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pinkbubelz
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MEET THE ROMANTICS
Dec 25th, 2004 at 7:22am
 
Thanks to Old Friend!!!!!

I got your Christmas CD today... Smiley

It really made my day!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Reply #1 - Dec 25th, 2004 at 10:07pm
 
Me too, Iris!  Wasn't that a great Christmas gift?!   Smiley
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Reply #2 - Dec 26th, 2004 at 2:52am
 
Absolutely

I'm going to print down the info Oldfriend gave to us... Smiley
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Reply #3 - Dec 26th, 2004 at 8:22am
 
I can't stop listening to this great cd!  I love it, and really like the drums on track #7.  I just can't say enough about how much this collection means to me at this time.  Thanks again, oldfriend.   8)
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Reply #4 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 12:10am
 
I got my copy yesterday. Thanks Oldfriend!! I cant stop listening to it.  How about the lyrics in that rudimentary version of What I like About You?? And, a live version of Take Me Out Of The Rain.  Never thought I'd hear that.  
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Reply #5 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 6:23am
 
Yeah, Rob, I also got a kick out those lyrics in What I Like About You.  I didn't even remember 'Take Me Out of the Rain', and now, I can't get it out of my head!  I find myself humming it when walking around.
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Reply #6 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 6:34am
 
since my "review" got erased with our great board crash, i would be interested in hearing some other folks review of the cd from start to finish.
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Reply #7 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 9:27am
 
Bravo Old Friend!  Although I had some of the tracks already, I was really impressed with the CD as a whole.  It was interesting to hear how some of the live tracks from the first two albums sounded just like their recorded counterparts.  I'll post a more detailed review at a later time.
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Reply #8 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 9:14pm
 
I didn't get one. I must have been a bad boy this year. Sad
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Reply #9 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 12:07am
 
I sent yours out on monday. It should be there any day. Don't fret dude. Unless you're shredding that guitar.
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Reply #10 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 12:15am
 
Woo-hoo! Thanks, Oldfriend! It's going to be a Merry Christmas after all! (God bless us, everyone ...)
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Reply #11 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 10:54am
 
oldfriend, did you end up getting my address info prior to the board crash?  I think I sent you it close to the crashing so just curious if you did get it.  I am sitting here waiting in anticipation  Cheesy
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Reply #12 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 12:57pm
 
Yours also went out monday. Should be there any time now.
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Reply #13 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 1:01pm
 
A very unexpected surprise for me!
Thanks!
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Reply #14 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 10:22pm
 
I got mine yesterday!  Thanks, Oldfriend!   Smiley
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Reply #15 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 10:30pm
 
thanks old friend....i got mine on the 28th....i love it!!!
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Reply #16 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 3:15am
 
Just got mine !!! I can't tell you how much I,and I'm sure the rest of us here at the board appreciate what you have done for us,Oldfriend. A million thanks !!!!!
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Reply #17 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 1:37am
 
I have listened to this disc 10 times since yesterday,and I am totally blown away by it.The reason The Romantics have always been one of my favorite bands is the way they have always captured the sound of mid-sixties rock n roll bands,and these songs prove they are the only band that has even come close to capturing the excitement and feel of that era. Songs like "Lets Swing" and "You Reallly Got A Hold Of My Heart" sound like British Invasion music from an era long gone.
Listening to the live tracks reminded me of The Beatles Star Club tapes with the raw excitement of a small club show,and all the echo on the vocals.
This is a disc that I will treasure,and play often.
THANKS,OLDFRIEND !!!!!!!!
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Reply #18 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 5:00am
 
I can't stop playing the cd, either, Kevin.  I find myself humming the tunes even if I'm not listening to the cd!
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Reply #19 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 12:29pm
 
Thanks for the update oldfriend.  I imagine it will be in my box any day now.  Oh the anticipation...  8)
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Reply #20 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 9:13pm
 
Got mine, Thursday. Thanks, Oldfriend! I have to echo what Kevin64 wrote -- it's amazing how much the demo songs sound like the first Kinks record, etc. It was especially interesting to hear that early version of "Gimme One More Chance;" I have been familiar with the early Bomp stuff and "White Lies" and "Tell You Anything" from Spider/Bomp for years, and that version sounded like it was done right alongside them. And, man, did they ever do a lot with the backing vocals back in those days. Thanks again, Oldfriend ... it was worth the wait!
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Reply #21 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 9:55pm
 
Yeah, I love it too!   Smiley  That "Gimme One More Chance" version really has a cool funky beat.  And "What I Like About You" sounds like Jimmy is just making up the words as he goes along.  This entire thing is a great relic.  Thanks again for sharing this with us, oldfriend.
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Reply #22 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 10:15pm
 
My hubby & I decided that the many of the songs on your CD reflect a strong influence from the Beatles as well.... Kevin is right-- the vocal harmonies are very strong on these recordings....

Oldfriend-- did you ever tell us when these were recorded (i.e.-- do you know the actual dates of the soundboard and studio recordings?)
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Reply #23 - Jan 4th, 2005 at 2:03am
 
I got mine on Friday!  I have listened to it over and over.  I love it!!!  Love the words on "What I Like About You".   I  really like hearing "Take Me Out of the Rain" live.   What a special thing to have.  THANKS SO MUCH OLDFRIEND!!!  This really helps me get over the depression of missing the NYE show!!
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Reply #24 - Jan 5th, 2005 at 11:24am
 
I received my copy today.  All I can say is a big thanks for this treat.  The weather has stunk this week where I live.  It is in the 20s and the entire area I live in is an ice skating rink (black ice).  It makes my drive to work just so much fun.  Getting this in the mail today just made my week so much better.  The music on the CD is great.  I just can't say enough good things about this.  Thanks so much!   8)  8)
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Reply #25 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 12:05am
 
I too notice how important backing vocals were on the early stuff.  I truly believe the Romantics sorely missed Rich Coles backing vocals after he was asked to leave the band.

When I hear the old stuff , I realize how much potential this band had if the four original members would have stayed together, and some better decisions had been made along the way.
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Reply #26 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 3:29am
 
Oh, shoot!  OldFriend, I must have been away or something when you asked us for addresses to send the CD.  I wasn't on here when the "crash" occured.   I would really like to have a copy of this if you would be so kind to send me one if you can.  If you reply back to me I will get you my address and such via email.  THANK YOU!!!!! Kiss
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Reply #27 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 7:13am
 
rob, i couldnt agree more Sad
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Reply #28 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 7:16am
 
Listening to them on New Year's Eve, I thought that I wouldn't mind seeing them as a 6 piece band.... :-D

I played Meet the Romantics for my mom-- she even said she would love to hear them play! Smiley  I think it's because it sounds very "Beatles-y". ...
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Reply #29 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 11:53am
 
old friend.......i back everyones joys of the cd.......its a special piece to our collections.....and you are so appreciated.....thanks so much!!
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