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So is "Make Me Lose Control."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 03:47 (twelve years ago) link

Ur a fan, Alfred?

Tim Ellison = NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON NU-ILX!!! (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 03:48 (twelve years ago) link

Are "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" or "She Did It" on that one?

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

The former is, yes. Great song.

Tim Ellison = NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON NU-ILX!!! (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 03:58 (twelve years ago) link

Not really, but I like a couple of numbers, like "Hungry Eyes."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 04:00 (twelve years ago) link

Carmen really could've / should've made a career out of those tragic ballads. "Hungry Eyes" and "Make Me Lose Control" are all right, I guess, but they're not nearly as powerful or memorable.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 04:06 (twelve years ago) link

He looks like Pop's answer to Lou Reed in that picture. But then I remember seeing some pictures of Greg Brady that looked like that. Let's face it, a friendlier Lou Reed was a hot image during the 1970s.

Cunga (Cunga), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

I love this one too! :-)

Saxby D. Elder (Saxby D. Elder), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

You can hear the Brian Wilson on tracks like "Sunrise" and "Last Night" (on that first, self-titled album from '75), but it's sounding more like Friends-period Beach Boys. Really well done.

Tim Ellison = NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON NU-ILX!!! (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 06:23 (twelve years ago) link

Pop culture has spoiled me so much that I read this thread title as "Eric Cartman solo."

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 06:27 (twelve years ago) link

'make me lose control' is probably one of my favorite songs ever.

t0dd swiss (immobilisme), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 08:00 (twelve years ago) link

When I was about 14, my parents bought a "Best of Eric Carmen" cassette and I listened to it constantly. TS: "All By Myself" vs every other angst-ridden song ever.

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 08:46 (twelve years ago) link

Pop culture has spoiled me so much that I read this thread title as "Eric Cartman solo."

...and the first coupla times I saw "South Park", I misheard the
character's name as "Carmen"!

Monty Von Byonga (Monty Von Byonga), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 09:22 (twelve years ago) link

"All By Myself" and "Change Of Heart" I like. (Or remember liking, anyways: haven't heard "Change" in 25+ yrs.) The only other songs I know are the Dirty Dancing tracks, and I don't like any of 'em. (Indifferent to Raspberries, too, mostly.) Surely there's a more deserving candidate for the title of "American McCartney", like Todd Rundgren or Billy Joel, maybe. [Especially since, just like Joel, Carmen would seem to be a bit of a jerk, which I base entirely on his "I'd rather look like a faggot than a migrant farm worker" remark. Can't wait to hear those Woody Guthrie covers.]

Monty Von Byonga (Monty Von Byonga), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 09:29 (twelve years ago) link

for what it is, the only song to rival "All By Myself" is "Without You," I think

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 11:29 (twelve years ago) link

Winter of '75/'76: Not one, not two, but THREE epic songs with classical overtones (or that just pilfered from classical pieces) ridin' high on the charts: "All By Myself," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "Could it Be Magic."

You kids today, no culture a-tall.

BTW, "Sunrise" = goosebumps every time.

Dan Heilman (The Deacon), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

Agreed, love the debut but don't forget Boats Against the Current — criminally underrated imo. I wrote a big piece about it here — there's also a few capsule reviews on the sidebar of his other stuff...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

Eric Cartman solo

schwantz (schwantz), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

He's got some cool old videos on his site:

http://www.ericcarmen.com/multimedia/video.htm

Tim Ellison = NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON NU-ILX!!! (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

huh never heard this one - but I dig his singles and the Raspberries stuff a lot. thx for the heads up Tim

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

Very interesting piece, Matthew. That was the next album I wanted to get.

Tim Ellison = NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON NU-ILX!!! (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 20:32 (twelve years ago) link

I knew there'd be some troopers on here who had taken a chance on the Carmen solo albums!

Tim Ellison = NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON NU-ILX!!! (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 20:43 (twelve years ago) link

BTW, "Sunrise" = goosebumps every time.

OTM! Terrific epic

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 21:36 (twelve years ago) link

Thanks, Tim. That record's kind of a brilliant failure.

BTW, "Sunrise" = goosebumps every time.

Agreed. And the coda is a total gas...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 14:50 (twelve years ago) link

Winter of '75/'76: Not one, not two, but THREE epic songs with classical overtones (or that just pilfered from classical pieces) ridin' high on the charts: "All By Myself," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "Could it Be Magic."

You kids today, no culture a-tall.

what, no ELO hits that year?

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

I'm glad to find other people who are fans of this album!

Tom D. (Dada), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

what, no ELO hits that year?

The ELO that shared radio time with the other three ("Evil Woman") was about their unclassicalest, but you could count it I guess.

Dan Heilman (The Deacon), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 20:00 (twelve years ago) link

I have fond memories of "Make Me Lose Control" from VH1 in the summer of '88. It now sounds like a glossier, inferior, lyrically less-interesting version of "Overnight Sensation" (which I didn't hear until 1995), but I still kinda like it.

John Fredland (jfredland), Thursday, 25 January 2007 00:16 (twelve years ago) link

I have the same memory, John. Belinda Carlisle's contemporaneous "Circle in the Sand" also conjured a similar vibe. It helped that I was in the throes of my first serious infatuation.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Thursday, 25 January 2007 00:23 (twelve years ago) link

This thread inspired me to revisit "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again," which is much better than I remembered. I think I might have to dig deeper into Mr. Carmen's oeuvre.

