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  1. You know your popular when you are a crossword answer.
  2. Let's Pretend Ecstasy Go All The Way Don't Wanna Say Goodbye Tonight On The Beach If You Change Your Mind Should I Wait Last Dance I Wanna Be With You Overnight Sensation
  3. Ok, my two cents. I consider myself one of the biggest fans of Raspberries, and Eric. All that aside, Maybe the recorded sound of Raspberries was intended to reflect the sound of the sixties that Raspberries tried to keep alive. Maybe Mr. Ienner thought, at the time, this was the sound they were looking for. Listening to the live CD, I love the low end and fullness of the sound, but, listen to the Bay City Rollers stuff that Ienner produced, Ienner was trying to create AM hits. That was his thing. I think, if Raspberries had a different producer they would've had a better chance at bridging that AM/FM gap. I remember friends of mine back in the 70's not liking the "weak sound" of the recordings. It was all about the low end at that time. As far as not liking them live. He may have been looking for a broader appeal from the band. Did he say he didn't like the sound live? Or did he say he didn't like the way they played the crowd? If the goal from Ienner's standpoint was to get an appeal like the Beatles or something like that. He needed outgoing, fun loving, always smiling....Hard Day's Night attitudes. I never saw the 'berries live back then, but I think Ienner had an idea what he was trying to create, the problem was, The Beatles couldn't be recreated.
  4. Once again, thanks for the tickets Mike (MAM)
  5. I am the second interview on the DVD. The (don't want to say goodbye reference) I looked better than I felt, as my brother and I had just driven straight through from Minnesota to see the show. After the show we had to drive straight back, as I had a Gig to play the next afternoon. What a great concert! It's great to be on the DVD.
  6. Bernie, I felt the same way. The Intro, the curtain going up, the beginning drums to I wanna be with you. Incredible!
  7. Happy Birthday Eric. Your music has been a part of my life since the release of Don't want to say goodbye.
  8. Still waiting in Minnesota. The email videos were great!
  9. Still waiting for mine.http://www.ericcarmen.com/ubb/icons/icon8.gif Icon 8
  10. Eric, thanks for the insight on "All Through The Night". I often wondered where those lyrics came from. I know the 'berries were trying to ditch the clean cut image somewhat, but I couldn't really bring myself to like that song lyrically. I'm sure there are others who might claim that back then it was more appropriate, but even when I was younger I didn't really relate to the song. I guess it was more a rock & roll lifestyle thing.
  11. Eric, I've read many of the posts here, and maybe someone has brought this up, but in addition to the great music there was another factor for me. I was 12 when GATW hit the charts, which meant that I was truly too young to fully enjoy the excitement of the Beatles when they were the fun and charming "mop tops". Raspberries gave me a hope that music could be fun again, like it was when the Beatles came to America. Raspberries became the hope for me that my generation could experience what the Beatles gave to the 60's. Raspberries became my favorite team, and my mission was to get more fans for the team. The internet proved that I'm not the only one. There are others and their numbers continue to grow. Congratulations on a remarkable past and a future that is limitless. I sure hope that all of these posts convince you how truly successful you really are, in all ways. Thanks for how you and the guys have touched my life. Bill Campbell Minnesota
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    Live CD

    I think the interviews would be interesting but I looked like hell when they interviewed me. I had just driven all the way from Minnesota and had no hotel or anything. I'm sure I looked like a homeless EC fan.
  13. I think you need a band behind a song these days in order for it to chart. Obviously, there were no Wonders and I think to just have a song out there with no real connection to a band it's just a song. Now if a group like....Raspberries put out a song.....
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