Basement Rock Interview With Jim Bonfanti of Raspberries
Basement Rock’s Glen Braget interviews Jim Bonfanti, drummer of 70’s power pop legends The Raspberries, in May 2005 to talk about the recent remastering of the Raspberries album catalog and band reunion.
The Raspberries were a power pop/pop rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. They had a run of success in the early 1970s music scene with their crisp pop sound, which exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies. The group drew influence from the British Invasion era—especially The Beatles, The Who, The Hollies, and Small Faces—and its mod sensibility. In both the U.S. and the UK, the Raspberries helped pioneer the power pop music style that took off after the group disbanded. The Raspberries reformed in 2005 and have been playing together off and on since.