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  1. Dennis shared the news of Dan's death yesterday along with a credited photo. 😥
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  2. This was a GREAT one! Make sure you watch until the end.
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  3. Seriously. Why is Eric Carmen not in the Songwriters Hall of Fame?
    4 points
  4. My well loved Tracy Ullman cassette. Travelled many miles in my Walkman with me.
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  5. That video is great, Bernie, and the song is, per me, the best song of the 1980s.
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  6. Any witnesses or details on how this went down…? Raspberries by Bob Mehr The recent re-formation of Cleveland pop legends the Raspberries is the most unlikely concert event this side of the Pixies reunion last year–and, for those who regard power pop as a religion, a moment on par with the Second Coming. The group broke up in 1974, after a postshow fistfight between singer Eric Carmen and guitarist Wally Bryson in a Chicago parking lot; ever since, they’ve been unfairly deemed a lesser contemporary of the likes of Big Star and Badfinger. Their Tiger Beat good looks and early affinity for white leisure suits discouraged critics from taking them seriously; it didn’t help that Carmen pursued solo success in the late 70s and 80s as a hairy-chested AOR god, or that Capitol was disinterested in keeping Raspberries albums in print in the U.S. Yet their music remains the gold standard for all power-pop bands: the group’s epochal Who-Beach Boys pastiche “Go All the Way” is untoppable, but each of their four albums, recorded in a remarkable two-year burst between 1972 and 1974, is studded with exquisite highlights. The reunion was originally planned as a one-off hometown gig in November, but the success of the concert–which sold out in minutes–encouraged the group to consider a tour. (This’ll be their first show outside Cleveland since.) Their set list leans heavily on the hits but also includes songs from the pre-Raspberries combo the Choir and some Beatles and Who chestnuts. The Drysdales open. Sat 1/15, 9 PM, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212, $43.50 in advance, $46 day of show. —Chicago Reader, January 13, 2005
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  7. FOUR LIVE RASPBERRIES COME ALIVE WRITTEN BY MARK SMOTROFF • AUGUST 28, 2017 • AUDIOPHILE MUSIC Mark Smotroff catches up with power pop legends… The first thing I noticed when I put on the fine new live album by power pop legends The Raspberries was just how immediately amazing they sounded. Both the fidelity and performances on this two-CD set — recorded at the start of their reunion run at Cleveland’s House of Blues, November 26th, 2004, the tour continuing for several years — sound pretty stellar as CDs go. Perhaps too stellar, I wondered initially. Of course, in defense of the recording, I never got to see the Raspberries on these reunion tours so I recognize that I didn’t really have a point of reference other than their studio recordings to judge this fine new release against. Up until now I had I’d never really bothered to look for live recordings of the band from their original early 1970s ascent. My excuse (if you will) is that having heard early ’70s live recordings by the The Raspberries’ power pop peers such as Badfinger and Big Star, I just assumed that their live sound would be about the same — thin and not representative of the grandiose sound they created in the studio. I suppose I wasn’t really expecting much… Which is perhaps why this CD packed such a wallop from the get go. I’ve subsequently been poking around on YouTube and checking out live recordings of the band from back in the day and they indeed were pulling off this stuff live with multi-part harmonies and such! Couple that experience with the dramatic technological changes since the 1970s in terms of what a band can easily deliver on stage today — take a listen to the spectacular live recordings of Brian Wilson’s band doing Pet Sounds and SMiLE live in concert, for example — and it suddenly makes total sense that this new Raspberries recording would sound so great. Lead singer Eric Carmen’s voice can still reach the stars and the harmonies from the other band members are spot on. These 21st Century Raspberries shows were indeed done — like Brian Wilson’s band — with live support from backing musicians charmingly named (in the album’s credits) “The Overdubs.” So, there is no doubt the band knew that they would need some support beyond the original four members to pull off that big Phil Spector-Meets-Brian Wilson-Meets-Pete Townshend power pop studio sound on stage. The result is wonderful! Kudos must also go out to Tommy Allen who mixed this recording. Check out a bit of it on this trailer for the album. Much like the recent live Big Star Third concerts (which I reviewed here on Audiophilereview), Pop Art Live will probably become a great first step for a new generation of fans curious to hear what all the fuss is about surrounding The Raspberries. Older fans will certainly love the album which features all the expected hits, lots of deeper album cuts and many note-perfect covers (including three by The Beatles — “Baby’s In Black,” “Ticket To Ride,” and “No Reply” — as well as The Who’s “I Can’t Explain”). They also do an early gem by The Choir, an Ohio band which became the core of The Raspberries when singer Eric Carmen joined forces with them; I first heard “Its Cold Outside” when it was covered by Stiv Bators in the late ’70s (click here to hear Stiv’s version and then over here for the original)! Anyhow, I guess the only question remaining really is why it took so long to put this out? There was a live album previously issued from later shows on the reunion tour, but that is quite out of print and commanding collectors prices on places like Discogs and eBay. Pop Art Live is thus especially timely for those of us who want to hear this great band performing live in high fidelity (courtesy of the good folks at Omnivore Recordings). If you are a fan of The Raspberries or just great melody-drenched rock ‘n roll in general, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. Its a great overview of the band and its roots, casting equal light on the other super talented band members — especially lead guitarist / singer Wally Bryson — as well as frontman Eric Carmen. A special three-LP vinyl edition of Pop Art Live will be out in the Fall, initially on limited edition colored vinyl (as well as standard black). As soon as I get my hands on that edition, I’ll be sure to write up a follow on review of this fine album from that vantage point. Until then, this two CD set is going to have a happy home spinning on my mobile devices, in the car as well as on my regular home stereo.
