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

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  1. Kallie

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    ok, i'm really gonna date myself, but i think i saw The Raspberries perform on The Kroft Supershow (a popular saturday morning kid's show). anybody else remeber seeing them or ever remember the show? that pic of the Raspberries Rolls looked familiar also and made me think of it.
     
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    1973

    'The Go Show'

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    A Saturday Morning Television Show out of Cleveland, Ohio.
    NBC-TV ...... Channel 3

    Hosted by none other than ........... Don Imus

    Producer - Jimmy Ienner shows you how to produce a Hit Record.

    'The Raspberries' perform
    * Tonight
    * Go All The Way
    * I Wanna Be With You
    * Let's Pretend

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB0QtwIwAGoVChMI5sDHu82zyAIVyxs-Ch2QAQhT&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQg8MdHLtVQ&usg=AFQjCNFJD-63le81Wxqap9aW3RjEj-TvDw&sig2=qgiDXDXV6tFcmN2T-Yt8KA

     
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  4. Kallie

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    Mr. Breen,

    Capitol Records never hid the 'fact' that they were creating a Corporate Band
    with 'The Raspberries'.

    They had no problem releasing the figures on how much money that they were
    investing in their Corporate Package.

    They were shooting for a band with a clean image, and one that they could market
    to the Teenage Girls {Ages; 12 thru 18}.

    See 'Star' magazine 1973.

    That is why the Music Critics blasted them as a 'contrived' Madison Avenue Project.





     
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    I like the Raspberries first two albums. It gets schmaltzy, fast. But their good songs are *very* good IMO.

    My band sometimes covers "It's Cold Outside" by The Choir, a Cleveland band which kind of morphed into the Raspberries.

     
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    1973

    'The Raspberries Goodwill Tour of Europe'

    Capitol Records 'backed' the Tour which was for January and February of 1973,
    and to include concerts in >
    * France
    * Germany
    * England
     
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    They have about 14 songs I like after having gone through their catalogue. Would make a great compilation. Great band, great playing, great song writing, great singing, great sound, and the drummer is an ABSOLUTE beast.

    I'll post those songs when I get home from work.

    ps THE DRUMMER
     
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    I would agree.

    Jim Bonfanti was a great drummer.

    "Go All The Way" .......... {Live 1973}

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...jp1jZhfyUU5Rf5Ewg&sig2=7eCfwMGdDMlLhnFxTXzRMQ
     
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    LOVE this post!
     
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    I hear a lot of Chris Cornell in that "Tonight" promo video.
     
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    Love this -- it feels slowed down a tad and thus a bit "heavier" -- but prefer the slightly more propulsive tempo of the studio cut.
     
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    1973 Promotion

    'Berries in France' For Music Mart

    'The Raspberries' will headline the Seventh Annual International Music Publishers Market.

    The American Rock Band will be the feature band at 'MIDEM 73'.

    The Raspberries played to 10,000 on Thursday, January 25th at the outdoor
    Palais des Festival in Cannes, France.

    The next night {Friday, January 26th} the band played at the Palm Beach Casino {France}
    to a crowd of 2500 {Special Invite Passes}, as well as '300' Music Executives.

    The American Rock band proved to be competent, and very professional. The Music Critics
    stated that the American Rockers are a combination of the English Pop-Rock Bands >
    'Badfinger' and 'The Merseybeats'.





     
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    February 2, 1973

    Hamburg, Germany

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    "Hard To Get Over A Heartbreak"

    Off the 'Side 3' 1973 album.

    Written by; Bassist - Dave Smalley

    Dave Smalley >
    I had this heavy Bass intro that I wanted to use for a song that weaved
    in some George Harrison guitar playing.

    I was looking for a George Harrison 1970's upbeat tempo in this song.
    But I wanted a hard-choppy intro to set the pace.

    A year later {1974}, 'Kiss' {Gene Simmons} was using my Bass Line to this song
    on a few of their developed songs.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCMQtwIwAWoVChMI9KPRw6S6yAIVAtWACh2nVwAg&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5yDYr_1TC4&usg=AFQjCNHVJCIedzVK8sk2_5MJuN52EaIHAw&sig2=VIHzGenF7Pjh4KwKasT9ug&bvm=bv.104819420,d.eXY
     
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    "Ecstasy "

    Off the 1973 Album ......'Side 3'

    Was a take off from 'The Mods' {The Who} meet 'Badfinger'

    Management {Capitol Records} had visions of developing a Rock Opera theme
    for The Raspberries {ie; Tommy}.

    Check out that intro by Wally Bryson {0:00 thru 0:20}, and then arrives again
    at {1:50 thru 2:08}.

    Drummer - Jim Bonfanti did one Hell of a 'fast-rolling' Keith Moon imitation here
    on the Drums.

    And then a 'Who / Badfinger' type finish.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQtwIwAGoVChMIudHFjd-7yAIVjI8NCh0kaw8w&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-Zg49Lq-Y&usg=AFQjCNEKLdQhv3Pugb3BaD0oI2ARb7k7Tg&sig2=rZHCuWH6e4V5suvGh1-66Q&bvm=bv.104819420,d.eXY
     
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    1973

    Interesting articles on Drummer - Jim Bonfanti, as he was being called
    'The American Keith Moon'.
     
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    AAHHHH, flashback!!

    My older sister and her friends would listen to this stuff all the time, I remember all those albums and promo stuff.

    I can appreciate their playing and ability now, especially compared to todays' fluff, but hearing this corny stuff drove me to Cream, Sabbath, Zep etc.
     
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    'The Raspberries'

    Debut Album
    Released ........ April 1972

    Side 1 ............................ Rating ........... Side 2 ............................... Rating.....
    Go All The Way .................. A++ ........... Don't Wait To Say Goodbye ... C+
    Come Around And See Me ... C ................ With You In My Life .............. C
    I Saw The Light ................. C- ............... Get It Moving ....................... B-
    Rock & Roll Mama .............. B ................ I Can Remember .................. C-
    Waiting ............................ C-

    Album Rating ............ C
    Billboard Charts ........ #51

    Chart Busters
    * Go All The Way ....................... #5
    * Don't Wait To Say Goodbye ..... #86

    Basically 'one' Power Pop Rock song > "Go All The Way". A song which was a modified version of;
    > "Ticket To Ride" and "Please Please Me" ~ {The Beatles}
    > "I Can See For Miles" ~ {The Who}
    > "No Matter What" ~ {Badfinger}

    Wally Bryson {Lead Guitarist} > added in "Come Around And See Me" which was a
    Melodic song with a blend of George Harrison and a Flamenco-style.

    Also, "With You In My Life" which was a 'novelty-jazz' song that sounded like
    Paul McCartney and a Ringo Starr compilation.

    Dave Smalley {Bassist} > added in a 'bluesy' Grateful Dead sounding chugging-song
    with "Rock & Roll Mama".

    And "Get It Moving", which was a close re-make of "Revolution" by The Beatles.

    And a 'lame gaggle' of {4} Piano Ballads by Eric Carmen
    * I Saw The Light
    * Waiting
    * Don't Want To Say Goodbye
    * I Can Remember

     
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  20. Kallie

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    Capitol Records

    Wanted an American Group with a 'clean-cut' image that they could build into a
    Corporate-backed Band.

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