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Journey: The band who did not stop believing
BBC News ^ | 12 November 2010 | unknown

Posted on 11/13/2010 8:22:25 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike

The track, by US soft rock band Journey was first released in 1981.

Nearly 30 years later, downloads of the original song stand at about three million while, according to Journey founder Neal Schon, sales of the version made by the stars of TV series Glee have hit the one billion mark.

"Don't Stop Believin' has just turned out to be a beast, something that we never imagined would happen, and it just keeps going," Schon told BBC News.

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To: ETL

Try this on for size then...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRHA9W-zExQ

Some Kate Bush


101 posted on 11/13/2010 10:00:39 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: stripes1776

I tried that on quite a few different songs and it wasn’t quite up to par. I could be expecting too much though. I play bass by ear and trying to pick out the bass parts, even with bass booster setting is a bit tricker. When I get to rehearsal and listen through the PA, it’s a world of difference.


102 posted on 11/13/2010 10:02:03 AM PST by j.argese (Boycott Nevada.)
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To: relee
157 Riverside Avenue [by REO]

Thanks. Somehow I missed that one over the years. However, I still like the others I posted earlier much better.

157 Riverside Avenue - REO
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22157+Riverside+Avenue%22reo&aq=f

103 posted on 11/13/2010 10:08:22 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dfwgator
Haha. Now you have me browsing youtube for awesomeness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ax6l2inTIs
104 posted on 11/13/2010 10:10:14 AM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: ETL

Yeah, I like those bands for the most part. I like Lou Gramm’s solo stuff better then Foreigner, though.


105 posted on 11/13/2010 10:11:41 AM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: ResponseAbility
Try this on for size then...

Lol! Now I know you're joking! You had me going there for awhile.

106 posted on 11/13/2010 10:13:40 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: catfish1957
> Speaking of Dazed and Confused

Wow! I was in high school back then ('67-'70), and had a garage band that covered Zep and Who and Yardbirds and Zappa... I've never seen that clip of Zep before. Priceless! Any idea where and when it was done?

107 posted on 11/13/2010 10:14:28 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

And just 10 minutes ago I was reading a breaking news story over there on Steve Perry making the phone call to rejoin the band....he wants to come back.

Now, Schon says Perry walked out on them in 98. Perry said back then he was facing major hip surgery and needed a year or 2 off and his mother died at the same time. The band said no way...and went and got another singer at the time. Perry felt crushed and dismayed by this and said like Dennis DeYoung with Styx...were thrown out of their own band’s for health issues which just needed some time to be resolved.

I like the story of their new singer Arnell. However, I think the smart business move is to bring in Perry...go back to playing stadiums...make a new record that will sell millions with Perry as well. The hype and cash machine will torch what Van Halen did with Roth a few years back because VH didn’t bring back Michael Anthony.

Gotta wonder if Journey will do this or not...and bring back Steve Smith on drums for the Frontiers line up.

Give Arnell a couple of million dollars in appreciation and keep him in the wings in case things don’t work out with Perry.


108 posted on 11/13/2010 10:19:47 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Do a search for “Audacity”. Free download that will allow you to record analog (simple hook-up from stereo to computer), adjust levels, name tracks - everything you need to do. Then convert to MP3 to put on your player. Works great and sounds better than anything from i-tunes or off CD’s. Can be a little time consuming if you name each track and fiddle with every little setting, but a quick and dirty works just fine - besides, back in the day we would listen to the whole album anyway.
Too bad there hasn’t been an album that you could listen to the whole thing in years....lucky to get two songs worth a damn anymore.


109 posted on 11/13/2010 10:23:21 AM PST by notatard?
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To: ETL

Thanks for the link. It reminds me of the first time I heard REO, at the Superbowl of Rock at Soldier Field in ‘77. REO cranked out lots of good music over the years but 157 Riverside Avenue is still my favorite.


110 posted on 11/13/2010 10:23:24 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Steve Perry is a HUGE SF Giants fan. Don’t Stop Believin’ became the Giants rally song during their playoff and WS run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P-DpMFd8_A&feature=youtube_gdata_player


111 posted on 11/13/2010 10:25:14 AM PST by castowell ("I'm 95% cured" - BHO, 6/23/09)
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To: dhs12345
Not quite the same. There is a richness that you get from an LP that you don't get from a digitized recording.

I have heard that same comment from several people. Perhaps it depends on how acute your ears are.

Who knows, maybe it is the compression algorithm. Lower sample rate songs are noticeable.

I agree with that if you have a good sound system. mp3 definitely throws acoustic information away.

Unfortunately, that is the digital world we live in.

True, but it does have some advantages. Portability is one. Also it's hard to scratch a digital file.

