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

DustyRhodesJr

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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.
 

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'.

 

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.

 

Rimbaud

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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'.

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.
 

Rimbaud

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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.
 

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...?
 

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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Kallie

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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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joejazzguitar

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"Go All The Way"

Producer ..... Jimmy Ienner
Studio .........The Record Plant ~ New York City

Jimmy Ienner >

The 'original' recording sounded flat. It had nothing. It was all 'Vanilla', and could
have been a Donny Osmond pop song.

Eric was playing Bass, and Jim Bonfanti was on Drums. They were tight, but
'Smalls' {Dave Smalley} was non-existent on Rhythm Guitar.

We had this Russ Meyer 'limiter' that was really violent. We use to call it
'Oscar Meyer'. We had tried it on a few pieces and sections in other songs,
but with so-so success.

Well, I had Wally Bryson lay down some distorted riffs. It was a raunchy
'16-Bar' intro that sounded like an opening to one of the British Hard Rock
bands songs. It was really hard and edgy.

I ran it through the 'limiter', and it pulsed exactly at the right time.

I was at the console when I played it back. I just looked up and said >
"We just produced a #1 Hit."
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....
 

Kallie

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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....
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"
 

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.
 

soulohio

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

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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