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Everything posted by LobsterLvr

  1. Being Santa to my first grandchild kept me off the internet this year. What did I miss? Dave
  2. Thanks to my daughter Anna's photoshop chops, I've joined the band!! Sorry Dave Smalley, there's a new Dave in town!! Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Dave Shea
  3. pretty damn perfect...early 2000's...pop
  4. pretty damn perfect...20tens...pop
  5. pretty damn perfect...90's....pop
  6. pretty damn perfect (80's) pop:
  7. 2015 is coming soon. Has anyone heard "Brand New Year" being played on air or online? Eric, do you have anyone (aside from us web-fans) promoting it?? Dave
  8. Doing my best imitation of Casey Kasem: "And coming in at number one, topping the charts for a whole new generation of pubescents and their power-pop-loving parents...still fresh 42 years later...it's Eric Carmen and The Raspberries with Go All The Way".
  9. Great to hear from you 'Muzz'! It sounds like you're rebounding with a wonderfully positive spirit. You (and Kiwi) an inspiration to us all. Dave & Annie
  10. Like Bernie, I've been in the advertising business for almost 30 years. As a creative director/copywriter (like Don Draper, only not!) I've tried hundreds of times (several times successfully) to find the right music to help sell products and services of all kinds. It's a huge win for everyone when it happens....especially when the song is RELEVANT to the message. When the song supports the creative idea people notice. And when people notice, brands respond, cash registers ring, and the economy responds. Yes, sometimes songs are used simply to catch your attention. In those cases, 9 times out of 10 you won't remember who the ad was for. I'm sure Eric has said 'no' to hundreds of requests to use his songs because the ideas sucked or because the songs weren't relevant to the message. But when the song is right (as in every ABM example I can think of) advertising works...and capitalism marches on! Dave
  11. J. Geils Band (all 6 six times I saw them in/around Boston in the early '70's) Raspberries Reunion at BBKings in NYC 2004. Dave
  12. Congrats Pat!! (Now you'll have to excuse me while I pout about getting all the answers right and not winning.) Dave
  13. How can something so shocking occur in such a beautiful place (NZ and/or a place of worship) and to such a great person???? Our healing thoughts and prayers are with you both. Dave & Annie (We still have, use, and love the coasters you sent us. We'll use them tonight as a means of intercontinental well wishes.)
  14. I am turning Japanese oh yes I'm turning Japanese, I really think so! Dave
  15. (In my humble opinion) "Let's Pretend" got as far as it could because it was unclassifiable. It wasn't power-pop, it wasn't a ballad, it wasn't a song a guy could sing along to without getting looks from his supposedly cooler, more musically savvy friends. Its two predecessors (GATW and IWBWY) were clearly power-pop rockers. "Let's Pretend" was a different breed. To this day, even I have a hard time trying to describe what genre/phylum/species of Top 40 music it falls into. Its softer side and higher notes forced a lot of people to question what the Raspberries were. I'm just glad I wasn't one of them. Dave
  16. Thanks for insight, Eric. Even if the mics weren't right all those years ago...the final results are still amazing. As is Mark's remastering. Dave
  17. James, I've now had the chance to listen to most songs severals times (mostly via the CD player in my car). I've also compared some of the new remastered versions to older CD's. There's definitely a difference. I found "My Girl", "Last Night", "Change of Heart" and "It Hurts Too Much" to be noticably better. Probably because they have the greatest varitety of distinctively different instruments and voices in them (that's a guess). In every song I'm hearing things I never heard before. And Eric's voice has never sounded better (except in person, of course). The only negative comment I have is, for some reason "Nowhere To Hide" sounds unchanged...even a bit muddier...but perfection is consuming and it seems...well, you know. Hope you get your copy soon. It's worth the wait. Dave
  18. Still listening thru for the first time. Right now I'm hearing, and loving, "She Did It" in a way I've never done before! Great mix! Dave
  19. Stay tuned for my next thread: The Raspberries: Boxers or Briefs! Dave
  20. Wow, when I created the "Re-naming The Raspberries" thread last year I worried about upsetting people (Eric included). After reading all of the follow-ups I'm so glad I did! Thanks Eric, and everyone else, for this amazing dialogue. Dave
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