Thursday, August 10, 2017

Your Thursday Moment of Words Fail Me

From their 2004 reunion show(s), please enjoy power pop gods The Raspberries and a live version of -- IMHO -- their absolute greatest song "Tonight."

From their just released double live album Pop Art...

...which I can't recommend highly enough.

BTW, a certain Shady Dame and I had our first date at a Raspberries show three years later at the Highline in Manhattan.

Gee, I wonder why I fell in love with her.


BG in Q said...


Anonymous said...

Hmmm... that makes 2 double live albums from the same tour. Understandably, there's a great deal of sameness in the setlists. Pop Art Live has a few more tunes, including three Beatles covers. The Sunset Strip show has Needles And Pins. I was at that 2005 Hollywood House Of Blues show. Sad that the place has been leveled since.


Alzo said...

I saw the Raspberries open for Blue Oyster Cult. The crowd hated them. The fool who booked that show should never have been allowed to do it again.

Anonymous said...

First time I saw the Raspberries, it was kinda by accident. They played a support gig at the L.A. Coliseum around Thanksgiving 1972. Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, the Bee Gees, the 4 Seasons and Chuck Berry were the headliners.

I went to the show to get seconds of Mott the Hoople. Me and my new boyfriend, who I fondly nicknamed "Zeus Hammer", had a suite at the Hyatt the last eight days of November. We saw Mott at the Palladium the night before. But, at the very last minute, they were taken off the bill of the Coliseum show. Major fuckin' bummer! Also playing were Arthur Lee/Love, post-Whitten Crazy Horse, Sha Na Na, Merry Clayton and Elephants Memory. It was a weird mix. The Eagles were supposed to play too, but, like Mott, they were scrubbed at the last minute. Another big letdown. Got some sunning in during the boring acts. Had a bikini on underneath my slip dress. The Raspberries were only OK, as was the sun. But Zeus was a fuckin' God.


Anonymous said...

Utterly fascinating.

Anonymous said...

So VR is talking once again about her sex life.


Anonymous said...

No, actually, it's you talking about my sex life. A subject you don't have the qualifications to address.

I wrote roughly 200 words about a weird, scattered billing at the Coliseum. It was the first time I saw the Raspberries. I also described the circumstances surrounding that concert. Who played, who got scrubbed the day of show, weather conditions etc. We went to the show primarily to see Mott the Hoople who were on the Young Dudes Tour. The organizers, a local radio station, scratched MTH and the Eagles day of show due to time constraints. Not too smart. I even heard that Mott was at the venue before they got the word.

I neglected to mention that Mott was staying at the same hotel as me and "Zeus." During our 8-day stay of thanksgiving and worship, we saw the following bands: Steve Miller, Commander Cody, the (Rickfors) Hollies, Mott the Hoople, West Bruce & Laing, Flash Cadillac, Fabulous Rhinestones, Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, the Bee Gees, Chuck Berry, the 4 Seasons, Arthur Lee, Crazy Horse, Raspberries, Sha Na Na, Merry Clayton, Elephants Memory, John Mayall, Delbert & Glenn, Grand Funk, Freddie King, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, J. Geils, the Eagles. Oh, and Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, too:-) We hung out with them after their show. Man, offstage, those guys were a whole lot cooler than I thought they would be. The fried chicken at Knotts was damn fine as well.

And, yes, Zeus was/is a fuckin' god. I ended up marrying him some 20+ years later. A long story. The kind of guy who gives it to you so good that it makes you beg for the all-encompassing blessing of his warm narcotic seed.



Anonymous said...

Bewitching. A modern Scheherazade.

danny1959 said...

Her act is too tired.