Steve Smith Back in Journey

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Kurtis » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:07 pm



The drum solo at the end of this tune is pure classics Steve Smith killing it!
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Kurtis » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:35 pm



cool stuff
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby sjj123 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 am

most interesting SS I've seen in a good while.....damn. He's always "morphing" it seems
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Kurtis » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:37 pm



this clip has the band footage. super cool tune. SS is shinning big time. Glad to see SS putting out great vibes.

Someone should tell Vinnie to play with this band. So many great drummers have and kill. check out peter e's performance. the best i have heard him play in decades.
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby langmick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:09 pm

That story is bizarre. Smells like PR to sell tickets.

Maybe Deeno is back singing and playing.

http://forums.melodicrock.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=62674
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby BennyAndTheSkins » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:29 am

I also noticed that Steve's website has been taken down........
http://vitalinformation.com/
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby langmick » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:29 am

Wow, that is some bad news. On the official Journey FB there is a lot of Smith promo, not much for the band.

Maybe this is actually not a publicity stunt and he and Ross Valory tried to do that, and it seems with Steve Perry's help, along with their former manager. That's nuts.
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Pocketplayer » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:56 am

1986
Perry:
"My original strategy was to keep the band intact, not to change anything," Perry told the Orlando Sun-Sentinel in 1986 after the album's release. "We played everything with the original band, but we ended up after three months with only a couple of keeper tracks. It was scary because we all saw the group in a different light. The three of us wanted to do these songs, but the band couldn't play them. So, we had to look and figure out where the weak link was. It turned out to be the rhythm section." Perry ended up firing Valory and Smith, breaking apart a lineup that had seen Journey rise to their chart zenith just a few years earlier with 1981's Escape.

--Ross & Smith could NOT play "new" Journey music? Really?

2020
The complaint, filed in California Superior Court, accuses defendants Smith and Valory of sowing discord among the band members by engaging in self-dealing and selfishly putting their interests ahead of the band's

--Payback from '86?
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Paul Marangoni » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:09 pm

Pocketplayer wrote:1986
--Ross & Smith could NOT play "new" Journey music? Really?

Don't forget that during that time, pre-production was done with drum machines and keyboard sequencers, etc. Steve Smith wasn't used to recording music in that manner, and his drumming didn't sound appropriately "machine-like" which was all the rage at the time (remember how Dave Weckl sounded back then?)

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