I just received Steve Perry's latest "Traces" in the mail last Friday. It had been on pre-order since August. It's classic Steve Perry.
Been a fan since I first heard the Infinity album in 1978. Saw them for the first time on July 12th of that year (I was 14). Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was the warm-up. That was the night I first heard/learned of TP and the HB.
I've seen Journey 5 times - only ever with Steve Perry. I'm not one of those who begrudges Arnel Pineda (current lead singer for Journey) for taking the gig at all, but for me there is no Journey without Steve Perry.
As for personal faves, of course I like the usuals, but there are a few GREAT TUNES that actually used to get played on the radio back in days of AOR, but have fallen through the cracks of time. Songs that I feel are DEFINITELY worthy of mention - and listening to if you haven't already.
Feeling That Way/Anytime La Do Da - Infiity
When You're Alone (It Ant Easy) Lovin' You Is Easy Do You Recall - Evolution
Walks Like a Lady Where Were You I'm Cryin' - Departure
Escape Lay It Down - Escape
Send Her My Love After The Fall Back Talk - Frontiers
Girl Can't Help It Be Good To Yourself I'll Be Alright Without You Raised On Radio - Raised On Radio
Just my 2¢.
EDIT: This is the only pic that I kept from July 12th, 1978. The place was Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI. I took it with a lousy Polaroid camera that I had at the time (I remind you that I was 14). You can kind of tell that it's Steve Perry.
oh fishtale I am so jealous. Five times you saw Journey with Steve Perry? I have only seen them in the last ten or so years (3 times) with different lead singers. Wouldn’t it be nice if Steve Perry reunited with the band?
From what I know about Steve Perry leaving Journey ( twice ), I give him a lot of credit for being true to himself and I think it's great that at almost 70 years old he released a new album.
I'm partial to some of the early Journey stuff like "Of a Lifetime" and some other early tunes where they're almost a fusion band. Critics didn't think too much of them until Infinity came out so some of that stuff has remained relatively buried...then again, some might think that's a good thing. You can't deny that either he was the catalyst that sparked everything for the band or he was incredibly lucky...or maybe both.
sammyt: Like JJD, a decade long offender. Organised, commuter rapist with possible linked murders. Long gaps in the series. DNA profile but no match on the system. Possible early Snelling style murder. Likely an older offender with no major/recent criminal record
May 20, 2021 8:17:11 GMT
sammyt: Like JJD, forensically aware. Attacked more than once some nights. Returned to attack areas years later. Possible car and auto wreckers links. Physical offender who gave himself a chance to escape on foot. Avoided local heat but knew the attack areas well
May 20, 2021 8:21:19 GMT
sammyt: Today marks thirty years since the first confirmed Batman attack took place on May 21st 1991.
May 21, 2021 15:50:52 GMT
dannymac: Sammy gotta keep plugging away your guy could be round the next corner
May 22, 2021 20:01:26 GMT
sammyt: Thanks! Shelley Morgan was an American mother of two, who was murdered in the UK in 1984. Like the later Batman victims, just a few miles away, she was stripped then made to put on tights.
May 22, 2021 20:33:32 GMT
sammyt: A big shout out from me to Bill Thomas, cleo, and all those tracking the CPK. Respect and keep plugging away too!
May 22, 2021 21:22:13 GMT
elir: And to Jay7777 for his efforts on the murder of Maggie Long
May 23, 2021 3:17:12 GMT
f1guyus: Interesting. The arrest of the accused molester was made by a non Stockton agency using a Ramey warrant. The local DA was kept out of the loop.
May 25, 2021 21:46:53 GMT
sammyt: I hope the view that only Californian victims count is a minority one. The Batman is the third most prolific uncaught serial rapist in the world.
May 26, 2021 10:07:15 GMT
sammyt: The two most prolific uncaught rapists are the Teardrop Rapist and the Early Morning Rapist - both from California. Who is trying to get justice for those 'close to home' victims?
May 26, 2021 10:10:20 GMT
elir: Some people think the EMR was JJD.
May 27, 2021 3:31:01 GMT
sammyt: Walter Hamilton was an EMR suspect. Funny how JJD seemed to be trying to frame Hamilton at the start of the EAR series.
May 27, 2021 17:02:45 GMT
elir: they have DNA for the Teardrop rapist, surprised that LE havent been able to track him down
May 28, 2021 2:26:22 GMT
sammyt: Yeah I'm surprised too that the Teardrop Rapist has evaded justice. He had at least 35 victims and he needs to be caught. An innocent guy also spent 16 years in jail for 3 or the Teardrop attacks.
May 28, 2021 16:44:49 GMT
sammyt: Fortunately it seems like the Teardrop was scared off when the police started canvassing Hispanic areas in 2012. Either that or it's the usual possibilities of him having died, or him being in prison for something else (with his DNA sitting in a backlog)
May 28, 2021 16:48:12 GMT
sammyt: As for the EMR, I think there's a good chance it was JJD. He hit the ground running as the EAR. Not many serial rapists are trying to frame others from the get go.
May 28, 2021 16:50:09 GMT