Don't Want To Say Goodbye
Label: Capitol Records
With snazzy perms and lounge suits, the Raspberries looked as if they should have been playing soft-rock covers at the Holiday Inn out by the interstate. Looks can be deceiving, however. The group crashed the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972 with a blend of Beatles-inspired pop and crunchy riffage. The group's debut is extremely versatile. It's perfect for paradise by the dashboard lights ("Don't Want to Say Goodbye"), as well as bro'ing down with the boys and a case of Genny Cream Ale ("Go All the Way").