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(Something Else Reviews)   Peter Cetera admits he is too lazy to reunite with Chicago   (somethingelsereviews.com) divider line 53
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2012-09-13 08:16:09 PM  
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Inconsolable.
 
2012-09-13 08:30:53 PM  
The only person to come back to Chicago that would be worthwhile would be Terry Kath.
 
2012-09-13 08:41:05 PM  
What goes up
Must come down
 
2012-09-13 08:48:56 PM  
And not a fark is given.
 
2012-09-13 08:57:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The only person to come back to Chicago that would be worthwhile would be Terry Kath.


This. The group's sound died along with him.
 
2012-09-13 09:14:51 PM  

Lorelle: FirstNationalBastard: The only person to come back to Chicago that would be worthwhile would be Terry Kath.

This. The group's sound died along with him.


And their soul, too. After that they became corporate and bland. Seriously, when have they come up with anything like 25 or 6 to 4 or Beginnings or Make Me Smile since?
 
2012-09-13 09:16:01 PM  

FriarReb98: Lorelle: FirstNationalBastard: The only person to come back to Chicago that would be worthwhile would be Terry Kath.

This. The group's sound died along with him.

And their soul, too. After that they became corporate and bland. Seriously, when have they come up with anything like 25 or 6 to 4 or Beginnings or Make Me Smile since?


Yeah, to me, Peter Cetera's Chicago = bland, sappy ballads that make you want to puke.
 
2012-09-13 09:31:19 PM  
Ok, I admit it. I LOVE "One Good Woman" by Peter Cetera. I hate myself that I like that song, but I can't help it. Sorry.
 
2012-09-13 09:39:42 PM  
"You need Easy Listening Classics"

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2012-09-13 09:50:42 PM  
Jason Scheff has been with Chicago for, what, twice the amount of time that Peter Cetera was? I think the band currently called Chicago is just fine with their lineup.

Cetera did have some good solo stuff outside of the ballads (which he was writing even in Chicago's early days - see Lowdown). "Livin' In The Limelight" is a straight rocker. "You Never Listen To Me" featured David Gilmour and Guy Pratt... cool tune, and I still throw it in my playlists.

/And Kath was easily the #1 rock guitarist at his peak.
 
2012-09-13 09:53:16 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, to me, Peter Cetera's Chicago = bland, sappy ballads that make you want to puke.


Those ballads had a lot more to do with David Foster's meddling. At least Cetera was able to write his own... after he left, they had to use Diane farking Warren to stay in the Top 40.
 
2012-09-13 10:04:40 PM  

vudukungfu: What goes up
Must come down


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2012-09-13 10:04:47 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, to me, Peter Cetera's Chicago = bland, sappy ballads that make you want to puke.


I disagree. It was the best... around.
 
2012-09-13 10:12:02 PM  
I am the man who will fight for your honor.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-13 10:14:23 PM  

FriarReb98: Lorelle: FirstNationalBastard: The only person to come back to Chicago that would be worthwhile would be Terry Kath.

This. The group's sound died along with him.

And their soul, too. After that they became corporate and bland. Seriously, when have they come up with anything like 25 or 6 to 4 or Beginnings or Make Me Smile since?


25 or 6 to 4 = Robert Lamm

Beginnings = Robert Lamm

Make Me Smile = James Pankow

Both of which are still playing with the band.
 
2012-09-13 10:48:51 PM  

Dahnkster: I am the man who will fight for your honor.
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Sweep the leg.
 
2012-09-13 10:49:47 PM  
Guess the band is not a hard habit to break....
 
2012-09-13 10:57:36 PM  
Don't worry - it's not loaded.
 
2012-09-13 11:03:27 PM  

Farkomatic: Don't worry - it's not loaded.


If you leave me now...
 
2012-09-13 11:12:14 PM  
Of course, yet another thread where the dead guy "made the band" "and was the "heart and soul".

They've been just fine the last 30 years.

/also released a kick ass Christmas cd
 
2012-09-13 11:12:28 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Ok, I admit it. I LOVE "One Good Woman" by Peter Cetera. I hate myself that I like that song, but I can't help it. Sorry.



He also wrote Wishing You Were Here, which is one of my guilty pleasures. It's a good track because it's not formulaic like that later stuff was -- chord progressions unusual enough to be interesting, subtle whispering horn charts, and some guest backup singers who were pretty decent singing harmony and blending.

