Re: Journey's Eclipse- respin:
Posted by: Pelata ()
Date: April 21, 2013 11:38PM

My thing is this:

Neal just cannot accept what Journey became w/ Perry at the mic. They became a melodic rock band, and ceased to be a progressive, jam-rock band. At this point, there's no going back...there's no mixing the two. Journey had a good range of styles and vibes between 78 and 86, but all were song-oriented and melodic and not bogged down with extended solos and intros and outros for Neal to shred over.

As many solo albums as he makes, surely he could save that side of himself for that. He's been desperately trying to force that into Journey and it's just too late to actually work. He tried it w/ Generations to a degree, with Red 13 to a degree, and went full bore on Eclipse and put it into nearly every song AND even had an instrumental on top of that.

It's nobody's fault that Neal is not usually mentioned alongside Page or EVH or Vai or any other guitar hero from that era...it just didn't happen. Journey fans already know you're awesome. That subtle air of mastery beneath the hooks is part of what made Journey awesome. But smearing it all over every song for 6 minutes at a time is overkill. Let it go, Neal...

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