112 posted on 11/13/2010 10:27:51 AM PST by stripes1776
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To: ETL

Ok, we’ll try some guitar work by Phil Keaggy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKqQXPPHK58


113 posted on 11/13/2010 10:30:22 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: j.argese
I tried that on quite a few different songs and it wasn’t quite up to par. I could be expecting too much though. I play bass by ear and trying to pick out the bass parts, even with bass booster setting is a bit tricker. When I get to rehearsal and listen through the PA, it’s a world of difference.

Yes, there is nothing like live music. But before electricity, people would often have a music room in the house with a piano, or perhaps they played the violin. That was their entertainment in the evenings. People played their own music rather than turning on a stereo.

114 posted on 11/13/2010 10:34:26 AM PST by stripes1776
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To: stripes1776
True, but it does have some advantages. Portability is one. Also it's hard to scratch a digital file.

I would need a small truck to hold the amount of music I can fit on my cell phone. Much of it is remastered and of excellent quality (on mp3).

115 posted on 11/13/2010 10:34:50 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I disagree! Arnell possesses strong pipes that Perry lacks.
116 posted on 11/13/2010 10:34:50 AM PST by Tucson Jim
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To: My Favorite Headache

Somehow I doubt Steve Perry is up to sounding like his old self from the 80’s. I think there will be some disappointment
that he won’t have the range and power of his youth. I so hope I am wrong though. I would love to hear him belt it out like he did back then.


117 posted on 11/13/2010 10:35:25 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ETL

I need a few trucks to move all my vinyl.


118 posted on 11/13/2010 10:41:49 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ResponseAbility
Ok, we’ll try some guitar work by Phil Keaggy...

Better, but with the huge amount of terrific music over the past 30, 40, 50, 60 years, I would have a difficult time selecting that one to listen to.

119 posted on 11/13/2010 10:42:32 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Who else do you like?


120 posted on 11/13/2010 10:44:56 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ResponseAbility

I like all sorts of music, from Doo Wop to Motown to country to classic rock. But I would say Sam Cooke is my all-time favorite.


121 posted on 11/13/2010 10:58:02 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ResponseAbility
Don't forget Stephen Housden from the Little River Band.

http://www.stephenhousden.com/

122 posted on 11/13/2010 10:58:50 AM PST by Tucson Jim
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To: dfwgator

Dazed and Confused Movie - Free Ride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1x125YT3hk


123 posted on 11/13/2010 11:02:11 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: cripplecreek; Mr. Mojo

Listen to their first three albums and tell me they were girl rock. They were far more musically talented than most of the clowns out there who were stoned out of their minds at the time.


124 posted on 11/13/2010 11:25:22 AM PST by Claud
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To: ETL

Yes, I have lots of Sam Cooke on vinyl.

Here is some great Glass Harp music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H9u57TSSoc&feature=related


125 posted on 11/13/2010 11:25:35 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Tucson Jim

>>Don’t forget Stephen Housden from the Little River Band.

Cool Change - Little River Band (w/ lyrics):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVbH22ymiEM&feature=related


126 posted on 11/13/2010 11:29:46 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ResponseAbility
Here is some great Glass Harp music...

Lol! Stop it, you're killing me!

127 posted on 11/13/2010 11:31:30 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: LS

Steve Smith, the original Journey drummer, had a solo disc called “Steve Smith’s Vital Information”...one of my favorite heavy jazz albums ever...give it a listen if you get a chance...magritte


128 posted on 11/13/2010 11:32:56 AM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: stripes1776
And distribution has been prolific... no physical media anymore... Just pushing bits around on the Internet.

Digital is never quite as good as analog. Information is lost. It all depends on how good the reproduction is.

True, at some point it is immeasurable. But it takes a few years and improvement in the digital technology. What users are trading quality for is convenience and as you say, portability. Another note: many digital media sources (cable TV, Internet radio, etc.) tend to throttle the bit rate (quality) thinking that we wont notice. The average customer doesn't notice. I do. But is good enough.

129 posted on 11/13/2010 11:32:58 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: ResponseAbility

I remember in 1978 the first time I saw The Pat Metheny Group on TV, I was absolutely mesmerized, it didn’t sound like anything I had ever heard before, and here were these guys who looked like a rock band, playing jazz.

Pat Metheny Group - San Lorenzo (1977)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrxBJOGKO0w&playnext=1&list=PL8F98DD173A767418&index=21


130 posted on 11/13/2010 11:33:53 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Gotta wonder if Journey will do this or not...and bring back Steve Smith on drums for the Frontiers line up.

If Perry doesn't come back, I really think they should think about tapping back into their pre-Perry days 1973-1977. Do some prog/space rock stuff with a modern twist.

