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Gold Supporting Member
- Jan 9, 2008
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Ahhh, Journey from the 5th album forward. People need to listen to the FIRST album.
Journey has had more versions than most other bands. The first album was one (and very cool), the second and third were another, then the Perry Rolle years (my favorite), then the Cain era, then they might as well been Toto.
I've always really liked this song, and it always reminds me of a really tight cover band I played in about 15 years ago. It was a rare CL Musicians Community success story where I responded to an ad looking for a guitarist. They sent me the set list about a week before the audition and 'What's Up?' along with some other really challenging vocal songs were on it. I was a bit skeptical for sure. Showed up to find the singer was a super hot and really cool and down to earth young blonde lady that could absolutely crush this song along with just about anything else you threw at her. Ended up playing with them for a year, lots of gigs with sizeable crowds (because of her). Good times for sure.Going back to my earlier post, Linda Perry is the man, I mean woman. Not only did she possess one of the most powerful female voices, she's a great song writer and producer (admittedly, I don't listen to Pink, Christina Agullera or Miley Cirus - for whom she has written hits).
When I first heard this, back in '92 (IIRC), I thought here is the female Axl Rose. I thought that she would rule the female rock vocalists for a generations. Whether you like or dislike the song, her range and timbre is impressive. With the right song writers, bandmates and promoters...oh wait, that is why most great talents wash out.
Well I don't really have a list but this singer wouldn't be on it. Just ok for me dog and wacky but I didn't even know she was still around. Now she's announcing retirement.
Sinead O’Connor announces retirement from music industry
“This is to announce my retirement from touring and from working in the record business,” O’Connor wrote. “I’ve gotten older and I’m tired.”
O’Connor continued: “So it’s time for me to hang up my nipple tassels, having truly given my all.”
The singer alleged that she was once “summoned” to the musician’s Hollywood mansion where she claims he “tried to beat me up”.
She also claimed she was prompted to “escape on foot in the middle of the night”, whereupon she says Prince “stalked her with his car, leapt out and chased her around the highway”.