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James

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For a large % of my years as a fan it probably would have been either "Should I Wait" or Makin it Easy" but today it's:

1. With You In My Life...so much going on in this song, and the melody is classic. Very underrated imho.

2. Party's Over.....a true rocker, up their with the best of the rockers from the era.

......and you guys?

 

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9 hours ago, James said:

For a large % of my years as a fan it probably would have been either "Should I Wait" or Makin it Easy" but today it's:

1. With You In My Life...so much going on in this song, and the melody is classic. Very underrated imho.

2. Party's Over.....a true rocker, up their with the best of the rockers from the era.

......and you guys?

 

Last  Dance written and song by Wally Byson is my favorite.

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Good to see you here Raspathens!

Ok, comprehensive ratings: (I didn't check the albums so I might have missed one or 2)

1. With you in my life.

2. Party's Over.

3. Makin it Easy.

4. Might as Well.

4.5 Come around and see me.

5. Last Dance.

6. Should I Wait....should be higher but for the fact I overplayed it back in the day.

7. Hard to get over a heartbreak.

8. Play On....should be higher, I know.

9. Money Down....low on my list, but still a cool song.

10. Every Way I Can...ditto...rocks pretty good.

10.3 Rose colored glasses.

10.6 Cry

11. Rock'n Roll Mama.

12. It seemed so easy.

13. Goin nowhere tonight.

14. Get it moving.

Pretty strong group of songs until we hit #11, 11 thru 14 are just ok, imo.

James

 

 

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This may not match exactly with posts I may have done in the past, but it supersedes earlier ranks: 

1. Should I Wait. Despite overexposure in my music experience, I still love it.

2. Party's Over. Wally! Wally! Wally! I used to get a kick out of the fact that he dropped an S-bomb on the same album Eric dropped an F-bomb.

3. Money Down. 

4 and 5. Going Nowhere Tonight and Might As Well—because they were a big part of the Rubber-Soul-y appeal of the Fresh album.

PS: I hate leaving "Makin' It Easy" out of my top five. It's a rockin' and raunchy song that always sounds good.

PPS: I also hate leaving Scott McCarl out of it. He was such a key contributor to my favorite Raspberries album, with his co-writes on "I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine," "Hands on You," and "Play On" and also on his own "Rose-Coloured Glasses." 

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One more note: Scott McCarl really was a strong writing partner for Eric Carmen. He seemed to energize Eric for that Starting Over album. It would have been so interesting to see what would have developed if Raspberries had stuck around for a few more albums.

Between Scott's influence and Wally's natural rock'n'roll instincts, I think those two would have inspired an edgier, rockier Carmen throughout the 1970s, as opposed to the more pop direction of Eric's solo albums. And that's not to mention the manic drumming of the late Mike McBride. 

In some alternate universe out there, that quartet—Carmen/Bryson/McCarl/McBride—released multiple hit records, toured to sold-out arenas, expanded into a six-piece with the re-recruitment of Bonfanti and Smalley in 2004, and later was inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame.  :-) 

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2 hours ago, LC said:

One more note: Scott McCarl really was a strong writing partner for Eric Carmen. He seemed to energize Eric for that Starting Over album. It would have been so interesting to see what would have developed if Raspberries had stuck around for a few more albums.

Between Scott's influence and Wally's natural rock'n'roll instincts, I think those two would have inspired an edgier, rockier Carmen throughout the 1970s, as opposed to the more pop direction of Eric's solo albums. And that's not to mention the manic drumming of the late Mike McBride. 

In some alternate universe out there, that quartet—Carmen/Bryson/McCarl/McBride—released multiple hit records, toured to sold-out arenas, expanded into a six-piece with the re-recruitment of Bonfanti and Smalley in 2004, and later was inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame.  :-) 

Quoting myself here, but thinking about the alternative universe I mentioned, the six-piece Raspberries unit would have been something. We know from Eric's first solo tour that he liked double drummers, so imagine a lineup with both Bonfanti and McBride. Plus, Smalley could have resumed bass, with McCarl handling keyboards and guitars. Would have been a sight to see (and hear).

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