The Raspberries - Live 1973-1974 - CD
Although the Raspberries lasted merely three years during the early 1970s, in retrospect, they would have a distinctive lasting influence on other bands to follow, including Cheap Trick, The Knack, The Romantics and countless others. While they were ridiculed relentlessly at the time, it is doubtful that the power pop movement of the late 1970s would have developed as it did without them, with fans and accolades from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon. These incredible performances capture the band at two junctures in 1973 and 1974, pushing two albums (Side 3 and Starting Over), both containing signature songs of Eric Carmen and Wally Bryson, but distinctly different with the latter bearing a more formidable and heavier approach. The two shows here highlight the power pop charms of the band, all delivered with a salivating bite of the berry.
Timeline revisits two classic performances from The Raspberries’ iconic heyday with fully restored and professionally remastered original FM radio broadcasts, presented with background liners and timeline photos.
Recorded at the Palace Theater, New York, NY November 7th 1973 WNYW-FM & Agora, Cleveland, OH July 10th 1974 WMMS-FM
Tracklisting: 1 Tonight / 2 Making It Easy / 3 Roll Over Beethoven / 4 Last Dance / 5 I Wanna Be With You / 6 I Can Remember / 7 Be My Baby / 8 Driving Around / 9 Go All The Way / 10 Intro / I'm A Rocker / 11 Play On / 12 Money Down / 13 Rose Colored Glass / 14 Party's Over / 15 Go All The Way / 16 Cry / 17 All Right Now/Solos/Go All The Way Reprise