Thursday, April 29, 2010
All You Really Need
"I'm not gonna lie, by 'Groovin'' I had tears in my eyes. The best, most electrifying group I ever saw. And I saw everybody! They sound great! Eddie scared me on "Ain't Gonna Eat..." Dino and Felix sound great. And Gene sounds like a punk guitarist. Not on board with the female singer, but minor quibbles aside, this totally killed me. Only a Beatles reunion would top it, that's what these guys mean to me."
Sal Maida, Bass Player in Cracker
It may be old news already, but in case you hadn't heard, hell has frozen over. The 4 original Rascals, Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Gene Cornish and the absolute monster on the drum kit, Dino Danelli, reunited for the first time in 40 years, with a little help, and possibly some begging from Steve Van Zandt for this past Friday's Kristen Ann Carr benefit at the Tribeca Grill.
If you're only familiar with the hits, that's okay. Those dozen or so songs alone, are enough. No one sounded like The Rascals. They were a band that took the best parts of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and turned it all into some of the most beloved music of the sixties.
This reunion had train wreck written all over it. But man, did The Rascals deliver. This is raw soul.
Broadcast live over Sirius Radio, here is the full program. It is one long MP3, but you'll be glad you have it.
I've Been Lonely Too Long
In The Midnight Hour
I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
You Better Run
It's A Beautiful Morning
Love Is A Beautiful Thing
A Girl Like You
How Can I Be Sure
Come On Up
What Is The Reason
People Got To Be Free