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(Salon)   "No more Journey, please," says columnist who can't stand hearing strangers waiting up and down the boulevard their shadows searching in the night.Streetlights, people Livin' just to find emotion, hidin', somewhere in the night   (salon.com) divider line 94
    More: Dumbass, don't stop believin, Lester Bangs, Duran Duran, Neal Schon, keyboard player, REO Speedwagon, rhythm guitarist, David Chase  
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2012-10-27 11:40:13 PM  
Journey is the reason I turned away from AOR and moved on to punk rock. I suffered through it the first time around, and I do not wish to do so again.

So in short: Get off my lawn, and take your false nostalgia and pseudo-irony with you!
 
2012-10-27 11:45:52 PM  
Old East Side in Chicago is relative, but the context considering it was set in Capone's day was an area called the Levy District, which was the red-light/vice district, and roughly East. The East part of Chicago now is the Gold Coast Lakefront, the most expensive real estate in Illinois.
 
2012-10-27 11:45:57 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Journey is just one of those bands that comes on the radio and instantly makes me change the station. I think it is Steve Perry. Can't stand him. Don't even know why.


I can barely stand it myself. "Classic" Rock is usually tuned in where I work, so I hear this band at least twice a day...

/ can tolerate Journey a bit more than Styx, however
 
2012-10-27 11:51:34 PM  

JonZoidberg: Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link


...

I have a new favorite band. To keep it appropriate to the thread, here's another one of their Journey covers.
 
2012-10-27 11:53:50 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Journey is the reason I turned away from AOR and moved on to punk rock. I suffered through it the first time around, and I do not wish to do so again.

So in short: Get off my lawn, and take your false nostalgia and pseudo-irony with you!


This. Growing up in middle California, Journey was omnipresent. Thank goodness for X.
 
2012-10-27 11:58:22 PM  

broadsword: The theory is that no matter how good a party is, it can be made better with "Any Way You Want It" blasting out of a stereo.


The same goes for buttsex and "Entrance of the Gladiators"
 
2012-10-28 12:10:26 AM  
I'm not a big Journey guy, but at least it's not rap, some pop tart, or cookie monster metal, so I can live with it in small doses.
 
2012-10-28 12:19:56 AM  
for airy 80s MOR they weren't bad. beat the crap out of asia, fer sure.

still surprised by their continuing popularity.

lovin touchin squeezin your mom
 
2012-10-28 12:42:03 AM  

PeterBeck: Not being from Detroit, I found the statement "there is no South Detroit" confusing.
Okay, so obviously there is no place that is literally labelled "South Detroit", but the idea of a location not having a south is absolutely bonkers to me.
So taking a peek at the Detroit area on Google Maps, I can see that Campus Martius Park, where Woodward Ave and Michigan Ave meet is considered the central point of Detroit, and all areas below it are on a diagonal slant. Okay, so it doesn't have the same sort of far point as the north, east and south, but that still doesn't negate the fact that there is southbound section.

So taken to the literal idea that South is equally between east and west and the opposite direction of north, then "South Detroit" exists as the intersecting point of Civic Center Drive and Atwater St.

This pointless moment of over-anlysis is brought to you by the letter "bored" and the number "I think I'm just gonna smoke a bowl and relax".


"South Detroit" is either the river or Windsor, Ontario, and you, my pendantic fark friend, are all wet.

/Google Maps is not an authority.
 
2012-10-28 12:43:09 AM  

amd1433: [www1.pcmag.com image 275x250]

Does not approve.


Came for this Journey, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-28 12:56:57 AM  

millia: DreamyAltarBoy: Journey is the reason I turned away from AOR and moved on to punk rock. I suffered through it the first time around, and I do not wish to do so again.

So in short: Get off my lawn, and take your false nostalgia and pseudo-irony with you!

This. Growing up in middle California, Journey was omnipresent. Thank goodness for X.


What qualifies as middle California? (careful, Fark is filled with pedants) I'm a San Jose boy, we were blessed with two college radio stations (three if you were within a mile of Santa Clara U.).
 
2012-10-28 12:58:00 AM  

t3knomanser: JonZoidberg: Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link

...

I have a new favorite band. To keep it appropriate to the thread, here's another one of their Journey covers.


It's funny. I found out about Rock Sugar from some other Fark thread. I think it was about Journey, Jess Harnell, or maybe it was a random link. However, every time I post about them or see one from someone else, someone seems to discover it for the first time; so the word needs to keep spreading. I think they wrote some fun tracks and I wish they'd make more, but if they can't sell their albums I guess it's not worth the time.
 
2012-10-28 01:03:36 AM  

t3knomanser: JonZoidberg: Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link

...

I have a new favorite band. To keep it appropriate to the thread, here's another one of their Journey covers.


Ok, that's way too good.
 
