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Early Wynn

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  1. Off the top of my head: The Figgs - Follow Jean Through the Sea (outstanding) The Peace Creeps - Autumn Love Smash Palace - 1999-2006 Cheap Trick - Rockford Graham Parker - 103 degrees in June Tommy Keene - Crashing the Ether NY Dolls Gin Blossoms - Major Lodge Victory (a little disappointing)
  2. C'mon, I wanna hear about the wild parties, the wilder groupies, tearing up hotel rooms.........
  3. I agree....it's a real snoozer, IMO.
  4. My wife dragged me to it. I should have stayed home. Eddie Murphy was good though.
  5. I believe I recall seeing Davey Johnstone touring with Alice Cooper back in the late 70's.
  6. I reluctantly have to go with the Geffen CD. The first Arista CD is pretty good too. Raspberries...I don't really like any of them. The first album would be my favorite choice. Side 3 is a clever idea, but IMO it makes the album look like some sort of novelty item, and not the serious rockin' album that it is. I like album covers that kind of reveal what's inside. Like Born to Run with Bruce and Clarence. I had a feeling what that album was going to sound like before I put the needle on the vinyl. When I looked at Side 3, I was thinking 1910 Fruitgum Company or the Ohio Express. Of course, when I put the album on, I was completely blown away. I seem to remember a line, "we were locked in image prison...."
  7. Lawsuits??? Are you insane? Then I'm going to sue the Who for the $60 I paid for their "farewell" tour ticket in 1982. For any knucklehead that is considering a lawsuit, could you convince a judge that you wouldn't have purchased the CD/DVD had you known there were going to be 1,000 released instead of 300. Plus, you'll have to show damages. "Geez, your honor, I could have gotten $175 on ebay..." Print as many as you can sell. It's not $125 because it's a limited edition. It's $125 because there's $125 worth of stuff included. 293 and 292.
  8. A joke. I'd love to hear how they decide who gets in and who doesn't. Obviously not based on sales. Influence? Who has been more influential than Kiss, Alice Cooper, Raspberries? Gotta be a critics favorite I guess. They lost all credibility for me when they let the Mamas and the Papas in.
  9. Hey, sell as many as you can. I would have bought one if you offered 3,000 instead of 300. Hopefully you'll sell enough to go back out and play a few more shows.
  10. In no order: Graham Parker The Figgs Tommy Keene Cheap Trick Smash Palace The Peace Creeps The Gin Blossoms
  11. We've listed our favorite power pop bands and favorite power pop songs. So now, how about favorite power pop albums. Here's my top 10. Raspberries - Side 3 Badfinger - Wish You Were Here (close 2nd - Straight Up Dwight Twilley - Sincerely 20/20 - 20/20 Shoes - Present Tense Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience Plimsouls - Anywhere at Once The Knack - Get the Knack Big Star - Radio City The Keys - The Keys Tommy Keene - Songs from the Film Artful Dodger - Rave On The Figgs - Follow Jean Through the Sea The Beat - The Beat Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (1977) (close second - Heaven Tonight) Marshall Crenshaw - Good Evening The Romantics (first album) Smash Palace - 1999-2006 Eric Carmen - Tonight You're Mine The Searchers - Love's Melodies Bram Tchaikovsky - Strange Man Changed Man
  12. Hated it then - hate it now. IMO, the best thing about it was it was partially responsible for the rise of the great "new wave" music from the late 70's.
  13. Tonight - Raspberries Dream All Day - Posies High Wire Days - Tommy Keene Surrender - Cheap Trick Remember the Lightning - 20/20 Just a Chance - Badfinger (Baby Blue has already been picked) A Million Miles Away - Plimsouls Rock n Roll Girl - The Beat Sooner or Later - Smash Palace Am I Falling In Love Again - DL Byron
  14. The Hall lost all credibility for me when the Mamas and the Papas got in. And the Lovin' Spoonful??? Come on, they had a few nice songs, but.... No Alice Cooper, no Kiss, but Blondie's in there??? Again, a joke. If they want bands that were influential, then the Raspberries and Badfinger should be there. If they want bands that just had hits, then where are the Grass Roots, the DC5, Hermans Hermits, Paul Revere and the Raiders? What the hell is the criteria for getting in???
  15. Good poll. Here's my choices...in no particular order. Raspberries Badfinger Tommy Keene Cheap Trick (power pop?) Big Star Plimsouls Gin Blossoms Knack 20/20 (great first record) Shoes (Present Tense was great) There have been some great power pop songs by non-power pop artists over the years too. But that's another list.
  16. Actually it was a combination of two things: first, the Yankees got spanked by the Tigers in the first round of the playoffs, then (and even sweeter) the Amazing Mets got beat by the Cardinals in round two. Pure heaven I tell ya, pure heaven.
  17. I'm not a big fan of this trend of washed up singers doing an entire CD covering old hits. Nothing wrong with including one or two covers, but an entire CD??? If they can't do a decent original song, then at least cover some great obscure songs. Like with Rod Stewart covered "Downbound Train" (although I thought Patty Smyth did a much better version a couple of years before). Quite honestly though...I haven't like Rod the Mod since he left the Faces. IMO, he hasn't done anything that is even close to "Stay With Me."
  18. Here's my 2 cents worth. I would prefer to see the Raspberries tour with a newer, young, relevant opening band. I don't think of the Raspberries as an "oldies" act, and a new band would help attract a new audience to see the masters at work. Cheap Trick is currently touring with OK GO. I would imagine that a lot of OK GO's fans only know of Cheap Trick thru the episode of the Simpsons. Of course, OK Go is only known for that cool treadmill video. The song is mediocre, at best (IMO).
  19. While I'm not a fan of any of those other songs, the Raspberries are in some good company there...Elvis, Chuck Berry (the true king of Rock n Roll), James Brown, Chicago, Three Dog Night, the King of Pop, Mac Davis...wait a minute, Mac Davis had the #1 song????? Ugh!!!
  20. Is it possible that Gale doesn't have a boyfriend because she already has a rich girlfriend?
  21. I was just singing "It Hurts Too Much" this morning.
  22. I loved it. Thanks. Hopefully the "Tonight" video will be on again soon.
  23. I wish opera was banned in my town, along with rap, hip-hip, techno, show tunes, and Celine Dion.
  24. Two things: 1. We love to hate Steinbrenner, but I wish the Phillies' owners wanted to win as much as he does. I'd take him in a heartbeat. 2. Abreau is a dog. He's not a winner. He puts up nice stats, but he's all about himself. Notice that since he's been gone, the Phillies have been winning. Even the players have commented about what a dog he was in the clubhouse. He's surrounded by winners now but (despite what Donnie Osmond said) one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.
  25. Agreed. After the play Philly, then they can travel across the pond.
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