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  • Birthday 10/27/1972

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  1. Anyone here heard of Opus? They are an Austrian band with "Live is life" (1985). It's still a European party song to the day. However, I was one of the few people who bought their album "Up and down" - and it's a better album then one might think. Clean production, good songs. There were a few other songs very sporadically on the radio from that album. In fact, they have one of the best power ballads ever with "Flying high" which I never understood why it didn't chart in the U.S. It's on youtube somewhere, also with Falco on vocals - who died in 1998. Crank it, and pretend you're lost in Germany in the 80's.
  2. Jeff Healey was legendary and inspirational. Look for a new c.d "Mess of blues" shortly - I also checked out his "Jazz wizards" where he plays trumpet and was impressed. A real sad news.
  3. Cheers Eric, you have a lot of supporters.
  4. Awesome recollections Paul! I just ordered Frozen ghost "Essential 20th century masters" from Amazon, which features their best tracks. The songs are really great, production, musicianship wise from an 80's perspective. They have a perfect ballad called "Dream come true" and their U.S modest hit single "Shall I see" still sounds great. I'm a defender of good 80's pop/rock - for jogging at least worth a spin. It's always good digging deeper and finding music that might sound even better today than it did back then.
  5. Thanks for the word-up Marv. Funny how people are a product of their era isn't it? I grew up on Muchmusic. I know most 80's singles that was ever released, good or bad. Peter a.k.a Greg.
  6. By the way, take a look at the Rutles video Don posted and my Greg Kihn video of "for you" - don't the singers have an uncanny resemblance?
  7. The Rutles rule! There was a time when I liked the Rutles c.d even better than the Beatles. It was a Beatles parody funded by good old George himself. Favorite Rutles song "With a girl like you". P.S What is the topic? I'm tired of playing games too, last night I played Risk and monopoly back to back Something to be said about stream of consciousness. Hey Marv - I'm curious as I am 15 years younger than you, if you ever could somewhat tolerate the best of my favourite 80's Canadian bands like 1) Frozen ghost 2) FM 3) The Payolas Thanks for turning me on to Venice by the way! I appreciate expert dissections of music a la Marvin and Don (great reviews of Fotomaker et al.)
  8. For you is great, the studio version and album "Greg Kihn again" is pure pop magic. I don't think Greg reads these posts, so I'm not worried about gettings sued for slandering his name. Maybe there are other Greg Kihn's out there too! After all, I bought all their albums many times over, just like Eric and Raspberries material. However I must admit it is sad how Greg and his band had such potential (1970 - 1983) which kind of got diminished by job hazards. When Greg hits a good note it's awesome - when he's off, well.. Check out this old one! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbeMrUqfGPk
  9. I'd love to join the bill, but I have a day job as a dj and don't think I can get off work.
  10. On behalf of the mostly anonymous readers, Thanks for the entertaining posts! As much as I love Eric's music and the Raspberries, I have to admit I chuckle out loud like a grade 8 at some of the twists and jibes found on this great board. Find me another board like this - I haven't seen one. How about The Raspberries/Strawbs/Vanilla Fudge triple bill? Maybe the Motors could open up, but just play "airport" and then actually fly away on a small aircraft. The Raspberries are the bananas....(to quote a 1972 ad)
  11. I agree with the predominantly females who say "Nay". While I'm all for interesting personality and commentary, I think societies today, especially North American society, needs more people who show eloquence, distinction, respect, politeness, self-reflection, and encourage family/people values above all else. Now that is cool! There are a lot of good people around, but we need the men to stand up for these faded standards. I really hope we see some improvement in the coming years.
  12. Thanks Brioohs. There were well-made compilations by Castle for each Beserkeley group done in 2000. Great liner notes, pics, and the best material was mostly chosen. So for Greg Kihn, you have a lot of cuts from the absolutely smashing "Greg Kihn again" instead of "Kihntagious". The Earthquake is called "Sitting in the middle of madness" which in my opinion is all that you need, although they had some collectible very early 70's albums which were rereleased on cd recently. Worth checking out though for if you are a music nuthead like me!
  13. Jump Man, thanks for the insight! I bought 8.5 on cd for 10 dollars in Germany about 11 years ago. All those Beserkeley c.d's got released in the late 80's in Germany. I thought the ballad "And he likes to hurt you" has some spine tingling moments, and some great rock tunes mixed with powerpop. Admittedly the quality, recorded and otherwise is variable - but they definitely had their moments and potential. Crazy though - pondering to buy "Kihntinued" or "Citizen Kihn" on c.d by the Greg Kihn band at reasonable prices in Germany but deciding to save the "cold hard cash" and then whoops! a year later they've disappeared from the stores and now can be bought for 200 U.S from Amazon! Germany was great around the mid 1990's (I moved there then and lived for 10 years). They had a lot of good quality pop/rock that still had a shelf life there.
  14. Here's the link to Tin soldier. Enjoy! Nobody ever bought here an Earthquake album? Sang along with "Lovin' cup" or "Savin' my love?" http://garyphilippet.com/Tin_Soldier_-_Earth_Quake.mp3
  15. Yes, Gary was on all those classic Beserkeley albums. I thought his/Earthquake's version of Tin soldier was better than the original! Did anybody ever hear even ONE song of Earthquake's on the radio in the mid-late 70's? Their highest charting album was 8.5 (1976) which made about #183 on the charts. Perhaps enough for an AOR song like "Hit the floor" to make a small noise?
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