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Thread started 08/27/18 5:33pm

MickyDolenz

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Steve Perry returns!

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #1 posted 08/27/18 5:49pm

Nick715

Love the new single!

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Reply #2 posted 08/27/18 6:09pm

PennyPurple

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Finally!!


His voice doesn't sound as strong though.

[Edited 8/27/18 18:14pm]

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Reply #3 posted 08/27/18 6:55pm

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Voices change over time. Bands sometimes even perform in a lower key just to try & extend voice life year by year.

All that aside, I loved the song when I heard it. There are interviews w/ him where he mentions losing his love of music. He didn't even go into his studio for a very, very long time. He said he found his love of it again, which I'm glad. Although I have no doubt he's been recording music over the last 25 years to some extent.

Besides Robert Plant, I would say Steve Perry is one of the best tenor voices in rock and roll in as much time. Freddie Mercury would make it a holy trinity. FM definitely had more baritone range.

Perry's voice & songwriting are right where they should be. I'm very curious about the album.

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Reply #4 posted 08/27/18 7:10pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Voices change over time. Bands sometimes even perform in a lower key just to try & extend voice life year by year.

All that aside, I loved the song when I heard it. There are interviews w/ him where he mentions losing his love of music. He didn't even go into his studio for a very, very long time. He said he found his love of it again, which I'm glad. Although I have no doubt he's been recording music over the last 25 years to some extent.

Besides Robert Plant, I would say Steve Perry is one of the best tenor voices in rock and roll in as much time. Freddie Mercury would make it a holy trinity. FM definitely had more baritone range.

Perry's voice & songwriting are right where they should be. I'm very curious about the album.

I'm just used to that strong voice Steve Perry. Hubby says he now sounds raspy like Rod Stewart. He is still 1 of my favs though.

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Reply #5 posted 08/27/18 9:00pm

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About time!

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Reply #6 posted 08/28/18 5:01pm

woogiebear

I STILL blame Steve Perry 4 the rise of Michael Bolton!!! WHY? Cause He took TOO LONGbetween Solo Albums!!! The new Song sounds GREAT, tho'!!!

cool cool

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Reply #7 posted 08/29/18 12:34am

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woogiebear said:

I STILL blame Steve Perry 4 the rise of Michael Bolton!!! WHY? Cause He took TOO LONGbetween Solo Albums!!! The new Song sounds GREAT, tho'!!!

cool cool

Steve's voice is rougher than it used to be but he still sounds good to these old ears! Although I like the new kid with Journey, he's still a copy of Steve and it's a damned shame the group didn't reunite with Steve. This could have been a Journey tune (not the best but hey! Waddayawant lol). I like it. I hope to hear more and better from Steve on the new album. cool Glad he's back!

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Reply #8 posted 08/29/18 12:57am

SoulAlive

It's nice to hear something new from him.I have always liked his voice.

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Reply #9 posted 09/04/18 10:06pm

TrivialPursuit

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New song!

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Reply #10 posted 09/05/18 5:38am

SPYZFAN1

Didn't know he was pushing 70..he looks and sounds great. It's funny..Steve Perry is back and the only thing the diehards are screaming is; "Journey Reunion!!"....Bolton trivia:..There was a big rumor (back in 87 or 88) that Micheal Bolton was going to be the new singer in Journey. MTV used to play his "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" video (and some of the Journey guys are in the video). That led to the speculation..MTV even mentioned it....I'm glad that never happened.

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Reply #11 posted 09/05/18 7:31am

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woogiebear said:

I STILL blame Steve Perry 4 the rise of Michael Bolton!!! WHY? Cause He took TOO LONGbetween Solo Albums!!! The new Song sounds GREAT, tho'!!!

cool cool



There were these two ladies in Houston who, back in the '80's/'90's, were the biggest Prince collectors I knew. They lived in the country and had two mobile homes. One they lived in; one that was completely filled with Prince stuff.

They had EVERYTHING. I could not believe it.

