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  1. Bye Bye Johnny was another great cover they did. I was fortunate to see them do both Bye Bye Johnny and Little Queenie twice in St. Pete back in 1974 & 1975. Would be neat again... Steve-O
  2. I was always partial to the Chuck Berry covers they use to do. Little Queenie rocked!!! Steve-O
  3. I could go on for hours about Scott! Why Eric and his song "Play On" was never released as a single is a mystery. Should he/could he have been included in the reunion has been debated to death. Suffice to say he is an extraordinary talent, a genuinely down to earth nice human being, and to me always a RASPBERRY!!! Steve-O
  4. One of the better articles the chronciles the ups and downs of our favorite band. Would have been better had there been more discussion of the impact of the actual music (Overnight Sensation barely mentioned) but what the heck. Good job to all involved. Steve-O
  5. Watching Jeopardy. Eric was the $1000 answer for who sang All By Myself on the album titled the same. Kind of Cool. Eric Clapton was the $200 answer so I guess you have $800 bucks on him. Steve-O
  6. Beach Baby is one of the most under rated pop songs ever. Great Choice. Steve-O PS: What ever happened to First Class???
  7. All the best Eric ! Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Don't eat to much cake now! Steve-O
  8. Rasberrywine: I couldn't agree with you more. It confounds me that country music hasn't discovered this song or Last Dance. Both of them have hit all over them. Maybe Dave or Wally should send them to a producer or two in Nashville. Steve-O
  9. Welcome back Marvin. As is usually the case your insights are right on track. Its been an interesting, yet, very sad disscussion, both here and on the Raspberries site. Whether or not Kay's viewpoints have any validity I think she crossed the line. When you moderate a website that represents an entity, in this case the Raspberries, you must remain objective. That not to say you can't be critical (Bernie hasn't always agreed with Eric) but one must walk that very thin line between objectivity and subjectivity. Clearly that has not been the case here. Like I said earlier I hope the band can resolve the issues and move on. Pop music, what's left of it, is much richer having the berries involved then not. Hope you have an enjoyable trip to Florida for your Easter vacation. Regards, Steve-O
  10. Yikes !!! Just read all of the stuff that Kay wrote. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" seems to be appropriate. Not trying to be negative but simply from a from a fan perspective it doesn't look good. Kind of like my "Devil Rays" on opening day. I really hope that all this can be worked out to everyones satisfaction. We are all better off having the Raspberries together doing what they do best rather than all of this nonsense. Steve-O
  11. Hey Eric, great reply. What about Scott's CD "Play On"? Have you heard it? What's your thoughts? Steve-O
  12. That's great news for us whose cable networks won't carry VH-1 Classics but will carry any number of networks devoted totally to home improvement ! Steve-O
  13. Eric: I have heard the Raspberries version of Locomotion/Be My Baby countless times. I also have heard the almost legendary tale how Todd Rundgen was at the Carnegie Hall concert, heard the Berries version and sold Grand Funk on covering the song and the rest is music history. My question is did the Raspberries ever considering covering the tune as a possible single or were you all more concentrated on your own material? Steve-O
  14. I remember seeing the "Party's Over" Rate-A-Record segment on American bandstand. I think it was on sometime in January,1975. Just saw the Berries at a live gig in St.Pete, Fl just before Christmas,then the American Bandstand show, then saw the Berries live again in February at the same place in St.Pete. Kind of like a ******** wasn't it? Steve-O
  15. Welcome Eric from a long time fan from Florida. Its been a long time coming! It will be cool hearing your insights on everything that is often covered under the sun on this, I mean your site. Just in case your wondering, should you or any of your friends or collegues want to vist Florida this time of year (and maybe play a date or two) the weather this time of year is fantastic. Mid 70's for the highs, cool, but not cold, evenings. Thanks again for coming on board (no pun intended). Steve-O
  16. Love it !!! Well done Tim Steve-O
  17. James: Hope no offense was taken, just trying to stir up a little interesting conversation. Raspberrywine: I'm still amazed that no country act today has found these gems. They have hit written all over them, not to mention a nice royalty for Wally & Dave. Steve-O
  18. Cool !!! Nice find James. Steve-O
  19. How much are the paperback copies, with S $ H? Steve-O
  20. Hi James: I couldn't disagree with you more. On the Starting Over Album I think Hit Record is #1 (no pun intended), Play On is #2, Cry is #3. Don't forget Eric penned Play On and Cry with Scott. I think it is some of his best work. Wally always felt Cry should have been on the Collector Series CD instead of Crusin Music. With the exception of Tonight, and maybe Estacy, there better than anything else on Side 3. Fresh and Raspberries songs aren't in the same category, there more pop than rock. Why do you think they are not? Steve-O
  21. Good one,Marvin. Capital really srewed this group over back then as well as now. I,too, also have several questions for them. Wouldn't that be an interesting evening for Bernie's chat room ! Hope your family and you had a wonderful christmas and happy new year. Drop me a note off line sometime, when you get a chance. Regards, Steve-O
  22. My wife got me the "new" Raspberries Greatest CD for Christmas. Although I am please with the sound quality and the overall song selection I am somewhat annoyed that "Play On" was not included. This same slight also occurred when Capitol did not include the song in the Raspberries Collector Series CD. It's not my intention to start a "Which song is more deservering" controversey but I must wonder aloud why Capitol keeps deep sixing this song? First they don't release it as a single when Starting Over was released back in 1974 (When it was clearly 1 of the best 3 tunes on the album)then they fail to add it to the aforementioned CD's. I must ask "What in the hell is wrong with these people?" Steve-O
  23. I liked what Elton John called her on his special the other night " The Singing Toothpick". Steve-O
  24. Just wondering if Scott McCarl was in the crowd? Steve-O
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