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Everything posted by Raspbernie

  1. I have fond memories of family trips with my mom, dad and brother to various Howard Johnsons as a kid. Hard to beat 28 flavors of ice cream in the 1960s.
  2. This guy is pretty much a musical genius. Check out his other videos. He's John. He's Paul. He's everybody. One helluva GREAT talent! https://www.youtube.com/user/posturex1
  3. Look him up on YouTube, he is a monster on the guitar. Some people say there has never been another player so precise and fast on the fretboard.
  4. Co-founder of the band Mr. Big, Paul Gilbert is a guitar wizard. Apparently he's also a big Raspberries/Eric Carmen fan. Check out his take on Eric's "My Girl."
  5. The lead singer couldn't quite handle Eric's vocals in the bridge. A bit out of his range. Still, always like seeing bands covering Raspberries and keeping their music alive.
  6. Kirk, I fixed it for you. Not sure what you did wrong, but all I did was copy the link and paste it into the Reply box.
  7. Eric’s Japan tour was terrific. Great band. High energy. Awesome performance.
  8. How could they miss that?!? I mean, the song plays non-stop literally everywhere!
  9. Amoeba was big, and cool, but there was nothing cooler than Tower Records on Sunset back in the day. It was always one of my first stops whenever I visited (which was often). In NYC, Bleecker Bob's was THE PLACE of find rarities, imports and bootlegs. The bootlegs was why Bleecker Bob's was regularly raided by the NYPD. Then there was Cheap Thrills in New Brunswick, NJ, near Rutgers—a New Jersey vinyl institution! Vintage Vinyl near Edison, NJ kept its doors open until last year. Back in the day, before the internet, you had to hunt down music. I remember doing quite a mad search for Raspberries albums once they were released on CD in Japan. Very hard to find here in the States, but I managed to get 'em all! Music lovers have no idea how good they have it today!
  10. Double tracking vocals wasn't just a Lennon thing. It was done by many artists to strengthen the vocals and give them more presence in the mix. Apparently John hated re-singing his vocals twice for every record and complained to George Martin, which led to the invention of "Artificial Double Tracking" created for The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios to avoid them having to continually re-record vocals to create multi-layered vocal effects. It took the same vocal recording and slipped it slightly out of phase to create the feeling that you were hearing two separate vocal tracks.
  11. I wasn't there, Lew. But that's what I heard.
  12. Dude's got a lot of cymbals.
  13. The four original Raspberries plus 3 members of the Overdubs: Bill Sullivan, Paul Sidoti and Jennifer Lee—who provided the extra instruments and backing vocals necessary to recreate the band's recorded songs live.
  14. Raspberries were recording at the Record Plant in NYC the same time Lennon and Nilsson were recording “Pussycats.” They were enlisted to hand-clap on “Loop De Loop.”
  15. He looks right for the role!
  16. It should be going up on Raspberries official Facebook/YouTube Channel. Will cross post here once up.
  17. HD video to be posted tomorrow to commemorate the occasion—audience freeze frame below. 😎
  18. "Last Updated: February 11, 2022 | Author: Linda Hornsby" Ms. Hornsby's got some 'splaining to do.
  19. Still looking for the clip where Kelly credits Ann with writing the tune, but here's their performance:
  20. Haven't heard about this book before. Would be curious to see what he wrote about working with Eric, but the book is a bit pricey.
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