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Angloberry

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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Eric Carmen
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    Starting Over
  1. Happy New Year!

    Hi Bernie/everyone, Haven’t been around here for a while but I have been lurking from time to time to see what’s been going down, and hey, I even remembered my password! So happy that the message board has earned a reprieve. I can’t tell you what a revelation it was to me to find it and to be a part of the discussions and the excitement around the reunion; something I never thought I would see in a million years. Before then, Raspberries were just another defunct band that I’d loved and lost. We just got back from spending a few days seeing the new year in in Amsterdam. On New Year’s Eve my daughter and I went in to a secondhand record shop in the city and hey presto, in the “R” section I pulled out a pristine copy of the Starting Over album, replete with colour poster, which my original copy never had! Seemed like a good omen for a Brand New Year! Happy New Year everyone! Gary
  2. Little Queenie Live

    Bernie - I remember once you posted an audio link to a Raspberries gig in which they did a fantastic version of Little Queenie. I remember commenting on it at the time. I'd really love to hear it again if you could see your way clear?
  3. Hey Bernie. What happened to this release - has it been shelved? It is still mentioned on the News page of the site but doesn't seem to have happened. Or did I miss something? Gary
  4. Sad news. Only 69 as well.
  5. ATTN is a stonkin' rockin' number. Mike's enormous drumming, Scott's melodic bass playing, almost like a second lead guitar at times, Wally' s stand out solo, Eric's peerless vocal and those horns stabs in just the right places. It's one of those tracks where the groove is so strong that it almost doesn't matter what the lyrics are. It's the overall sound that matters. I remember John Lennon saying once that this was what mattered to him most, the overall sound of a record. I think he was talking about "I Hear You Knokin'" by Dave Edmonds at the time and referring to it as the kind of sound that rang his bell so to speak. That's what ATTN does for me. Oh, and my wife loves the song too, it's her favourite Raspberries song! And as for the lyrics, Well ok, but I am sure we have had far more risqué stuff over the last 40 years that we can't now appreciate ATTN for the great rock song that it is.
  6. You Took Me All The Way has always been my fave track from the Geffen album. Very underrated in my opinion. A bit like All Through The Night which Eric has also expressed reservations over once or twice. ATTN should have been a big hit single.
  7. Boston Summer Tour

    Rumoured they might be coming to Europe this year. I saw them in London in '79 and still have the tour programme. They didn't have a large repertoire because they only had 2 albums worth of material but they were brilliant. Still one of the best gigs I've been to. I remember they played about three encores and had to play a song called "Televison Politican" because they had rune out of material. That song has never made it on any subsequent release to date.
  8. "The Essential" Review - Part 1

    Bernie. Part two pleeeeeeeze!
  9. My order for "Essential" cancelled!

    Mine cancelled too :(
  10. EC.com "Essential" CD Release Event!

    I would like a copy of the Essential Wally Bryson album please. Oh what, there isn't one? Wally's place in Raspberries history will always be secure as a brilliant original guitar player and a real presence on stage......period.
  11. EC.com "Essential" CD Release Event!

    God Bernie, get that proper review in! BTW, have to say I love the cover - great choice of photo.
  12. EC.com "Essential" CD Release Event!

    The track listing for "The Essential" is up on Amazon.com!
  13. "Brand New Year" Free Download

    Eric, if you ever wondered to yourself whether you "still had it" then you needn't have. I know you were concerned that you you wanted to come up with something that "didn't, suck". Well "Brand New Year" is proof positive that you still "have it" in spades. I just played it to my family before our Christmas dinner and we are all humming it! Thank you so much for your Christmas gift. Your new album is going to be a massive success. Love and peace to all Gary
  14. "Brand New Year" Teaser - EC.com Exclusive!

    Oh my! Eric sounds just like he did on the first solo album. Just love those high soaring vocals. Beautiful stuff. Thanks for posting just in time for Christmas Bernie. Seasons greetings everybody.
  15. New CD from Boston

    The CD arrived from Amazon yesterday. Stand out track for me is "The Way You Look Tonight" The (ahem) band (aka Tom Sholz) really builds up the tension until at the very end, the release comes in the form of the last line just played on the piano with one voice on the top. Very effective. Couple more gripes though. Why does the last note of almost every track get cut short? Probably a phase Tom is going through. And those electronic drums………... It's a better effort than Corporate America, but nowhere near the first two albums. However, it's a new album from Boston, and we should be thankful for that.
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