But, yeah, 80s ballad-era Chicago and solo Cetera hasn't really stood the test of time, to put it charitably.
 
2012-09-13 11:18:25 PM  
Good.
 
2012-09-13 11:27:03 PM  
They should hire his brother Et. He's just as good at vocals, songwriting, and so forth.
 
2012-09-13 11:28:50 PM  
You're The Inspiration is probably the greatest love song ever. Do any of you recall seeing the video clip of him and another band member, I forget their name, did with some dude who was asking him about leaving the band. He confirmed he was leaving, but the band member wasn't even aware. Always considered that kind of dickish. Coolstorybro: Peter Cetera got his trademark singing style after he was forced to sing with a wired jaw. Once it was unwired he never sang differently since it worked for him. Guess it explains a lot.
 
2012-09-13 11:47:24 PM  
Peter, get over yourself. Going through life fat and lazy is no way to go through life. At the end of the day, if you're just making yourself happy, you're only living a half life. Wasting potential. Heck, do it all for charity if you want. But do something.

Afterall, a lump of coal only turns to diamond after a LOT of pressure. If not, it remains...a lump of coal.
 
2012-09-13 11:52:48 PM  

cxjohn: Peter, get over yourself. Going through life fat and lazy is no way to go through life. At the end of the day, if you're just making yourself happy, you're only living a half life. Wasting potential. Heck, do it all for charity if you want. But do something.

Afterall, a lump of coal only turns to diamond after a LOT of pressure. If not, it remains...a lump of coal.


Tend to agree, but in his defence, he has to be getting up to 70 by now. If he wants to retire from performing, I think he has earned the right.

/10+ years ago, I would agree with you 100%
 
2012-09-13 11:52:55 PM  
You're The Inspiration is the pukiest pile of shiat song ever recorded. Good riddance to THAT Pete Cetera. The 70s Pete Cetera, and the rest of the band, should reunite. Maybe someone could hit them with the Men In Black photo-flash so they forget everything they did from 1983 on.
 
2012-09-14 12:05:51 AM  

cxjohn: Peter, get over yourself. Going through life fat and lazy is no way to go through life. At the end of the day, if you're just making yourself happy, you're only living a half life. Wasting potential. Heck, do it all for charity if you want. But do something.

Afterall, a lump of coal only turns to diamond after a LOT of pressure. If not, it remains...a lump of coal.


Think of how rich he must be in order have never worked in 20+ years.
 
2012-09-14 12:15:38 AM  
Peter Cetera got me laid...that is all.

/Bows down to the master
 
2012-09-14 12:19:05 AM  
One shoe on, one shoe off. Nothin' in life is decidable...
 
2012-09-14 12:26:09 AM  
Lazy? Maybe it's too hard for him to say he's sorry.
 
M-G
2012-09-14 12:57:59 AM  
Maybe he'll do it for the glory of love?
 
2012-09-14 01:09:20 AM  
Maybe he just needs inspiration.
 
2012-09-14 01:12:38 AM  
"May I introduce you to Peter Cetera, his son Ed Cetera, and his daughter, Blah, Blah, Blah."
 
2012-09-14 01:13:57 AM  

Christian Bale: They should hire his brother Et. He's just as good at vocals, songwriting, and so forth.


Damn you.
 
2012-09-14 01:17:04 AM  

Iggie: One shoe on, one shoe off. Nothin' in life is decidable...


And Champlin's gone too.

If Cetera's excuse is that he "doesn't want to work that hard," fark him. His bandmate Robert Lamm, isn't that much younger, and he's still on the road. The current-day incarnation of Chicago has largely forgotten the florid love ballad 80's and that train wreck they called Twenty 1. Give Cetera a B12 shot and get Seraphine where he's not butthurt anymore and hit the road. Jason Scheff does fine on his own material and some Cetera songs, but Chicago and Cetera would move tickets like a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta. Lou Pardini can credibly do Kath's vocals, while Keith Howland is the best guitarist they've had save for Kath.

Chicago doesn't have very much time left. There are plenty of people who woud kill or die to hear them tear things up the way they did in 1969. Hell, there are plenty of people would kill or die to hear them tear things up the way they did on the Stone of Sisyphus dropout "Get On This."
 
