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Icebergradio.Com Article On Raspberries, April 6, 2007

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From Icebergradio.Com, April 6, 2007, an article by Howie Edelson --- http://www.icebergradio.com/node/36685 (I'm only posting part of the article):



By: Howie Edelson

Wally Bryson of the Raspberries says that if the group's upcoming live album, titled Live On Sunset Strip, is a success, they could be back on the road playing weekend dates as early as this summer. The new collection, due out on June 26th, features tracks recorded by the band at their 10th and final reunion concert on October 21st, 2006 at Los Angeles'House of Blues.

Eric Carmen, the group's primary songwriter, is also eager to see how well the new album sells before committing to a new studio album with the band, explaining that the Raspberries, which also includes co-founders Jim Bonfanti and Dave Smalley, all lead busy lives. He told Cleveland Magazine that fan reaction to the new set might propel the band into the studio, explaining that, "Recording is not an easy process. There's no point in putting yourself through all that if there's no one to listen."

Live On Sunset Strip features such early '70s power pop classics as "I Wanna Be With You," "Let's Pretend," "Tonight," "Play On," "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)," and their 1972 Top Five hit "Go All The Way." The set, which is the Raspberries'first new album since 1974, was co-produced by longtime Beach Boys engineer Mark Linett.

Eric Carmen says that the connection with the other Raspberries is stronger now than when the band started in 1971: "It wasn't just the musical part of it, it was the camaraderie of being part of the 'four headed monster,'in a way. The really interesting thing that I've found since the band is back together, is that if anything, we're even more that way now."...


In case anyone missed it, the Cleveland Magazine, April, 2007, article on Raspberries that is mentioned above was re-posted in a post by me here: http://www.ericcarmen.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003188;p=2 .

Don Krider smile


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