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  8. It seems absurd that Eric is not in the songwrites HOF...
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  9. A Look Back at 50 of the Best Concerts in Cleveland From the Past 50 Years Posted By Scene Staff on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 Founded 50+ years ago as a music magazine, Scene — along with the commercial radio station WMMS and heavyweight promoter Belkin Productions — helped contribute to Cleveland’s emergence as a hotbed for rock ’n’ roll in the ’70s, a reputation that still carries significant weight to this day. In honor of the paper’s 40th anniversary in 2010, we looked back at some of the most memorable concerts from the last four decades. Now, to mark the paper’s 50th anniversary and to celebrate the Rock Hall’s upcoming inductions in Cleveland, we’ve reprinted some of that article and dug into the archives to add a few other reviews that didn’t appear the first time around. We’ve also added concerts that Scene has reviewed in the past ten years too. Is it subjective? Damn straight it is. For all the shows we saw, there were plenty we missed, and critics don’t always agree amongst themselves or with fans. But it’s still a mammoth Mount Rushmore of Cleveland shows. Scene staffers past and present, particularly Anastasia Pantsios, Michael Gallucci and Jeff Niesel, contributed to this list. The Raspberries House of Blues Nov. 26, 2004 The first live appearance of all four original Raspberries in more than three decades was one of the biggest local music events of the year, with an estimated half of the tickets plucked by out-of-towners from as far away as Japan. The crowd burst into Beatlemania screams — and that was even during the pre-show video montage depicting vintage TV and Super-8 film footage. The band opened with the masterpiece "I Wanna Be With You," which, along with Eric Carmen compositions like "Go All the Way" and "Tonight," typified what made the Raspberries so legendary. Augmenting Carmen's pop genius, the set also showcased the fine songwriting contributions of other Raspberries Dave Smalley and Wally Bryson. Surprises included two songs by pre-Raspberries band the Choir and covers of Who and Beatles tunes. The evening could have been potentially soured by Carmen's ego — notorious for 30 years running. But he actually seemed somehow humbled by the occasion, and his stage presence was rather endearing. https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2021/10/20/a-look-back-at-50-of-the-best-concerts-in-cleveland-from-the-past-50-years
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  10. Listening to my EC playlist on Spotify...loved this guy from the moment I heard Overnight Sensation. Favourite album? Difficult but I keep going back to Boats Against the Current ! 😘
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  11. Like Kirk, there's something about "Waiting" - such a sweet song - an amazing song written by 12 year old Eric! As I listen to it, once again, it occurred to me to wonder if Eric enlisted his Aunt Muriel to play the violin line(s) in the studio. The orchestration on that track sounds like "real deal" strings and not MelloTron synthesizer?!!!
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  12. Grand Master Kirk... Sounds like you are either you are a Masonic Grand Pooba or a rap star. Whatever you do, you rate five ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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  13. By the way, Kirk. If you take a look at your Avatar, you'll see that everyone's past posting history has been calculated into the rankings. You're now on top of the heap with a "Grand Master" ranking. Congrats on that achievement, too! Bernie
    3 points
  14. I am re-building the database to recognize existing Member posts. Once the process completes, everyone should have their status updated to reflect their lifetime of EricCarmen.com Community achievements! But Lew still won't be Moderator. 😙 Bernie
    3 points
  15. I read that Kirsty MacColl "coached" Tracey Ullman for her version and it's actually her singing "Ba-a-by" after the instrumental bit because it was too high for Tracey to sing! MacColl is most famously featured in this holiday classic.
