Side 3 (Raspberries album)

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Side 3
Side 3 (Raspberries album) logo.jpg
Studio album by Raspberries
ReleasedSeptember 10, 1973
RecordedRecord Plant Studios, New York City
GenreRock
Length36:00
LabelCapitol
ProducerJimmy Ienner
Raspberries chronology
Fresh
(1972)
Side 3
(1973)
Starting Over
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB[1]

Side 3 is the third album from the Raspberries, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). The album cover is cleverly shaped like a basket of Raspberries, with the group's name placed on top of the LP sleeve. Three singles were released from the album: "Tonight" / "Hard to Get Over a Heartbreak", which reached number 69 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 37 on the Cash Box chart;[2] "I'm a Rocker", which reached number 94 on Billboard and number 75 on Cash Box; and a third single, "Ecstasy", which did not chart on Billboard but reached number 116 on Cash Box. The album itself reached number 138 on the US albums chart.

This album was re-released on CD as part of the Power Pop Vol. 2, also containing their fourth album Starting Over.

"Tonight" was later recorded by glam metal band Mötley Crüe for their 1981 album Too Fast for Love, but the track was left out of the initial release (it later appeared in the 1999 reissue and later versions).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."Tonight" (Carmen)Eric Carmen3:39
2."Last Dance" (Bryson)Wally Bryson3:36
3."Making It Easy" (Smalley)Dave Smalley3:10
4."On the Beach" (Carmen)Carmen4:20
5."Hard to Get Over a Heartbreak" (Smalley)Smalley3:51
6."I'm a Rocker" (Carmen)Carmen5:10
7."Should I Wait" (Smalley)Smalley3:51
8."Ecstasy" (Carmen)Carmen3:37
9."Money Down" (Bryson)Bryson4:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Eric Carmen – rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals, piano
  • Wally Bryson – lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Dave Smalley – bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Bonfanti – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "The Raspberries". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the '70s. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306804093. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-10-30.