RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK!
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: July 26, 2000 10:27AM

What exactly does the success of Santana have to do with Journey - other than the fact that Schon and Rolie played with Carlos 30 years ago? Carlos, and God bless him, just put together - or make that Clive Davis at Arista did - one of the most calculated and contrived records in the history of pop, alligning himself with only the hippest of the MTV hip (Matchbox 20 boy, Everlast, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill etc.) to FORCE major success. Without these names-du-jour behind and attached to 'Supernatural', no one beyond the Santana core fanbase, which is not that big anymore even though he continued to draw well live while his sales went down the toilet, would've cared. You could've had Glenn Hughes sing 'Smooth' and nothing would've happened.
I think Journey need to get Kid Rock, Macy Gray, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Britney Spears to guest on their new record if they want even so much as a chance at renewed mainstream success. No one at Sony beyond Kalodner gives a damn about Journey at this point, and they don't even have a JK in the UK. That's the sad reality.

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Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 342Surfpunk07/26/2000 03:38AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 181Dave07/26/2000 07:17AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 173Surfpunk07/26/2000 07:47AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK!183John Q07/26/2000 10:27AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 213 Kevin 07/26/2000 12:10PM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 214Peter M. Bietenholz07/26/2000 06:38PM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 277 Andrew Paul 07/26/2000 10:21PM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 228 Kieran 07/27/2000 05:25AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 216Surfpunk07/27/2000 05:39AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 479 Mark Alger 07/27/2000 04:44PM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 220Surfpunk07/28/2000 05:17AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 177Dave07/28/2000 05:48AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 221Surfpunk07/28/2000 07:13AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 263Dave07/28/2000 09:19AM

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