2012-10-28 01:27:17 AM  

t3knomanser: I have a new favorite band. To keep it appropriate to the thread, here's another one of their Journey covers.


... JESS HARNELL!?!?

Why haven't I heard of this until now? I must rectify this grievous error.
 
2012-10-28 01:50:29 AM  
A lot of people and critics say "Separate Ways" was one of the worst videos of the 80's, but I think it was remarkably good for 1982. Sure, it's low-budget, but it's got nice editing, and good miming. it's actually fun to watch.

Link
 
2012-10-28 02:19:44 AM  
Don't hate the playa' hate the game...
 
2012-10-28 02:44:48 AM  
"Don't Stop Believin'" is one song that is virtually guaranteed to get played during karaoke night at a bar.

Seriously, it seems like every time over the last decade that I've been a bar where people are doing karaoke, "Don't Stop Believin'" always gets played (in addition to "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks and "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'n' Roses).
 
2012-10-28 03:22:07 AM  
Journey can be a guilty pleasure for me, especially 'Seperate Ways'. But I've never deliberately chosen to listen to them.
 
2012-10-28 04:13:36 AM  
Series creator David Chase, who directed the finale, seemingly chose the song for its intense banality, putting it on par with fresh-from-the-freezer fries, laminated menus and suburban dining. Chase was almost teasing his audience, playfully raising the question of what in the long-running series was worth believing in.

Look, I realize Slate has space to fill and needs content, but Jesus Christ, this is horrible writing. It's like a verbal Where's Waldo where you pick out all of the cliches. If you read the above paragraph five times, you'll want to kill yourself.
 
2012-10-28 04:19:51 AM  
Gonna have to say I must not exist since according to the article "everyone" thought Journey sucked in the past. I never have, I love Journey, always have, always will, and I really dislike when some ass thinks he can speak for the whole world.
 
2012-10-28 05:08:08 AM  
fark this guy, and fark all you guys who say Journey (and this song) sucks. It rocks. Period. End of story. Maybe you had to be there.
 
Skr
2012-10-28 05:12:01 AM  
I never ever want to hear "Don't Stop Believing" again. That said, I'll gladly listen to other Journey songs.
 
2012-10-28 05:48:11 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: Salon's ridiculous website is still around.

Why does this awful website endure?


Geore Soros is probably paying the bills.
 
2012-10-28 06:58:12 AM  
I would just like to say that 0ne of the drawbacks to living in San Francisco is how much journey one is forced to listen to.
 
2012-10-28 06:59:35 AM  
Saw them in concert earlier this year. They were alright. The singer is pretty farking good, but it's just not the same... :-/

However, Foreigner was farking AWESOME!
 
2012-10-28 07:03:14 AM  
Music sucks so much today, some people think Journey is good.
 
2012-10-28 07:36:19 AM  

conjecture and hearsay: That guy was a wicked singer.


amen to that. awesome set of pipes. i bet he got laid like mad.
 
2012-10-28 08:08:47 AM  
The author could have saved himself the trouble of writing a thousand words and could have just posted the stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg picture instead.
 
2012-10-28 09:43:51 AM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face:

... JESS HARNELL!?


Rock Sugar is faboo.

/the guy who told me about Rock Sugar said that he was told he "sounds nothing like" Wakko
 
2012-10-28 11:09:31 AM  

Mister Peejay: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face:

... JESS HARNELL!?

Rock Sugar is faboo.

/the guy who told me about Rock Sugar said that he was told he "sounds nothing like" Wakko


Yeah, but he sounds like Captain Hero in several of the tracks.
 
2012-10-28 11:17:42 AM  

mark12A: But, but.. that's the way I need it......


This. Listening to Journey makes my girlfriend as horny as a nympho on a combination of Ecstasy and Spanish fly.

/she's just a small town girl living in a lonely world
 
2012-10-28 12:06:33 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: What qualifies as middle California?


North of LA, south of Redding. It's a broad brush.
 
2012-10-28 12:47:46 PM  
There is no Journey without Steve Perry.

That is all.
 
2012-10-28 12:49:24 PM  

vrax: Hey, I grew up in the Bay Area, so fark you Stephen Douchener! Listening to "Lights" (among many other songs) during a Morrison Planetarium show = Priceless!


LIGHTS is the greatest ode to the longing for one's home ever written.
 
mhd
2012-10-28 12:54:13 PM  

Corn_Fed: There is no Journey without Steve Perry.


That's deep, man.
 
2012-10-28 01:53:39 PM  

Corn_Fed: There is no Journey without Steve Perry.

That is all.


Whatever you say. I still think the Journey,Look Into The Future and Next are the best things they've done. The only time I saw them with Perry, Pat Travers opened and blew them off the stage.
 
