Re: Not!
Posted by: Misterpomp ()
Date: April 03, 2001 07:02AM

Actually, I try to refrain from slagging them off out of context. You already know my opinion on Journey. A half decent AOR band who were (IMHO) not nearly as good compared to other lesser known lights as the ratio of their sales to those other bands' would suggest. There are too many drippy ballads. There are too many dull songs with little variation within them. "Stone in Love" is a great tune though. "Natural Thing" does it for me as well (is that the title of that song?). That bloke's voice kind of annoys me after a while too. But this is all personal opinion and therefore not worth bugger all, especially since it's my opinion and I spent most of today listening to the Moog Cookbook. Perhaps in objecting to the original "Buy the CD because it's AOR not because it's good" thread, I overdid my thoughts on Journey's quality. Though looking back I only made 2 adverse comments ; 1) They are has beens. I believe by objective measures this is a matter of fact not opinion. I also believe most of their fans would believe Escape / Frontiers to be superior albums to the latest ones. To validate that theorem one would have to include those fans who no longer follow them or are even aware they still exist, not just those round here who are by definition more hardened / ardent. 2) They have promised to rock hard and failed to deliver. This is one of the more enduring aspects of Journey. Neal Schon always, for reasons best known to himself, promises more rock next time. I don't believe it has happened yet.
I don't slag Journey off at every opportunity, rather it is perhaps to their credit that they are a byword for AOR, so when I want to say "this scene is stagnant", I say "Everybody's waiting for a new Journey album - hat does that say about the scene". Apologies for my irritating and pompous ways.

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Support Journey's new album on April 3rd! 210 Mike 04/02/2001 10:07AM
Re: Support Journey's new album on April 3rd! 131 koogles 04/02/2001 12:13PM
Re: Support Journey's new album on April 3rd! 146 ADOLFO 04/02/2001 04:41PM
Mike, just a thought... 119Surfpunk04/02/2001 05:21PM
Re: Mike, just a thought... 89 brett 04/02/2001 11:23PM
Not! 116 Misterpomp 04/03/2001 04:28AM
Re: Not! 140 Carl 1 04/03/2001 05:17AM
Re: Not!130 Misterpomp 04/03/2001 07:02AM
Re: Not! 135 Carl 1 04/04/2001 02:47AM
Re: Not! 119 Bogey 04/03/2001 08:13AM
Journey quibbles 131 koogles 04/03/2001 09:01AM
Re: Journey quibbles 119 Brian 04/03/2001 09:48AM
Re: Journey quibbles 125Dave04/03/2001 10:20AM
Re: Journey quibbles 116 Kevin 04/03/2001 11:12AM
Re: Journey quibbles 111 Eric 04/03/2001 01:13PM
Re: Journey quibbles 131 Misterpomp 04/03/2001 04:43PM
I agree, misterpomp!!!!! 138 Mrpool 04/04/2001 02:04AM
Re: I agree, misterpomp!!!!! 122 koogles 04/04/2001 10:28AM
Re: I agree, misterpomp!!!!! 118 Mike 04/05/2001 02:33AM

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