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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 37
    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 07:20:51 PM  
4 votes:
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
2012-10-28 04:19:51 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:49:24 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-28 12:47:46 PM  
2 votes:
There is no Journey without Steve Perry.

That is all.
2012-10-28 07:03:14 AM  
2 votes:
Music sucks so much today, some people think Journey is good.
2012-10-27 11:40:13 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:15:39 PM  
2 votes:
I saw the current flavor of Journey at our state fair this year, after opening acts Loverboy and Pat Benatar. Journey was totally over the top and cheesy. Neal Schon never played 3 notes when 24 would do, and their Filipino front man channeled Steve Perry with eerie accuracy. It was completely ludicrous and they had the crowd eating out of the palms of their hands the entire time.

I think what the article misses is that the song evokes a deep if vague sense of nostalgia and captures a sense of yearning that's perfectly expressed by the slow buildup and payoff of the tune. Yes, it's cheesy and corporate and calculated, but no one cares after they've had a couple beers and the chorus finally comes in toward the end of the song. There's no way to put "Don't Stop Believin'" back in the bottle at this point; it's like drug-resistant herpes.
2012-10-27 10:45:52 PM  
2 votes:
Look, you could see Journey in concert and they could play their music live, sing it live, and it would sound as good or better than the studio recording. There probably aren't three live acts today that can claim that.

So fark you people.
2012-10-27 07:27:10 PM  
2 votes:

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


Yeah, but Journey wasn't exactly a high point, either. It was a baby step on the road to "the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today."
2012-10-27 07:06:35 PM  
2 votes:
White person concerns.

/Saw Journey in concert. They were awesome.
2012-10-27 06:09:30 PM  
2 votes:
You can pry my Journey from my cold, dead, incredibly white hands.
mhd
2012-10-28 12:54:13 PM  
1 votes:

Corn_Fed: There is no Journey without Steve Perry.


That's deep, man.
2012-10-28 06:59:35 AM  
1 votes:
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 05:48:11 AM  
1 votes:

barneyfifesbullet: Salon's ridiculous website is still around.

Why does this awful website endure?


Geore Soros is probably paying the bills.
Skr
2012-10-28 05:12:01 AM  
1 votes:
I never ever want to hear "Don't Stop Believing" again. That said, I'll gladly listen to other Journey songs.
2012-10-28 05:08:08 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-28 03:22:07 AM  
1 votes:
Journey can be a guilty pleasure for me, especially 'Seperate Ways'. But I've never deliberately chosen to listen to them.
2012-10-28 02:44:48 AM  
1 votes:
"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 02:19:44 AM  
1 votes:
Don't hate the playa' hate the game...
2012-10-28 01:50:29 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:56:57 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:19:56 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:10:26 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-27 11:53:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:45:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:45:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:36:48 PM  
1 votes:

GranoblasticMan: PeterBeck: Not being from Detroit, I found the statement "there is no South Detroit" confusing.

Came here to make that same comment... Unless everyone has decided to randomly turn all grammar nazi in this singular instance and insist, "It should be southern Detroit."


I guess that would be like saying in "The Night Chicago Died" they describe growing up in the east side of Chicago which would be Lake Michigan to every Chicagoan I've ever talked to. But you know I've never lived in either so until someone makes a blatantly wrong lyric about Boston, Norfolk or Bremerton I couldn't give an educated opinion about it.

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.

Same feelings about "Oh Sherry?"
2012-10-27 11:17:28 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-27 11:07:06 PM  
1 votes:
www1.pcmag.com

Does not approve.
2012-10-27 11:06:36 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-27 10:37:57 PM  
1 votes:
This article is tearing me apart. Every, Every day. It is seriously tearing me apart, what can I say.
2012-10-27 10:08:17 PM  
1 votes:
Aw, man ... I always have mixed emotions towards Journey. Part of me hates them not only because they were THE all time favorites of my scummy ex-SIL, but also because 94.7 FM around here have swapped the 60s hits for them & John Mellencamp ... swear on so many graves, they play DSB every other hour. I still blame The Sopranos enough for that phenom.

[Yeah, I still listen to terrestrial radio. Don't start with me ...]

I also have so many happy memories connected with their albums from the one with "Wheel In The Sky" to Raised On Radio from 1986. They worked hard all those years - 'deed they did.
2012-10-27 10:05:43 PM  
1 votes:
You better take that back, because someday, love will find you, break those chains that bind you. One night will remind you.
2012-10-27 09:31:40 PM  
1 votes:

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



That.Is.Awesome! Thanks for that, I've seen Jess at a con before, but did not know that this is the band he was in.
2012-10-27 09:01:10 PM  
1 votes:

Snapper Carr: sonnyboy11: Anyway, 80s schlock rock is neither as offensive or as nostalgic as many think. It wasn't a good time for memorable music, that's for sure. Journey is not the worst, big, successful band of all time. But they're not very good either.

Considering the quality of musicians that went through that band, they should have been (and were at one point but they didn't sell many records) much better.


From a technical standpoint, everyone who has ever been in Journey can certainly play. There's no lack of talent. But there isn't much soul or energy. Just a lot of over emoting about life and chicks. And a lot of wankery on guitar by Neal.
2012-10-27 07:41:40 PM  
1 votes:
www.metalmachine.net
2012-10-27 07:09:47 PM  
1 votes:
It's a streetlight people.
 
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