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Postby nev harp » 17 May 2017, 21:20



Fleetwood Mac were listening.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 17 May 2017, 21:28

clive gash wrote:Fleetwood Mac were listening.


So was Jim Steinman.
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Postby Quaco » 18 May 2017, 08:49

Carmen and the Raspberries have some good stuff and they certainly try very very hard, but there is always a naffness quotient to everything. They are so full of themselves. And yet, I want that in a rock star. And yet they are not and will never be rock stars.
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Postby pcqgod » 20 May 2017, 22:18

Not the best or worst example of Eric Carmen trying to be McCartney. Dunno about Fleetwood Mac, but Styx were clearly listening.
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Postby Loki » 21 May 2017, 04:56

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
clive gash wrote:Fleetwood Mac were listening.


So was Jim Steinman.

I hear Jay Ferguson. And maybe Andrew Gold?


And the piano at the end, Jeff Lynne.


Quintessential 70s schmaltz. I guess Carmen is/was more of a composer than a vocalist, but he does get stronger near the end.
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Postby Loki » 21 May 2017, 04:57

I was generous with a 3 cuz the piano is nice. But the strings have got to go.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 21 May 2017, 06:36

I consider myself a fan of the Raspberries, but - yeah, this is like a demo reel of all of Eric Carmen's musical problems.

It's like using Hamburger Helper to stretch 1/4 lb. of beef to feed a thousand or so people and then realizing that it's just you dining alone.

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Postby OCT » 21 May 2017, 06:50

Bent Fabric wrote:It's like using Hamburger Helper to stretch 1/4 lb. of beef to feed a thousand or so people and then realizing that it's just you dining alone.


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Well I'm not going to listen to it now....
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Postby Velvis » 21 May 2017, 14:43

I love early 70s pop music. The Raspberries' best songs are among my favorites. But this is a bloated mess.

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