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  1. From: Eric Carmen Subject: Berlin Finale Hi Bob, Thank you for kind words. “ Boats” was my most personal work and of all of my albums, means the most to me. Not many people know that I wrote every song in the order I wanted them to appear on the album…the order I wanted them heard ..to tell a story (my story). However, the record company reversed the order against my will. Not sure if it will make a difference to you, but if you start with the last track and go in reverse, you will hear that story . Happy New Year and all the best to you in 2024. Peace, Eric ______________________________________ Subject: Re: Final Berlin Even though I played bass on Eric’s first solo album, I listen to Boats much more often. So rich in imagery and personal emotion. “Love is all that matters” is my favorite Eric Carmen song. It even made my (pre-planned) Celebration of Life event soundtrack! Stephen Knill
    7 points
  2. OK, here's a good one! I was stocking up on some last minute supplies the morning of my legendary "Weekend at Bernie's" that boasted a surprise appearance by Eric Carmen. As I added some items to my cart at the local Home Depot, "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" began playing on the store's sound system. A Home Depot worker strolled by singing, "Never gonna fall in looooooove againnnnnn." I was VERY tempted to shout out, "That guy is gonna be in my backyard tonight!" Maybe I should have! True story. 😳
    6 points
  3. Got a mention of EC and Berries about similarities between singer/band and EC/Berries…judge for yourself… https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/fantastic-new-single-from-the-lemon-twigs-my-golden-years.1192180/#post-33613875 “Been diving me nuts as to who the lead vocal is channeling on this - and I could kick myself it’s so obvious - it’s Raspberries era Eric Carmen. In fact the whole band is channeling Raspberries hard!”
    6 points
  4. Sure. Sounds like a good idea. I actually have some things I’ve been thinking of parting with. What if we call it: Take It Or Leave It ?!? 😁 Let me think about rules, etc., so people are confident in their transactions.
    6 points
  5. I'm so curious about EC.com, because it has so much music and stories of the Raspberries and Eric's history to filter through, to find like-minded interests, facts, music, friendships, and also serves as a sounding board where we can, through our deepest wishes of Eric and his music to return and somehow think that our thoughts and dreams of Eric reading our posts helps to satisfy the void of any opportunity to meet, to share and to connect with a man of such great talent, inspiration, love of music, of perfection and even of our great country. With the opportunity of even slim to none to have any relationship with such a great musical icon, and for me of a local musician's success, is what keeps us coming back. And we know that Bernie's dedication is even far greater than what we are trying to accomplish by his energy to serve Eric's dedicated fans! And now I wonder where does Eric go to find all that we have here that gives him the same feelings of connecting with those very people that care about all that he's accomplished and the support of his career that's been so amazing. I believe there is no where else to go that connects and supports fans like EC.com does. And thank you for your great dedication Bernie💖
    6 points
  6. I love this song. And the sentiment. Bravo, Mr. Joel. Bravo.
    6 points
  7. Not sure how they obtained it, but I have copies of ALL of the pics from that Fresh photo session. You can see some in Raspberries:Tonight!
    6 points
  8. I moonlight doing some high school girls sports announcing and I get to play the music during the breaks. Every so often I like to give myself a treat and not play what the girls want to hear but play something I like so last night I played “Hungry Eyes” and lo and behold almost every kid on the court was singing it! Now keep in mind these kids are anywhere between 14 and 17 years old so it’s just amazing how Eric’s songs live on!
    6 points
  9. This was the song that started it all for me as a musician. When I was a mere 7 years old, and I heard the piano introduction in "Downtown", I asked my mom if I could take piano lessons. It was released late in the year 1964 but became a #1 hit in January 1965. This is taken from the Dean Martin show in January 1967. Such a classy woman and performer. Thanks Petula Clark!
    5 points
  10. BTW, here's what Kelce said during his violent verbal explosion: "GIVE ME THE DAMN BALL, COACH!!!! MY GIRLFRIEND TAYLOR SWIFT — THE TAYLOR SWIFT, WORLDWIDE MUSIC SENSATION — IS UP IN HER LUXURY BOX JUST WAITING FOR ME TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN!!! DO NOT KEEP HER WAITING!!! GET THE DAMN BALL INTO MY HANDS, AND DO IT NOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!"
    5 points
  11. In addition to that one, I have two other Eric with Billy Joel concert ads:
    5 points
  12. That was Billy's "Brand New Year"! Really good tune- instantly identifiable as Billy Joel without aping his previous works!
    5 points
  13. I really like Billy's new song. I'm glad that after some 50 years in the business, he can still create a good tune. You're never too old.
    5 points
  14. I have a terrible time picking ONLY one favorite, it mostly depends on my mood or what kind of day I’m having. If I had to choose over-all, it would be a very close tie between Boats Against the Current and Starting Over, both have so much meaning for me personally.
