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Hey EC fans! This is my first reply ever! Here are my wacky top eight bands:

1. EC/Raspberries

2. The Beatles (early)

3. Kansas

4. The Who (not early)

5. Van Halen (with David Lee Roth)

6. The B-52's

7. Styx

8. REO Speedwagon

Yeah, yeah I know this is a strange mix, but each of these bands serves a purpose for me. Kansas, The Who, Van Halen, Styx, and REO Speedwagon are great bands to help me feel energetic, powerful, and are great to exercise by. The B-52's are funny and energizing. EC is in a class by himself. He is all about LOVE -- no other singer/band is needed!

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Lindsey B. helped out on Walter Egan's "Fundamental Roll" album, including backup vocals on "Magnet and Steel"...not sure what Walter is doing these days, but he was credited with doing the Woodcut art that appeared in the packaging of Lindsey's awesome 1992 solo album "Out of the Cradle"...


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"Magnet and Steel" makes my "All time best Pop Songs" list, as does another one of Walter Egan's songs, "Star of my Heart." Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks both worked extensively with Walter Egan during the "M a S" days.

This has got me thinking about other 1970's-80's bands that I used to love. Anyone know what became of Cleveland's 'other' premier rock band, The Michael Stanley Band? Last I heard, Michael was also doing radio work in the Cleveland area.


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Eric's rock influences are clear: The Beatles, The Who, The Beach Boys, Faces.

If you like his mellower side, you might also like: Just Once In My Life (Beach Boys OR Righteous Brothers versions); Mink Deville's ballads; Benny Mardones' Into the Night and Hey Baby; Andy Pratt's ballads; Ray Kennedy; Left Bank (original "Walk Away Renee" band); Marmalade's Reflections of My Life; Brooklyn Bridge's Worst That Could Happen...Can anyone else think of Eric-like majestic piano-based, heartfelt music/songs?

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Really enjoyed reading on this topic. I think no one comes close to Eric Carmen when it comes to writing/singing songs that hit on the emotions so intimately. Thank you Eric, for enriching my life!

Here are a few others I like to listen to...J.D. Souther, Art Garfunkel, Dan Fogelberg, Boz Scaggs, Dan Hill, Michael Bolton, Karla Bonoff (great song writer). smile

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Back to the topic at hand, besides Eric, I'm also a big fan of Simon & Garfunkel (and all Paul Simon material before he started stealing all his material from other cultures), Burton Cummings (who EC has worked with in the past), and other Canadian groups such as Trooper, the Arrogant Worms, Captain Tractor, Roch Voisine, etc. Actually, my music collection is VERY eclectic. Everything from Finnish rock bands to classical music and country. Just about everything but opera makes it into the collection. In fact, I just bought a EC CD today! Yeah! I can't wait to listen to it.


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