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Paulie Mississippi

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  1. Quandary here for me, 'cause while I'd prefer stuff to be properly licensed, I also enjoy seeing the boys get the love and recognition they deserve!
  2. I heard that a lot of people were mailed invitations to his funeral... but they were all afraid to open them...
  3. Not sure how you guys feel about these, but I enjoy several of the creators of "reaction videos". Some of them swear they've never heard the stuff before; this pair features a Mom and Daughter where most of the time the Mom is introducing the daughter to the music from her youth... Over the holidays they had us fans post song requests for a supposed vote and then as a Christmas present informed us that they would react to each and every request. I had requested Boats Against The Current because so few Eric tunes get the respect they deserve and Boats gets hardly any love. I'd appreciate it if you guys could reward these ladies for honoring my request of one of Eric's greatest songs by watching and giving them a Like! Thanks in advance!
  4. This site was a huge part of my life for many years. Though I do not check in as often in recent times, I still fondly recall the interactions with many of the members here. Sadly I did not get to attend any of the reunion shows and missed out on actually meeting some of you. But friendships were forged none-the-less and I am thrilled that Raspbernie has kept the place alive this quarter century. Great to see a message from the man, the myth, the legend... the site's namesake himself as well. Smile on my face atm for sure!
  5. Amazingly Rolling Stone did seem to "get" Raspberries. I was familiar with their high-praises for Starting Over, did not remember this review however...
  6. It seems absurd that Eric is not in the songwrites HOF...
  7. Soft Machine - Bundles (1975) (Full Album) - YouTube
  8. I had one at one time. I bought it from a used record and tape store in either SC or GA back in the mid '80's. However I believe it was a Columbia Tape & Record Club edition
  9. Well reopen the store... I for one NEED some new EC or Raspberries gear!
  10. Somebody who hates their boss recorded his drunk ass singing at a bar... and posted it to youtube to embarrass them... LOL
  11. Different people have different definitions of what is a hit... I've always subscribed to how many songs made it onto the top 40, but a case could be made that it refers to an artist who is known only for one major hit... THAT definition would fit more to the generic, casual music fan more than to the die hard fans of one artist or another. I have little doubt that to the casual fan from the seventies, EC is known only for ABM however the casual fan from the late 80's would know him only for MMLC... LOL
  12. Late to the party, as I often am, my 2 cents... one "deep cut" from each of EC's LP's... 1st (Self Titled) - No Hard Feelings... as great as That's Rock & Roll is (and I can imagine it soaring up the charts as the lead single from Raspberries' 5th album...) The story Eric tells with No Hard Feelings is captured magnificently by almost 2 minutes it seems of screaming Let Me Out!!!! BOAC - Given the total lack of appreciation the title track got when released, I want to claim it as the deep cut... however, for the sake of fairness, I'll go with the FINAL track from the album; the song that Eric has said, I believe, was to originally be the lead song before BOAC was written and caused the order of songs to be flipped... Runaway... such a great story of a young man trying to prove himself... and a very great, albeit too short, instrumental finish... COH - I absolutely love Desperate Fools. The song is simply beautiful, however the vocals are so soft sometimes you almost lose them in the beautiful melody... TYM - It Hurts Too Much shoulda been a hit, coulda been a hit given any decent promotion... the B side I believe, if memory serves, and the final song from the album though proved beyond a doubt Eric could still Rock... You Need Some Lovin'... From intro up to the last note just a dynamic tune! Geffen - The song that should have been the lead single, a song that could have become an anthem for summer time and a song that battles BOAC for my favorite Eric Carmen creation... American As Apple Pie... Winter Dreams - A lot of really good songs that might have seemed even better given how long we had waited for a new EC album, the one that I can never seem to get enough of oddly, given some of my other favorites LOL, is "Isn't It Romantic?"... OK... now I got OTHER threads to catch up on! LOL
  13. I'm pretty sure most, if not all of us here would have Raspberries represented somewhere on this list... and likely not at #40... (they did, after all, influence several of those who DID make this particular list... or so I have been led to believe...
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