More people need to know about *that* Journey.

131 posted on 11/13/2010 11:39:55 AM PST by Claud
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To: dfwgator

I have Pat Metheny with Lyle Mays on vinyl, very hard to find now. He is phenomenal. He plays some wild guitars too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XYkcNmdQu0

He had this one made for him.


132 posted on 11/13/2010 11:41:12 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Claud

****More people need to know about *that* Journey****

So few have heard pre Steve Perry Journey. I have some on vinyl, and I don’t think it has been put to cd. I could be wrong about that though.


133 posted on 11/13/2010 11:44:23 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ResponseAbility

Yep, that’s the Pikasso 42-String.

You should have seen his Orchestrion tour, here is a sample.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VymAn8QJNQ

What’s amazing is that if you didn’t know any better, you would have thought it was a normal band making that music.


134 posted on 11/13/2010 11:45:25 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: dfwgator

Yep, the one man band has gone high tech and plays fusion jazz.


135 posted on 11/13/2010 12:00:26 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: JPG

Baker is #2 behind Carmine Appice of Cactus/Vanilla Fudge (but only in his heyday—Carmine today just doesn’t get it, while Ginger Baker, as of Cream’s Royal Albert Hall reunion a few years ago, is still a powerhouse). He’s also a great world-class polo player.


136 posted on 11/13/2010 12:18:33 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: oh8eleven

Your opinion only. I’d take Perry over Morrison for most rock songs any day of the week. Morrison had a good voice, but was certainly less dynamic and flexible than Perry’s. I put Perry with Mickey Thomas and Steve Walsh of Kansas as the three best voices ever.


137 posted on 11/13/2010 12:20:12 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: magritte

Who is Jeff Beck’s drummer? Not my cup of tea, but he’s freakin’ incredible. The bass player holds that band together, because the drummer is soloing constantly.


138 posted on 11/13/2010 12:21:50 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

****Who is Jeff Beck’s drummer?****

He has worked with a few. Aynsley Dunbar, Mickey Waller, Tony Newman, Cozy Powell, Carmine Appice and other. I’ll bet that who you are talking about is Terry Bozzio. He is a wild man, in the vein of Keith Moon.


139 posted on 11/13/2010 12:46:29 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Claud
Listen to their first three albums and tell me they were girl rock.

I'm 46 years old. They're girl rock and yes its quite likely that they were stoned out of their mind as much as any other band of the day.
140 posted on 11/13/2010 12:50:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

****I’m 46 years old. They’re girl rock and yes its quite likely that they were stoned out of their mind as much as any other band of the day****

Have you heard any Journey music before Steve Perry joined them?


141 posted on 11/13/2010 12:52:46 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Tucson Jim

I like Arnell, a lot. But, Perry is Perry and he is the real deal at the end of the day that Arnell is copying.


142 posted on 11/13/2010 1:15:14 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Claud

I was just listening to Nickle and Dime last week, I know what you are saying. Very doubtful in this day and age that they would entertain writing that stuff again.


143 posted on 11/13/2010 1:16:06 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: ResponseAbility

Yeah, I have it all on vinyl as well. I have some of the old tracks (Kohoutek) from the Time3 Box set, but I’m not sure if the others have been put to CD.

I’m glad I have the actual albums...just for the artwork alone. When I get my “man cave” done I’m gonna hang ‘em up. Great stuff. :)


144 posted on 11/13/2010 1:47:52 PM PST by Claud
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To: My Favorite Headache

Great tune! Their instrumental stuff rocked.


145 posted on 11/13/2010 1:49:01 PM PST by Claud
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To: ResponseAbility

That’s him, Bozzio. Quick as a cat.


146 posted on 11/13/2010 2:20:02 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS
I’d take Perry over Morrison for most rock songs any day of the week.
Spare me - Perry not only sings like a girl, he looks like one ...


You don't even have a clue what rock is. Kansas? LOL ...
147 posted on 11/13/2010 3:11:55 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ResponseAbility
Behind the music the director's cut (video from E!):

Very interesting!

Behind the Music / Journey

There is no way he could hit those notes he hit in the 80's.

148 posted on 11/13/2010 3:27:48 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: ResponseAbility
Behind the music the director's cut (video from VH-1):

Very interesting!

Behind the Music / Journey

There is no way he could hit those notes he hit in the 80's.

149 posted on 11/13/2010 3:28:34 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: LS
My favorite guitarists are Jim McCarty (Cactus, Mitch Ryder); Clapton; Hendrix; and to me #1 of all time is Jeff Beck, bar none.

Jeff Beck was the most under appreciated alumni of The Yard Birds.

150 posted on 11/13/2010 5:28:40 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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