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  16. Congrats, Kirk! Nothing like a repeat customer! Seems only fitting. You are the undisputed King of the Forum! 👑 Bernie
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  17. The updated Forum can now access the entire stock photo library of Pixelbay, a stock image site with over a million images, which require no attribution and are not hampered by the usual copyright issues. You can now add these at the click of a button. I'd prefer you use these stock images when wishing a Happy Birthday or Happy Canada Day or Happy Whatever. Doing so will eliminate the chance you'd be posting a copyrighted image that could get EricCarmen.com flagged for violation. Just click the "Other Media" button on the bottom right of your new post window. and select "Insert a stock photo." Search for the shot that will embellish your post, and voila! Here's a video that shows you how to do it. Have fun!
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  18. When we last saw our rocker families, they were cast adrift after Gilligan inadvertently cast them away-leaving Gilligan’s Island… After a night on the open seas, our heroes were completely demoralized… But, as the next day began, hope sprang eternal.. WALLY-Get up, Eric…It’s sunrise…You wrote the song…Figure out where the hell we are… ERIC-I’m surprised that you are not trying to claim a co-write…Hey, wait a minute…I see land…Maybe, we’ll be saved after all… THE BOAT WASHES ASHORE ON UNFAMILIAR LAND…BUT IT IS VERY FAMILIAR TO SOME… First…a word from our sponser… And now, back to our adventure… WALLY-This place gives me the creeps…How the hell do we get out of here…? ERIC-Wait…Wally…I see a customer service center…Maybe they can help us…Stay with the girls and I’ll see what they can do for us… ERIC-Here we go…Exchanges and returns… ERIC-I’d like to speak to someone who specializes in returns…We need to be returned to Cleveland… Customer Service Rep…That’s a tall order sir…A bit complicated…You see, our returns department can’t perform that function without some kind of collateral…Do you have anything that we can barter or exchange? ERIC-Well, I can exchange a skill I have for a trip back home…I am a songwriter, piano player and singer…I have that talent that I don’t use anymore…Can I exchange that? Customer service rep…Many people come here and say that sir, but we hardly see any talented people here…We once had a fellow here called Bruce Springsteen and his claim of talent was laughable…But, if you insist, we have a piano over there…Suit yourself… As Eric sits down, he realizes that he hasn’t played piano in front of anyone for many years and he can’t remember how any of his songs go…But, he plods onward, but… Customer service rep…”Sir, that was horrible…To tell you the truth, you should be ashamed of yourself…If you were indeed talented at one point, to let it all go is a shame…I regret to inform you that even if you were the brightest of genius, we could not accept that as a legitimate barter or collateral…For you see, talent is a gift from God and it can’t be given back by a mere mortal…There are no receipts or sales slip that come with talent…You cannot give back what the Lord has given you…” As Eric heads dejectedly back to the boat to tell the others, he hitchhikes and asks for a ride back to the vessel… DRIVER-Are you All By Yourself? ERIC-(sighing)…Yes, I am… Suddenly, the car radio blasts the familiar strains of All By Myself and Eric yells to the driver… ERIC-Quick, turn the car around and bring me back to the customer service center… The driver turns the car around and heads back to the Customer service center… When they arrive, Eric jumps out of the car, pounds on the customer service door and yells, “This is me…Listen to the radio…This is what I really sound like” But to no avail…The sign on the door said it all…”I know it’s over…You know it’s over…We all have Great Expectations…Sorry, I hope there’s No Hard Feelings…” Eric headed back to the boat, broke the news to everyone and awaited their fate..
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  19. I like "Dont Give Up On Us" by David Soul. It's a little like Eric Carmen.
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  20. My top three would be be Roll With The Changes, Riding The Storm Out, and Someone Tonight( I always thought Someone Tonight sounded like a Raspberries song). Agree that the live album is great.
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  21. Agree, on his first 8 albums (4 Raspberries, 4 solo).....every song he wrote was good to great, with the great majority leaning towards great. And his last 2 albums were very good overall, with some of his best stuff represented......both albums head and shoulders better than the average album you'd find in a top 40 list from back in the day. For sure Eric Carmen wrote at a level as high as anyone with respect to the quality and consistency of his songs, IMHO. James
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  22. Good ear, Helen. It wasn't Aunt Muriel, but it was famed composer/arranger Jimmie Haskell. Eric and Wally flew to L.A. and worked with him on string and horn arrangements for Raspberries' first LP. Eric was probably thrilled to work with him as Haskell has a litany of great work in his resume including "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Bernie PS: Welcome to EricCarmen.com!
