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Author Topic: Hi, My Name is Ken...I've been a Fan for > 25 years...  (Read 10351 times)
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« on: April 04, 2014, 11:33:17 pm »

Lots of changes...not many of them good, to be honest...
Larry Crane is gone...that's a big one.
Lisa Germano is gone...that's a big one.
Kenny Aronoff is gone...that's a huge one.
John Cascella is dead...that's just tragic.
Toby Meyers is gone...that is big.
What's left?
I miss the old days of 2+ hour concerts with the core band.
Everything else is just 'spittin' in the wind', IMO.
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 08:40:46 am »

I guess we all miss that time in the 80's but honestly I really don't think the band's sound is all that different. John has said in the past that it would be useless to write the same song over and over and I get that. I'm sorry but I really don't think Larry Crane is a better guitarist than Andy York. Miriam and Lisa are very similar but I don't miss Lisa at all when I hear Miriam tearing it up! I do miss John Cascella very much. I won't compare Kenny and Dane because their styles aren't the same and Kenny Aronoff is just a beast! Toby Myers got married and had a son. Who in the world would blame him for retiring and spending time with his family. I guess I look at the big picture. Sure some of my favorite songs were written during the time all of those guys you mentioned were in the band, but I love many more of the songs without them. I just chalk it up to being a part of life. I also miss Pat Petersen. I hope she is doing well!

 Lisa Norris
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