considering I Can Remember as progressive rock... https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/10256-The-Raspberries-quot-I-Can-Remember-quot
  14. N.Y. Times Lukewarm Review

    Raspberries Band Offers Pop‐pourri At the Bottom Line By John Rockwell Raspberries is a young rock band whose four members come mostly from Cleveland. They didn't make much of an impact until this year, after two former members were replaced. But their fourth album, produced by Jimmy Ienner, has attracted a lot of attention, and Thursday night they opened a four‐night run at the Bottom Line, their first New York appearances since the personnel changes. It was a little disappointing, in comparison with the album. Mr. Ienner has surrounded the four—Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, Scott McCarl and Mike McBride—with a tricky yet effectively discreet assortment of instrumental touches and clever arrangements. The result is a pop‐pourri of nineteen‐fiftees, sixties and seventies influences, fused into something fresh and appealing. It is a verity in the pop‐music world that complex studio arrangements are difficult to reproduce in live concert, and Raspberries hadn't solved the problem on Thursday. They seemed content to settle for soulful folkishness from Mr. Carmen at the piano and, most of the time, solidly hard‐driving rock. The rock is decent enough of its kind, although the inexorability of the beat sounds more leadenly monolithic than enlivening. Raspberries is obviously a band with a future. But in concert at least, that future still seems a little way off. —The New York Times, Dec. 14, 1974
  15. Make sure you scroll all the way down the page...A few bits of info from the old days that I didn’t know... Jim Bonfanti James Alexander Bonfanti (born December 17, 1948 in Windber, Pennsylvania) is a rock drummer, best known as a member of the band Raspberries. Bonfanti's music career began in 1965 when he saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, which eventually led him to join a band called "The Mods", later renamed The Choir, their recording of "It’s Cold Outside" reached the national charts in 1967. In 1970, Bonfanti, Wally Bryson, Dave Smalley and Eric Carmen formed Raspberries who made four albums, eight singles, many road trips (including Carnegie Hall), national and international success, including a gold record for their major hit "Go All the Way". Following two albums both released in 1972, creative tension came to a head sparked largely by Carmen's creative dominance over the contributions of fellow members. After the release of the Raspberries' third album, Side 3, Smalley and Bonfanti departed Raspberries to form their own band, Dynamite. As of 2015 Bonfanti resides in Mentor, Ohio. RELATED TOPICS Go All the Way (song) "Go All the Way" is a single by American pop-rock group Raspberries, released in July 1972 and written by band leader Eric Carmen. The song reached the Top 5 on three principal US charts: number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on Cashbox and number 3 on Record World; the single sold more than 1.3 million copies. It was their second single release, their all-time biggest US hit, appeared on their debut LP, Raspberries; because of its sexually suggestive lyrics, considered risqué for the day, the song was banned by the BBC. The tune ranked at number 33 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles of 1972 year-end list. In 1989, Spin magazine named "Go All the Way" in its list of the "100 Greatest Singles of All Time", ranking it at number 91. "Go All the Way" appeared in Blender magazine's July 2006 issue as one of its "Greatest Songs Ever". The song was performed on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, Live in 1974, it was performed on The Mike Douglas Show. "Go All the Way" has been featured in three movies. Director Cameron Crowe, a Raspberries fan, used the song in his 2000 film Almost Famous. The Killers recorded another version of the song for the 2012 film Dark Shadows, an adaptation of the 1966–1971 TV series Dark Shadows. The song appears in the 2014 Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. In interviews with hard rock/metal personality Eddie Trunk, he states that this song sparked his interest in music due to the distorted guitar riffs."Go All the Way" was included on the Raspberries Pop Art Live CD set from their reunion concert recording, November 26, 2004, at the House of Blues in Cleveland, released August 18, 2017. "Go All the Way" was recorded by the American melodic rock band From the Fire. Matthew Sweet and Bangles member Susanna Hoffs included a faithful rendition of the song in their 2009 collaboration Under the Covers, Vol. 2.