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  23. First, Kirk wins the 3,000,000 hit contest and then NO moderator rank for Lew?…I achieved “Grand Master”…Wowie…Sounds like I’ m a pool champion…or a KKK leader…No, wait, that’s Grand Wizard…What’s next?…My Lewisa leaves to join some stupid harem?… This whole thing smells like an inside job…
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  24. Congratulations, Kirk!!! The East Coast/California time difference worked to your advantage. I fell asleep with 49 hits to go. Really though, happy it was you as you truly love this site and are one of the handful of members who invests his heart, soul and wallet into the wellbeing of Ec.com. Thank you for footing the bill for the security certificate. You are a winner in every sense of the word! 😊
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  25. The Beatles were not in a great place in Jan 1969 but you can plainly see they were still brothers and there good time moments. The Let it Be movie reflects little good time moments. Also having not performed live since aug 1966 they were a bit rusty, musically. Not at tight unit. You can get away with that in the recording studio but it is much more difficult in live performance. Billy Prestons presence in the band helped them live and also but them on their best behavior toward each other.
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  26. Speaking about the Beatles. This is a VERY good trailer. Gets me all excited and goosebumpy. Bernie
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  27. Oops, I did it again! Congratulations Bernie for 3,000,000 hits!
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  28. Love They Don't Know, but I prefer the original by Kirsty MacColl.
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  29. James, have the harem read to you while they are clipping your nails. You’ll be caught up in no time.
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  30. When Ken and I had Eric autograph copies of the special edition of the book, we had him sign some with inscriptions for people who were interviewed or helped with the book. Shaun got one of those copies with a personal note from Eric. Bernie
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  32. Still working on things, Lew. There will be some bumps in the look of things until I get everything sorted out. The end result should be cleaner and more modern...easier on the eye. Oh, and lots of emojis! 'Cause we're all still teenagers at heart, right? 🥳 Bernie
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  33. Talk From The Rock Room Freelance Music Writer from Upstate NY ranting about rock, bootlegs, concerts, guitars, and records. Eight days a week. Friday, October 1, 2021 Raspberries- Self Titled Debut 1972 - 'It Feels So Right' Dropping it's juicy fruits on the ‘rock room’ turntable today is a fine 1972 full length record by ‘Raspberries’. The band’s self-titled LP is a creative and melodic slab of what has since lovingly come to be referred to as ‘Power Pop’. ‘Raspberries’ are an American grown rock band hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. The group came together on the vine in 1970 from the remains of two previous Cleveland acts, ‘The Choir and ‘Cyrus Erie’ and had a successful five year run of albums and performances before disbanding in 1975. The band’s first and classic line up was made up of members, Eric Carmen on vocals/piano/guitar/bass, Jim Bonfanti/drummer, Dave Smalley on guitar and bass, and Wally Bryson/guitar. On the band’s debut cover the group looks well dressed, crisp and put together like a pre-Badfinger, ‘Ivey’s. This ‘conservative’ look in addition to some well styled ‘poofter’ hair doo’s brought them some media ridicule. Regardless of any media sought after aesthetic, the band’s debut was stuffed with stellar tunes. Carmen had commented the band’s clothing choices, (which also included on stage tuxedos) ‘complemented the style of our music’. Additionally, said music contained within the album's grooves features lush strings, piano melody and yearning vocal lines. Expansive string-scapes and luxuriant movements dress the ballads appropriately. As sticky sweet as the music, the special treat when purchased new, the LP came with an 'scratch and sniff' sticker so the buyer got a big wiff of fresh Raspberries. Similarly to a lot of stellar music that gets passed by at super sonic speeds by the music industry, 'Raspberries' didn't do something right and they have since fallen into record collecting 'hipsterdom' which admittedly at least gets them heard. Throw in the fact that like a close contemporary with a similar story, Peter Cetera, Eric Carmen had the 'unfortunate fortune' to stumble into some huge hits in his later career which further 'soured' the Raspberries' legacy. Why? Soft rock leanings, clothing? Silly stuff in the 'rock room's' humble opinion. Carmen reflected back on the band during an interview in the 2000's, 'What we had tried to do had been successful on one level and a complete bust on another level. The rock critics got it and the sixteen year old girls got it but FM radio was just not about to play a band that sounded like they were making singles, so it was kind of like beating your head against you head at a certain point, it was time to move on and try something else'. Everything that the 'Raspberries' did on their debut was