2012-10-28 05:18:10 PM  

JonZoidberg: News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link


Thanks. I have something new to laugh to, along with Hayseed Dixie, Pinckard and Bowden, and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
 
2012-10-28 05:24:57 PM  

Unobtanium: JonZoidberg: News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link

Thanks. I have something new to laugh to, along with Hayseed Dixie, Pinckard and Bowden, and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.


You'll love these guys, then.

/It does a lot to explain the popularity of Hasselhoff.
 
2012-10-28 06:46:27 PM  

JonZoidberg: t3knomanser: JonZoidberg: Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link

...

I have a new favorite band. To keep it appropriate to the thread, here's another one of their Journey covers.

It's funny. I found out about Rock Sugar from some other Fark thread. I think it was about Journey, Jess Harnell, or maybe it was a random link. However, every time I post about them or see one from someone else, someone seems to discover it for the first time; so the word needs to keep spreading. I think they wrote some fun tracks and I wish they'd make more, but if they can't sell their albums I guess it's not worth the time.


Well, if you've had TF had any point, I've posted links in some of the regular what you listening to?/what music you like? threads and I think the music video of Don't Stop the Sandman has been greenlit in the Video tab a couple times over the last couple years and I've probably tried to insert it where it was vaguely relevant to the thread just on the hope people hear it. I think it's great more people are discovering them.

/not that I'm the only one that could have introduced you too it; I just probably go a bit overboard in mentioning them and I recognize that
//partial to Voices in the Jungle myself; and Since Your Barracuda's Been An Immigrant just for the title
///50 bucks says part of the litigation is Lars being biatchy over Sandman
////don't know about the others, but Jess seems to be rather busy voice acting as well, so he may not have time outside of when they tour.
 
2012-10-28 07:46:34 PM  

ATRDCI: JonZoidberg: t3knomanser: JonZoidberg: Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link

...

I have a new favorite band. To keep it appropriate to the thread, here's another one of their Journey covers.

It's funny. I found out about Rock Sugar from some other Fark thread. I think it was about Journey, Jess Harnell, or maybe it was a random link. However, every time I post about them or see one from someone else, someone seems to discover it for the first time; so the word needs to keep spreading. I think they wrote some fun tracks and I wish they'd make more, but if they can't sell their albums I guess it's not worth the time.

Well, if you've had TF had any point, I've posted links in some of the regular what you listening to?/what music you like? threads and I think the music video of Don't Stop the Sandman has been greenlit in the Video tab a couple times over the last couple years and I've probably tried to insert it where it was vaguely relevant to the thread just on the hope people hear it. I think it's great more people are discovering them.

/not that I'm the only one that could have introduced you too it; I just probably go a bit overboard in mentioning them and I recognize that
//partial to Voices in the Jungle myself; and Since Your Barracuda's Been An Immigrant just for the title
///50 bucks says part of the litigation is Lars being biatchy over Sandman
////don't know about the others, but Jess seems to be rather busy voice acting as well, so he may not have time outside of when they tour.


Full time liter who gets to the video tab about as often as I do the politics tab, so who knows. I remember it was a posted link in a comment and not the focus of the thread so probably another Journey or '80s music thread. I grew up with Animaniacs and Drawn Together is a guilty pleasure of mine so I recognized Harnell's voice. Their website has largely been unchanged in the last year except for the addition and removal of a 4th member of the group but I check every now and then to see if the album's back up for sale.
 
2012-10-28 09:18:14 PM  

Unobtanium: JonZoidberg: News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link

Thanks. I have something new to laugh to, along with Hayseed Dixie, Pinckard and Bowden, and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.


Nothing at all beats their cover of We Will Rock You, sung over Kickstart My Heart.

If you'd prefer to have your mind blown, look into the likes of Faroff and The Kleptones. The Kleptones' discography is available for free download. Both are rather into setting the wrong lyrics to the right music and making it work.
 
2012-10-29 10:35:51 AM  
I have "Don' Stop" in a tie with "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" for the coveted title of song that makes me hate white people when I hear it sung drunkenly en masse.


/white person
 
2012-10-29 11:28:05 PM  
I saw them at Oakland Colosseum in '83. A "Day on the Green" Giver My Love video came out of that. I was on 2nd base, tripping balls! What a day!
What musicians! Steve Perry sucks yes, but he is no product of studio magic. When they played, they sounded like the record. Not lip syncing, but they were the real deal.
Steve Perry is still a sniping, backstabbing douche.
 
2012-10-29 11:30:35 PM  
I saw them at Oakland Colosseum in '83. A "Day on the Green" GiverSend Her My Love video came out of that. I was on 2nd base, tripping balls! What a day!
What musicians! Steve Perry sucks yes, but he is no product of studio magic. When they played, they sounded like the record. Not lip syncing, but they were the real deal.
Steve Perry is still a sniping, backstabbing douche.

FTFMyself
D'oh!
 
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