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  1. The countdown resumes Monday. (This station does things a little differently!)
  2. WXPN (88.5) in Philly is counting down the greatest 885 Rock Songs of all time. I didn't have to wait too long to hear "Go All The Way". It came in at #884!! Dave
  3. Never heard this version before. THANKS!! Love it! Dave in NJ
  4. Yes you did! http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-au...-who-built-that
  5. (to the melody of the Tradewind's hit): NJ's a lonely state when you're the only preppy boy around.
  6. Eric was right! It's a Cartoon World!
  7. Totally agree. "The Romantics" managed to get away with a lovey-dovey name and keep their rock image. (The) Raspberries weren't as fortunate.
  8. I've loved the Raspberries' music for 40 years now, but I've never really loved the name they chose. And honestly, I think the name held them back professionally. So today I tried coming up with a better name for the band. It's not easy!! (As Eric and Bernie explained in "Marathon Man".) But now that we know their library of music: the themes of young love and angst, first cars, first sex, rock n roll, good times, heartaches, summer lust, etc. here's the name I think they should've gone with: "Tonight". Yeah, I know, it looks familiar. Heck they probably sing that word collectively over 200 times in the songs they recorded. But if they were called "Tonight" instead of "Raspberries" I think things might have been different. But of course the first album would not have smelt so sweet! Dave
  9. it comes on around the 17 minute mark. very cool!!!
  10. great story. thank you for sharing. Dave
  11. I am also blessed to have friends from around the world, like you!!
  12. I was about to contact the site's moderators about that objectionable photo...but stopped when I realized it was oddly arousing.
  13. Robyn, I think I heard my home town of Andover, Mass. cheering all the way down here in New Jersey! Lord knows my Patriot-hatin', Giants-lovin' neighbors heard me ! GO PATS!
  14. That is hysterical!! And, yet so insightful. Dave
  15. Argh! Poor, poor Eric. Sometimes all this pity we throw Eric's way drives me nuts. I've never felt sorry for Eric and I never will. I've loved his music...and always will. But all this messin' with perfection, and Eric's always getting screwed stuff is silly! I've never gotten onto Eric's 'woe is me' bandwagon, but I still love the guy and his music. The fact that his music got tweaked, the band got pigeon-holed, he got totally f'ed by producers and labels, etc, etc etc are all part of the business he chose to go into!! If he didn't like it, he could've left years ago. But he DOES like it...and thank God he does. His music helped shape all of our lives. As he himself once said "Take it or Leave It". He didn't leave it....so let's all get off our pity pots and take it...even if it has 62 Ray Coniff singers in the background. (I probably shouldn't post after a half a bottle of really good red wine.) Dave
  16. 1) I like the original better than the 'Definitive' version (for all the reason's Eric and everyone else here at ec.com has mentioned) 2) But that doesn't make the 'Definitive' version wrong. It just makes it a re-mix. Of course, purists hate remixes. "Ya don't mess with perfection!!" But someone once said "perfection is consuming" So it seems we're only human after all!! Dave
  17. Lew....very funny stuff!! Missm...why are you shouting?
  18. 1. All For Love 2. Nobody Knows 3. Cindy In The Wind 4. It Hurts Too Much 5. If You Change Your Mind 6. I Don't Know What I Want 7. Go All The Way 8. I Wanna Be With You 9. Let's Pretend 10. Boats Against The Current 11. Desperate Fools 12. Someday 13. She Remembered 14. Marathon Man 15. I Can Remember 16. Runaway 17. All By Myself 18. Isn't It Romantic 19. On The Beach 20. American As Apple Pie Dave
  19. Yup, it wa a long long time ago but I can still remember how... that song went
  20. It was exactly 40 years ago folks! See page 83 of Bernie's Marathon Man book. "As 1971 drew to a close, Raspberries packed their bags and headed to the Big Apple to record their first album." To refresh your memories: "Family Affair", "American Pie" and "Day After Day" were on the air. "All In The Family" and "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" were on tv. I'm not sure what I was doing 40 years ago this month (aside from typical high school stuff) but 8 months later I heard GATW for the very first time And now 39 years, 3 months and 15 days later....I still get excited every time I hear it! happy new year, everybody, dave
  21. All this "missing" stuff makes me thing of this song:
  22. It seems like most of the stuff we miss is 'summer stuff'. With that in mind: I miss watchin Mac's Mob play at the Peppermint Lounge in Salisbury Beach, MA. Nobody did covers of EWF and Tower of Power better than those guys. I miss the smell of my beach towel, and how the sand felt as I played with it laying there tanning my hide. I miss playing square ball (a game drawn in the sand) when the tide was low. I miss seeing Aerosmith play at The Barn in NH (in '71)...and JGeils...and Tavares (all local New England bands). I miss the smell of Loves Baby Soft (the cute girls wore that)....and Windsong (the smart, elusive girls wore that)...and musk (the bohemians wore that...and they scared me!). I miss Piels, Narragasset, and Black Label beers (all 99 cents a six pack!!). Ahhh....good memories. Dave
  23. I miss having a pair of those big headphones like the one's I had in the early-to-mid 70's. I miss laying on the floor, balancing the left and right speakers to give me a perfect stereo mix of my favorite music. I'd lay there, staring at the ceiling or at one of my three day-glo posters (The Endless Summer poster, another one with a nude couple in silhouette kneeling, hugging in front of a sunset, and the third was a black light 'zonk' poster.) Some times I'd lay on the floor between two Epicure speakers. "Billion Dollar Babies" was awesome that way. Anything by the Moody Blues was ideal for headphones. The Raspberries were definitely NOT lay-on-the-floor LP's...they were stand-up air-guitar and air-piano kind of songs. I also miss the feeling of laying in my bed, with a warm radio on my chest, and the glow of the dial providing the only light in the room. Oh, and I miss my Adidas Vienna's (the white ones with the red stripes), Mission Impossible when Lesley Ann Warren was in it (as Cinnamon!), and eating Wheaties (with four spoonfuls of sugar). Dave
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