In 1994 they ditched it all for Michael Bolton. eek

I didn't find that out until they'd already disposed of all their Prince stuff. sad

But MICHAEL BOLTON?!?!?!?

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Reply #12 posted 09/05/18 7:35am

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SPYZFAN1 said:

Didn't know he was pushing 70..he looks and sounds great. It's funny..Steve Perry is back and the only thing the diehards are screaming is; "Journey Reunion!!"....Bolton trivia:..There was a big rumor (back in 87 or 88) that Micheal Bolton was going to be the new singer in Journey. MTV used to play his "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" video (and some of the Journey guys are in the video). That led to the speculation..MTV even mentioned it....I'm glad that never happened.


Schon & Cain collaborated with Journey in 1987. Bolton is a good singer but his cheese factor would have damaged Journey's reputation, IMO.

Of course, the diehards will never get a reunion w/ Perry. He's even given Arnel his blessing & praised his vocal work with the band. Arnel and Steve Augeri were the two best singers they got post-Perry. Augeri was "Perry with a perm" to many.

More Bolton trivia as a footnote: In the early 80s, post-Ozzy, Bolton was already into heavier rock music and auditioned to sing lead for Black Sabbath.

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Reply #13 posted 09/05/18 8:44am

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Voice sounds great and I really like "No More Cryin'". Wonderful to have rock and roll back like this!

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Reply #14 posted 09/05/18 10:21am

Doalwa

Wow, that came out of left field....I can't lie, I was close to tears while listening to "No more crying".

He's still got it. So great the he blesses us with his voice again, it's been far too long!

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Reply #15 posted 09/05/18 10:38am

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SPYZFAN1 said:

Didn't know he was pushing 70..he looks and sounds great. It's funny..Steve Perry is back and the only thing the diehards are screaming is; "Journey Reunion!!"....Bolton trivia:..There was a big rumor (back in 87 or 88) that Micheal Bolton was going to be the new singer in Journey. MTV used to play his "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" video (and some of the Journey guys are in the video). That led to the speculation..MTV even mentioned it....I'm glad that never happened.

For pushing 70 he's still looking good. smile

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Reply #16 posted 09/05/18 3:25pm

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There could have been a "Bolton Sabbath"?.. eek ...Glad that didn't happen. I remember seeing him on Oprah during his popularity wave...A superfan wanted to meet him and she did it on the show...He looked like he didn't even want to be there and was kind of rude to her. neutral ..I actually felt a little embarrased for her.

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Reply #17 posted 09/05/18 9:37pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

New song!

cool Love it!

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Reply #18 posted 09/06/18 8:01am

RJP1205

His voice has always been one of my favs and he still sounds great! I'm so glad I had older brothers who introduced me to awesome 80's music!
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Reply #19 posted 09/06/18 1:54pm

phillymonster

Am I the only one who remembers "Oh Sherry"? Beautiful song.

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Reply #20 posted 09/06/18 2:04pm

SoulAlive

phillymonster said:

Am I the only one who remembers "Oh Sherry"? Beautiful song.

I remember that song and I like it music

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Reply #21 posted 09/06/18 2:52pm

RJOrion

the White Sam Cooke

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Reply #22 posted 09/07/18 2:49pm

kmama07

His voice may be a bit lower and raspier, but for a 70yr old who hasn't sung professionally in almost 25 years, he sounds damn good! I'm excited to hear more
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Reply #23 posted 09/18/18 10:08pm

MickyDolenz

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #24 posted 09/21/18 3:39pm

Nick715

He released a 3rd track today called "We're Still Here".

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Reply #25 posted 09/22/18 8:12am

TrivialPursuit

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This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #26 posted 09/26/18 1:07pm

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RJP1205 said:

His voice has always been one of my favs and he still sounds great! I'm so glad I had older brothers who introduced me to awesome 80's music! [Edited 9/6/18 8:04am]

Yeah, one of the best rock voices of all time. Don't stop believin is one of my favourite songs and I never tire of hearing it bow

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