    4 points
  15. Practicing for a concert. Working out the details on Let's Pretend. At the bottom of the info are links to practice video of Tonight and Ecstasy (both partial):
    4 points
  16. Do Ya, ELO Where do broken hearts go?, Whitney Houston Is it True?, Eagles - one of Meisner´s best Do you know the way to San Jose?, Dionne Warwick Does your mother know?, ABBA Should I wait, Raspberries Do you wanna dance?, Beach Boys Has anybody seen my Sweet Gypsy Rose, Tony Orlando & Dawn Hey won´t you play another somebody done somebody wrong song, BJ Thomas Are you lonesome tonight?, Elvis Have you seen her, The Chi-lites Which way you going, Billy, The Poppy Family
    4 points
  17. For the new folks, we have had previous discussions about the Razzz. Before his health issues, Wally was involved with Steve & Bill on this project.
    4 points
  18. Since this topic has been resurrected, I don't know if any of these have already been listed: 1) Who Wrote the Book of Love? - The Monotones (Terrible name for a music act!) 2) What'd I Say? - Ray Charles 3) When Will I Be Loved? - Everly Brothers 4) Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - The Kingston Trio 5) Why Must I Be a Teenager in Love? - Dion and the Belmonts 6) How Will I Know? - Whitney Houston
    4 points
  19. Tonight 70's on 7 had the American Top 40 for June 23, 1973. So cool to hear Kasey Kasem say (paraphrase); This next song came into the top 40 2 weeks ago, then fell off the chart, and returns at number 36 this week. Here's Let's Pretend by the Raspberries. Love it!
    4 points
  20. 4 points
  21. Nice song, really nice... "Turn the Lights Back On." It's not "Only the Good Die Young" or "My Life," but this is 2024, so Billy has come up with an age-appropriate, introspective, moving piece. It's probably closer in feel to "Summer, Highland Falls," with it's beautiful rolling piano line. Check it out. (And a PS to Eric, if you're reading... you can do this! Just pour out some feelings and do that melody thing you mastered!)
    4 points
  22. Good stuff indeed! But I've just discovered that I've had a classic case of misheard lyrics. I always thought Davy sang, "Our good times start and then with a dollar, one to spend..." So even though they were pretty broke, I thought Davy and his homecoming queen were happy with their single dollar and were living on love. Well what girl wouldn't be happy to be with Davy? These are the thoughts of a very young little Susie in the 1960's.
    4 points
  23. Can’t sleep…Wide awake, but too tired to search and see if this was posted here before… https://www.concertarchives.org/concerts/born-in-the-u-s-a-tour--3
    4 points
  24. I hope Billy doesn't adopt the same songwriting pace Eric did after "Brand New Year"! Lol
    4 points
  25. I'm going to respond to my own post with a couple of comments. Three things I love about this: • Billy's voice. Man, he doesn't sound aged at all. He gives us a very strong vocal that doesn't sound any different than what we heard in the 1970s, '80, and '90s. • The rolling piano that I referenced above. It's relaxed and relaxing — kind of symmetrical, as he did with the above referenced classic, "Summer, Highland Falls." • The lyrics. Billy is in his 70s, and he gives us a peek into his mindset, including regrets, apologies, and some hope. I love the line "And pride sticks out its tongue, laughs at the portrait we've become." TURN THE LIGHTS BACK ON (from BillyJoel.com) Please open the door Nothing is different We’ve been here before Pacing these halls Trying to talk Over the silence And pride sticks out its tongue Laughs at the portrait that we’ve become Stuck in a frame Unable to change I was wrong I’m late But I’m here right now Though I used to be romantic I forgot somehow Time can make you blind But I see you now As we’re laying in the darkness Did I wait too long To turn the lights back on Here Stuck on a hill Outsiders inside the home that we built The cold settles in It’s been a long winter of indifference Maybe you love me Maybe you don’t Maybe you’ll learn to And maybe you won’t You’ve had enough But I won’t give up on you I’m late But I’m here right now And I’m tryin’ to find the magic That we lost somehow Maybe I was blind But I see you now As we’re laying in the darkness Did I wait too long To turn the lights back on I’m late but I’m here right now Is there still time for forgiveness Won’t you tell me how I can’t read your mind But I see you now As we’re laying in the darkness Did I wait too long To turn the lights back on
    4 points
  26. How did I miss this one when "Give My Regards to Broad Street" came out 40 years ago? Great track! And two Beatles to boot...or beat! And Dave Edmunds!
    4 points
  27. Another Petula song I like a lot.... And of course...
    4 points
  28. This song was a smash hit and is a really fun dance song, just like it's predecessor over FIFTY years ago. Bega's song heavily samples its famous mambo/jazz parent tune of the same name which was composed in the late 1940's and released on the RCA label by Cuban band leader, Pérez Prado, aka The King of Mambo. Prado was one of the innovators of meshing Latin rhythms with jazz and big band. Eat your heart out, Ricky Ricardo! I've got lots of Prado's music in my collection, and I've got Lou Bega's brilliant album, too.
