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Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« on: November 26, 2007, 08:38:52 AM »

And so it begins ...
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 08:48:14 AM »

Start Time: 8:37 a.m.
Number of Listens: 02
Mood: drowsy

If only Kevin Cronin's nose were as pointless as this song.

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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 09:02:14 AM »

Good luck!
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 09:07:12 AM »

Torturethon Time: 30 minutes
Number of Listens: 05

For those of you going to the Superbowl and looking for a time only slightly better than you could have cactus tipping, REO Speedwagon will be playing the Superbowl Party at the Galleria Corporate Centre in Scottsdale on February 2.
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 09:10:24 AM »

If only Kevin Cronin's nose were as pointless as this song.

His speaking voice isn't a winner either. Good luck, whigs!
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007, 09:15:47 AM »

I couldn't have made any of this up if I had tried ...

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NOTES FROM KEVIN (The official Kevin Cronin newsletter)

Notes From Kevin - Hello Sports Fans
October 29, 2007

Hello sports fans,

Well, I reckon the final flight home is as good a time as any for a recap, (strictly speaking, we have two Nevada make up dates left) but for our on-the-road family, last night in Reading, PA was the last real gig of the tour.

In past lives, the final show was followed by a balls to the wall, to hell with the hangover, blowout...after all, we had earned it.

But these days, walking in my front door to my three lovably amped offspring, and a beautifully exhausted wife, is not something I want to attempt with any self inflicted handicaps...so we scattered from the Philadelphia airport this morning, all senses relatively intact, with the secure knowledge that we would all be back together, sooner than we can now imagine.

I truly don't know if this year is condensable. There may be no way to "Reader's Digest" the range of emotion, the miles, the laughs, the fights, the dreams, the best laid plans, the friendships, the enlightenments, the broken hearts, the loneliness, the power, the numerous times when there should have been a video camera rolling, because no one would ever be able to recapture the banter amongst us on the bus, in the dressing rooms, airports, hotel lobbies...wherever. There are surely plenty of limo drivers, backstage runners, and innocent elevator passengers with an REO story or two to tell.

Our world on the road is indescribable. And if we tried to describe even one day, we couldn't possibly do it justice...and if we could, no one would believe us anyway. Anyone who has been pulled into our orbit, even temporarily, has felt the force of what we simply call, the REO way.

I used the word bittersweet, to describe how I felt as the last few shows were counting down. The bitter part is that I love what I do out here, and miss it when I am away. I love the amazing group of road warrior brothers that keep the Speedwagon rolling. There is a camaraderie which is peculiar to what we do...we are together every day; every show is a total group effort. We support each other, razz each other, we get to know each other very well. Sometimes all fifteen of us ride the same tour bus together...and it is fun!

I will miss the gigs. I have grown accustomed to my wardrobe case, it is the closest thing to a bedroom closet that I have out here. I will miss walking into the catering room and seeing what's for dinner, and who is there to dine with. And I will miss the fans, wherever they are...out front, backstage, at meet and greets, hotel bars, airports, walking down the street. I love playing music, singing our songs, watching you guys in the audience singing along with every word.

The sweet part is that we started this year with a mission, and we far surpassed all of our own high expectations. We survived a tour that would have crushed lesser men. Now we get to go home to our families. We do our best to reconnect with the real world. We rest up, recharge, and look forward to those calls from Tommy and Walter telling us it is time to pack up and do it again.

It seems like a century ago, and like yesterday, that Bruce, Walter, Smooth and I drove off in the promobile, with our acoustic guitars and our brand new CD in hand. Sixty-two radio stations, six Wal-Marts, two major league baseball opening day ceremonies, and one KSHE radio hall of fame induction later, the promomen had delivered...America knew, that for the first time in eleven years, there was a brand new REO Speedwagon album out...and we had a single on the Billboard charts!

We mourned the death of Boston lead singer, Brad Delp, as we started from scratch to put together a tour to support the "Find Your Own Way Home" CD. We began in Europe, our first time overseas in over twenty years, and walked away as the talk of the festivals we played. I think our fans, and even the press, in the UK, we pleasantly shocked by our energy. The reaction to our live shows, and to our new music, has been like the guy in the chair from the old Maxwell tape commercials...I feel like we have blown people away...taken them beyond their expectations.

The summer has been a hodge podge, or as Styx tour manager, George Packard says, "A star of David tour"...because of it's resemblance to the routing between shows.

