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About kyletx500

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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against the Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    She Did It
  1. Favorite Bridges: Eric's & Others

    Thanks for the kind words James! "Fanny" would be a bit of a daunting task to cover, but I think it's still within the realm of possibility. Although, even the Bee Gees themselves went on record saying they didn't do the song live because the vocal layers were so complex! Main Course is easily within my top 3 Bee Gees albums. It usually vies for the top spot with Spirits Having Flown and Odessa. However, most of their albums are great IMO. There are only a couple I'm lukewarm on, but that's pretty good considering there's over 20 of 'em!
  2. Eric Carmen(1975) On Second Thought

    Agreed LC, "romantic" seems like a strange adjective to attach to "Last Night," but otherwise it was quite a nice review!
  3. Another “Essential” Review

    Wonderful and classy write-up. Totally agree with the author!
  4. Favorite Bridges: Eric's & Others

    It might be my favorite Bee Gees song period! I actually did a multi tracked vocal cover a while back as I was that in love with the song! The brothers' harmonies are absolutely incredible on it. Fanny is another one from the Main Course album that blows me away with every listen.
  5. Make Me Lose Control Write-up

    I stand corrected then! I thought for sure that NGFILA hit top 10 (you must admit that 11 is quite close). I think my point overall still stands though. Top 20 hits aren't something to just write off as marginal achievements. I think the writing style really just bothered me. It's clear to me through their word choice that they don't think all that highly of Carmen.
  6. Make Me Lose Control Write-up

    A somewhat enjoyable read, but also a bit snarky and factually incorrect. Anyone who's done a bit of research would know that "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" (which was the follow-up to ABM) also hit the top ten. Plus he had top 20s with "She Did It" and "Change of Heart." I hate when writers try to make it sound like Eric had no real success between ABM and "Hungry Eyes." EDIT: The part about Kid Leo and Scott Shannon was cool though.

    I'd love to see Eric come back on here again. Unfortunately I only discovered this site in the last couple months, but I've at least had the chance to comb though some of the old threads with his posts. Some of his insights have been a joy to read, and I wish he'd share more.
  8. Song facts...Almost Paradise

    Great find Lew! I hadn't heard those stories before. I can sort of relate with Eric, as I've written a handful of songs and the music always seems to come more naturally than the lyrics.
  9. Eric Carmen vs Burton Cummings

    I wouldn't call myself a huge Burton Cummings fan or anything, but I really do like a lot of the Guess Who's greatest hits ("American Woman," "These Eyes," "Laughing," etc...) and his first solo single "Stand Tall" is an absolute classic. I've been meaning to do some exploring of his discography since I've liked pretty much everything I've heard so far.
  10. Did Eric "inspire" Hall & Oates?

    Well shoot, maybe it is legit! I may have to do some searching for that broadcast.
  11. Hey Lew, I live on the west coast, so it's really not that late here! As far as the duet, it appeared on one of Louise's albums, titled Dreamin'. No single release according to Discogs, but it's also on her Best Of compilation.
  12. This is a nice little gem I found on YouTube the other night. It's so incredibly 80's cheese, but I love it regardless. I wouldn't have ever imagined Eric singing the theme from Growing Pains, but I'm glad it happened! I had no idea who Louise Mandrell was, apparently she was quite the country star in the '80s and had hits doing Carmen's songs like "Maybe My Baby" and "I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips."
  13. The White Singing Voice of Rock and Pop

    Some really nice write-ups about Eric here. His voice is truly one of a kind, and I'm jealous of his ability to hit C5's in chest voice like they're nothing. I did notice on "Brand New Year" that there were some falsetto notes, but I had figured that maybe he had backing vocalists doing those. It's great to hear that he discovered that part of his register again! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the only other time he reached into full-on falsetto was during the "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" demo.
  14. Condolences

    Carson looked like such an adorable dog. I'm sorry to hear about his passing. Dogs are truly man's best friend, and losing one is like losing a member of the family. My sincerest condolences to Eric & Amy.
  15. Did Eric "inspire" Hall & Oates?

    It seems like a very plausible explanation, although we won't know for sure unless Hall and/or Oates confirm it. The reference on the Wikipedia page just points to this thread!