against the grain. Heavy on the ballads, thick with the syrupy melodies and weighted down with crisp production and well written songs. At the time, in 1972 the elements that created great music were often looked upon as passe. Already the music was becoming secondary to the image. But I digress. The label applied to the band, ‘power pop’ was first coined by Pete Townshend in 1967 when asked what style of music the ‘Who’ played by a journalist. Since that time the term has become a catch all for rock bands that play heavy and loud but retain unique melodic elements. ‘The Who’ were an obvious influence on ‘Raspberries’ as co-founder and lead Raspberry, Eric Carmen told a reported in 2007, ‘It (Power Pop label) did stick to these groups that came out in the 70’s that played kind of melodic songs with crunchy guitars and some wild drumming. It just kind of stuck to us like glue, and that was ok with us because the ‘Who’ were among our highest role models’. Placing the tag ’power pop’ on the band gathered them in the realm of bands including but not limited to, ‘Badfinger’, ‘The Jam’, ‘Big Star’ and others. The group’s April 1972 self-titled debut is an immediate flashback to the not so distant past. Harmonies, nectarous melodies and major 7th’ chords are the norm as Eric Carmen and bandmates layer on the songs that may give you a rock and roll sweet tooth! As soon as the stylus touches down the kinetic opening guitar lick of ‘Go All the Way’ quakes from the speakers. My mind always flashes to the ‘Small Faces’ as the gruff riffing begins and Carmen’s opening vocal salvo, ‘My My Yeah, brings to mind Steve Marriott’s well timed howls. This opening cut reached the Top 5 in the US, selling well over a million copies and is probably the band's biggest hit. Though classically trained on piano, Carmen plays guitar and sings on the group’s debut single. The songwriting efforts are collaborative as well as pretty even on the record, though later in the band’s career Carmen would come to dominate. 'Go All the Way' undulates from an edgy opening to sleek and breezy through the verses. Everything you (or the rock room') can ask for in a rock song is packaged up nicely here. Crunchy guitar, blended harmonies and an addictive central melody line. There is a rocking middle eight with foggy echoes of the Mercybeat spotlighting call and response vocal lines. The song is a well spring of the incredibly creative band and refurbished aspects of all of the group's levels of influence. Like previously mentioned the song was a smash, regardless of it's lyrical sexual innuendo. 'Come Around and See Me' is a opalescent cha-cha composed by guitarist Willy Bryson and is brimming with addictive licks and a number of tasty sprigs of melody. An acoustic churns out the sandy rhythm with ringing punctuations from island drums. Midway through the verse the band hits a double time groove taking the song to a higher level. Bryson and Carmen harmonize throughout culminating in a big break down during the fade out joined with percussive explanations and holler's of joy. A wonderful band bang opening to the record. 'I Saw the Light' follows and is a Bryson/Carmen co-write. Listening to the record, I am sure you will say to yourself, 'Another knock out melody?' Because that is exactly what follows. While the lyrical content is simple and straight forward it's the chorus that feels it was pulled from the grooves of the 'Beatles' Revolver. Music box piano and stratified vocals highlight a sweet song of thankfulness. Cover your eyes as the shine is resplendent on this track. 'Rock and Roll Mama' may be a step below the preceding cuts but still retains a tart melodic sweetness while lending a straight forward chunk rocker on side one. Composed by guitarist Dave Smalley the song features some gritty riffing and jangling piano throughout. A horny jam focused on that particular woman who does it all and has a good time doing it. Wally Bryson takes the song to the horizon with a plethora of riffing that speeds toward the fade out. Side one closes gently with a song that foreshadows Eric Carmen's future mid 1970's love anthems. 'Waiting', is a piano ballad sung with Carmen's best clean sheet vocals that sway between poles of a quivering and emotive falsetto. Moving sympathetic strings shift beneath the songs basic structure increasing Carmen's pleading. It's easy to understand why mulleted and jean jacketed rockers would feel uncomfortable with some 'Raspberries' cuts like 'Waiting'. But for those of us who are suckers for love songs packaged in melody with find a comfortable place to curl up. Flipping the record over, the second side begins similarly to the conclusion of side one with an impassioned piano balled composed by Carmen and Bryson. 