We did a number of shows with the Styx boys, some with Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Kansas, .38 Special and Cheap Trick. We played our fair share of, well fairs. We rode in and rocked casinos all over the country. We played aboard a ship on the Chicago River and in a pizza joint in Toledo. Basically, we just wanted to play wherever we could, for as many people as possible, and spread the world about our new album.

And now we return from our journey, rock 'n roll astronauts. In past lives, I would go up to Big Sur for a few days to help smooth the re-entry process. Those days are long since passed.

Now my family, having learned to function just fine without me, and me showing up and disrupting everything, is the new paradigm. Is is a challenge on both ends. I go from designing my entire existence around show time, to the 7:15am alarm clock shock. But I will fall into a groove after a few days of being part of my first family. And my second family will unite in the spring to start the cycle one again.

I will keep pushin' if you will, love,

KC

P.S. I decided the other night that I need to respond to at least a few of the more colorful emails that come into "KC Listens". I absolutely read all of your messages...it is your chance to entertain me! So many of your letters deserve a response, and I need to get better at doing so.
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 09:35:32 AM »

Torturethon Time: 57 minutes
Number of Listens: 11

We have the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to blame.

In 1967, Illini student Neal Doughty (keyboards) and his dorm-mate Alan Gratzer (drums) formed REO to play cover songs at campus bars. Doughty came up with the name for the band after learning about the REO Speed Wagon truck in his History of Transportation class. Which just reinforces the fact that nothing good can ever come from education.
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 09:53:54 AM »

Here's a Rio StationWagon (from Kia)



Which is about the closest I want to get to this song.
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007, 09:56:21 AM »

Torturethon Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Number of Listens: 15

REO Speedfact: Kevin Cronin was not the original singer for REO. That coveted place in history belongs to Terry Luttrell, who left the band shortly after the release of their debut album, REO Speedwagon, in 1971. He was replaced by Kevin Cronin -- but only for one album (1972's R.E.O./T.W.O.), after which Cronin split due to "missed rehearsals and creative disagreements." Cronin was replaced by singer Mike Murphy, who stayed on for three albums until he was booted for having a name with no rock-star cred. Re-enter Kevin Cronin ... and the rest, as they say, is a tragedy of historic proportions.

The humanity!

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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 10:05:34 AM »

Let's sing along, shall we?

I can't fight this feeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show

I tell myself that I can't hold out forever
I said there is no reason for my fear
Cause I feel so secure when we're together
You give my life direction
You make everything so clear

And even as I wander
I'm keeping you in sight
You're a candle in the window
On a cold, dark winter's night
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crushing through your door
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you
I've been running round in circles in my mind
And it always seems that I'm following you, girl
Cause you take me to the places that alone I'd never find

And even as I wander I'm keeping you in sight
You're a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter's night
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crushing through your door
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 10:13:26 AM »



The R.E.O. stands for Ranson E. Olds who founded the REO car company after leaving Oldsmobile which he also founded.
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007, 10:24:12 AM »

Kevin Cronin actually seems like a kind of pleasant guy, if those interview snippets from VH1's "I love the *insert decade*" shows are any sort of way to gauge someone's personality.
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2007, 10:26:33 AM »

Torturethon Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Number of Listens: 21

"And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crushing through your door
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore."

He's going to crush through the door? How do you crush through something? To crush an object, one side of it must be against something solid so that the application of pressure to said object against the solid surface results in crushing. A door, by virtue of being a door, opens into something else. The door itself may be solid, but when pressure is applied against the door, it will swing open through the opposite side. A door that abuts a solid wall is not a door. It is a mistake.

Now, one can crash through a door. One can also crash through a window, but we aren't talking about windows here. We're talking about doors. When you crash through a door, it might splinter ... the hinges might break ... but it doesn't crush. Nor will you be crushed by crashing through it. You might be bruised, perhaps bloodied, but not crushed.

Let's recap ...

1. Door = Crash

2. Crusher =

3. Kevin Cronin = Pussy
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2007, 10:33:19 AM »

I was wondering about that myself.  You sure that's not a typo?
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Re: Can't Fight This Feeling ~ REO Speedwagon
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2007, 10:36:55 AM »

I thought the same thing, Buzz, but I double-checked the lyric sites against the lyrics on the "official" REO Web site.
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