Monday, October 29, 2012

40 Year Itch : Getting Fresh

So you want to be the American Beatles? Then you'd better put out two album a year like the Fab Four did. Fresh is the second Raspberries album and the second to be released in 1972. Led by singer Eric Carmen, the Cleveland quartet borrowed the best ideas from The Beatles ( tight pop songs), Beach Boys ( four part harmonies) and The Who ( wicked guitar lines like the ones featured in the Top 5 hit "Go All The Way"). There's a little less Who on Fresh than on the debut, but still some big winning songs like "I Wanna Be With You", "Let's Pretend" and "If You Change Your Mind".

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