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"don't stop believing" by Journey: can we discuss this?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by thunderbyrd, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. loopfinding

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    wasn't it sort of a "jersey girl" anthem even before the sopranos? i'd think there was some irony/nod in the choice.
     
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    should start band with Don Felder
     
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    I never could stand journey. The can belto vocals, the poppyness--ugh. Also he has that same wide warbly vibrato like the guy in styx. It's like the pop/rock version of Al Jolson
     
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    Do we have to discuss this now?:lol::lol:
     
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    The song Laa Doo Daa rocks heavy.. Heard a band named JINX cover it
    at the teen center dance in 79” Odd that the center was @ “Perry” Park Redondo bch. Ca. “Something about you baby really knocks me off my feet”....the guitar riff is 6 string mute with left and heavy rhythm pick sweeps... brilliant!!!
     
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    They play this song at our Minor League park when the team is down in the 9th inning. What I noticed is everyone knows this song, no matter what age. It's kinda cool to see everyone around you singing "Don't Stop Believing" at the top of their lungs doing their best Steve Perry.
     
  7. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's

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    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but when they say "anyway you want it, that's the way you need it", what exactly are they talking about? Asking for a "friend".
     
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    I don't much like it either,but I wasn't paid to like it,just to play it.

    Lots of cute ladies like it,though. So that's ok,their dancing got me through many a night. :D
     
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    You've never seen the Sopranos? Wow. How about Game of Thrones?
     
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    I have a little bias. Journey were one of my first favorite bands as a kid; only cared about the Perry years up to and including this album, and saw them on this tour at age 10 or so, three or four months after the album came out and they were as big as anything then. Look up the wiki on the tour... it's something else.

    Not my favorite song on the album, but it's among the three or so from that one I'd call good (will take it all day over 'Open Arms' or 'Who's Cryin' Now'). I'd probably feel the same if that gd 'Separate Ways' was as inescapable as this one, but it is just a song after all. Annoys me a lot less than Stairway or Sweet Home Alabama.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    And all the years I foolishly assumed Journey was just shamelessly formulaic drivel?
    Learned something new on the TDPRI!

    What exactly I’m not sure though...
     
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    Are you saying the song is about the manly belief that no means yes and stop means go?
     
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    My first concert was Journey at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco. I was 14 and they played for an hour or so and then introduced their new singer, Steve Perry, and played the Infinity album.

    No question, they are/were great musicians. Although he has a big ego, Neil Schon really is a great guitarist.

    I think I had three albums. I lost it when Aynsley Dunbar left though. The songs just started seeming so "poppy". Lovin, Touchin' Squeezin' and it's 154 "nas" and all that. No thanks. Can't stand to hear it now.
     
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    Did I say anything to suggest I did?
     
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    It's a 4-chord song... that's all it will ever be.
     
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    The though popped into my head, no more meaning than the song.

    ...allegedly...
     
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    Our punk band played two songs live in the CKWW studio (Canada's arm of CKLW) in 1979.
    We manned the phones for a name-that-band contest in between songs, haha.
     
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    Oh they are definitely that, at least during this era of the group. But y'know... some days you just want a candy bar, some days you want a babka
     
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    4 chords works when it’s not the whole song and deployed strategically

     
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