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The Raspberries: House of Blues, Los Angeles

Bill Holdship, LA CityBeat, 27 October 2005

IN 1972, NOTHING sounded quite like the Raspberries' 'Go All the Way' and 'I Wanna Be With You' when they came roaring out of mono car radios. Of course, it's now obvious that the Cleveland quartet sounded like a lot of things that came before it, merging the Who's power chords with the Beach Boys' sweet melodies and vocal harmonies and delivering it all with a decidedly Beatlesque rhythm and feel. Lead singer Eric Carmen even sounded uncannily like Paul McCartney on those two biggest hits.

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