The Raspberries - Vintage Live - Go All The Way / I Wanna Be With You / Let's Pretend

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  1. DustyRhodesJr

    DustyRhodesJr Supporting Member

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    I like the Raspberries a lot, but not as much as the Grass Roots.

    Interesting to see Lester Bangs name brought up. He crapped on a lot of bands of that
    era. I used to love to read his reviews, however.
     
  2. Gretsch&Vox

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    You see this? It is the world's largest raspberry (5.4 lbs.) and it could have been yours but, you blew it with that comment (!)

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  3. Kallie

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    'The Raspberries'

    Released....April 10, 1972

    Who remembers this 'special treat'.

    The album came through with a 'Scratch-n-Sniff' strip.

    Yes, it had the aroma of a 'sweet fruit'.

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  4. Gretsch&Vox

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    is that our own Suckamc on vox?
     
  6. Kallie

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    1972

    Eric Carmen, who was the Bass Player, switched to Rhythm Guitar
    so he could front the band.

    Dave 'Smalls' Smalley switched from Rhythm to Bass.

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  7. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    got it, plus the original LP and the greatest hits..this one is in an album frame in my humble studio...ironically right next to Badfingers first Vinyl.
     
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    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    jay, thanks for posting Live on Sunset strip and starting this thread .totally enjoying listening to this great concert...did they pull it off or what?
    minimal backup, the original lineup...they all looked good too.
    Farkin' Wally and Bonfanti...chops stronger than ever.
     
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  9. Gretsch&Vox

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    You're welcome, Rimbaud. I appreciate your gratitude.

    ...did they pull it off or what? Yeah. :)
     
  10. soulohio

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    the Raspberries single-handedly brought Cleveland into the RAWK landscape by paying for a state of the art recording studio (via recording budget).. what was that called and where was it located?...something Sound...?
     
  11. Gibson62

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    I've always loved the guitar playing in Go All The Way.
     
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  12. Kallie

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    Wally Bryson

    Said he bought the Gibson Double-Neck for $1150.00 back in the day,
    when he was in the band 'The Choirs' back in Cleveland.

    He said didn't really know how to play it.

    August 31, 1967

    'The Choirs' got a gig the Cleveland Music Hall to open up for >
    * The Blues Magoo's
    * The Who
    * Herman's Hermits

    A young 18 year-old Wally Bryson met Pete Townsend. Wally asked Pete for some help
    on how to 'rake' the Gibson Double-Neck.

    Pete Townsend showed Wally how to play ...... "Substitute"

    Wally said he used the Gibson Double-Neck to record "Go All The Way".

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    "Go All The Way"

    Wally Bryson

    Guitars
    * 1967 Gibson Double-Neck EDS-1275 {w/Humbucker}
    > 6-String for Intro and Rock Sections
    > 12-String for String Sections

    * 1967 Rickenbacker Maple-Glo {360-12} 12-String
    > String Sections

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  14. joejazzguitar

    joejazzguitar Silver Supporting Member

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    Jimmy Ienner likes to take a lot of the credit for the Raspberries sound, but the guy who produced that tone was Shelly Yakus... I was in the studio with his a while back and he gave me the rundown on how he mic'd Wally's amps to get that killer tone....
     
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  15. Kallie

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    Good Back Info >

    Wally said that he used a 1968 Black Fender Dual-Showman Amp,
    with 2 - 15" Cabinets for recording "Go All The Way"
     
  16. Dave Wakely

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    For chordal intro wallop, I've always thought this takes a lot of beating:

     
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  17. Kallie

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    The Raspberries

    Rehearsal Studio .......... Mentor, Ohio

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  18. GFR4EVR

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    One of my all time favorite songs growing up on AM radio, I just never liked the name The Raspberries.
     
  19. soulohio

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    they would have gone farther with a better name...should have called themselves the Mentors
     
  20. Kallie

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    1973

    The Raspberries Rollswagon ~ {Customized Volkswagon with Rolls Royce nose}

    Capitol Records in conjunction with 'teenybopper' Star Magazine put this promotion
    together with the release of "Let's Pretend".

    Management Move > To target the young Teenage Girls and High Schoolers.

    Dave 'Smalls' Smalley {Bass Player} >
    "They turned us into Jokes. I made a decision to get out of the band, because we
    were not ourselves. We had become a Capitol Records marketing creation."


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