'Don't Want to Say Goodbye' was actually the first single from the LP and is an addictive melody wrapped around a straight forward lyric imploring to the subject that the narrator is going to 'Try a little harder'. A complex arrangement, lofty chorus dressed with winging strings and seamless harmonies are the song's hallmarks. A groovy tempo shifting mid song breakdown which appears throughout, all equates to one of the groups finest tracks. Lending some additional diversity to the LP, Wally Bryson contributes another unique track with the portly dance hall vibe of 'With You In My Life'. A drizzling of saloon piano and the honking tuba bass make up the unique instrumental inclusions. Per usual for this album, a highlight is the backing vocals and sugary harmonies. Dave Smalley seems to be the one with his eye on the target as far as 'rockers' go on the debut. His second side cut 'Get It Moving' is also his second contribution to the LP. A prickly descending and opening lick drops into a twelve bar slammer where the lyrics of 'Get It Movin' just might be a plea to the 'Rock and Roll Woman' on side one. Dual guitars express the anxiousness felt by the narrator waiting for his female visitor. While not earthshattering, like all great LP's the song adds to the whole and makes the gentle Carmen refection's that more more intense. Following 'Get It Moving' the album closes with Eric Carmen's extended composition, 'I Can Remember', a pop ballad in multiple movements. Beginning with Carmen on piano and the gentle lilt of strings, at three and a half minutes the piano morphs into guitar strings and the song dynamically segues into a celebratory chorus with drums and bass joining. A lip puckering variation on the previous theme, a syncopated groove develops with Carmen lending chilling falsetto vocalizations. Jim Bontfani is an absolute star on his kit when at six minutes Carmen yelps, 'I Can Remember' initiating a change that lands into a weighty reassessment of the chorus melody. This time Carmen's sweet vocals as well as the backing voices of the band mesh with bombastic drums and delicately phased guitar. Bontfani tears around the skins, singing in time with the now heavy recitation of the melody proper. The song's multifarious movements and dynamic seguing between movements end up making the closing song into a epic. Wow. Raspberries 1972 debut is an odd duck. The album is bursting with melodic magic and well constructed songs, yet it still sinks to the bottom of the bowl covered by more sought after fruits. Even the 'AllMusic' review refers to Carmen's love of balladry, as 'treacle'. How about just mentioning how great the music is whether a ballad, rocker or saloon swinger? The band would last five years (70-75) and with each release gain in maturity but also in the realization that the music industry is fickle and moves on quickly. Carmen's increased creativity would cause fissures in the group. In order to operate successfully the 'Raspberries' needed to keep a delicate balance. The band's debut continues to influence melodic rockers (Brendan Benson, Autumn Defense) right on through current times and often sits undisturbed in three for five bins at your local record shop. Stop by and see if one is available for you to sample.
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  34. Big inspiration, here is the result: Paul grows hemp. He also grows hops. But we´re still not sure, If EC graced Top of the Pops. James, 2021
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  35. A bunch of wanna-be critics- I would apply the Cartmill strangle on most of them if I saw them in person LOL!
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  36. I've found the best neighborhood in the world where I live now....the only negative is a lot of mermaids jumping from the sea onto my balcony when I am doing office work on my balcony, and THEN they expect me to "entertain" them. : ( BTW, I did see the Brysons and Carmens pass by in a boat recently, they said hi, said they were retracing the steps of Balboa when he discovered the Pacific off Panamá,...they said something about they'd soon be Lost in Space. I gave them one of my ex Martian chicks to look up so they'd at least know somebody. Kay told Wally he could talk to Penny, but that she'd %&&# him if he even LOOKED at the blonde chick. Oh boy.. P.S. What was the question?
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  37. Performance of Jessie's Girl from "The Song" that ran on the Circle network.
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  38. From The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour from November of 1972 "What Would The Children Think" (from 1972 "Beginnings") Went to # 70 (Hot 100) in December of 1972. Follow up to "Speak To The Sky":
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  39. I love that photo, Susie! Bernie
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  40. Seven years and counting... 😊
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  41. It’s laughable to see the titles that they rank ahead of Sgt. Pepper… https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/billboard-lists/7526410/diamond-certified-album-riaa-ranked
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  42. I noticed that the site is now https instead of http! It works!!
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  43. I learned a lot about website security! May make some more improvements now that I have things up and running. Bernie
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  44. http://seanishere.blogspot.com/2009/06/album-review-fresh-raspberries-by.html
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  45. I'm glad they left off the hidden meaning of the song "James"..by The Bangles.
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  46. Raspberries Side 3! Record club ad and review of Side 3:
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  47. All of the answers can be found in the glove box of the Raspberry Rollswagen...
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