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    Starting Over

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  1. It would be the Berries for me. I played that greatest hits album TO DEATH throughout the 80’s when all their albums had been deleted and there was no internet to try and find them. Those songs got me through some otherwise barren times musically and some difficult times personally.
  2. What a tragic loss. Such a talented man. He was such a massive part of Fountains of Wayne even though Chris was the lead singer. Eric said a while back on here about FOW that they made “smart music for smart people”. So many of their songs could and should have been massive hits (we’ve all heard that one before haven’t we?). Will be listening to FOW tonight. RIP Adam. You were truly an outstanding talent.
  3. Hi Bernie/everyone, Haven’t been around here for a while but I have been lurking from time to time to see what’s been going down, and hey, I even remembered my password! So happy that the message board has earned a reprieve. I can’t tell you what a revelation it was to me to find it and to be a part of the discussions and the excitement around the reunion; something I never thought I would see in a million years. Before then, Raspberries were just another defunct band that I’d loved and lost. We just got back from spending a few days seeing the new year in in Amsterdam. On New Year’s Eve my daughter and I went in to a secondhand record shop in the city and hey presto, in the “R” section I pulled out a pristine copy of the Starting Over album, replete with colour poster, which my original copy never had! Seemed like a good omen for a Brand New Year! Happy New Year everyone! Gary
  4. Bernie - I remember once you posted an audio link to a Raspberries gig in which they did a fantastic version of Little Queenie. I remember commenting on it at the time. I'd really love to hear it again if you could see your way clear?
  5. Hey Bernie. What happened to this release - has it been shelved? It is still mentioned on the News page of the site but doesn't seem to have happened. Or did I miss something? Gary
  6. ATTN is a stonkin' rockin' number. Mike's enormous drumming, Scott's melodic bass playing, almost like a second lead guitar at times, Wally' s stand out solo, Eric's peerless vocal and those horns stabs in just the right places. It's one of those tracks where the groove is so strong that it almost doesn't matter what the lyrics are. It's the overall sound that matters. I remember John Lennon saying once that this was what mattered to him most, the overall sound of a record. I think he was talking about "I Hear You Knokin'" by Dave Edmonds at the time and referring to it as the kind of sound that rang his bell so to speak. That's what ATTN does for me. Oh, and my wife loves the song too, it's her favourite Raspberries song! And as for the lyrics, Well ok, but I am sure we have had far more risqué stuff over the last 40 years that we can't now appreciate ATTN for the great rock song that it is.
  7. You Took Me All The Way has always been my fave track from the Geffen album. Very underrated in my opinion. A bit like All Through The Night which Eric has also expressed reservations over once or twice. ATTN should have been a big hit single.
  8. Rumoured they might be coming to Europe this year. I saw them in London in '79 and still have the tour programme. They didn't have a large repertoire because they only had 2 albums worth of material but they were brilliant. Still one of the best gigs I've been to. I remember they played about three encores and had to play a song called "Televison Politican" because they had rune out of material. That song has never made it on any subsequent release to date.
  9. I would like a copy of the Essential Wally Bryson album please. Oh what, there isn't one? Wally's place in Raspberries history will always be secure as a brilliant original guitar player and a real presence on stage......period.
  10. God Bernie, get that proper review in! BTW, have to say I love the cover - great choice of photo.
  11. The track listing for "The Essential" is up on Amazon.com!
  12. Eric, if you ever wondered to yourself whether you "still had it" then you needn't have. I know you were concerned that you you wanted to come up with something that "didn't, suck". Well "Brand New Year" is proof positive that you still "have it" in spades. I just played it to my family before our Christmas dinner and we are all humming it! Thank you so much for your Christmas gift. Your new album is going to be a massive success. Love and peace to all Gary
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