Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Nights Go On and On

In the vein of great riff-based songs such as Pleasant Valley Sunday and Day Tripper, here is a tasty nugget from the Raspberries final LP Starting Over.   Play On has all the requisite components of a great power pop song - riff, a driving beat, and heavenly vocal harmonies in the chorus.   This is the one song on the LP that is a throwback to their early hits.   This album has always been way up there on my list of favorites, and is the most consistent long player released by the Raspberries.  That they came apart soon afterwards is a real shame.


tim brough said...

A lost gem of an album.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

I'm so senile I had to check who was first -- Cheap Trick or the Raspberries & the answer of course IS ... Raspberries