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Early Wynn

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  1. I agree whole-heartedly with the choice for #1. Starting Over has been one of my favorite albums since I first bought it back in 1974. The rest of the list is great as well, although I would have put Badfinger's Wish You Were Here in the top 5. It's funny how both Raspberries' and Badfinger's final albums were their most critically acclaimed.

  2. My favorite is the first line from Starting Over. We've all felt that way at one time or another.

    Second fav is: "I know it's over, you know it's over, we're just going through the motions, we're just going thru the motions, but we're sailing separate oceans worlds apart..."

    Third fave: "I met her in a club down in old soho

    Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola..." Oops, wrong writer.

  3. ...that Sonny Curtis, who wrote the greatest rock n roll song ever (IMO), "I Fought the Law", was a member of the Crickets (with Buddy Holly) just before Buddy's death. Sonny later wrote numerous nationally-known jingles for clients including McDonald's, Buick, Western Airlines, Mattel Toys, Honda, Olympia Beer, and Bell Telephone. During this time, he also wrote and sang the theme song for the Mary Tyler Moore Show, "Love Is All Around." Joan Jett did a killer version of that as well.

  4. It's funny you mention opening acts. There were many times I went to the show just to see the opening act. I once drove 3-1/2 hours to see Cheap Trick open for Foreigner. We left before Foreigner hit the stage. The same for the Babys twice...once they opened for Wet Willie in New Orleans, and the other time they opened for Journey. Skipped the headliners both nights. Eric opening for America? I would have been out the door before Eric unplugged his guitar.

  5. did you know that the song, "Dazed and Confused" made famous by Led Zeppelin, was actually written and first recorded by Jake Holmes. However he has never received any royalties or songwriting credit from Jimmy Page and crew. Page first heard the song when Holmes opened for the Yardbirds. He went out and bought Holmes' album the next day...and the rest is history. Apparently Led Zep lifted a lot of songs from from the old blues masters and failed to give writing credit.

  6. One of my new years resolutions is to see more live music in 2008.

    The best of what I did see in 2007 (in no particular order) is:

    The Figgs @ the Parlor in Phila

    Fountains of Wayne @ the Troc in Phila

    Raspberries @ the Highline in NYC

    The A's - Electric Factory in Phila

    The rest were just okay.

  7. I was a teenager when I bought the Queen album - Jazz. Inside was a poster of the nude bicycle race sponsored by Queen. So I was thrilled to open that album up to see a poster of a hundred or so topless women on bicycles. Far and away my favorite.

    I also liked the post cards that came with Exile on Main Street.

  8. OK...every angle of "On the Beach" has been covered. Let's now try to figure out why they haven't played "I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine." IMO, it stands up against any Raspberries song...and I mean any one. Great guitar work, no stupid or dated lyrics...just a classic. It's one of my top 10 favorite Raspberries songs, and really the only one they haven't done during the reunion that I wish they had.

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