John Fredland (jfredland), Sunday, 28 January 2007 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

Didn't remember that I had this on CD (which adds 2 tracks) as well as on vinyl... this thread prompted me to bring it in the car and spin it 2x today!

Never thought about this... Was Brian really so directionless when he recorded an even crappier version of "On Broadway" for his "Adult Child" session two years later?

Oh wait, I guess "Shortnin' Bread" answers that question.

j/k, I LOVE Adult Child anyway. <3

The Carmen s/t really holds up tho!! Fun thread!

Saxby D. Elder (Saxby D. Elder), Sunday, 28 January 2007 23:50 (twelve years ago) link

Surely there's a more deserving candidate for the title of "American McCartney", like Todd Rundgren or Billy Joel, maybe.

Monty, having just listened to "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" again, I've got to say that I think you've got that backward.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 2 February 2007 02:57 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Boats Against the Current is great. Took me a couple of listens, for some reason. I had to sit and listen to it in the headphones.

Tim Ellison, Wednesday, 21 February 2007 23:07 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

so i'm listening to rachmaninoff's piano concerto no.2 and i'm like damn he's totally ripping off eric carmen! hahaha! okay, not really. but i don't think i knew that about all by myself. i am obviously the last person to know this.

scott seward, Thursday, 2 August 2007 16:19 (twelve years ago) link

I heard "Make Me Lose Control" at the cafeteria last week!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 2 August 2007 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

Carmen's greatest hits = first album I ever bought.

n/a, Thursday, 2 August 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

The video clips on Carmen's web site, which Tim linked to upthread, are pretty great.

n/a, Thursday, 2 August 2007 16:55 (twelve years ago) link

six years pass...

New song:

https://soundcloud.com/legacyrecordings/eric-carmen-brand-new-year

timellison, Friday, 27 December 2013 23:42 (five years ago) link

"First new recording in over fifteen years" - wow.

timellison, Saturday, 28 December 2013 17:07 (five years ago) link

''Make Me Lose Control'' is great, and really underplayed - it's always a pleasant surprise. Great example of the weird recurrence of doo-wop moves in that era (what's the thread for that?). Guess I should check out his album(s)? I've always hated ''Hungry Eyes'' after I realized he wasn't saying ''Concrete Eyes,'' is his stuff generally more like that?

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 28 December 2013 17:50 (five years ago) link

Pop culture has spoiled me so much that I read this thread title as "Eric Cartman solo."
― Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Tuesday, January 23, 2007 6:27 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

...and I just did the same, nearly 7 years after JF did!

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, motherfucker! (Turrican), Saturday, 28 December 2013 18:09 (five years ago) link

Okay, actually, the hyper-processed, boxy acapella part on "Make Me Lose Control" may almost be in a category of its own, it's so cold and empty. The closest comparison I could make would be some of the stuff on the Beach Boys' Still Cruisin'. Not saying it doesn't sound great, but damn does it sound weird.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 29 December 2013 23:53 (five years ago) link

love that new song, very "In My Room", and just read that Jeff Foskett (of Brian Wilson band fame) is part of the band, which makes total sense

Dominique, Friday, 3 January 2014 18:15 (five years ago) link

Casino, so glad to hear you say "Make Me Lose Control" is good. A forgotten hit -- it charted higher than, Hungry Eyes"

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:21 (five years ago) link

I love Make Me Lose Control! Kinda belongs in that weird 80's doo-wop genre with Billy Joel's 'For the Longest Time' etc.

Casino otm about the weird deadness in the acappella part. Always pictured him singing that part playing chess with Death :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:24 (five years ago) link

oh and I totally repeated what you said further up Casino, great minds think alike? lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:25 (five years ago) link

how have I never seen the cover for Tonight You're Mine

O_o

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:28 (five years ago) link

ah the summer of '88. Cheap Trick's cover of "Don't Be Cruel" became their second biggest hit.

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:35 (five years ago) link

I still have nostalgic fondness for that cover, even though sometimes I think it might be terrible.

fyi Track 2 of tonight your mine 'Lost In the Shuffle' is Eagles-level horrible, not quite 'James Dean' but almost there. yikes.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:42 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

ughhhh i really gotta sample that acapella part.

Keep. This. Feel-ing a-live. Make me lose control.

the thirteenth floorior (Doctor Casino), Friday, 12 February 2016 18:35 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

how have I never seen the cover for Tonight You're Mine

O_o

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, January 3, 2014

Just came across it myself, and uh.......

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Saturday, 15 September 2018 23:31 (one year ago) link

Not to judge something old by “2016 standards,” but goddamn

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Saturday, 15 September 2018 23:31 (one year ago) link

(or 2018 even, haha)

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Saturday, 15 September 2018 23:32 (one year ago) link

hahaha i just happened across it myself! boy, that's all kinds of wrong.

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:12 (one year ago) link

Yeah I saw it via that RYM link you posted

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

oh ok i guess it wasn't that much of a coincidence :)

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

he's a right-wing nut now

na (NA), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:34 (two weeks ago) link

https://twitter.com/RealEricCarmen

na (NA), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:34 (two weeks ago) link


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