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“Separate Ways” (1983) is Journey’s best song!!!

“Don’t Stop Believin” or “Faithfully” or “Open Arms” etc. don’t come close to this energetic masterpiece. It’s pure energy and masculinity.

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by Anonymousreply 37September 18, 2023 8:05 PM

Oh, God NO!!! Class of '82 N. California teen who LOATHED these untalented fuckers and their beaky queen lead singer, Steve somethingortheother. What happened to him?

by Anonymousreply 1September 18, 2023 4:11 AM

That was a good song, OP. Very '80s-sounding. "Eye of the Tiger" energy.

My all-time favorite Journey song is "Lights." I've listened to it countless times.

My guilty pleasure is Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'.

I also like Wheel in the Sky.

by Anonymousreply 2September 18, 2023 4:11 AM

His name was Steve Perry R1. And they were at the top of the charts back then. Loved them, I still here the songs on Serious radio sometimes. They were huge at the time. Unlike the other metal crap that was popular, Journey actually has good musical melody which made it so popular.

Steven got in a fight with the band and they parted ways. The band tried to higher another male singer who sounded just like him but it still was not Steve Perry. It was the end of the band. Oh they still play gigs today, but they never had another hit.

by Anonymousreply 3September 18, 2023 5:07 AM

Was Journey ever considered metal? Nope.

by Anonymousreply 4September 18, 2023 5:10 AM

They don’t need other hits. They had many that live on today and never go away, especially Don’t Stop Believin.

by Anonymousreply 5September 18, 2023 5:11 AM

Wheel in the Sky was as famous as We Will Rock you by Queen at the time. Maybe even more so.

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by Anonymousreply 6September 18, 2023 5:14 AM

[quote]Was Journey ever considered metal? Nope.

No one said that. I said COMPARED to.

by Anonymousreply 7September 18, 2023 5:15 AM

You’re welcome.

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by Anonymousreply 8September 18, 2023 5:40 AM

That remake sucks r8. They got the moves wrong, wings look stupid, and they act like the mimicked it so perfectly they wanted to post side by side.

TIP: unless you really practiced what you are doing, don't post it next to the original.

by Anonymousreply 9September 18, 2023 5:47 AM


Stone in Love - an underrated gem.

by Anonymousreply 10September 18, 2023 5:50 AM

The imperfection of the remake is the entire point, R9. It’s supposed to be funny, not a contestant on The Voice.

by Anonymousreply 11September 18, 2023 5:51 AM

Northern California done right by punk and precedents.

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by Anonymousreply 12September 18, 2023 6:00 AM

But it's not funny R9, just stupid. Like someone made it for his mom so she can say it's the funniest thing she has ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 13September 18, 2023 6:06 AM

I loved it when Tom Servo was jamming to the closing credits to ‘Escape from the Bronx’ and suddenly burst into “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” on the old ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ program. My co-favorite Journey record is “Anyway You Want It”. It was also used to great effect over the closing credits of a “The Simpsons” episode.

by Anonymousreply 14September 18, 2023 9:29 AM

Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin, is better.

by Anonymousreply 15September 18, 2023 10:18 AM


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by Anonymousreply 16September 18, 2023 10:31 AM


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by Anonymousreply 17September 18, 2023 10:32 AM

I haven’t thought about these songs in years (other than the Don’t Stop Believing revival thanks to the Sopranos). Takes me back to my Indiana high school circa 1982. They were HUGE then and a band that both the boys and the girls were into.

I bought my first set of albums (on cassette) through Columbia Record Club and Journey Escape was one of the eight for a penny along with Foreigner, Ozzy Osborne, REO Speedwagon and the like. I soon discovered alternative rock was my thing, got pretentious and ditched the lot of them.

by Anonymousreply 18September 18, 2023 10:38 AM

I had a high school friend back then that would barrow one record at a time and just play it non stop 24/7 for 3 or 4 days until he was totally over ever hearing it again. Then he would return the album and say thanks, now I dont have to buy it. That was his way of saving money. Cant even imaging what he like today.

by Anonymousreply 19September 18, 2023 10:50 AM

R13 I’m sorry that your monocle fell into your Earl Grey. I hope that this lack of refinement in a [checks notes] “Journey thread” didn’t cause injury to your extended pinky finger.

by Anonymousreply 20September 18, 2023 11:30 AM

Journey is great fun and I love when one of their hits comes up on my playlist.

I think Steve was a pissy douche and ruined it for everyone though.

by Anonymousreply 21September 18, 2023 12:04 PM

There is nothing especially "masculine" about Steve Perry's vocal, and that's what makes him great. He has SOUL and it comes through in his music. I gravitate toward his softer stuff "Foolish Heart", "Who's Crying Now", "Send Her My Love" and "I'll Be Alright Without You."

by Anonymousreply 22September 18, 2023 12:48 PM


1982-1983, Sugar Land, TX: all of the above plus Cheap Trick.

by Anonymousreply 23September 18, 2023 12:56 PM

R18 lives in a bubble of make believe. Sopranos never revived that song. Glee did though

by Anonymousreply 24September 18, 2023 1:52 PM

I love you, R20

by Anonymousreply 25September 18, 2023 2:03 PM

I thought Don't Stop Believin' was revived by the movie Monster.

by Anonymousreply 26September 18, 2023 3:59 PM


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by Anonymousreply 27September 18, 2023 4:31 PM

R27. Yes. I know it was in the final scene. But that didn’t revive the song. Glee did in 2009.

by Anonymousreply 28September 18, 2023 5:03 PM

Pipe down, R28. The adults are talking.

by Anonymousreply 29September 18, 2023 5:18 PM

R28 it siring on Sopranos not only revived the song but the band. Dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 30September 18, 2023 5:22 PM

R30 only that’s not true.

R29 mimicking what people constantly say to you only shows you’re a RETARD.

by Anonymousreply 31September 18, 2023 5:23 PM

R31 except it is. Dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 32September 18, 2023 5:24 PM

R32 do you know what revived means? The song was used but it didn’t give it a second life.

by Anonymousreply 33September 18, 2023 5:27 PM

Lol you're an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 34September 18, 2023 5:30 PM

R33 except it did. Dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 35September 18, 2023 5:32 PM

[QUOTE]He has SOUL and it comes through in his music. I gravitate toward his softer stuff "Foolish Heart", "Who's Crying Now", "Send Her My Love" and "I'll Be Alright Without You."

Jesus Christ on a Cracker, man. You're talking about the most marginal talent who went nowhere after Journey as if Perry is some sort of a John Fogerty, Jr.! Perry only whines, pitches, and brass without nuance.

Just stop before you disgrace yourself further. You must be a troll, right?

by Anonymousreply 36September 18, 2023 7:37 PM

^ BRAYS (as in donkey, not brass)

by Anonymousreply 37September 18, 2023 8:05 PM
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