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  1. Don't know if this has been posted before, but I watched the Rainn Wilson movie "Super" today and "It Hurts Too Much" is played while Wilson's character gets the crap beaten out of him.
  2. Any one have a audio or video of the Raspberries playing "That's Rock and Roll" and "All By Myself"? I have some good stuff to trade. email me at tgp1@earthlink.net thx
  3. I was always a huge Deville fan, ever since seeing him on the Midnight Special in 1978. I remember seeing him live for the first of dozens of times at Irving Plaza in NYC in the winter of 1980. But the guy was a strange dude. One snowy night at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, just as the band hit the stage, the lights came on, the music stopped and the police barged in. Those of us in the audience who dared to travel to Jersey Shore in a snow storm were ordered to stand outside while they searched the bar for who knows what. After about 30 minutes, our chilled bones were allowed back in. Willy took to the stage played a song or two and said "There are a million other places I'd rather be then Asbury Park in February" and promptly left the stage. Well, I was pretty pissed. So I sent a letter venting to the address on the Sportin Life album. A few weeks later, my secretary buzzed me saying there was a Mrs. DeVille on the line. So I picked the phone and was cursed and screamed at for about five minutes. I was caught by surprise so I was speechless as she let me know how hurt Willy was by my letter and how he didn't need fans like me. I said fine and hung up not knowing whether to laugh or cry. About a month letter I read in Rolling Stone that Willy had declared bankruptcy. So I broke one of my Mink Deville 45s, stuck the pieces in an envelope along with a dollar bill and a note saying here is what remained of my DeVille record collection and that the dollar was there cause I figured you could use it and sent to the same address. Never heard from Mrs. DeVille again. However I did finally get back to seeing him a few years ago at BB Kings in NYC when he played NYC for the first time in maybe a decade. Like most artists his age, I figured he probably mellowed with the years yet once the set began and people started yelling requests, the man screamed into the mic, "What do I look like, a fucking jukebox????" Same old Willy. God bless...
  4. IMO, he should go to jail for about six months. If that doesn't sober him up, nothing will.
  5. KISS, Alice Cooper. But Jann Wenner will never allow it..
  6. Excellent Show...very loose and energetic. Set List: Tonight Play On I Wanna Be With You It's Cold Outside Let's Pretend Ticket To Ride I Can Remember Last Dance Nobody Knows Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) Party's Over If You Change Your Mind Should I Wait I'm A Rocker Substitute Ecstacy Go All The Way All By Myself I Don't Know What I Want
  7. I'd just like to see the guys take a few weekends and record some new stuff as a band. Sell the tracks thru the website as downloads. Minimum overhead. Maximum pleasure. They've done just about everything on the previous tours and with the Live CD/DVD, it's all been documented. Nothing wrong with being a studio/Internet band, especially these days.
  8. Until the reunion, I never realized how much "Should I Wait" sounds like an Eagles song. Was that intentional?
  9. Got it in Jersey...Thank you...No more bitching...
  10. Thursday's mail. Nothing.
  11. I've been here Ira my man. Message boards just tend to piss people off or inspire you to post something that might be better left unsaid. I learned that lesson early (not necessarily on this board). I'm in Nutley, where are you? Raspberries at the Basie? A definite Bruce sighting!
  12. I blew the whole joke. Should have been Limited instead of Deluxe. Oh well, at least I got a chuckle out of Eric. I ended up giving in and buying the Deluxe set at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ (A BIG Raspberrie supporting indie) on Monday. It's as great as everyone has stated. But so far I've held back on watching the DVD. Wanna see the whole show on the Limted set. Semantics are a bitch...
  13. Were they actually mailed on Monday? Some definitive answers would most likely end this debate.
  14. Sure did. And as someone who has defended the Fudge, I have to say the Zep tribute kinda sucks. Too much Zep and not enough Fudge if you know what I mean.
  15. Everyone here has a valid point. BUT, a heads-up in one of the bonus e-mails would have been considerate and simple. It's Wednesday morning in Jersey. Has anyone gotten their LE yet? I'll post the minute I get mine.
  16. Once I could find my way But that was yesterday Believe me, it's not easy I am waiting for my Deluxe Edition Another day goes by You ask me why I cry Believe me, it's not easy I've been waiting for my Deluxe Edition I said I've been waiting for my Deluxe Edition To come to my door When will I know, how will I know When it will be here for sure When the set was in the stores I had to pass it by Believe me, it's not easy anymore I'd been waiting for my Deluxe Edition She said I've been waiting for my Deluxe Edition To come to my door When will I know, how will I know When it will be here for sure Once I could find my way But that was before last Tuesday Believe me, it's not easy I'll be waiting for my Deluxe Edition
  17. A few months ago, I received a postcard thanking me for my patience and that the limited set was almost ready. That was cool. If I received a similar postcard or email explaining the delay for the limited set PRIOR to the general release, I would have fully understood. Nuff said. Now can ANYONE give me a DEFINITIVE date when I can expect to have this in my hands?????
  18. All I'm going to say is that I just arrived home from a ten-day vacation at 3 a.m. and frantically ran into my house to open the Deluxe edition I was sure was waiting for me. When I found nothing of the sort, I came on here and found out I had to wait a week. Do I understand after reading Al's posts? Sure. Am I still pissed off? Damn straight. btw: the disrespect of Trindy's opinions is immature and petty. It seems anyone who doesn't tow the party line on this site gets crucified or ridiculed. The Internet sure makes people awfully brave...
  19. Is that the same Robert Klein who's been doing that annoying "Can't stop my leg" bit for 100 years?
  20. As always, this is all subjective. I happen to love the Raspberries AND Vanilla Fudge. As for knocking the band, since they had two Top 40 singles (two less than the Raspberries) and five Top 40 albums (four more than the Raspberries) according to Billboard, SOMEONE must have liked them (including Sopranos creator David Chase, who featured "You Keep Me Hangin' On" prominently in the show's finale.)
  21. How can you not love George's "I Need You" from Help!?
  22. It's none of my business, but I'd rather see Eric spending his time writing new songs instead of writing another "How the artists got screwed by the record company" essay. I could be wrong...
  23. From Mojo Magazine Icons: By way of cutting to the quick, it's probably best to consider the opinion of an ex-Beatle. In 2003, Ringo Starr was asked about Paul McCartney's attempts to reverse a number of Lennon-McCartney song writing credits, and whether he thought Lennon's posthumous reputation had been unecessarily inflated. "I don't think John's been inflated," he replied. "People keep saying Paul was on the fringe of this, that and the other. For me, John WAS the fringe. He was the one who always jumped in. And it was HIS band. Whatever you want to think, he was the original member. I don't think John is getting anything he doesn't deserve." I'll take Ringo's word over Emerick's (who basically says George is worthless in the book) any day.
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