    3 points
  29. I saw the Eagles last September 16, 2023, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ I will say first of all that they were fabulous. Every song was performed perfectly. And the surprise opening act was Donald Fagen of Steely Dan.....also fabulous. However, Don Henley addressed the subject of original members. To paraphrase, Don said the current members of the Eagles are the best f***ing Eagles tribute band ever! The place went wild laughing. Obviously this is a touchy subject. I feel the same way about Elvis impersonators.
    3 points
  30. IMHO, even if they perform live better than the original guys, they are not the Guess Who, it´s phony what they are doing...likely for financial reasons...I don´t like it. Same happened with Foghat...when Lonesome Dave died and Rod Price soon thereafter, Foghat was done. But for years a band called themselves Foghat, sometimes with the original drummer also...they toured, even put out some records.....and some of the players were stellar well known players...but it was phony because they were not Foghat. I do think if a band gradually changes its line-up and after some years has evolved to be very different than the original line-up, ....for me it could still be legit. Example the Eagles of today. Only Henley exists from the original line-up but I´ll still see them as the Eagles, albeit not my favorite version of the Eagles. REO Speedwagon has only its keyboard player from the original band, but also has Kevin Cronin who joined in the mid 70s and has been its co-leader and then leader throughout the years, and their other players have gradually replaced the original members. REO is clearly legit....though I prefer the classic line-up(s) from the late 70s. Good thread Señor LC.
    3 points
  31. Bump after 16 years. Total innocence.
    3 points
  32. So sorry to hear of her passing and condolences to you on losing a lovely friend. I know Rhonda knows who that fella in the video is, but for those who don't, that is Susan Jacks' ex- husband, Terry Jacks of Seasons in the Sun fame. I'm sure there are lots of folks who don't care for that song, but it was a part of my childhood. Now that I'm much older, it hits home.
    3 points
  33. The Bee Gees have a few: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" "How Deep is your Love? and Olivia Newton-John: "Have you Never Been Mellow?"
    3 points
  34. At 5:45 this morning, all sports radio station in New York(WFAN)played Go All The Way coming out of a commercial break…One of the hosts(Al Dukes) says it’s one of the greatest power pop tunes of all time while the other host (Chris Lopresti) said he never of that style of music… Aye yay yay,,,
    3 points
  35. To the entire Eric carmen. com family!!!
    3 points
  36. Agree with you James. We may not be politically aligned, my friend, but I'm with you here. To rush up violently and purposely bump into your 70-something coach is an unforgivable act. I don't care about "heat of the moment" — you don't do that to a coach. Or to a teammate, for that matter. I'd have sat his big butt down the rest of the game and put him on waivers afterwards. And does Vegas have a betting line for the Kelce/Swift "romance"? I'd put money on a split-up within six months. She isn't the type to put up with the kind of hot-headed bully who would do what Kelce did to Coach Reid. No way.
    3 points
  37. "Go All the Way" reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on Cashbox and number 3 on Record World.
    3 points
  38. "Vincent"....a killer for me (the song and the artwork)
    3 points
  39. When music gives you chills, goosebumps or makes the hair on the back of your neck stand at attention, all in a good way... It is frisson. Many articles have been published on the topic, and much research has been done. It has even been suggested that one's musical preferences match one's personal bio-frequency. Interesting stuff. This must explain why I don't care for Huey Lewis & the News. Their music fails to match my biorhythms. One thing for sure, EC's music is a match for all of us! https://www.rd.com/article/why-music-gives-you-chills/
    3 points
  40. Bill Maher's latest "New Rules" on HBO's Real Time (Feb. 2, 2024) centered on materialism in music. He was entertaining — and insightful — as he took songwriters to task for today's all-too-common themes of money and greed. For contrast, he mentioned a host of classics, even singing two lines of an old Loggins & Messina hit ("Even though we ain't got money..."). Best of all, he quoted old friend John Stewart and his "Daydream Believer": "Our good times start and end without dollar one to spend / But how much baby do we really need?" Photo below.... Anyway, good stuff! CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW AT YOUTUBE: youtube.com/watch?v=10H-9wr7GkY
    3 points
  41. I think it's a compliment to Eric- that he is assured, deliberate, and composed on stage- not nervous and pacing like the Loaf. With Eric you get music, with Meatloaf you get entertainment.
    3 points
  42. PS: I should say, PattiCakes, that I think it's very sweet that you stood outside starting at 6 a.m. to get New Kids tix for your daughter years ago. I'm sure that experience stuck with her all this time. It's what parents do. Including dads — I remember getting to an animal shelter with my daughter at 6 a.m. to make sure she got the exact dog she wanted. (She did.)
    3 points
  43. 3 points
  44. My all-time favorite female vocalist, Dusty Springfield. A fantastic voice. But such a tragic figure. If anyone has read her biography, I need say no more. No one has ever covered "The Look of Love" to equal her original. And her "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", you can hear and feel the painful emotion in her voice. Such a tremendous talent. 😢
    3 points
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