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  1. Well, unless it's a promo, the band did make money from the original sale of the CD, even if listed on eBay. The same cannot be said for CDRs and bootlegs. --Bernie
  2. Julie-- Santa tells me that all you had to do was wait for the download to complete before logging off. Everyone saw the same ? ? ? to keep it a surprise. --Bernie
  3. As John Lennon once said, "Happy Christmas and a merry goo-year. Krimble maybe." Hope everyone gets what they want. --Bernie
  4. Gina-- I believe they broadcast that video on a large jumbotron in Public Square when they had their large christmas tree lighting ceremony. I don't know if they did it again this year. As for the book, it's a great souvenir. No pictures of Eric, but each artist gets a spread in the book with a bio and LARGE photo of the guitar. I'm pretty sure it's for sale at the Rock Hall. Have fun! --Bernie
  5. Where did you see him play? --Bernie
  6. "So You Are A Star" is as close to a Lennon track as you can get. --Bernie
  7. Linzer co-produced Cyrus Erie's "Sparrow" and "Get The Message." --Bernie
  8. Hmmm. Pretty unlikely since they're all owned by different entities, namely their respective labels. But a GREAT idea, nonetheless! --Bernie
  9. Let's see...there were music videos for "I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips", "I'm Through With Love", "The Rock Stops Here", "Hungry Eyes", "Make Me Lose Control" and "Almost Paradise" from the Dirty Dancing Live set. I think that's all of 'em. --Bernie
  10. Looks like there's room on the bench for one or two more :-) --Bernie
  11. My personal favorite songwriting book is "How To Write A Hit Song and Sell It" by Tommy Boyce (of Boyce and Hart fame). This book is probably long out of print but a very good read for anyone looking to write a catchy pop tune. Boyce wrote hit after hit song in the late '60's including Last Train To Clarksville, Come A Little Bit Closer, I Wanna Be Free, Valleri, I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, I'm Not Your Stepping Stone, Peaches 'n' Cream, Words, She and the Theme from The Monkees television show. Boyce also did something purveyors of happy little pop songs usually don't...he committed suicide. Bummer! --Bernie
  12. Well, funny you should mention it...but I *do* have plans for THE ERIC CARMEN STORY. If everything goes according to plan there might be something extra-special in everyone's stocking come Christmas 2003! --Bernie
  13. Cherry Red is a British label. Here's the track list for their upcoming Raspberries CD: Don't Wanna Say Goodbye / Go All The Way / Let's Pretend / I Wanna Be With You / Drivin' Around / Tonight / On The Beach / Money Down / I'm A Rocker / Overnight Sensation / Crusin' Music / I Don't Know What I Want / Party's Over / Ecstasy / Starting Over / I Reach For The Light / All Through The Night / Should I Wait? / Rose Coloured Glasses / Waiting. --Bernie
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    I think Wally had more impact on the second LP. If I remember correctly, all of the first LPs tracks were already recorded when Wally came into the studio to cut the lead guitar parts. --Bernie
  15. I got the bulk of the Raspberries catalog online in the Music section of the web site. It's mostly there, with just a scan or two left to do. When you click on a small picture, a pop-up window opens with a larger image. Neat, huh? The Carmen solo Discography is still not updated, but will be very soon. Send me scans of any other rare picture sleeves or records/CDs not listed in the Discography. NOTE: I've only listed PROMO items where they are rare and special, most 45s and LPs were distributed to radio stations, etc., but are simply too numerous to list. --Bernie
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    I actually saw Fotomaker live. "Where have You Been All My Life" is certainly their standout track! Rhino put out a Fotomaker Collection on CD a few years ago. --Bernie
  17. In my (seemingly) never ending quest to get everything on EricCarmen.com updated to the new format, I've revamped the Pictures page. Now each photo opens in a separate window (like on the Rarities page). I also added a dozen or so new shots. Enjoy! --Bernie
  18. Since Eric sees himself as first and foremost a songwriter, I know that he doesn't think "Hungry Eyes" is anywhere near as good as his own compositions. But still I am thankful for it. "Hungry Eyes" brought Eric back to the Top Ten, gave him a chance to release "Make Me Lose Control" (which also skyrocketed to the top of the charts) and put him back on stage with the Dirty Dancing tour. I met Frank Previte backstage at one of the Ringo shows and told him that his song made great things happen for Eric. He replied, "It made great things happen for me, too!" --Bernie
  19. A short DVD documentary comes with the "Limited" BRAINWASHED CD. On it George is sitting in the studio and says something like, "This album won't have any rap or techno. It's basically just the way we used to do it. A bunch of real people playing acoustic guitars in front of microphones recorded on tape." --Bernie
  20. Hey Jo! You now can have more fun than all of us put together... you get to hear NEW Eric Carmen music every day for the next couple of weeks. Just head on over to your favorite CD store and stock up. There's plenty of amazing tunes just itching to be heard :-) --Bernie
  21. I'm currently enjoying George Harrison's new (and most unfortunately, last) CD. It seems he recorded it with complete disregard for current music styles or conventions. And that's exactly why it's so enjoyable. --Bernie
  22. Every couple of months I see the CD single show up on eBay. If you look hard enough you should be able to find one. --Bernie
  23. Marvin-- I *did* think that the Wondermints backed Brian up with polish and finesse, but I haven't managed to find a groove that I could love in their own work. What I have heard is just a bit too quirky for me. Perhaps I haven't listened to the right albums? --Bernie
  24. Man, get busy at work for a couple of months and things start piling up around the old web site! I just e-mailed Eric the next batch of ASK ERIC questions (Yay!), so that column should finally get an update very, very soon. There were some interesting questions in the new pile. Keep 'em coming! --Bernie
  25. "The Eric Carmen Story" has been updated (finally!) through the TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE album and Japanese tour. I've added a pile of cool new photos (some never before published) along with memorabilia and the like. Check it out! I promise to put my fingers to the keyboard and finish this thing off very soon! I'm getting very, very close to having the entire web site changed over to the new format (how many of you remember the old format? <img border="0" alt="[blech!]" title="" src="graemlins/blech.gif" /> ) Looks like I just need to update some of the PRESS ARCHIVE and the DISCOGRAPHY and then we'll be done. And ready for some cool NEW sections. Yeah! --Bernie
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