2012-09-14 01:43:03 AM  
I'm 30 years old and what is this.

/I don't even know why I clicked the link
 
2012-09-14 02:16:41 AM  

dramatools: Iggie: One shoe on, one shoe off. Nothin' in life is decidable...

And Champlin's gone too.

If Cetera's excuse is that he "doesn't want to work that hard," fark him. His bandmate Robert Lamm, isn't that much younger, and he's still on the road. The current-day incarnation of Chicago has largely forgotten the florid love ballad 80's and that train wreck they called Twenty 1. Give Cetera a B12 shot and get Seraphine where he's not butthurt anymore and hit the road. Jason Scheff does fine on his own material and some Cetera songs, but Chicago and Cetera would move tickets like a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta. Lou Pardini can credibly do Kath's vocals, while Keith Howland is the best guitarist they've had save for Kath.

Chicago doesn't have very much time left. There are plenty of people who woud kill or die to hear them tear things up the way they did in 1969. Hell, there are plenty of people would kill or die to hear them tear things up the way they did on the Stone of Sisyphus dropout "Get On This."


Or maybe he's old enough and well off enough to just want to chill out? He doesn't owe you anything.
 
2012-09-14 02:36:41 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: The only person to come back to Chicago that would be worthwhile would be Terry Kath.


Yup!
 
2012-09-14 02:42:56 AM  
Lots of love for Kath here . but really, what are the chances of him rejoining his old band? 25 or 6 to 4?
they can always get Donnie Dacus,,,, again
 
2012-09-14 02:43:03 AM  

ParagonComplex: You're The Inspiration


Bonus if you watch the video, you'll see that Cetera is wearing a Bauhaus t-shirt.

Representative of the unwashed masses: Or maybe he's old enough and well off enough to just want to chill out? He doesn't owe you anything.


Cetera just turned 68 yesterday.
 
2012-09-14 02:47:05 AM  

douchebag/hater: Think of how rich he must be in order have never worked in 20+ years.


He's worked, though not much in the last 10 years as opposed to 20. Also thanks to royalties and how popular some of those songs he wrote still are, I'm sure he's still pulling in a few dollars.

cxjohn: through life fat


www.dispatch.com

doesn't exactly look fat to me
 
2012-09-14 02:49:01 AM  
BTW Cetera wasn't exactly getting along with some of the guys in the band and from some accounts it's not him that was the source of the trouble and he and the band never really have made up, so this may be a diplomatic way of saying he's really not interested in being involved.
 
2012-09-14 03:34:32 AM  
One of the most embarassing things to have happened to me as a kid is when I called into the radio station asking if they already had a winner for the Peter Cetera tickets in Nashville. "I... thiiiink you have the wrong station" Hahha.
 
2012-09-14 04:05:26 AM  
I like Chicago, but I'm perfectly fine with this because in the 80s, they stopped being Chicago and became The Peter Cetera Band. All you ever heard from them were those stupid love songs. Early Chicago, with the full band sound, was really good.
 
2012-09-14 08:01:11 AM  
Everybody needs a little time away....I heard him say....from each other
 
2012-09-14 09:40:11 AM  

Farkomatic: Don't worry - it's not loaded.


I see you have a first class ticket to hell. But since I cringe-LOL'd I will be sitting back in coach.

/also wishes Cetera would get over himself and jam at least once or twice with them
 
2012-09-14 11:33:41 AM  
I'm a huge Chicago fan, and Cetera's missing out on a huge payday by not joining back up with Chicago. I'd pay obscene amounts of money to be there. Especially for a "one time only" kind of show.
 
2012-09-14 12:15:34 PM  

Saracuda: I'm a huge Chicago fan, and Cetera's missing out on a huge payday by not joining back up with Chicago. I'd pay obscene amounts of money to be there. Especially for a "one time only" kind of show.


It'd be one of the biggest reunion tours out there. I mean there's ABBA ... Van Halen got David Lee Roth back ... Steve Perry with Journey ... any others that could bring in the $$$ for a 50-100 date one time only tour?

(or at least an awards show.)
 
2012-09-14 01:46:42 PM  
I might go see them again if it means I don't have to hear Bill Champlin murder "Make Me Smile".
 
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