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One of the bands i forgot to mention, is the "Pretenders". I just heard that they have a new cd being released this month. It's called "loose screw". I dont really think of the Pretenders as a group as it has been pretty much just Chrissie Hynde's band. I think she writes brilliant melodies and incredible lyrics. She is one of my favorites. can't wait for the new cd.

Greg

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Yes, Gregkevin, the Pretenders do have a new cd due out soon. They signed with the indie label Artemis, which has added a number of high-profile artists lately. Among them are Boston, whose new album, their first on Artemis, "Corporate America", comes out on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

I think radio is playing the new Pretenders single. Can't remember the name, though. Sorry...

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was the concert in any way connected with the Breeders' Cup (since you mentioned it as having been in the same location)?

This concert was part of the week long festivities held in downtown Arlington Hts.IL.

There were somes rides, food and craft booths.

There really was a nice turnout considering the temp at showtime was about 42 degrees.

I see you are in CA. Are you familiar with a band from the 80's called JET RED. They were out of CA.

Gina

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Gina, sorry no, I'm not familiar with Jet Red. Cool name, though. Any idea what part of CA they're from? Northern and Southern CA are worlds apart. Living near Sacramento, it takes 8 hours or so to get south beyond Los Angeles toward San Diego, and around 5 hours to reach Oregon to the north. I think that kind of driving could cover several states in the Northeast. (The really good news for us is that the mountains to the east, including Lake Tahoe, and the coast to the west are each within an hour and a half.)

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Marvin or anyone: There is a singer by the name of Holly McNarland. She almost sounds like Alanis Morissette, Sinead O'Connor & Pat Benatar. Back in 1996, Holly released an EP called "Sour Pie". Then in 1997, she released "Stuff" which I think is better than Alanis' "Jagged Little Pill". Holly did not receive airplay back in 1996 or 1997. In 1998, Holly got married & had a baby boy Nege. Holly has returned this year with "Home Is Where My Feet Are", her first in nearly 5 years. The CD is not quite as good as "Stuff". Holly reminds me of actress Shannyn Sossamon who starred in "A Knight's Tale" & "40 Days & 40 Nights". I also have message board readings on www.hollymcnarland.ca if you dare to read it. Matt

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I forgot about the group Crowded House. Back in 1991, Crowded House had a song called "Weather With You". The song goes.. "Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you".. an so on. That song is my favorite of all the songs that they did. Brothers Tim & Neil Finn had broken up the group in the mid 90's but Neil Finn has an excellent CD called "One Nil" or "One All". Matt

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Crowded House were one of the best bands to come out of the 1980's. Their music was tuneful, witty, and head and shoulders better than a lot of the other stuff that was happening at the time. Before they were Crowded House, they were Split Enz - "Six Months In A Leaky Boat."

MARVIN

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Wow, Gina.. that sounds like a really cool show you got to see! I loved Henry Lee Summer, and Kip Winger too. spin

Marvin, you just answered a question about Crowded House and Split Enz that a friend and I went round and round about, trying to remember the name that the Finn brothers were members of. I kept thinking it was Squeeze, heh. I'll have to email my friend with the correct answer.. thanks! smilie

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There was a group called Squeeze. Singer Paul Carrack (who was also with the groups Ace & Mike + The Mechanics) was keyboardist back in 1981 with the album "East Side Story". The song "Tempted" almost hit the Billboard Top 40 (peaking at # 49 & # 8 on Album Rock Chart). Paul let that year but came back in 1993. Members Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook also has hits like "Hourglass" & "853-5937" back in 1987 & 1988. I saw Squeeze on "Saturday Night Live" back in 1982 when a young Drew Barrymore (of E.T.) was hosting the show. Squeeze were breaking up for good but came back in 1985. Glenn Tilbrook had a solo CD that came out in 2000. Hard to say that Squeeze has broken up or not. Matt

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There is also a song that Squeeze did with Paul Carrack. The song is called "Loving You Tonight (Feels Good)" which is from the CD "Some Fantastic Place" which came out in 1993 but A&M Records deleted the cd & it's no longer made. The CD called "Piccadilly Collection" (Best Of) is still in print which came out in 1996 & it is a great CD. Matt

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As well as Eric's music,I also enjoy listening to alot of hard rock tunes, Status Quo, Deep Purple, Led Zepplin, some soft pop (too numerous to add), but as a 43 year old female who was raised to have a deep appreciation of music, and the different styles over the past 3 decades, with disco mainly, then ordinary pop, so I have not only ended enjoying the delights of Celine Dion to Enya, but also reverting back to the Beach Boys, The Lennon Sisters, Bay City Rollers (that's right, I did say 'Bay City Rollers', and right now cringing at the prospect of quite a few amused people out there thinking 'she actually admits to it too'). But my tastes varies quite considerably, the only songs I have actually heard Eric sing are 'That's Rock and Roll'and 'Hungry Eyes', but with those gorgeous eyes, I guess you can say I fell infatuated with this rather nice looking young male performer. Hey, I'm only 'human' right!

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Hi, Jo! Welcome to a wonderfully cool place! laugh

Your musical tastes are as eclectic as mine! I have gone wild burning mix CDs since I got my burner, so my next mix CD runs the chance of having a Marilyn Manson song followed by a Charlotte Church one! (kidding, kidding... at least I think I am, heh) cool

BTW, I was totally into the Bay City Rollers myself!

Marvin, gimme your scoop on Baltimora, por favor. wink

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Marvin!! Heehee!! Surely I haven't stumped you.. Baltimora was the guy who sang "Tarzan Boy" in the Eighties.. here's a little blurb I found on him, but I know you can do much better for me.

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BALTIMORA

(UK, one Top 40 hit, no Top 40 albums)

ECCENTRIC, SHADOWY Irish bloke, real name Jimmy McShane, who bubbles under the likes of Alphaville in the race for best one-hit wonder. "Tarzan Boy" ("wo-oh woa woawoaoooowaaawoah") graced the airwaves and the Top 3 in '85, complete with distinct elephant impressions and references to "monkey business", and he then did the perennial vanishing act, leaving us with a singalong piece of 80s genius we should never forget. Such is jungle life. Sadly, McShane was later to die of an AIDS-related illness.

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